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Osaka was once called the "kitchen of Japan." It is still famous as the place to eat until you drop, with bountiful specialties originating from the area such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki. What's more, there is a lot to see and enjoy in this bustling, joyful city. Examples of tourist spots include Universal Studios Japan® and Osaka Castle. Check this page for the time table and fares and to make reservations for expressway bus services connecting Nagoya and Osaka.

Osaka was once called the "kitchen of Japan." It is still famous as the place to eat until you drop, with bountiful specialties originating from the area such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki. What's more, there is a lot to see and enjoy in this bustling, joyful city. Examples of tourist spots include Universal Studios Japan® and Osaka Castle. Check this page for the time table and fares and to make reservations for expressway bus services connecting Nagoya and Osaka.

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Nagoya Sta.→Osaka Sta.・Universal Studios Japan®

Service code Nagoya Sta.
(Shinkansen Side)
Osaka Sta.
JR Express BT
Universal Studios Japan®
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 1 Kintetsu 06:45 09:41 10:16
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 3 Tokai 07:30 10:26 11:01
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 5 Tokai 08:00 10:56 11:31
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 7 Kintetsu 09:00 11:56 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 9 Tokai 10:00 12:56 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 11 Kintetsu 11:00 13:56 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 13 Tokai 12:00 15:06 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 15 Nishinihonn 13:30 16:26 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 17 Nishinihonn 15:30 18:26 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 19 Nishinihonn 17:30 20:26 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 21 Nishinihonn 18:30 21:36 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 23 Nishinihonn 19:20 22:16 -
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 25 Nishinihonn 20:10 23:06 -
Seishun Dream 1 Tokai 23:30 06:02 07:00

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Universal Studios Japan®・Osaka Sta.→Nagoya Sta.

Service code Universal Studios Japan® Osaka Sta.
JR Express BT
Nagoya Sta.
(Shinkansen Side)
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 2 Nishinihonn - 07:30 10:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 4 Nishinihonn - 08:30 11:33
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 6 Nishinihonn - 09:30 12:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 8 Nishinihonn - 10:30 13:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 10 Nishinihonn - 12:00 14:53
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 12 Kintetsu - 13:30 16:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 14 Tokai - 14:30 17:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 16 Tokai - 15:30 18:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 18 Kintetsu - 16:30 19:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 20 Kintetsu - 17:30 20:23
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 22 Tokai - 18:30 21:27
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 24 Tokai 18:30 19:20 22:16
Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka 26 Tokai 19:20 20:10 23:03
Seishun Dream 2 Nishinihonn 21:45 23:00 05:34

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  • * Lists the major bus stops.

Marks

  • … Bus service available with 4-seat row wide seats
  • … Bus service available Power supply
  • … Ladies seats available
  • * The bus type is subject to change without notice.
  • * Additional buses may have a different seat type, which may not have electrical outlets.

Operators

  • Tokai …JR Tokai Bus
  • Nishinihonn …West Japan JR Bus
  • Kintetsu …Meihann Kintetsu Bus
  • * The bus operator is subject to change without notice.
  • * Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka Line is a shared service provided by JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, and Meihan Kintetsu Bus.
  • * Seishun Dream is a shared service provided by JR Tokai Bus and West Japan JR Bus.

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Fare table

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Day : NagoyaOsaka

Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka

Fare Table (Adult)

Route Special Discount HAYAURI 1 Normal one-way
Round-trip discount
Weekdays (Monday through Friday) * Excluding busy seasons All-day All-day All-day
Nagoya Sta. ⇔ Osaka Sta. ¥1,500~
¥2,400
¥1,900 ¥3,000 ¥4,750
Nagoya Sta. ⇔ Universal Studios Japan® ¥1,600~
¥2,500
¥2,000 ¥3,100 ¥4,950

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Night: Nagoya⇔Osaka

Seishun Dream

Adult

Route HAYAURI 5 HAYAURI 1 Normal one-way
Nagoya Sta. 
⇔ Osaka Sta.
¥2,900 ¥2,800~
¥3,500
¥3,500~
¥3,900
Nagoya Sta. 
⇔ Universal Studios Japan®
¥3,000 ¥2,900~
¥3,600
¥3,600~
¥4,000

[When using Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka]

  • ■ There is a limited number of seats available for Special Discount and HAYAURI.
  • ■ The prices listed for Special Discount and HAYAURI tickets are for one-way tickets.
  • ■ Child fares are not available with Special Discount and HAYAURI.
  • ■ HAYAURI 1 are discounts that are applied for tickets purchased at least 1day before your boarding day, respectively.
  • ■ Stop-over boarding and drop-off is not permitted for any route other than between Nagoya Station and Osaka (Osaka Station, Minato-machi BT. (OCAT), Universal Studio Japan®) with Special Discount and HAYAURI tickets.
  • ■ Tickets purchased through Special Discount and HAYAURI cannot be changed. You may cancel these tickets and receive a refund, but a service fee will be applied.
  • ■ Round-trip discount tickets are valid for 10 days. However, if the return bus service and seat is selected, the round-trip ticket becomes valid for that departure only. Missing the selected return bus service will void the ticket and make it ineligible for refund.
  • ■ Round-trip discount tickets are not sold on the bus. You can purchase a round-trip discount ticket online or at the ticket counter.
    * Child fares are not available with Special Discount and HAYAURI.
  • ■ Tickets, including round-trip discount tickets, for Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka Line cannot be used for Seisyun Dream.

