From Kansai International Airport to Osaka city

There are three major means of reaching Osaka from Kansai International Airport: train, airport limousine and shared taxi. The time required and costs vary depending on which means you decide to take so choose the best way that fits your schedule and budget.

The JR Airport Limited Express "Haruka"

The only train service that directly connects Kansai International Airport with Osaka is the limited express train, "Haruka" provided by JR. It takes about 60 minutes. The train terminates in JR Osaka Station, the main portal for Osaka City.
To reach the "Haruka" platform, exit the airport from exit D or E on the second floor and cross the concourse to enter the JR Kansai Airport Station.

Train Services

Here is a brief introduction to the train systems in Japan. Train services in Japan are divided into three categories: JR, private railways and subways. JR provides services throughout Japan and runs the train directly connecting Kansai International Airport and Kyoto. The major private railways mainly run between large cities and there is no direct private railway service between Osaka and the airport. Subway lines run within a city.
A number of other train services connect the airport and Osaka. Either the JR Kanku Express or the private Nankai line will take passengers as far as Osaka. From Osaka: JR, Hankyu or the Keihan line.
"Kansai Thru Pass" is a convenient unlimited rides ticket applicable to about 40 transportation companies. The 2-day pass and 3-day pass are available. Showing this pass will give you a discounts or other privileges at many places around the applicable area.

Airport Limousine Bus

The airport limousine bus provides a direct connection between Kansai International Airport and Osaka. It takes approximately 60 minutes and the fare is 2,000 yen one way.