There are 6 ways to get from Kobe to Nara by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji Kintetsu Ltd Exp

$37 - $54

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Daimotsu Hanshin Main Local
  2. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$9 - $13

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Train Japan Railways (JR)  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Umeda(Hanshin) Hanshin/Sanyo Through Ltd Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Nara JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$11 - $15

Bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Nara City Hall

$20 - $27

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kobe to Nara 39.5 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Kobe to Nara 39.5 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Nara is to drive which costs ¥750 - ¥1100 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kobe to Nara is to taxi which costs ¥20000 - ¥25000 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kobe station to Nara. However, there are services departing from Kobe Sannomiya Station and arriving at Nara City Hall via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kobe to Nara. However, there are services departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Yamatosaidaiji via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kobe and Nara is 57 km. The road distance is 63.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Nara without a car is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs ¥4100 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Kobe to Nara, including transfers.

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Kobe to Nara bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya Station.

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

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The best way to get from Kobe to Nara is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs ¥4100 - ¥6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2200 - ¥3100 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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Kobe to Nara bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Nara City Hall station.

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Kobe to Nara train services, operated by Kintetsu Limited Express, arrive at Yamatosaidaiji station.

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Map of how to get from Kobe to Nara.
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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Nara via Kyoto in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kobe to Nara via Osaka Itami Airport in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Umeda(Hanshin)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Daimotsu
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Nara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Nara City Hall
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kobe to Nara
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0818
Website
kobesogo.co.jp
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp

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