Osaka Buses

Osaka Buses 大阪のバス

Most visitors to Osaka rely on the city's excellent subway system and the Osaka Loop Line and rarely use the buses.

However, there are a number of routes which are useful for tourists as well as regular limousine buses from Osaka's major stations to the city's two airports - the mainly domestic Itami and Kansai International Airport (KIX) for both domestic and overseas flights.

Osaka's buses are slower than the subway and trains but help you to get your bearings on the geography of the city.

Osaka City Buses are usually green.
Osaka City Buses are usually green and cream colored

Osaka City Buses

Fares

The basic fare for Osaka City buses is 210 yen for adults and 110 yen for minors (elementary school children, that is 6-11 year olds).

The fare can be paid by using an IC card (PiTaPa, ICOCA, manaca, Pasmo, Suica etc), multiple ride cards, a Surutto Kansai Pass, Osaka 1-day Pass (for foreign visitors), Enjoy Eco Card 1-day Pass or in cash.

-Board Osaka buses from the rear and exit at the front.

-Osaka buses usually have a light green and cream livery.

Osaka City Bus Routes

There follows a listing of bus routes from the main Osaka Bus terminals.

Buses From JR Osaka Station

These are the main bus routes from JR Osaka Station in Umeda. There are 12 bus stops at the Osaka Ekimae Bus Terminal.

Bus Stop 1

#8 to Namba

#53 to Funatsubashi

Bus Stop 2

#88 to Tempozan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (45 minutes; 210 yen)

Bus Stop 3

#62 - to Sumiyoshi Bus Terminal via Abenobashi for Tennoji

#75 - to Namba

Bus Stop 4

#36 - Kadoma-minami subway station on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

#55 - Tsurumachi Yonchome

Bus Stop 5

#69 - Enokibashi

#97 - Kashimaeki-mae

Bus Stop 6

#37/ #93 - to Itakanoshako-mae

Bus Stop 7

#78 - to Moriguchishako-mae

#83 to Hanahaku Kinen-koen (Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi)

Bus Stop 8

#56 - to Torishimashako-mae

#59 - to Hokko Yacht Harbor

Bus Stop 9

#34 - to Moriguchishako-mae

Bus Stop 10

#42 - to Nakajima 2-chome

#92 - Fukumachi

Bus Stop 11

#43 - to Torishimashako-mae

#58 - to Nodahanshin-mae

Bus Stop 12

#41 - to Enokibashi

Osaka City Buses are usually green.
Osaka City Bus from Umeda to Expo City

Buses From Abenobashi Station

Buses from Abenobashi include the following services:

#1 to Deto Bus Terminal, #5 to Miyakenaka, #6 to Sunjiyata, #12 to Fuseeki-mae, #13 to Kita-Tatsumi Bus Terminal, 22 to Suwajinja-mae, 30 to Hirano Kuyakusho-mae, #48 to Suminoekoen Station, #52 to Namba, #62 to Osaka Station and Sumiyoshishako-mae, #63 to Asaka, #64 to Orinobashi, #67 to Sumiyoshishako-mae, and the #80 to Tsurumachi 4-chome.

Osaka buses in traffic in Umeda.
Osaka buses in traffic in Umeda

Buses from Namba Station

Bus from Namba Station include the following services:

#8 and #75 to Osaka Station, #29 to Suminoekoen Station, #52 to Abenobashi, #60 to Tempozan, #71 and #87 to Tsurumachi 4-chome, #73 to Deto Bus Terminal, #84 to Bentencho Bus Terminal, and #85 to Kumata.

Buses from Uehommachi 6-chome

Buses from Uehommachi 6-chome include the following services:

#18 to Kita-Tatsumi Bus Terminal and Uehommachi 1-chome, #62 to Osaka Station and Sumiyoshishako-mae, #73 Deto Bus Terminal and Namba.

