Tokyo to Osaka Train

Travel from Tokyo to Osaka by train and discover Japan's wonders. A ride on the Shinkansen gives you breathtaking views. Check out the schedule and purchase your tickets today.
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514 kilometers

Travel time

Travel time

2 hours 21 minutes

Trains per day

Daily Departures


Reverse route

Reverse Route

Tokyo to Osaka Train Schedule

Get ready to explore Japan's breathtaking landscapes!

*The information is subject to change. Planning a rail journey in Japan? Check current Tokyo - Osaka train timetable.


Traveling around Japan by bullet train is the fastest and most convenient option. Shinkansen trains are celebrated for their top-tier onboard amenities, appealing even to seasoned travelers. While other nations focused on enhancing air and car travel, Japan prioritized constructing a dedicated high-speed rail network. The success of the Shinkansen has solidified Japan's status as a leader in high-speed rail innovation, allowing the country to take pride in its achievements. As a result, traveling by Shinkansen remains one of the most enjoyable ways to traverse Japan.

Tokyo to Osaka Railway Route Map

There is no better way to enjoy Japan than by taking a train between the charming cities of Tokyo and Osaka. This route offers travelers a unique opportunity to experience the stunning landscapes and vibrant urban scenes of Japan. To make the most of your journey, you can use the map below to gather all the essential information about the route. The map will provide details on travel times, major stops, and scenic highlights, ensuring a well-planned trip.

Traveling by Shinkansen on this route is not only efficient and comfortable but also allows you to fully appreciate the beauty and culture of Japan. With frequent departures throughout the day, you can easily find a train that fits your schedule. Booking your tickets in advance guarantees the best seats and a hassle-free travel experience.

Train from Tokyo to Osaka: What You Need to Know

Tips to Buy Train Tickets

  • Book in Advance
    Train tickets with discounts are usually released before departure. Since individual schedules are normally scheduled 12 weeks beforehand, schedules are usually announced three months in advance.
  • Be Flexible​
    You can save money by traveling at alternate times and dates. Tickets may still be available at other dates and times, so keep an eye out.

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