[When using Seishun Dream]

  • ■ There is a limited number of seats available for Hayauri discount.
  • ■ Child fares are half the price of adult fares (rounded up to the nearest 10 yen).
  • ■ Tickets, including commuter tickets and round-trip discount tickets, for Meishin Expressway Bus Kyoto cannot be used for Seishun Dream.
    * If you are boarding Seishun Dream from Kyoto Station, please purchase the ticket for the day that you are arriving.
  • ■ There is a limited number of seats available for HAYAURI.
  • ■ The prices listed for HAYAURI tickets are for one-way tickets.
  • ■ Child fares are not available with HAYAURI.
  • ■ HAYAURI 1 are discounts that are applied for tickets purchased at least 1day before your boarding day, respectively.
  • ■ Hayauri5 discounts may not be available on certain boarding days.

Refund fee for Meishin Expressway Bus Osaka and Seishun Dream

Ticket type Cancellation date Refund fee
Normal Refund for cancellation made between the date of purchase and 2 days prior to the boarding date ¥100
Refund for cancellation made between 1 day before the boarding date and the boarding time 20% of the listed purchase price
Ticket type Cancellation date Refund fee
HAYAURI
Special Discount
Refund for cancellation made between the date of purchase and 12 days prior to the boarding date ¥100
Refund for cancellation made between 11 days before the boarding date and the boarding time 20% of the listed purchase price

* "Boarding date" is the boarding date printed on the boarding ticket. * Rounded to the nearest 10 yen. * Refunds are not available after the bus has departed.

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  • ・Fare categories
  • Adult fare Ages 12 and up
    Child fare Ages 6-11

    * Children under 6 are free (1 child free for each paid adult or child), but using a seat by paying for a child fare is recommended due to the nature of the expressway bus operations.

  • ■ Present your ticket (Web voucher) to the driver when boarding.
  • ■ For safety, wear your seatbelt while the bus is in motion.
  • ■ When using the restroom on the bus or otherwise getting out of your seat, be careful of the bus shaking.
  • ■ No smoking on the bus.
  • ■ Passengers are required to load (on the bus or into the trunk), unload, and store their luggage themselves.
  • ■ No dangerous objects may be brought on the bus (or loaded into the trunk).
  • ■ Regarding the allowable boarding size of luggage, luggage must be within 200 cm on all sides and the total dimensions (sum of height, length, and width) must be within 250 cm.
  • ■ Large luggage, including skis, snowboards, surfboards, and bicycles, cannot be brought on the bus or loaded into the trunk.
  • ■ Valuables, breakables, and electronic devices (including computers and electronic data) cannot be placed in the trunk. Passengers are required to take care of these items on the bus.
  • ■ Before reclining your seat, ask the passenger behind you for permission.
  • ■ Set your mobile devices to silent mode once aboard. Talking on the phone is not permitted on the bus.
  • ■ When listening to music on the bus, keep the volume of your headphones to a level that will not disturb other passengers.
  • ■ When conversing on the bus, keep your voice down so as to not disturb other passengers.
  • ■ When eating or drinking on the bus, do not eat or drink anything that has a strong smell or that is noisy to eat.
  • ■ Be sure to return to the bus by the designated time when taking breaks at parking areas.
  • ■ To get off at the next stop, press the STOP button near your seat.
  • ■ If you miss your specified departure, your ticket will be void. You will not be able to receive a refund for such a ticket or to change it to another bus.
  • ■ Note that the arrival at your destination may be significantly delayed due to road and weather conditions.
     Even in such cases, the bus service operator will not refund the ticket or provide any other compensation.
  • ■ Due to road and weather conditions, or for other reasons, if the bus service operator deems it unsafe to provide the transportation service, the service may be canceled.
    In such a case, tickets are refunded with no charge. (Note that the bus service operator does not provide alternative transportation or make arrangements for accommodation.)
  • ■ The above time table and fares only include those for major bus stops. Some buses stop at bus stops that are not listed above.
  • ■ Completion of reservation through the Expressway Bus Net requires credit card payment, which you can proceed to from the reservation email.

Reservation

Reservation

  • ■ The above bus services are provided with reserved seating when boarding from the bus stops listed above. Please make your reservation in advance.
  • ■ Reservations can be made online (5 a.m. to 1 a.m. the following day) or by calling (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or visiting (during operating hours) the ticket counter.

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Express bus net

Express bus net

Ticket counter

JR Tokai Bus Nagoya Travel Center (Nagoya Station)

1-minute walk from the Nagoya Station shinkansen side (business hours: 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
052-563-0489

Calling hours

Reservations: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Inquiries: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.