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

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Shin-Osaka
  2. Take the subway from Shin-Osaka to Namba(Subway)
  3. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Shinomiya(Nara)

$26 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Osaka JR Kobe Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Nara JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$10 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 34m

  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  •  40m

  1. Take a taxi from Kobe to Nara 39.5 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  40m

  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 40m.

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

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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 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kobe to Nara. However, there are services departing from Motomachi(Hyogo) and arriving at Nara via Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 46m.

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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 and subway which takes 1h 16m and costs ¥2900 - ¥4500.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m 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 (JR), depart from Motomachi(Hyogo) station.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Nara is to train which takes 1h 46m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2200 - ¥3100 and takes 2h 34m.

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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Nara via Osaka in around 1h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kobe to Nara via Osaka Itami Airport in around 2h 34m.

Train operators
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 Motomachi(Hyogo) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Nara
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hanshin.co.jp
Train from Motomachi(Hyogo) to Umeda(Hanshin)
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Nara City Hall
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kobe to Nara
Ave. Duration
40m
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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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 Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Nara is 63 km. It takes approximately 40m to drive from Kobe to Nara.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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