7 Best Airport Taxi Services between Osaka and KIX/ITAMI

7 Recommended Airport Taxi Options to Move between Osaka and KIX/Itami Airport

7 Best Airport Taxi Services between Osaka and KIX/ITAMI

When traveling to another country, one of the first challenges that you will encounter is how to get from the airport to your hotel or any other type of accommodation place.

In the case of Japan, or Osaka to be precise, there are many options for you to choose from. Public transportation such as the train or bus is the cheapest option, but depending on where you’re staying, it might take pretty long, and at this point, you will surely be tired after a long airplane ride.

The option I would like to talk about here is to use an airport taxi service. Not only is it convenient because it will take you directly to your destination, but it is also a safe and assuring option if you’re worried about crowded transportation methods.

In this article, I will introduce to you the best airport taxi services in Osaka that can pick you up at KIX or Itami airport.


Comparing the Services

The following chart shows four of the most important qualities that people usually look for when deciding. Hopefully, this chart will make things easier for you when deciding on which service you would like to contact.

The four qualities are the following.

  • Fare (Osaka – KIX): This is the lowest cost possible for this service. Prices might change depending on where your destination is or the time of day you’re using this service.
  • Fare (Osaka – Itami Airport): This is the lowest cost possible for this service. Prices might change depending on where your destination is or the time of day you’re using this service.
  • Passengers: This shows the capacity of passengers. Let me remind you that some of these services provide various types of vehicles, and this will affect the price of the service.
  • Language: This shows what languages are compatible with the service website.
1. Airport Taxi 2. Osaka MK 3. Nihonkotsu Taxi 4. Limo 5. Kens Osaka Taxi 6. Shin Nihon Kotsu  7. Klook
Fare
(Osaka-KIX)
20,950 yen
from 11,100 yen
from 20,000 yen
from 49,560 yen
from 21,500 yen
 from 26,000 yen
from 19,738 yen
Fare
(Osaka-Itami Airport)
13,550 yen
from 6,300 yen from 49,560 yen  from 18,000 yen
Passengers Up to 6
Up to 9
Up to 4 Up to 10 Up to 9 Up to 8  Up to 9
Language English, Korean English, Korean, Chinese English English English English
Multi-language 
Website https://www.airport-taxi.tokyo/en https://www.mk-group.co.jp/ https://www.nihonkotsu.co.jp/ https://limo-info.jp/ https://kens-osaka-taxi.com/ https://www.shin-nihonkotsu.jp/ https://www.klook.com/

1. Airport Taxi

Airport Taxi image
Airport Taxi Website
1. Airport Taxi
Osaka-KIX ★★★ $140 (20,950 yen)
Osaka-Itami Airport ★★★ $90 (13,550 yen)
Passengers  ★★☆ Up to 6
Language ★★★ English, Korean

The first service on this list is Airport Taxi. This is a service that specializes in airport transfer.

The prices indicated on the website are straightforward and easy to understand. Booking is easy to do from the website and there is no cancellation fee up to 18:00 the day before boarding.

Another attractive point about this service is the fact that you can make a booking up to 5 hours before your departure time.

And should your flight be delayed, the driver will wait up to 90 minutes for free. And in the case that your PCR test returns positive on arrival, your order will be fully refunded.

All this at a relatively reasonable price. These prices are also fixed which makes them easier to understand compared to other services.

Also, a very important thing is that both customer service personnel and drivers speak English. So you won’t need to worry about any misunderstanding due to the language barrier.

Check the official website: https://www.airport-taxi.tokyo/en

2. Osaka MK

MK Taxi Website
MK Taxi Website
2. Osaka MK
Osaka-KIX ★★★ from 11,100 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★★★ from 6,300 yen
Passengers  ★★☆ Up to 9
Language ★★☆ English, Korean, Chinese

The next service on this list is MK Taxi. This company not only operates in Osaka, but also provides service in many large cities across Japan such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Fukuoka, and Sapporo.

Prices vary depending on where your destination is. In other words, depending on your place of destination, this may be the cheapest option. Prices also vary depending on the type of vehicle you choose.

Regarding the vehicles, you can choose from a 2-passenger “Camry HV”,  4-passenger “Alphard HV”, and a 9-passenger “Hiace”.

The website is in Japanese. So, if you want to view the page in English, be sure to open the following link using Chrome.

Check the official website: https://www.mk-group.co.jp/osaka/airport.html

3. Nihonkotsu Taxi

Nihonkotsu Taxi Website
Nihonkotsu Taxi Website
3. Nihonkotsu Taxi
Osaka-KIX ★★☆ from 20,000 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★☆☆
Passengers  ★★☆ Up to 4
Language ★★☆ English

Next on the list is Nihonkotsu Taxi (日交タクシー). This is a taxi company that also offers private transportation services as well as bus service.

