Rapi:t (ラピート, rapiito, stylized as rapiːt) is a limited express train service between Kansai International Airport and Namba Station in Osaka, Japan. It is operated by Nankai Electric Railway, and the train service uses the Nankai Main Line and the Airport Line. The name comes from the German word meaning rapid, pronounced [ʁaˈpiːt].
The futuristic and retro-style six-car Rapi:t trainsets, officially designated as the Nankai 50000 series, were designed by architect Wakabayashi Hiroyuki and won the Blue Ribbon Prize in 1995, one year after entering service.. Though the Rapi:t is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel from the airport to downtown Osaka, these trains are not covered by the Japan Rail Pass. Passengers travelling with a Japan Rail Pass should take either the Kansai Airport Limited Express Haruka or the Kansai Airport Rapid Service to Tennoji Station and transfer to the Yamatoji Line to JR Namba Station.