Nankai Electric Railway
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  • Vigswam
    Singapore, Singapore1,046 contributions
    Convenient way to get from Kansai to Namba
    We landed at Osaka Kansai and the first order of the trip was get to Osaka City. Nankai rail service was the most direct way to Namba Station. There are two options: the normal train or the limited express Nankai Express. For light travellers, the former is better. For me, I had my tickets pre-booked in advance via klook and picked them up conveniently at the station. Seats are reserved and each cart has luggage space. There is also overhead racks for small luggage and a medium bag can fit at the seats as the leg rooms are large. Very nice and convenient to get from Kansai to Namba.
    Traveled with family
    Written January 25, 2020
  • Penta-Tonic5150
    Yokohama, Japan1,354 contributions
    なんば駅やべえ
    ラピートに乗りたくて乗車。こちらもスーパーシートは1-2ですのでおひとりさまでも安心ですね。関空-なんばを35分、速くて快適です。すごいなあと思ったのはなんば駅、日本でも屈指の櫛形ターミナル駅。これも関東圏ではまず見れないので、豪勢。ひっきりなしの電車の往来は圧巻。
    Traveled solo
    Written December 29, 2020
  • ckroad
    Kawasaki, Japan9,156 contributions
    堺市に行くには便利です。
    堺市にある、さかい利晶の杜を訪問するために、難波から南海本線に乗車し、堺駅で降りました。堺市に行くには便利ですね。
    Written December 29, 2020
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OsakaRay
Osaka, Japan741 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
The Nankai line train is the easiest way to get into downtown Osaka (Namba, Shinsaibashi, Hommachi, Umeda, etc.) from KIX.

If you don't have any discount ticket (more info below) and want to save ¥500, then just take the normal express train for ¥920, rather than the Rapi:t special express for ¥1430, which is only 10-15 minutes faster. Both trains originate at Kansai Airport KIX, so you can surely get a seat with your luggage and don't have to transfer on the way to Namba terminal at the other end.

Discount tickets:
There are various special offers available online, such as a combination with an Osaka subway one-day pass, or trips to Koyasan, Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto, so just seach for "Nankai discount tickets" to see the different offers available.
Written December 22, 2017
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SamWorld
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,907 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
There are 2 nankai trains from airport...this nankai train is like metro... Slow and stops at all stations... Wont recommend for airport transfers.... But good for internal city travelling.... The other nankai train from airport is the express which is fast, comfortable and bit expensive like 500-600 yen.. I recommend that for airport transfer.
Written April 19, 2017
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Justin9127
578 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Every time we visit Osaka, we travel on the Nankai Electric Railway- the Rapi:t express which connects Namba to Kansai Airport in just around 30 minutes. The train itself is comfortable, it is the 50000 series which offers cosy seats and spacious legroom. The ride is comfortable, and you get good views of Osaka and adjacent countryside views when travelling on it.

You can buy tickets with a planned seating so you won't mix up seats with other travellers. The price is a little expensive, but due to the efficient, comfortable and 'on time' service, it's worth the money for the beautiful train heading towards Namba/ Kansai Airport.
Written February 5, 2017
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Leo D
Glasgow, UK706 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
This is the best and quickest way to reach KIX, it's impressive and Hi-Tech, slightly more expensive than Haruka but well worth it. I would Highly recommend.
Written June 15, 2016
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Tom B
Melbourne, Australia1,523 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
It’s amazing to have a choice of trains to leave the airport. We took the regular Nankai express to Namba - didn’t bother with a reservation - just bought a ticket, hopped on and off we went.
Written December 27, 2022
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Billy Banda Gizmo Dorothy
Markham, Canada120 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you have your phone it is real easy to set it up and follow the train routes on the trains. Real easy to follow announcements of speakers who tell you which stops are next. Trains at times can be very crowded but they move and come by fast. Be careful as sometimes you might be at right track but the train is a express train and may go right by your stop. Otherwise very efficient way to get around and a lot cheaper than a taxi.
Written March 8, 2019
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia48,138 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We used the Nankai Electric Railway to get from Namba Nankai Station to the airport at Kansai. This trip took approx. 35 minutes and on reserved seating was a reasonable 1400Y ($A17).

We were staying at Fraser Suites which was located less than 5 minute walk away from the Namba Station.

This was a very comfortable and convenient option to get to the airport and highly recommended.

1400Y
Written February 8, 2019
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,684 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a train service between Kansai airport and Namba/Umeda, which are the two main centers of Osaka. The train station is connected to the main terminal and about a 5 minute walk. You can buy the ticket easily at the station.

There are two types of train service: the regular one which stops at many stations and no reserved seats, while the express is 15 minutes faster and offers reserved seats.

We paid a little more and took the express, which was about 45 minutes. The train ride was very clean and it was a comfortable ride.

Written January 18, 2019
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a small railway but the fare is cheap for the airport express KIX to Namba station where it connects to other lines on the Nankai network. We bought a special combo ticket which also allows return travel to Himeji. Journey is smooth and service is punctual. Can buy the ticket at Kansai airport.
Written October 1, 2018
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kingofpeppange
Peppange, Luxembourg484 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Perfect to get to and from the airport at a reasonnable price ! The train runs frequently and is always on time ! Very convenient !
Written September 28, 2018
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