History[ edit ] 3rd floor boarding lobby, within the longest airport terminal in the world In the s, when the Kansai region was rapidly losing trade to Tokyo, planners proposed a new airport near Kobe and Osaka. Osaka International Airport, located in the densely populated suburbs of Itami and Toyonakawas surrounded by buildings; it could not be expanded, and many of its neighbours had filed complaints because of noise pollution problems. The new airport was part of a number of new developments to revitalize Osaka, which had been losing economic and cultural ground to Tokyo for most of the century.
Located on a man made island about 40 kilometers south of central OsakaKansai Airport was opened intaking over all international and some of the domestic air traffic formerly handled by Osaka's Itami Airport.
Kansai Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1, the main terminal, is housed in a long, modern building and serves both domestic and international flights by regular airlines. The railway station is located directly adjacent to it. Added in in a more remote, spartan building, terminal 2 serves low-cost airlines LCCs.
It has fewer bus connections and no train service, and is connected to terminal 1 and the railway station by a free shuttle bus. The following train and bus lines connect Kansai Airport's terminal 1 with the nearby cities of OsakaKyotoKobe and surroundings. Only a limited number of buses also stop at terminal 2.
How to travel between Kansai Airport and Central Osaka By JR Haruka limited express train Direct, 50 minutes, yen one way to Shin-Osaka Station, 2 trains per hour "Haruka" limited express trains connect Kansai Airport with Tennoji 30 minutes, yen by unreserved seat, about yen by reserved seat and Shin-Osaka Station 50 minutes, yen unreserved, about yen reserved.
By JR airport rapid train Direct, 70 minutes, yen one way to Osaka Station, trains per hour Rapid trains connect the airport with Tennoji Station 50 minutes, yen and Osaka Station 70 minutes, yen.
Those transferring to a subway line at Namba Station should consider the "Kanku Chikatoku Ticket" which combines the Nankai train ride from Kansai Airport to Namba Station and a subway journey from Namba Station to any subway station within Osaka for only yen one way.
The ticket is also available for travel in the opposite direction. By bus Direct, minutes, yen one way to central Osaka, frequent departures There are direct airport limousine buses from Kansai Airport to various places and hotels in Osaka, including Osaka Station 60 minutes, yen and Namba Station 45 minutes, yen.
There are departures every 30 minutes. The one way trip takes about minutes and costs yen. By Nankai and Hankyu Railways 2 transfers, minutes, yen, frequent connections Take a Nankai express train from Kansai Airport to Tengachaya Station 40 minutes, yenand then the Sakaisuji Subway Line and Hankyu Kyoto Line to central Kyoto about 60 minutes, yen, one transfer of trains along the way, typically at Awaji, Ibarakishi or Takatsuki Station.
A special ticket, the "Kyoto Access Ticket" also known as "Kanku Access Ticket" if purchased in Kyotocovers this route for only yen one way. This route is worth considering by people staying in central Kyoto along or around Shijo-dori Street.
By Nankai and Keihan Railways 2 transfers, minutes, yen, frequent connections Take a Nankai express train from Kansai Airport to Tengachaya Station 40 minutes, yenfollowed by a 10 minute ride on the Sakaisuji Subway Line to Kitahama yen. This route is worth considering by people staying in eastern Kyoto along the Keihan Line, e.
By bus Direct, minutes, yen, buses per hour Direct airport buses from Kansai Airport to Kyoto Station take about minutes and cost yen. By taxi Direct, minutes, yen per person shuttle service20, yen regular taxi By regular taxi the trip costs around 20, to 25, yen and takes about minutes depending on the destination in Kyoto.
Furthermore, several taxi companies operate so called "shuttle services" mini buses shared by several passengers between the airport and a desired location in Kyoto for around yen per person.Aug 03, · LIndsey Piegza on CNBC's Nightly Business Report on PBS Can Singapore's Changi Airport stay number one?
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Aug 23, · Hi, for first-timers to Osaka, we would like recommendations for hotels that are in the city-centre or accessible to sights etc. Accommodation in the region of 25,, yen per night, if any. Our likely route will be flying into Osaka international airport and departing by train to Kyoto.