There are 3 ways to get from Kobe to Wakayama by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$41 - $57

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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 - $29

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Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Kobe to Wakayama 59.7 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1700 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kobe to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1700 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kobe to Wakayama station. 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.

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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 3 min.

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The distance between Kobe and Wakayama is 51 km. The road distance is 95.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Wakayama without a car is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs ¥4600 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Kobe to Wakayama, including transfers.

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Kobe to Wakayama bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, depart from Kobe Sannomiya station.

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Kobe to Wakayama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Shin-Osaka station.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Wakayama is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs ¥4600 - ¥6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3100 - ¥3300 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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  • Distance: 31.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Kobe to Wakayama hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $26 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kobe to Wakayama via Kansai Airport Terminal 1 in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
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
$16 - $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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Kobe to Wakayama bus services, operated by Wakayama Bus, arrive at Wakayama Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Wakayama is 96 km. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Kobe to Wakayama.

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