Transportation to Kyoto from Kansai Airport

The Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA” is a convenient and comfortable limited express train which directly links Kansai Airport with stations in the major cities in Kansai such as Tennoji, Shin-Osaka and Kyoto.

From Kansai-airport Station, it takes approximately 35 minutes to Tennoji, 50 minutes to Shin- Osaka and 75 minutes to Kyoto. Sixty trains (30 round-trips) run every day.

The area of operation of the Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA" and the area where the discounted ticket can be used.
  • The HARUKA tickets included in “ICOCA & HARUKA” cannot be used to board any other Limited Express trains besides Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”.
  • Within the limits mentioned above, it is possible to board other trains besides the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”, such as Special Rapid Services, Rapid Services and Local trains.
  • Please note that the Limited Express non-reserved seat fare cannot be refunded if passengers use a train other than the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”.
  • It is possible to get off the train at other stations within the area of usage. However, this is not a ticket for unlimited rides, and it will be collected when you pass through the ticket gates.
  • Additional fees apply when using trains outside the area of usage.When taking a reserved seat or boarding a first class car(green car) on the Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA”, an additional Limited Express fare is required.