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There are 7 ways to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from Kusatsu(Shiga) to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  3. Take the train from Sannomiya(Port Liner) to Kobe Airport

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Train via Juso  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Kusatsu(Shiga) to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  3. Take the train from Juso to Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu)

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Train via Osaka  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from Kusatsu(Shiga) to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Osaka
  3. Take the train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)

Bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Airport to Kobe Sannomiya Station

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport 61 miles

Shuttle  •  1h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport

Towncar  •  1h 16m

  1. Take a town car from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport 60.7 miles
Kusatsu → Kobe Airport
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The cheapest way to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥1900 and takes 1h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport is to towncar which costs ¥60000 - ¥64000 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport. However, there are services departing from Kusatsu(Shiga) and arriving at Kobe Airport via Kyoto, Osaka and Sannomiya(Port Liner). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between Kusatsu and Kobe Airport is 50 miles. The road distance is 61 miles.

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The best way to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport without a car is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs ¥3900 - ¥8000.

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It takes approximately 1h 49m to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport, including transfers.

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Kusatsu to Kobe Airport train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Kusatsu(Shiga) station.

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The best way to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs ¥3900 - ¥8000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2700 - ¥4600 and takes 2h 51m.

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Kusatsu to Kobe Airport train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Sannomiya(Jr) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kusatsu to Kobe Airport is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport.
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  • Distance: 49.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 49m

What companies run services between Kusatsu, Japan and Kobe Airport (UKB), 1 Kōbekūkō, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0048, Japan?

You can take a train from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport via Kyoto, Shin-Kobe, Shin-Kobe Station, Sannomiya Station, and Sannomiya(Port Liner) in around 1h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport via Kyoto, Kyoto Station Hachijou gate, Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal, Osaka Airport, Kobe Sannomiya Station, and Sannomiya(Port Liner) in around 2h 51m.

Train operators
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kusatsu(Shiga) to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kusatsu(Shiga) to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
$8 - $13
Reserved Seat
$9 - $13
Green Seat
$10 - $15
Train from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
$12 - $17
Reserved Seat
$12 - $18
Green Seat
$16 - $22
Train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
$10 - $15
Reserved Seat
$10 - $15
Green Seat
$13 - $18
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Port Liner
Website
knt-liner.co.jp
Train from Sannomiya(Port Liner) to Kobe Airport
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Juso to Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Osaka Airport Transport
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Airport to Kobe Sannomiya Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport
Estimated price
$250 - $350
Towncar from Kusatsu to Kobe Airport
Estimated price
$470 - $500

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