Kansai International Airport Guide
- Full name: Osaka Kansai International Airport
- Location: The airport is located 30 miles (50km) south of downtown Osaka.
- Time: GMT +9.
Tel: + 81 (0)724 55 2500.
- Transfer 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.
- Car rental:
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.
- Departure tax: None.
- Website: www.kansai-airport.or.jp