How to Get from Kansai International Airport to USJ

There are three main ways to get from Kansai Airport to Universal Studios Japan. The main transfer options are as follows:

  • Catch the train from Kansai International Airport Station to Universal City station. The trip will take about 60 minutes and you will have to catch three different trains. From our experience, this can be challenging if you are tired and have your luggage with you, particularly if you haven’t visited Japan before.  You can pre-purchase your train ticket from Kansai Airport-Namba. It would also be a good idea to pre-purchase your ICOCA card so you can catch intracity trains and buses around Japan.  Your ICOCA card will let you use public transport in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and many other locations.
  • Use the direct Airport Limousine Bus Transfer service from Kansai Airport.
  • Pre-book a private airport transfer from Kansai Osaka Airport to your hotel.

If you are arriving at Kansai International Airport, I recommend that you pre-order a Wifi Router and a mobile phone or cell phone sim card that can be picked up at the terminal after you arrive.

USJ Luggage Storage Options

If you are going directly to USJ from Kansai Airport, large-sized lockers are only available outside the park for storage of your luggage.

Join the Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group or Discord Server

You are also welcome to join our Japan Travel Planning Facebook Group and our new Japan Travel Planning Discord Server – they are great resources to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Japan!

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