Kansai International Airport
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.
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.
Tel: + 81 (0)724 55 2500.
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.
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 is free for the first 30 minutes, then charged at ¥100 per 15 minutes up to six hours, after which a flat fee of ¥2,500 is charged for the first 24 hours. For the second day, a daily rate of ¥1,500 applies and then ¥1,030 for each subsequent day.
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.
Free wi-fi is provided throughout the terminals.
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.