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Kansai International Airport

Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Overview

With a spacious terminal and plenty of passenger amenities, shops and restaurants, Osaka Kansai Airport is ideal for most travellers. It is located on a man-made island in Osaka Bay, just 24 miles (38km) from downtown Osaka.

The airport is well connected to the mainland and passengers have a variety of public transport options to choose from when using Osaka Kansai Airport. It is also one of the best-rated airports worldwide. Passengers with some time to spare should visit the Refresh Capin Lounge or the Relaxation Forest, while the Observation Hall offers great views of the surrounding area as well as the runways.

Location

The airport is located 30 miles (50km) south of downtown Osaka.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available, but the journey takes around an hour and the fare is likely to be very high, so most passengers take the bus, train or high-speed ferry to Osaka. Minibuses go to the major hotels, departing from International Arrivals. The airport shuttle bus service connects to the ferry terminal for the ferry to Osaka.

Time

GMT +9.

Contacts

Tel: + 81 (0)724 55 2500.

Car rental

Car hire companies Avis, Hertz, Nippon, Nissan and Toyota are among those represented at the airport. Driving in Osaka is difficult, however, and most visitors opt to use the efficient public transport system.

Facilities

There are extensive facilities at Kansai Airport including over 100 shops, about 35 restaurants, bars, ATMs and bureaux de change. A Vodafone shop rents out mobile phones, which are compatible with local networks. Other facilities include massage, free wireless Internet access, a nursery and childrens room. A porter service is also available.

Parking

Parking is available in the multilevel parking garage connected to the terminal. Rates start at JPY 100 for the first 15 minutes and go up to JPY 3,000 for the first 12 hours and JPY 4,000 for a 24-hour period.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.kansai-airport.or.jp

Airlines

Flights to Osaka Kansai Airport are easy to book on both Japan Airlines and Nippon Airways, which use the airport as a regional hub. Low-cost carrier Peach will operate from the airport from 2012 onwards. With close to 500 flights each week, Osaka Airport is serviced by most major carriers, including Lufthansa, Air France, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines and EgyptAir.

Internet

Free wi-fi is provided throughout the terminals.

Business Lounges

A number of airlines provide business lounge facilities at Osaka Kansai Airport. Fax and photocopying services as well as meeting rooms and workstations are all available at the business centre on the fourth floor.


Kansai International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.