Move smoothly to various places from Namba as your base. 5 latest bus terminals in Namba

Namba is the center of Osaka’s bus terminal

Namba, the center of the Minami area, is a terminal station for trains such as Nankai Electric Railway, Kintetsu, and  Osaka Metro that connect all parts of Kansai, and many people from all over Kansai gather here. As a result, it has become extremely famous as a bus terminal that transports people to all parts of the country.

However, Namba’s bus terminal is often located a little further back than the station, and many people may be a little worried about how to get to the bus terminal if they are not used to it.

This time,  Osaka Local will introduce how to get to the Namba bus terminal by purpose, with a focus on access from the station.

There are quite a few bus terminals in Namba.

The reason why the bus terminal is located in a difficult to find location

Now that the coronavirus is over, we have started to see sightseeing buses and charter buses all over the Minami area. There are many situations where buses cause traffic jams. For this reason, bus terminals where many people get on and off are often located in less crowded areas where they do not interfere with congestion.

Also, since the bus companies are famous, the bus terminals are also different.

Therefore, this time we will introduce 5 bus stops in Namba based on the main purpose of sightseeing in various places based in Namba.

Introducing the latest 5 major bus stops in Namba for 2024

Introducing destinations and access methods from stations

Namba is dotted with stops for night buses that take you to various places such as Tokyo Disneyland and Shikoku, and airport buses that take you to the airport.
Therefore, this time we will introduce five major bus terminals in Namba that are likely to be used by travelers relatively often, and provide detailed information on how to get there from major landmarks such as Namba Station.

Map of major bus stops in Namba

The list of bus terminals we will be introducing this time is summarized on this map.
We will introduce each bus terminal based on this.

[OCAT (Minatomachi Bus Terminal)] A huge bus terminal located at Namba OCAT, directly connected to JR Namba Station.

OCAT (Minatomachi Bus Terminal) is where express buses depart from Namba to various destinations.
From here, you can take buses to various places such as Shikoku, Kyushu, and Tokyo.
It also has a ticket office and is a major bus terminal.

OCAT (Minatomachi Bus Terminal)

How to get to [OCAT (Minatomachi Bus Terminal)]

From JR Namba Station

Namba Bus Terminal is located on the second floor of the same building.
You will arrive by using the elevator or escalator from the B1 floor to the 2nd floor.

From Namba Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line

Exit the north ticket gate and pass through OCAT Walk.
It takes about 2-3 minutes on foot to arrive.

From Subway Midosuji Line Namba Station (Northwest/Northeast ticket gate), Subway Sennichimae Line Namba Station (West ticket gate), Hanshin Line/Kintetsu Line  Osaka Namba Station (West ticket gate)

Address: 1-4-1 Minato-cho, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka  556-0017

[Airport Limousine Bus] The most convenient way to access Itami Airport from Namba may be by bus.

airport limousine bus

Introducing the Namba Station stop for the Airport Limousine Bus, which takes you to Itami Airport, the second airport after Kansai International Airport, which is accessible to all parts of the country by air in about 25 minutes from Namba Station. .

[How to get to the airport limousine bus stop from Namba Station]

It is located just above exits 6 and 7 of Namba Station on the Midosuji Line.

From land, go northwest at the intersection in front of Namba Takashimaya Department Store and you will find the “Airport Limousine Bus” stop right next to it.

"Airport limousine bus" stop

*Airport limousine buses also depart from OCAT (JR Namba Station).

Airport limousine bus general information
(7 days a week, 7:30-21:00)

[VIP Villa Namba Bus Terminal] A relaxing luxury bus journey from Tokyo Disney to the Tokyo area

VIP Villa Namba Bus Terminal

Recently, the hotel-like luxury bus “VIP Villa Bus” has been introduced in the news and is a hot topic.
It has luxurious seats like first class and you can easily travel to Tokyo.The
bus terminal is located at Namba Midosuji Line. It’s located a little down an alley from the station.
Although it is close, it is a little dark and difficult to see, so be sure to check the location in advance to avoid being late.

