Itami Airport (ITM)

How to get into Kyoto

Taking the train is cheapest way.  From Osaka Airport station, take the Monorail to Hotarugaike.  Next take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (private line) to Juso station.  Then take the Hankyu Kyoto Line to Karasuma Station (650, 1 hour). This is in central Kyoto and quick ride on the Karasuma Line (subway) takes you to Kyoto station.

An easier way is to take the direct Osaka Airport Limousine Bus (リムジンバス伊丹空港線) to Kyoto station (1280 yen, 1 hour).

How to get into Osaka

From Osaka Airport station, take the Monorail to Hotarugaike, then take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (private line) to Umeda (420, 22 mins).

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.