Itami Airport (ITM, 伊丹空港, Itami Kūkō), formally known as Osaka International Airport, was opened in 1939 about ten kilometers north of central Osaka. With the completion of Kansai Airport (KIX) in 1994, Kansai Airport took over all of Itami's international and part of its domestic air traffic.
Today, Itami Airport continues to handle a large number of domestic flights to more than 30 destinations across Japan. It is served by JAL and its subsidiary airlines, ANA and its subsidiary airlines, and IBEX Airlines.
How to travel between Itami Airport and Kyoto
|Direct, 60 minutes, 1340 yen one way, departures every 20 minutes|
|Direct airport buses connect Itami Airport with Kyoto Station. The one way journey takes about one hour and costs 1340 yen.|
|By monorail and Hankyu Railways|
|2 transfers, 60 minutes, 670 yen one way, connections every 10 minutes|
|Take the Osaka Monorail from the airport (Osaka Airport Station) for just one station to Hotarugaike Station (2 minutes, 200 yen) and transfer to the Hankyu Takarazuka Line for Juso Station. At Juso Station, transfer to the Hankyu Kyoto Line for central Kyoto (55 minutes, 470 yen from Hotarugaike Station).|
|By monorail and Japan Railways (JR)|
|2 transfers, 60 minutes, 1000 yen one way, connections every 15 minutes|
|Take the Osaka Monorail from the airport (Osaka Airport Station) for just one station to Hotarugaike Station (2 minutes, 200 yen) and transfer to the Hankyu Takarazuka Line Railways for Umeda Station (15-20 minutes, 230 yen). From Umeda/Osaka Station, take the JR Kyoto Line to Kyoto (30 minutes, 570 yen).|
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