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There are 5 ways to get from Imabari-shi to Kobe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Imabari to Okayama
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Imabari to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
  2. Take the bus from Takamatsu Station to Sannomiya BT

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kurushima Strait to Fukuyama station front
  2. Take the train from Fukuyama to Shin-Kobe

Drive

  1. Drive from Imabari-shi to Kobe

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Imabari to Matsuyama(Ehime)
  2. Fly from Matsuyama (MYJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM)

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Imabari-shi to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥4500 - ¥7000 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Imabari-shi to Kobe is to train which costs ¥8000 - ¥13000 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Imabari-shi to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Imabari and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Imabari-shi and Kobe is 212 km. The road distance is 287.4 km.

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The best way to get from Imabari-shi to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs ¥8000 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Imabari-shi to Kobe, including transfers.

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Imabari-shi to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Imabari station.

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The quickest flight from Matsuyama Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Imabari-shi to Kobe is 287 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Imabari-shi to Kobe.

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  • Distance: 212.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Imabari-shi, Japan and Kobe, Japan?

You can take a train from Imabari-shi to Kobe via Okayama in around 2h 46m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Matsuyama to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥22000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Matsuyama to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥27000
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Imabari to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4100 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Train from Imabari to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3700 - ¥5500
Reserved Seat
¥3900 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7500
Train from Imabari to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2400
Reserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2500
Green Seat
¥2300 - ¥3100
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Train from Fukuyama to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Imabari to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Imabari to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Iyotetsu
Website
iyotetsu.co.jp
Bus from Kurushima Strait to Fukuyama station front
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥4300
Schedules at
iyotetsu.co.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Takamatsu Station to Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4100
Schedules at
japanbusonline.com

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Matsuyama Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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