Access guide for getting to USJ from Shin-Osaka Station / Kansai Airport


2023.06.16

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Access guide for getting to USJ from Shin-Osaka Station or Kansai Airport

One of Osaka's popular tourist spots is "Universal Studios Japan (USJ)”. We will show you how to get to Universal City Station from Shin-Osaka station or from Kansai airport. Getting there however is quite complex, so to make things easy, we have added some pictures to help with the directions.

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    From Shin-Osaka Station to USJ

    Start from "Shin-Osaka Station" which is a Shinkansen stop in Osaka.
    There is no direct train from Shin-Osaka Station to Universal City Station, so you need to transfer at Osaka Station once.


    -From Shin-Osaka Station to Osaka Station

    First, take the JR Tokaido Sanin Main Line at Shin-Osaka station and head to Osaka Station which is one station away. (Time required: about 5 minutes / fare 160 yen)

    Shin-Osaka Station to Osaka Station

    Shin-Osaka Station to Osaka Station

    Once you enter the JR Osaka ticket gate at Shin-Osaka Station, proceed to platform 7・8. All trains leaving from Platform 7・8 stop at Osaka Station, so you can jump on the first train that comes.

    7・8 platform (Shin-Osaka Station)

    7・8 platform (Shin-Osaka Station)

    -Osaka Station to Universal City Station

    Next, get on the JR Osaka Loop Line at Osaka station and head to Universal City station (Time required: about 10 minutes / fare 220 yen). Since the train goes straight to Universal City station, it's quite convenient.

    Osaka Station to Universal City Station

    Osaka Station to Universal City Station

    When you arrive at Osaka Station, proceed to the 1・2 platform for the JR Osaka Loop Line. The train for Universal City Station is at platform 1.

    Osaka Station

    Osaka Station

    1・2 platform

    1・2 platform

    Trains going to Universal City Station depart at platform 1

    Trains going to Universal City Station depart at platform 1

    Be careful during 12:00 to 15:00.

    There is no train going from Osaka Station to Universal City during this period (12-15). That's why you'll need to transfer once at Nishikujo Station.

    Get on the JR Osaka Loop line at Osaka station and get off at Nishikujo Station. Then take the JR Sakurajima Line to Universal City Station. (Time required: about 10 minutes / fare 220 yen)

    Osaka Station ~ Nishikujo Station ~ Universal City Station

    Osaka Station ~ Nishikujo Station ~ Universal City Station

    At Nishi-Kujo Station, the train arrives at platform 4, so change to the adjacent platform 3 and take the train that goes to Universal City station. There is no need to go down escalators or anything, so the transfer is smooth and convenient.

    Nishikujo Station

    Nishikujo Station

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    From Kansai Airport to USJ

    From Kansai Airport, you can go to USJ by train or limousine bus. Choose the one that is most convenient for you (price, size of your luggage, etc).

    -Train

    If you take a train from Kansai Airport Station, you can get there quickly by taking the limited express or express train. There are many routes to choose from, however, we will introduce the route that is the quickest with the least amount of transfers.

    At Kansai Airport Station take the JR Kansai Airport Rapid train and get off at Nishikujo station. Then like before, change trains and head to Universal City Station.
    (Time required approximately 1 hour 20 minutes / fare 1210 yen)
    * If you have purchased a JR-West Rail Pass, it will be free.

    Osaka Station ~ Nishikujo Station ~ Universal City Station

    Osaka Station ~ Nishikujo Station ~ Universal City Station

    -Limousine bus

    You can go directly to USJ if you use the Limousine Bus from Kansai Airport. If you have a lot of luggage, the limousine bus is recommended. (Time required: approx. 1 hour 10 minutes / fare 1550 yen)

    Check this article for more details.
    Article: Best Methods for Getting around Kansai from Kansai International Airport

    Limousine bus

    Limousine bus

  • 03

    Arriving at USJ

    It can be annoying getting to USJ from Shin-Osaka station or from Kansai airport, but in reality, it isn't that far away!

    If you have come here for sightseeing, spend the whole day and immerse yourself in the world of movies.

    USJ

    USJ

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    Universal Studios Japan
    rating

    4.0

    10821 Reviews
    place
    Osaka Osakashi Konohana-ku Sakurajima 2-1-33
    phone
    0570200606
    opening-hour
    Depends on Sunday
    info
    【URL】https://www.usj.co.jp/e/
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    Universal Studios Japan Studio Pass

    ¥8,600

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    Update date:2024/05/22

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