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There are 4 ways to get from Kyoto to Kobe by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

¥3000 - ¥4800

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Train via Juso  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Juso Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Juso to Hanakuma Hankyu Kobe Ltd Exp / ...

¥736 - ¥860

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Kobe 75.3 km

¥27000 - ¥33000

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kobe 75.3 km

¥800 - ¥1300

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kobe is to train via Juso which costs ¥700 - ¥900 and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kobe is to train which costs ¥3000 - ¥4800 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Shin-Kobe. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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It is 64 km from Kyoto to Kobe. It is approximately 75.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs ¥3000 - ¥4800.

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The train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe takes 27 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Kyoto to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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Kyoto to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kobe is 75 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Kyoto to Kobe.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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  • Distance: 63.7 km
  • Duration: 27 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ¥3000 - ¥4800 and the journey takes 27 min.

Train operators
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
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Juso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥400 - ¥470
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Juso to Hanakuma
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥330 - ¥390
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Kobe
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥33000
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com
Kyoto MK
Phone
+81 75-778-4145
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Hankyu Taxi
Phone
+81 57-008-9800
Website
hankyu-taxi.co.jp

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