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There are 8 ways to get from Kawagoe to Kobe by train, night bus, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  4h 21m

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

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Night bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the night bus from Kawagoe Station to Umeda Jx241

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Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Kawagoe to Kobe 563 km

Train, train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Kobe  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Kawagoe to Akabane
  2. Take the train from Akabane to Hamamatsucho
  3. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB

Train, train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Kawagoe to Akabane
  2. Take the train from Akabane to Hamamatsucho
  3. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Kawagoe to Akabane
  2. Take the train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM

Train, train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Tokushima, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Kawagoe to Akabane
  2. Take the train from Akabane to Hamamatsucho
  3. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  4. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station

Train, train to Ibaraki, fly to Kobe  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kawagoe to Omiya
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
  3. Take the train from Ueno to Ishioka
  4. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB

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The cheapest way to get from Kawagoe to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Kawagoe to Kobe is to train and fly which costs ¥10000 - ¥19000 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kawagoe to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Kawagoe and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Wakoshi and Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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It is 413 km from Kawagoe to Kobe. It is approximately 563 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Kawagoe to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs ¥12000 - ¥19000.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Kawagoe to Kobe, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kawagoe to Kobe is 563 km. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Kawagoe to Kobe.

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  • Distance: 413.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Kawagoe, 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, Jam Jam Liner operates a vehicle from Kawagoe Station to Umeda once daily. Tickets cost ¥4500 - ¥11000 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥33000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥55000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥45000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥29000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥34000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥80000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥47000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥26000
Flights from Ibaraki to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥24000
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 Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2200 - ¥3000
Reserved seat
¥2900 - ¥3700
Green seat
¥3400 - ¥4600
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Kawagoe to Akabane
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥800
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Akabane to Hamamatsucho
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥460
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Kawagoe to Omiya
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥450
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Omiya to Ueno
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥480 - ¥650
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
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 Kawagoe to Akabane
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥850
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akabane to Hamamatsucho
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥310 - ¥450
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kawagoe to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥300 - ¥440
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥460 - ¥700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥2600
Website
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/
Book at
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/e-ticket/en/
Keisei Railways
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2-3
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1700
Reserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Green Seat
¥1500 - ¥2100
Train from Ueno to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3400
Reserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3500
Green Seat
¥3300 - ¥4600
Bus operators
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Night bus from Kawagoe Station to Umeda
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4500 - ¥11000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp
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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