Osaka airport (KIX) 

 

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 23.2 million passengers went through it in 2015.
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).

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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.

 
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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 Skygateshuttles (Tel +81 757 785 489) and Yasaka Kanku Shuttles (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 10:16 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 runs between 6:20 am and 11:50 pm. 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

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Car rental desks are located inside the Aeroplaza, accessible through the second floor of Terminal 1. Nippon (Tel +81 724 568 787), Nissan (Tel +81 724 568 623), Orix (Tel +81 724 568 780), Times Car Rental (Tel +81 724 568 544), Toyota (Tel +81 724 568 790).

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The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, postal, fax, copying and mobile phone services, VIP lounges, charging stations, public telephones, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access. There are business centers on the third and fourth floors of Terminal 1 and inside the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, situated nearby.

Food and Drinks- Both terminals have Japanese and international restaurants, cafés, bars and fast food outlets. McDonald's and Sukiya, on the second floor of Terminal 1, Cafeé & Bar Pronto, in Terminal 2, and Burger King and Matsuya, at the Aeroplaza, open 24 hours a day.
Shopping
- There are duty-free shops in the International Departures areas, convenience stores, gifts, accessories, jewellery, handicrafts, cosmetics, books, toys, electronics.
Baggage- Free trolleys inside the terminales, the car parks and the train station. Porters available on floors 1 and 4 of Terminal 1, from 6:15 am to 10:30 pm (Tel +81 724 553 450). Secure luggage wrapping on the fourth floor of Terminal 1, from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +81 724 553 358). Lockers inside the Aeroplaza, floors 2 and 3 of Terminal 1 and the first floor of Terminal 2. Left luggage service at the north and south ends of floors 1 and 4 of Terminal 1, between 6:15 am and 10:30 pm (Tel +81 724 553 454 / 568 701). Enquiries about missing baggage should be directed to the airport information center (Tel +81 724 552 500).
Other Services- Chidren's play areas, baby care facilities, medical and dental clinic, pet hotel, prayer rooms, showers, spas, smoking sectors, photo booths, pharmacies.

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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.

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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.

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The Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport (Tel +81 724 551 111) is found inside the Aeroplaza. Other accommodations in the surroundings provide shuttle services to and from the airport. Kansai Airport Washington Hotel (Tel +81 724 612 222), Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport (Tel +81 724 601 111), Tsuwaya (Tel +81 724 647 396), Karaksa Spring Hotel Kansai Air Gate (Tel +81 724 666 602), Hotel Yutaka Wing (Tel +81 724 650 022), Mimatsuso (Tel +81 724 620 961), City Hotel Airport in Prince (Tel +81 724 632 211), Izumisano Center Hotel (Tel +81 724 581 116), Kanku Onsen Hotel Garden Palace (Tel +81 724 624 026).

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Latest updates: April, 19, 2017