Kansai International Airport, opened on September 4, 1994, stands on an artificial island and serves the urban area of Osaka. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with international destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, Europe and the United States.
Official Website: kansai-airport.or.jp
Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (for low-cost flights), open 24 hours a day. Free shuttles between both terminals are available, and they can also be accessed on foot through Sora Park.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 25.2 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +81 724 552 500. Information booths on all floors of Terminal 1 and on the ground floor of Terminal 2. Tourist offices on the first floor of both terminals (Tel +81 724 566 160 / 568 630).
The airport is on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, linked with Izumisano and Sennan by a bridge and situated 50 km (31 miles) southwest from Osaka.See Map
Car rental desks are located inside the Aeroplaza, accessible through the second floor of Terminal 1.
Nippon (Tel +81 724 568 787 - 24 hours a day)
Nissan (Tel +81 724 568 623 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Orix (Tel +81 724 568 780 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Times Car Rental (Tel +81 724 568 544 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Toyota (Tel +81 724 568 790 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Bus - Services leave from outside the first floor of both terminals and tickets can be acquired at vending machines located in the same area. Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise (Tel +81 724 611 374) operates buses to Itami Airport, downtown Osaka, Kintetsu Uehonmachi, Abeno Harukas, Namba, Senboku, Kongo, Kawachi-Nagano, Ibaraki, Senri, Keihan Moriguchi, Hirakata-shi, Neyagawashi, Higashi, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, Kobe, Rokko, Himeji, Kakogawa, Nara, Kyoto, Wakayama, Okayama, Shikoku, the ferry terminal, Rinku and Izumisano. The Limousine Bus links the enclosure with the major cities in the Kinki and Shikoku regions.
There are also shared mini-buses to Kyoto and Kobe provided by MK Skygateshuttle (Tel +81 757 785 489) and Yasaka Kanku Shuttle (Tel +81 758 034 800).
Train - The airport station is found on the second floor of Terminal 1. JR West (Tel +81 570 002 486 / 783 828 686) operates the Airport Express Haruka to Maibara, Kyoto (75 minutes trip), Shin-Osaka, Tennoji and Hineno, and the Kansai Airport Rapid to Osaka (70 min.), Kyobashi, Tennoji, Hineno and Wakayama. They depart between 6:30 am and 11:32 pm.
Nankai Electric Railway (Tel +81 724 566 203) provides trains to Namba, Sakai, Izumisano and Wakayama-shi from 5:45 am to 11:55 pm.
Ferry - On the first floor of Terminal 1 you can purchase tickets for the high-speed ferry to Kobe airport (Tel +81 783 040 033 / 724 566 458). Travel time is 30 minutes and it runs between 6:20 am and 11:50 pm. There are also ferries to Awaji Island (Tel +81 799 250 411). A shuttle service connects the enclosure with the ferry terminal.
Taxi - Ranks are found outside the first floor of both terminals. The trip to the city centre takes 50-60 minutes. More information: Tel +81 724 566 598.
Schedules and fares
Short- and long-term areas are available, as well as exclusive spaces for motorcycles. The first 30 minutes of stay are free of charge. More information: Tel +81 724 552 500. Rates
P1 & P2 - Multi-storey facilities with direct access to the second floor of Terminal 1.
P3 & P4 - Outdoor lots on both sides of the Aeroplaza.
P5 - Car park situated opposite Terminal 2.
Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should inform their airline about their needs prior to their arrival. There are adapted toilets, lifts, Braille signage and reserved spaces in the multi-storey car parks.
Latest updates: May 18, 2019