There are 4 ways to get from Kobe to Wakayama by train, bus 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  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$39 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kobe Sannomiya to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
  2. Take the train from Izumisano to Wakayamashi Nankai Ltd Exp Southern / ...

$23 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kobe Sannomiya to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
  2. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Wakayama Station

$28 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Kobe to Wakayama 59.7 miles

$10 - $15

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

You can take a train from Kobe to Wakayama via Shin-Osaka in around 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kobe to Wakayama via Kansai Airport Terminal 1 in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kobe Sannomiya to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Wakayama Bus
Phone
073-445-3131
Website
wakayamabus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Wakayama Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
kate.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kobe and Wakayama is 51 km. The road distance is 96 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1600 and takes 1 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Kobe to Wakayama is to drive which takes 1 h 7 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥1600.

No, there is no direct train from Kobe to Wakayama. However, there are services departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Wakayama via Shin-Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kobe to Wakayama. However, there are services departing from Kobe Sannomiya and arriving at Wakayama Station via Kansai Airport Terminal 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Kobe to Wakayama, including transfers.