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Osaka Airport Taxi and Transfers

Premium Transfers and Taxi Service from Kansai Airport


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Reliable Kansai Airport Taxi Services

Kansai airport is located in the southeast section of the bay of Osaka. It is built on an artificial island, 5 km into the sea and is connected to the mainland via an access bridge. It opened in 1994 with the purpose of helping alleviate the pressure that Osaka Airport (Itami) was experiencing due to the increased airport travel needs of the region. Kansai airport is now the primary international airport of the Osaka prefecture serving the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

Start your trip around this culturally rich region of Japan and its breathtaking tourist attractions with a reliable Welcome Pickups transfer. Once you have collected your baggage, have one of our experienced drivers greet you with a smile as you enter the arrivals hall. You will recognise your driver easily as they will be holding a sign with your name. They will then help you with your luggage and show you to your Kansai airport taxi which will safely take you to your destination of choice. If your flight is running late or arriving early, our drivers are provided with your updated flight plans, so they will be waiting for you when you arrive without you having to make different arrangements.

Sit back, enjoy the transfer to your hotel and take this opportunity to ask your driver any questions you may have regarding your travel destination, making the most of their local knowledge and English speaking fluency.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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Kansai Airport Taxi and Transfer services with Welcome Pickups

At Welcome Pickups, we offer an extensive fleet of vehicles to cover all your transportation needs. Whether travelling alone or in a large group we will provide the most appropriate vehicle for your Kansai airport transfer. You will have the choice of a comfortable, modern sedan that can carry up to four passengers, whilst larger groups of up to eight passengers have the chance to travel in one of our spacious minivans.

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Directions for your Kansai Airport taxi

The location of Kansai airport in the bay of Osaka to the city of Osaka is a distance of 50 km with the travel time averaging about 45 minutes by taxi. Osaka city is located northeast of Kansai airport and they are well connected by an easy-to-use expressway when travelling between these destinations. As you leave the airport you will firstly drive over the access bridge for 5 km taking you onto the mainland and you’ll access the expressway (motorway).  You will then take the left lane and follow signs for Hanshin Expressway No.4 towards Osaka/Kobe. Once you are on Expressway No. 4 you will then drive north for 32 km and then take Route 16, following signs for Osaka/Tempozan. At the Nishisemba interchange, follow signs for Loop 1 toward Hanshin Expressway No.11 Ikeda Route/Hanshin Expressway No.12 Moriguchi Route and then merge onto Route 1. You’ll take exit Tosabori and continue north and then take a right onto Yotsubashi-suji and then a right before Watanabe Bridge south, taking you into central Osaka.

Kansai Airport Taxi Cost

Osaka airport taxis, as a whole, use a taximeter to calculate the cost of a transfer and will depend on the vehicle, the distance to your final destination and the time of day of your transfer. Many taxi companies do also offer a fixed rate fare to popular destinations, which you would need to arrange prior to your transfer. The average cost of a Kansai airport taxi shuttle to the city of Osaka will be about €120 (JPY 16,000).

Benefits of booking a Welcome Pickups Kansai airport transfer

Enjoy the benefits of booking your Kansai airport taxi with Welcome Pickups. Not only can we guarantee a fixed rate fare to your hotel with no hidden costs and a fair cancellation policy, but we also provide our hand-picked, English-speaking drivers with flight monitoring details, sanitise our vehicles after every transfer, and for added safety, we will provide you with your driver’s details in advance of your ride.

Frequently asked questions

Do Kansai airport taxis offer set-rate fares to different destinations?

Most Kansai airport taxis use taximeters to calculate the cost of a transfer, however many taxi operators will offer set-rate fares to popular destinations. It is therefore worth asking your driver at the start of your journey. For a guaranteed fixed rate fare book your Kansai airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How will I find my Welcome driver?

Your Welcome driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area, holding a sign with your name, so finding your driver will be very easy. You will also be able to directly communicate with your driver via the Welcome Pickups app or directly via your mobile phone if needed. What is more, a day prior to your trip you’ll receive your driver’s contact info alongside a photo and their name for your peace of mind.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

Do not worry if your flight is delayed, as all our drivers are provided with updated flight schedules so they will be able to monitor your arrival, adjust their pickup accordingly and will be waiting for you right when you land.

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