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There are 6 ways to get from Kobe to Beppu by train, night train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Beppu Ltd Exp Sonic

$128 - $171

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Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Yawatahama-ko
  2. Take the car ferry from Yawatahama to Beppu

$100 - $123

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Night train, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the night train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata Shinkansen Sakura / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Beppu Kitahama

$128 - $173

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Kobe to Beppu 382.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Oita  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Oita (OIT) ITM - OIT

$103 - $295

Fly to Fukuoka, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Beppu

$130 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Beppu is to drive which costs ¥7000 - ¥11000 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kobe to Beppu is to fly which costs ¥11000 - ¥34000 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kobe to Beppu. However, there are services departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Beppu via Kokura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Kobe and Beppu is 374 km. The road distance is 611.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Beppu without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs ¥14000 - ¥20000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Kobe to Beppu, including transfers.

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Kobe to Beppu train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Kobe station.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Beppu is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs ¥14000 - ¥20000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥11000 - ¥34000 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Oita Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Kobe to Beppu train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Beppu station.

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Map of how to get from Kobe to Beppu.
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  • Distance: 233.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Beppu via Kokura in around 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways fly from Kobe to Beppu every 4 hours.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Night train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Beppu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Beppu
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Beppu Kitahama
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya BT to Yawatahama-ko
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Ferry operators
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Car ferry from Yawatahama to Beppu
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Second Class
$28
First Class
$51
Special Class
$78

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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Beppu is 612 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Kobe to Beppu.

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Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Oita Airport.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Beppu. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs ¥950 - ¥1300.

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