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There are 7 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Train, fly to Osaka Kansai  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) KUL - KIX

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Train, fly to Osaka Itami  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KUL - ITM

Train, fly to Kobe  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kobe (UKB) KUL - UKB

Train, fly to Tokushima, bus  •  15h

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tokushima (TKS) KUL - TKS
  3. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko

Train, fly to Okayama  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Okayama (OKJ) KUL - OKJ
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe

Train, fly to Takamatsu  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Takamatsu (TAK) KUL - TAK
  3. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
  4. Take the train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe

Drive, car ferry  •  4 days 14h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai
  2. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
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International entry into Japan from Malaysia

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Japan from Malaysia

  • Foreign tourists must have pre-arranged travel through a registered travel agency
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Foreign tourists must have pre-arranged travel through a registered travel agency
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to unvaccinated arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macau, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Japan

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Japan from Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kobe is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kobe is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kobe is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

No, returning to Malaysia from Japan is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe is to train and fly, which costs RM 800 - RM 1500 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe is to train and fly which costs RM 800 - RM 1500 and takes 10h 45m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kobe is 4924 km.

It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 25m.

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Kobe is 1h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 1:37 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 2:37 PM in Kobe.

AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 4924.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 45m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kobe, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Osaka Kansai, take the walk to Kansai Airport Terminal 1, then take the bus to Kobe. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Osaka Itami, take the walk to Osaka Airport, then take the bus to Kobe.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥44000 - ¥210000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥240000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥300000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥140000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via New Chitose, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥42000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥170000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Singapore Changi, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥45000 - ¥190000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Manila, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥210000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Tokyo Narita, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥300000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Suvarnabhumi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥300000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥280000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Tan Son Nhat, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥300000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥170000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥230000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥42000 - ¥110000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Tan Son Nhat, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥180000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥110000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥75000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥330000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥410000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Suvarnabhumi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥410000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥75000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥460000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥460000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Tan Son Nhat, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥460000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
17h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥370000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥42000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Hong Kong, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥460000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥44000 - ¥210000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥240000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥130000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥170000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Incheon
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥180000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥120000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokushima via Manila, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥44000 - ¥120000
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥120000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Manila, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥110000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥240000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥60000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥150000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥110000
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥75000
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥110000
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥45000 - ¥280000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Takamatsu via Hong Kong, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥110000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1800
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Reserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3100
Green Seat
¥2900 - ¥4000
Bus operators
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Kosoku Naruto to Kosoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3137
Schedules at
jr-shikokubus.co.jp
Ferry operators
China-Japan International Ferry Co
Phone
06-6536-6541
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000

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