Suggestions for economical ways to travel in Osaka
Kansai International Airport is built on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, off the island of Honshu, about 40 km from the city center.
Currently, this is the main international airport in the Kansai region for foreign tourists who want to go to provinces such as Osaka, Kyoto, Nara...
After boarding the plane, go to the information counter located on the 1st floor, in Terminal 1, to fully consult the information about moving into the city as well as to the entertainment spots.
From the airport, you can easily go to Osaka, Tennoji, Shin Osaka and Nankai Namba stations. This is the fastest and most convenient way. However, there are many types of trains and train routes that you need to learn carefully to avoid getting on the wrong way.
To Osaka station, the largest station in the city, you take the Kansai Airport line for 1,200 yen / way (about 256,000 VND). Taking the fast train with selected seats is a few hundred yen more expensive, and taking the fast train with optional seats is cheaper. Travel time is about 65-70 minutes.
Note, if going from the opposite direction, the city to Kansai airport by train, you must be careful, you should ask the staff at the station before getting on the train to be sure because there is a route from central Osaka to the airport in combination with the airport. many other lines. Just by mistake, you can go to Wakayama, a prefecture adjacent to Osaka.
From the city center to the airport, there are many bus stops and you can buy tickets online. With the keyword "Osaka limousine bus", you can find a series of websites that sell tickets with similar prices. The main bus stops in the city are at Nankai Namba Station and Osaka Station.
From here, you can easily go to other cities like Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. Buses to Kansai Airport will stop at Osaka, Shin Osaka, Shinsaibashi, Namba OCAT and Universal Studious Japan stations. There is also a night bus service from Kansai Airport to Osaka and Nankai Namba Stations, operating from 0:00 to 5:00, with fares of about 1,550 yen per adult (about 330,000 VND) and 780 yen per child (165,000 VND). ), travel time is about 1 hour.
If you have an international driver's license, you can rent a car right at Kansai Airport, located in the Aeroplaza area, about a 3-minute walk from Terminal 1, or take a shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to the rental point. Some suggested car rental companies: Nippon Rent A Car, Nissan Rent A Car and Toyota Rent A Car.
Car rental price depends on the company and the type of car you choose, the lowest is about 8,000 yen/day (about 1.7 million VND), excluding gas. This option is popular with locals or players, quite suitable if you want to discover new roads on your own without train or bus lines.
This should be your last option, because the price of a taxi in Japan is really expensive, many times more than using public transport with the same travel time. You have to spend at least 20,000 yen (about 4.2 million VND) if you take a taxi from the airport to Osaka station. The cost is high in part because highway and bridge tolls are not cheap. Night taxis are much more expensive due to surcharges. Therefore, this is not the ideal choice.
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