From Hiroshima to Osaka – How to go From Hiroshima to Osaka?

How to go From Hiroshima to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Hiroshima to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Hiroshima-Osaka) is ¥9710 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥19420 for the round trip. The Hiroshima-Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 1 hours 30 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 6:00AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 22:17PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Hiroshima to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Hiroshima Osaka
NOZOMI 6:00 7:27
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:14 7:46
NOZOMI 6:18 7:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:54 8:51
NOZOMI 7:00 8:27
NOZOMI 7:13 8:40
NOZOMI 7:18 8:45
NOZOMI 7:37 9:04
NOZOMI 7:46 9:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:54 9:26
NOZOMI 8:00 9:27
NOZOMI 8:13 9:40
SAKURA 8:18 9:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:27 10:14
NOZOMI 8:37 10:04
NOZOMI 8:49 10:16
NOZOMI 9:13 10:40
MIZUHO 9:22 10:54
NOZOMI 9:37 11:04
NOZOMI 9:45 11:12
SAKURA 9:50 11:17
NOZOMI 10:13 11:40
MIZUHO 10:22 11:54
NOZOMI 10:37 12:04
NOZOMI 10:47 12:14
SAKURA 10:50 12:17
NOZOMI 11:08 12:35
SAKURA 11:17 12:44
NOZOMI 11:37 13:04
NOZOMI 11:47 13:14
SAKURA 11:50 13:17
NOZOMI 12:08 13:35
SAKURA 12:18 13:45
NOZOMI 12:37 14:04
NOZOMI 12:49 14:16
NOZOMI 13:08 14:35
SAKURA 13:13 13:40
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 13:23 18:10
NOZOMI 13:37 15:04
NOZOMI 13:49 15:16
SAKURA 13:53 15:20
NOZOMI 14:08 15:35
SAKURA 14:18 15:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 14:23 16:10
NOZOMI 14:37 16:04
NOZOMI 14:49 16:16
NOZOMI 15:08 16:35
SAKURA 15:13 16:40
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:22 17:09
NOZOMI 15:37 17:04
NOZOMI 15:49 17:16
NOZOMI 16:00 17:27
NOZOMI 16:13 17:40
SAKURA 16:18 17:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:23 18:10
NOZOMI 16:37 18:04
NOZOMI 16:49 18:16
NOZOMI 17:00 18:27
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:03 18:50
NOZOMI 17:13 18:40
SAKURA 17:17 18:44
NOZOMI 17:37 19:04
NOZOMI 17:47 19:14
SAKURA 17:51 19:18
NOZOMI 18:08 19:35
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:17 20:04
MIZUHO 18:22 19:54
NOZOMI 18:37 20:04
NOZOMI 18:47 20:14
SAKURA 18:56 20:23
NOZOMI 19:08 20:35
SAKURA 19:17 20:44
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:21 21:08
NOZOMI 19:32 20:59
SAKURA 19:47 21:14
NOZOMI 19:58 21:25
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:02 21:49
MIZUHO 20:22 21:54
SAKURA 20:48 22:15
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:57 22:44
SAKURA 21:20 22:47
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 21:58 23:30
MIZUHO 22:17 23:52

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥4320 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥3500~¥4700. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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