Cheap flights from Singapore Changi to Osaka Kansai International
Flight information Singapore Changi to Osaka Kansai International
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Average flight time, total distance 4907 kilometres
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Osaka Kansai International
Frequently asked questions
Flying from Singapore to Osaka
As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is an up-and-coming tourist hub with many attractions to offer such as a world-class entertainment park and well-preserved natural attractions. Dubbed as the nation’s kitchen, Osaka is also home to a top-notch gastronomy scene that can be seen in its markets and restaurants.
Flights to Osaka typically arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX). There are 2 main terminals at the airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. A visa is not required for Singaporeans and 65 other nationalities who are looking to stay for a period of less than 90 days.
Airlines that fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Osaka (KIX)
The top airline that service Singapore to Osaka flights directly is Singapore Airlines.
Budget airlines that connect Singapore and Osaka are Thai AirAsia, Jetstar and Scoot, offering the cheapest Singapore to Osaka flights.
The popular stopover airports are Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).
Arrival at Osaka (KIX)
Kansai International Airport (KIX) is located about 50km away from the Osaka city center. The airport, which currently accommodates 23 million passengers, is equipped with befitting facilities and services. There are a few lounges that you can pay to enjoy the food and facilities within.
There are over 60 dining options and over 20 shopping options that travellers can choose from. For shopping, you can go to Bally Boutique or Fukujyuen souvenir shop. For dining, you can eat at Japanese eateries such as The U-Don or Sojibo. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport.
If you haven't arranged any accommodation, there are hotels in the vicinity such as First Cabin Kansai Airport for SGD $69 (JPY 5610) per night and Hotel Nikko Kansai for SGD $253 (JPY 20570) per night.
There are 3 main ways to get from the airport to the city center: train, taxi and bus. The best way is to take the train, which connects the airport to a number of nearby cities and costs around SGD $13 (JPY 1060). There is also the option of the Kansai Airport Rapid Service train, which takes around 65 minutes to reach the center of Osaka.
Buses are available from terminal 1 (bus 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11) and 2 (1, 3, 6, 7 and 8). A taxi will take you approximately 50 minutes and will set you back around SGD $185 (JPY 15,000). Car rental options are available, including Nissan Rent-a-car and Toyota Rent-a-car.
As one of the major and cheapest cities in Japan, Osaka hosts a vast array of activities for all kinds of travellers. Due to its compact size, it’s easy to hit all the top things to do in a few days.
Osaka is known for its gastronomy scene, so visit the 116-year-old Kuromon Ichiba market, also known as Osaka’s Kitchen. The lively market consists of over 150 shops selling fresh seafood, meat and vegetables. Takeaway street food such as Oden (one-pot dish consisting of different ingredients), grilled seafood and Takoyaki (savoury snack with octopus filing) can be found here, offering visitors with the freshest ingredients. During evening, head to Dotonbori Street to enjoy food and drinks in the reasonably-priced restaurants and bars there.
To get your nature fix, head to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world and home to 30,000 marine animals and 620 species from the Pacific Rim. Then, take a walk in Osaka Castle to see the 106-hectare park complex with a beautiful plum garden and various kinds of trees.
Dig into the arts and culture of Osaka by visiting Osaka National Museum of Art and Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Or head to the nearby Festival City in Nakanoshima, which consists of the Nakanoshima Festival Tower and Nakanoshima Festival Tower West, Japan's tallest twin tower development. Nakanoshima is an island in the middle of Osaka city and it is the center of cultural facilities in Osaka.
One of the most popular attractions in Osaka also includes Universal Studios Japan, the world-class entertainment theme park.
Some of the must-try foods in Osaka include Okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake), Takoyaki (savoury snack with octopus filling) and Kitsune Udon (thick noodle in light soup with deep-fried tofu).
Frequently asked questions about flights from Singapore to Osaka
What is the time difference between Singapore and Osaka?
Osaka (GMT +9:00) is one hour ahead of Singapore (GMT +8:00).
What is the weather like in Osaka?
Osaka has a temperate climate and it experiences four seasons throughout the year. Winter is mild (December to February) with temperatures between 3 and 12 degree Celsius. The best time to visit Osaka is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), which are relatively cooler. Avoid travelling from June to August as the average number of rainy days is high and the temperatures are quite humid during those summer months. The hottest month in Osaka is August, which averages about 26°C.
What is the exchange rate between Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen?
As of 30 October 2018, the local currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). The current exchange rate is SGD $1 = JPY 81.30 (USD $1 =JPY 112.51).
What is the average cost of a meal in Osaka?
Eating out in Osaka is slightly cheaper as compared to Singapore. A simple meal in a local restaurant in Osaka may cost approximately SGD $9 (JPY 983) but this is expected to be around SGD $12 in Singapore. A 3-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant in Osaka costs about SGD $36 (JPY 4050), compared to Singapore, where it’s about SGD $60 (JPY 6750).
What is the average cost of a hotel in Osaka?
The average room rate for a 4-star hotel in Osaka (SGD 147 or JPY 12,000) is slightly cheaper to what one would expect to pay in Singapore (SGD 170).
Getting from Singapore Changi to Osaka Airport
Singapore Changi Airport has four main terminals. T1, T2 and T3 are linked by a complimentary SkyTrain and T4 can be reached by shuttle bus. It is easily accessible from the city via train or taxi. Taking a taxi to the airport from the city center will cost an estimated SGD $20 and should take no more than half an hour.
The highly-acclaimed airport offers free WiFi and a plethora of restaurants, shops, and duty-free retail outlets and is one of the most popular airports to transit at. There are also different lounges spread out across the terminals.
If you’re flying to Osaka with Singapore Airlines, you will depart from Terminal 3. For Thai Airasia, you will depart from Terminal 4. For Scoot, you will depart from Terminal 2. For Jetstar, you will depart from Terminal 1.
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