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How to get from Osaka to Himeji
The easiest way to travel from Osaka to Himeji is by train.
How far is Osaka from Himeji?
The travel distance between Osaka and Himeji is 100 km. There is no direct flight from Osaka to Himeji, the only way to travel is by train.
How long does it take to get from Osaka to Himeji?
It takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to get from Osaka to Himeji by train, depending on the type of train and the train service.
What types of trains operate the route from Osaka to Himeji?
There are two types of trains connecting Osaka to Himeji: Shinkansen trains and Limited Express trains.
The Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Osaka and Fukuoka, stopping in Himeji.
There are three types of services on the Sanyo Shinkansen: Nozomi and Mizuho are the fast services stopping only at key stations, Hikari and Sakura are the semi-fast services stopping at the major stations and Kodama is the local service stopping at all stations.
Shinkansen trains can carry up to 16 cars per train, arranged in Green Cars with business class seats and Ordinary Cars with standard class seats distributed in Reserved and Non-reserved. In total, the Shinkansen trains offer three passengers classes: Reserved Seat (Green Car), Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and Non-reserved Seat.
Travellers with Reserved Seat tickets are required to take their numbered seat in the Green Cars or the Ordinary Cars. Travellers with Non-reserved Seat tickets are allowed to take any seat available only in the Ordinary cars designated as Non-reserved. On these cars, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. When all the seats are full, passengers must travel standing.
Additionally, there are many Limited Express trains operated by JR West crossing from Osaka to Himeji:
- - The Limited Express Hakuto runs between Kyoto and Tottori, stopping in Osaka and Himeji.
- - The Limited Express Hamakaze runs between Osaka and Tottori, stopping in Himeji.
- - The Limited Express Harima runs between Osaka and Himeji.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
How much does it cost to get from Osaka to Himeji by train?
The train ticket with JR costs 3,280 JPY for Non-reserved Seat on all Shinkansen trains, 3,810 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, 4,020 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Nozomi and Mizuho trains, 4,580 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, and 4,790 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Nozomi and Mizuho trains.
For trains operated by JR, travellers can book online and pick up the tickets at the station by scanning the QR code included in the electronic ticket at the ticket vending machines. For more information, please read the instructions to pick up the tickets at the station.
The train ticket with JR West costs 2,510 JPY for Non-reserved Seat, 3,040 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and 3,810 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on all Limited Express trains. For trains operated by JR West, travellers can book the tickets directly at the station.
Where does the train from Osaka to Himeji depart?
Trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen line depart from Shin-Osaka Station, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Limited Express trains depart from Shin-Osaka Station and Osaka Station, in Osaka.
Please arrive to the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
Where does the train from Osaka to Himeji arrive?
Trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen line and Limited Express trains arrive at Himeji Station, Himeji, Hyogo.