G20 Osaka Summit

ACCESS

ACCESS

【Access to the International Media Center (IMC)】
There are various methods of transport to the IMC.
By Shuttle Service
By Public Transport
By Car

As road traffic in Osaka during the Summit is expected to be extremely congested, we strongly urge you to use the shuttle bus and/or public transport whenever possible.

Please note that Nakafutostation will be closed from June 27th to 29th. For more details of transport, please refer to the following website.

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【Shuttle bus services】

Free shuttle services for accredited media representatives will operate between the IMC and major hotel areas in Osaka city. A media ID Badge must be presented to board. Pickup points and timetables will be announced in due course.

【Access by public transport】

【How to reach the IMC by public transport】

Cosmo Square, Trade Center-mae and Nakafuto are the closest stations to the IMC.

  • ① On the Chuo subway line, get off the train at Cosmo Square station, take exit 3 and follow the signs. The IMC is about 9 minutes walking distance.
  • ② On the Nanko Port Town line, get off the train at Trade center-mae station, take exit 2 and follow the signs. The IMC is about 8 minutes walking distance. Nakafuto station is also on the Nanko Port Town line. Take exit 2 and the IMC is about 5 minute walking distance.

【Access from major stations】

From Shin Osaka Station

  • From Shin Osaka Station, take the Midosuji subway line (Red) to Hommachi Station. Transfer to the Chuo subway line (Green) and get off at Cosmo Square Station. The IMC is about 9 minutes walking distance.
  • If you intend to use Trade Center-mae Station, transfer to Nanko Port Town line (Light Blue) at Cosmo Square Station and get off at Trade Center-mae Station. The IMC is about 8 minutes walking distance.
  • Nakafuto station is also on the Nanko Port Town line. The IMC is about 5 minutes walking distance.
  • From Umeda Station

  • From Umeda Station, take the Midosuji subway line (Red) to Hommachi Station. Transfer to the Chuo subway line (Green) and get off at Cosmo Square Station. The IMC is about 9 minutes walking distance.
  • If you intend to use Trade Center-mae Station, transfer to Nanko Port Town line (Light Blue) at Cosmo Square Station and get off at Trade Center-mae Station. The IMC is about 8 minutes walking distance.
  • Nakafuto station is also on the Nanko Port Town line. The IMC is about 5 minutes walking distance.
  • From Osaka Station

  • From Osaka Station, take the JR Osaka Loop Line (Inner Loop) to Bentencho Station. Transfer to the Chuo subway line (Green) and get off at Cosmo Square Station.The IMC is about 9 minutes walking distance.
  • If you intend to use Trade Center-mae Station, transfer to Nanko Port Town line (Light Blue) at Cosmo Square Station and get off at Trade Center-mae Station. The IMC is about 8 minutes walking distance.
  • Nakafuto station is also on the Nanko Port Town line. The IMC is about 5 minutes walking distance.
  • From Namba Station

  • From Namba Station, take the Midosuji subway line (Red) to Hommachi Station. Transfer to the Chuo (Green) subway line and get off at Cosmo Square Station. The IMC is about 9 minutes walking distance.
  • If you intend to use Trade Center-mae Station, transfer to Nanko Port Town line (Light Blue) at Cosmo Square Station and get off at Trade Center-mae Station. The IMC is about 8 minutes walking distance.
  • Nakafuto station is also on the Nanko Port Town line. The IMC is about 5 minutes walking distance.

  • About 60 minutes from Shin Osaka Station
  • About 55 minutes from Umeda Station
  • About 55 minutes from Namba Station
  • About 1 h 35 minutes from Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    (via the airport limousine bus to Shin Osaka or Umeda)
  • About 1 h 45 minutes from Kansai International Airport (KIX)
  • About 3 h 30 minutes from Tokyo Station (Shinkansen)

【By car】

  • About 50 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport (KIX) via the Hanshin Expressway.
  • About 45 minutes by car from Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) via the Hanshin Expressway.
  • About 45 minutes by car from Shin Osaka Station via the Hanshin Expressway.
  • *Note that these are the average journey times by car but the actual journey times will depend on the traffic conditions during the G20 summit.
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