Many people who come to Osaka for sightseeing use Kansai International Airport. Many of them may stay in Namba or Shinsaibashi at that time.
The Shinsaibashi area in particular is a very convenient place for sightseeing and shopping.
However, Osaka has many types and numbers of trains, and for first-time visitors, changing trains can seem complicated.
In this issue, we will show you the inexpensive way to get from KIX to Shinsaibashi by train, with pictures. Please get to your destination without hesitation and enjoy a lot of sightseeing.
There are multiple ways to get there
The Namba/Shinsaibashi area is a very convenient place for sightseeing in Osaka.
There are multiple ways to get to Shinsaibashi from KIX airport.
- Take the JR line to Osaka Sta, walk to Umeda, and take the subway
- Take the Nankai Line to Namba and transfer to the subway
- Take a shuttle bus to a bus stop near Umeda and take the subway to Shinsaibashi
and so on.
In this article, we will show you how to get to Namba by Nankai Line and take the subway to Shinsaibashi.
KIX Airport ⇒ Kansai Airport Sta.
After arriving at KIX, go outside from the 2nd floor and cross the connecting bridge to Kansai Airport Station.
Purchase a ticket at the ticket counter or ticket vending machine. From Namba Station on the Nankai Line, please use the Airport Express or Limited Express “Rapi:t”.
|Airport Express||Limited Express “Rapi:t”|
|Adult||930 yen||1,290 yen※|
|Child||470 yen||650 yen※|
|Transit time||Approx.45 min.||Approx.40 min|
Kansai Airport Sta. ⇒ Namba Sta.
Enter through the red Nankai Line ticket gate
This time, we will use the “Airport Express train“. This train is the reasonable way to travel from KIX Airport to Osaka City.
Nankai Line Namba Sta. ⇒ Subway Namba Sta.
Arrived at Nankai Line Namba Station
Going down the escalator
Turn left and go down one more floor
Once downstairs, heading forward left
Go to Namba subway station
You will see the ticket gate
Subway Namba Sta. ⇒ Shinsaibashi Sta.
Enter the ticket gate and board a train bound for “Umeda”, “Shin-Osaka”, “Senri-Chuo” on platform 2.
It is one stop to Shinsaibashi, and the ride time is about 1-2 minutes. Incidentally, this time we are in the rearmost car.
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Go up to the upper floor, you will see the Minami gate (South ticket gate).
Sights in Shinsaibashi
As you exit the south ticket gate, you will first see PARCO in front of you.
To the right is the Daimaru Department Store, convenient for shopping and dining.
Many stores are also located in the “Crysta Nagahori” underground shopping center. When using this area, it is convenient to take the front car.
If you are going to Americamura, a popular tourist destination, Exit 7 or 8 is convenient.
Discount Ticket “Kanku Chikatoku Ticket”
If you plan to depart from Kansai International Airport to Namba and then use the subway, the “Kanku Chikatoku Ticket” is a good deal.It is convenient for sightseeing in Dotonbori and other areas in Namba and then taking the subway to destinations such as Umeda and Shinsaibashi.
Adult one-way：1,020 yen
～ If going to Shinsaibashi ～
Normal Fare：930 yen（Airport Express）＋180 yen（Subway）＝1,110 yen
For other discount tickets, please visit the official website！
Click here for information on how to get from KIX to Osaka City by shuttle bus