Buses from Juso

Buses from Juso Station on the Hankyu Line for Kyoto, Takarazuka and Sannomiya Station include the following services:

#39 to Shin-Osaka Station (Kitaguchi) and Nodahanshin-mae (Hanshin Line), #41, #42, #43, #69, #93 and #97 to Osaka Station, #92 to Fukumachi and #97 to Kashima Station on the JR Tozai Line for Amagasaki, Takarazuka and Sannomiya.

Buses from Miyakojima Station

Buses from Miyakojima Station on the Tanimachi subway line include the following services:

#10 to Temmabashi, #45 to Moriguchi and Sogoiryo Center-mae, 57 to Kyobashi Station and Kemachuokoen and #83 to Osaka Station and Hanahaku Kinen-koen (Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi).

Buses from Temmabashi

Buses from Temmabashi include the following services:

#10 to Moriguchishako-mae, #21 to Fukaebashi Station on the Chuo subway line, #31 to Hanahaku Kinen-koen (Flower Expo Memorial Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi), #46 to Yakeno and #62 to Osaka Station and Sumiyoshishako-mae.

Buses from Noda Station

Buses from Noda Station on the Hanshin Line include the following services:

#38 to Takeshima 3-chome, #39 to Shin-Osaka Station (Kitaguchi; North Exit), #58 and #59 to Osaka Station, Hokko Yacht Harbor and Torishimashako-mae and #90 to Tsurumachi 4-chome.

Buses from Taisho Station

Buses from Taisho Station on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line and Osaka Loop Line include the following services:

#60 to Tempozan and Namba, #70 and #70急 to Dome-mae Chiyozaki, #71 to Namba, #74 to Taishokuyakusho-mae, #76 to Suminoekoen, #90 to Nodahanshin-mae, Tsumachi 4-chome and Nishi Funamachi, #91, #91急 to Dome-mae Chiyozaki and #98 to Taishokuyakusho-mae and Bentencho Bus Terminal.

Buses from Suminoekoen Station

Buses from Suminoekoen Station on the Yotsubashi Line include the following services:

#3 and #4 to Deto Bus Terminal, #25 to Sumiyoshishako-mae, #29 to Namba, #48 Abenobashi, #49 to Hirabayashi Station on the Nanko Port Town Line (New Tram), #76 to Dome-mae Chiyozaki and #89 to Sakai Station Nishiguchi (West Exit).

Limousine Airport Buses

Limousine buses make the shuttle to both Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Itami Airport from various places in Osaka.

Buses to Itami leave from Osaka Station (25-30 minutes), Universal Studios Japan (40-45 minutes), Abenobashi Station for Tennoji Station (40 minutes), Namba OCAT(JR Namba; 40 minutes, Uehonmachi and Shin-Osaka Station (25 minutes).

Buses also connect Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi (50-55 minutes), Kansai International Airport (70 minutes), Himeji (80 minutes), Sannomiya Station in Kobe (40 minutes), Nishinomiya, Tenri (100 minutes), Nara Station (65 minutes) and Kintetsu Nara Station (60 minutes).

Buses to KIX leave from Osaka Station (50 minutes), Universal Studios Japan (70 minutes), Abeno Harukas (55 minutes), Namba OCAT (50 minutes), Kintetsu Uehonmachi (50 minutes) and Keihan Moriguchi (70 minutes).

Buses also go to KIX from Hirakata (90 minutes), Senri New Town (50 minutes) and Fuse (70-75 minutes).

Limousine bus from Shin-Osaka to Itami Airport.
Limousine bus from Shin-Osaka Station to Itami Airport

Highway Buses From Osaka Station

There are highway buses running from Osaka Station to many other towns and cities throughout Japan with connections to nearly every prefecture.

These include day and overnight buses to Tokyo Station, Busta Shinjuku and Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo, buses to Yokohama Station, Omiya in Saitama, Nagoya Station, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuchiyama, Fukui, Hamamatsu, Niigata, Tottori, Toyama, Matsuyama, Takamatsu, Kochi, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita and Kumamoto.

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