One attractive point about this company is that you can book a ride on the same day as long as it is for a 2-person vehicle. If you require larger vehicles such as the 4-passenger station wagon or bus (in the case of more than 5 people), be sure to make the reservation with anticipation.

The website is in Japanese. So, if you want to view the page in English, be sure to open the following link using Chrome.

Check the official website: https://www.nihonkotsu.co.jp/

*Note: There’s no indication regarding transfer to/from Itami airport on the website. However, you can ask through their website.

4. Limo

Limo Website
Limo Website
4. Limo
Osaka-KIX ★☆☆ from 49,560 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★☆☆ from 49,560 yen
Passengers  ★★★ Up to 10
Language ★★☆ English

The next service is Limo. This is the private taxi service provided by the company Kokusai Motorcars. They provide services also in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Other than private rides to/from KIX and Itami airport, they also offer private group transportation between two locations within Osaka or nearby locations.

In comparison with the other services on this list, this one is a more luxury type of service. Therefore, it has a higher cost.

The vehicles they offer include a 5-person sedan, a 7-person minivan, and a 10-person wagon.

The website is in Japanese. So, if you want to view the page in English, be sure to open the following link using Chrome.

Check the official website: https://limo-info.jp/top

5. Kens Osaka Taxi

Kens Osaka Taxi Website
Kens Osaka Taxi Website
5. Kens Osaka Taxi
Osaka-KIX ★★☆ from 21,500 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★☆☆
Passengers  ★★★ Up to 9
Language ★★★ English

Kens Osaka Taxi is private transportation service with complete English support.

Their service is not only for transportation between KIX and Osaka, but they also offer transportation between KIX, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara.

Having full English support service is their strength. Not only do they offer customer support by phone, but also chat support such as WhatsApp and FB messenger.

Other than transportation service, they also provide shopper service.

Another attractive point is that cancellation due to positive COVID test results, flight cancellation is free of cost.

Check the official website: https://kens-osaka-taxi.com/

*Note: There’s no indication regarding transfer to/from Itami airport on the website. However, you can ask through their website.

6. Shin Nihon Kotsu

Shin Nihon Kotsu Website
Shin Nihon Kotsu Website
6. Shin Nihon Kotsu
Osaka-KIX ★☆☆ from 26,000 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★☆☆ from 18,000 yen
Passengers  ★★★ Up to 8
Language ★★☆ English

Next, we have Shin Nihon Kotsu (新日本交通).

Their service extends more than just airport taxi service to/from KIX and Itami airport. They also provide private rides for special occasions such as private tours, ceremonial occasions, and golf escorts.

Their vehicle options are between the 4-passenger Alphard and the 8-passenger Hiace.

The service also provides a mobile wifi router and a mobile translator for free. The vehicles are also equipped with a 100v power supply and USB charging.

The website is in Japanese. So, if you want to view the page in English, be sure to open the following link using Chrome.

Check the official website: https://www.shin-nihonkotsu.jp/

7. Klook

Klook Website
Klook Website
7. Klook
Osaka-KIX ★★☆ from 19,738 yen
Osaka-Itami Airport ★☆☆
Passengers  ★★★ Up to 9
Language ★★★ Multi-language

Lastly, on this list, we have Klook. Klook is a website that provides services not only in Japan, but in many countries such as North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. They provide many services related to travel and tourism.

Regarding the airport transportation service, They offer rides from KIX to downtown Osaka, Kobe, or Nara. They also have urgent airport transfer services to/from Popular Destinations in Osaka.

The attractive point about this service is that its website can be seen in many languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, etc.

Check the official website: https://www.klook.com/

*Note: There’s no indication regarding transfer to/from Itami airport on the website. However, you can ask through their website.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we can see that each company has its strengths that cater to different needs.

For example, if you’re looking for the best prices, then “Airport Taxi” or depending on the pace of destination, “Osaka MK” are the ones that offer the best plans.

If you’re planning on using a taxi frequently during your stay in Osaka, then “Nihonkotsu Taxi” may be a good choice for you.

Or, if you are looking for more specific needs such as private tours, then “Shin Nihon Kotsu” might suit your needs better.

However, generally speaking, if you’re traveling with less than 6 people and are looking for reasonable prices and flexibility with its cancellation policy, then I would strongly recommend “Airport Taxi”.

In the end, I think it’s important that you know about these companies so that you know what to do in the case that you suddenly require a ride to the airport or from the airport. This, especially, taking into account the current situation with COVID.


Do you need an airport transfer service in Tokyo? Check out the following for services between Tokyo and Narita/Haneda airport.

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