There are 5 ways to get from Kobe to Nara by train, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Train via Namba(Subway)  •  1 h 20 min

  1. JR Special Rapid Service / ...
  2. Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Hankyu Kobe Ltd Exp / ...
  2. JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$10 - $14

Train #2  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Hanshin Main Local
  2. JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. 39.5 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  40 min

  1. 39.5 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Nara via Osaka, Nishiumeda, Namba(Subway), and Osaka-Namba in around 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Nara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Fukushima(Osaka/Jr) to Nara
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hanakuma to Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Fukushima(Osaka/Hanshin)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kobe to Nara
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0818
Website
kobesogo.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kobe and Nara is 57 km. The road distance is 63 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Nara is to drive which costs ¥700 - ¥1100 and takes 40 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Kobe to Nara. However, there are services departing from Hanakuma and arriving at Nara via Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Kobe to Nara, including transfers.