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There are 4 ways to get from Gifu to Kobe by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Gifu to Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Kobe

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Train via Osaka-Namba

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba
  2. Take the train from Daimotsu to Motomachi(Hyogo)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nagoya Station Shinkansen Exit to Sannomiya BT

Drive

  1. Drive from Gifu to Kobe
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Gifu to Kobe is to drive, which costs ¥2900 - ¥4300 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Gifu to Kobe is to train which costs ¥6000 - ¥11000 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gifu to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Gifu and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between Gifu and Kobe is 165 km. The road distance is 200.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gifu to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs ¥6000 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from Gifu to Kobe, including transfers.

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Gifu to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Gifu station.

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The best way to get from Gifu to Kobe is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs ¥6000 - ¥11000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3900 - ¥5500 and takes 4h 45m.

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Gifu to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gifu to Kobe is 201 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Gifu to Kobe.

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Map of how to get from Gifu to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 165 km
  • Duration: 1h 42m

What companies run services between Gifu, Japan and Kobe, Japan?

You can take a train from Gifu to Kobe via Nagoya in around 1h 42m. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya Station Shinkansen Exit to Sannomiya BT every 4 hours. Tickets cost ¥3460 and the journey takes 3h 17m.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Gifu to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥750
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Gifu to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Reserved Seat
¥1300 - ¥1900
Green Seat
¥1600 - ¥2300
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8500
Green seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Kintetsu Railways
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥2700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hanshin.co.jp
Train from Daimotsu to Motomachi(Hyogo)
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥390 - ¥550
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Station Shinkansen Exit to Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3460
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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