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transport from osaka to kansei airport

How would we get from Osaka to Kansei KIX airport?

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1. Re: transport from osaka to kansei airport

http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/

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2. Re: transport from osaka to kansei airport

Check the Haruka Express train to see if you can catch it easily from where you will be staying. It stops at Shin-Osaka station.

Schedule is here: http://www.kyotojp.com/haruka-time.html

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It depends on where in Osaka you are staying. If you are staying around Shinsaibashi/Namba area, you can catch the Nankai Airport Line to the airport for 890 Yen. The Nankai Rapit costs 1,390 Yen but it's just marginally faster so not really worth the money.

If you are leaving from Osaka/Umeda area, catch JR Kanku Rapid train for 1,160 Yen direct to Kansai Airport. From Shinosaka, you catch the Haruka Express.

Train fares and schedules:

http://www.hyperdia.com

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From Osaka Station (Umeda), I'd suggest you to take the limo bus instead of the train. It takes 50 minutes from Umeda to KIX by bus, and costs 1,500 yen each way. Unlike Narita, the limo buses operating at KIX are reasonably priced.

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5. Re: transport from osaka to kansei airport

If you decide on a train, Haruka or Rapi:t will be your choice. Otherwise, cheaper trains, particularly on JR, will perhaps be a whole lot more congested than you'd want. No, you couldn't find empty seats in them, most of the time...

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6. Re: transport from osaka to kansei airport

If you depart from Namba, you can find a seat on the Nankai Airport Line since the train originates at Namba.

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<<If you depart from Namba, you can find a seat on the Nankai Airport Line since the train originates at Namba>>

That means OP having to spend some more unwanted minutes waiting at the platform (with his/her luggage probably in tow) than wanted. If it's in the early morning/evening hours OP shows up at Namba after coming all the way through underground corridors, that looks even more troublesome, I reckon.

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8. Re: transport from osaka to kansei airport

At the end of the day, it depends on whether the traveler thinks 10 minutes less on the train with a reserved seat is worth 500 Yen extra.

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