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There are 9 ways to get from Kōenji Eki to Kobe by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

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Bus, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

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Night bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Shinki Bus Sannomiya

Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Kōenji Eki to Kobe 540.8 km

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Kobe  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Koenji to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Itami  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Koenji to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Kobe  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Ishioka
  2. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo station to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM
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The cheapest way to get from Kōenji Eki to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥7500 - ¥12000 and takes 5h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Kōenji Eki to Kobe is to train. Taking this option will cost ¥12000 - ¥19000 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kōenji Eki to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Koenji and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Kōenji Eki and Kobe is 421 km. The road distance is 540.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kōenji Eki to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs ¥12000 - ¥19000.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Kōenji Eki to Kobe, including transfers.

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Kōenji Eki to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kōenji Eki to Kobe is 541 km. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Kōenji Eki to Kobe.

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  • Distance: 421.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Kōenji Eki, Japan and Kobe, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ¥12000 - ¥18000 and the journey takes 2h 41m. Alternatively, Keio Dentetsu Bus operates a vehicle from Basuta Shinjuku to Shinki Bus Sannomiya once daily. Tickets cost ¥8000 - ¥12000 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥28000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥28000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥37000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥33000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥65000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥37000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥130000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥22000
Flights from Ibaraki to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥30000
Train operators
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 Tokyo to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥18000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥14000 - ¥18000
Green seat
¥18000 - ¥25000
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
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 Koenji to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥300 - ¥440
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3700
Green Seat
¥3500 - ¥4700
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Tokyo station to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥5000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Book at
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/pass/nex.html
Reserved Seat
¥3100 - ¥3700
Green Seat (First Class)
¥4500 - ¥5000
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Keio Dentetsu Bus
Website
highwaybus.com
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Shinki Bus Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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