[Directions from Namba Station on the Midosuji Line]

From Namba Station on the Midosuji Line, follow the direction board and aim for exit 7.

Aim for entrance/exit No. 7 using the information board.

Let's aim for entrance 7.

Go up the stairs at Entrance 7

At the top of the stairs at the entrance/exit of Namba Subway No. 7

Go straight along the road

It's a little dark, but keep going straight. The udon restaurant is the landmark.

It’s a little dark, but keep going straight. The udon restaurant is the landmark.

Go straight for about 300m

Continue straight ahead for about 300 meters, and you will see the coffee shop-like bus terminal “VIP Villa Namba.”

VIP Villa Namba entrance

There seems to be a sign posted at the entrance.

Inquiries (Voice guidance will be played)
TEL: 048-487-7414

[Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal] From the express bus terminal on the 5th floor of Swiss Hotel

Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal. It is used as a departure and arrival point for express buses to various locations. It is located on the 5th floor
of Nankai Electric Railway’s Namba Station , and is directly connected within the same building. Furthermore, the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka hotel is nearby, so the easiest way to get there is to go through the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka entrance.

[Detailed directions]

How to get to Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal

Climb the large elevator at the Nankai Namba Station terminal.

The main entrance leading to the commercial facility "SKYO"
Escalator leading to the bus terminal at the main entrance leading to ``SKYO''

When you go up to the third floor, you will come to the ticket gate, and from there there is an escalator leading to the bus terminal at the main entrance that leads to the commercial facility “SKYO”.

A narrow passage when you go up the escalator

When you go up the escalator, you may feel a bit uneasy at the narrow passageway, but just keep going.

Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal
Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal

Beyond that is the Nankai Namba Express Bus Terminal, which is attached to the lobby of Swissotel Nankai  Osaka .

 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka Swissotel Nankai Osaka 5F Swissotel Nankai 5F

[Namba Parks Street Bus Terminal] Many night buses also arrive and depart along Namba Parks.

Along Namba Parks

There are also many bus stops on Parks Street, which is located along the commercial facility “Namba Parks” a little south of Nankai Namba Station.

The road on the elevated side of Hanshin Expressway No. 1 Loop Line, opposite Hanamba Parks. There are currently 6 bus stops lined up for about 250 meters from the front of Parks Tower seen from Nankai Namba Station to the area of ​​“Yamada Denki LABI 1 LIFE SELECT Namba”.

Sakura Highway Bus Namba <Along Parks Street>
JAMJAM Liner Namba Parks Street Bus Stop
LIMON (Shinki Kanko Bus) Namba Parks Mae Expressway Bus Stop
Tourist Bus Namba Parks Street Stop

This street next to Namba Parks is commonly called “Parks Street”.
Although the location differs slightly depending on the bus company, we will explain how to access the Parks Street bus terminal.

How to get to Namba Parks Street Bus Terminal

"Namba Naka" intersection

Each bus stop is easy to access from the Namba Naka intersection.

The bus stops of each company are lined up every 100 to 150 meters from about 50 meters away.
It’s about a 3-minute walk from Nankai Namba Station, so it’s easy to calculate the time.

Namba Parks 2-10-70 Namba Naka, Naniwa-ku,  Osaka City

Summary of the latest 5 bus terminals in Namba

This time we introduced the bus terminal near Namba Station.
Buses allow you to access various parts of the country at a more reasonable price than Shinkansen trains, and night buses can also be used as an alternative to hotels, allowing you to travel to different regions while you sleep.
Check out Namba’s bus terminal, which is one of the major bus terminals in Kansai, and enjoy traveling and moving to various places smoothly and comfortably.

The bus stops differ depending on the company, so check in advance to enjoy a comfortable bus journey.