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There are 4 ways to get from Nagoya to Kobe by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 3m

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

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Bus  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Sannomiya BT

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Train via Osaka-Namba  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba Kintetsu Ltd Exp Hinotori / ...
  2. Take the train from Daimotsu to Motomachi(Hyogo) Hanshin Main Local

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Kobe 212.8 km

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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Kobe is to bus which costs ¥2000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Kobe is to train which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nagoya Meitetsu BC and arriving at Sannomiya BT. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nagoya and arriving at Shin-Kobe. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Nagoya and Kobe is 166 km. The road distance is 212.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500.

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The train from Nagoya to Shin-Kobe takes 1h 3m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Nagoya to Kobe bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Nagoya Meitetsu BC station.

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

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Kobe is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 17m.

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  • Distance: 166.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Nagoya to Shin-Kobe every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ¥5500 - ¥8500 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Sannomiya BT every 4 hours. Tickets cost ¥3460 and the journey takes 3h 17m. Jam Jam Liner also services this route once daily.

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 Nagoya to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8500
Green seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Kintetsu Railways
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥2700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hanshin.co.jp
Train from Daimotsu to Motomachi(Hyogo)
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥390 - ¥550
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3460
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Bus from Nagoya Sasashima-raibu Station to Kobe Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥6000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp

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Nagoya to Kobe bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Sannomiya BT station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya to Kobe is 213 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Nagoya to Kobe.

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