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There are 5 ways to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Subway, train

  1. Take the subway from Namba(Subway) to Shin-Osaka
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Shin-Kobe

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Train

  1. Take the train from Noda(Hanshin) to Motomachi(Hyogo)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Airport to Kobe Sannomiya Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe

Drive

  1. Drive from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe

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The most affordable way to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe is to drive, which costs ¥550 - ¥850 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe is to taxi which costs ¥13000 - ¥17000 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Namba(Nankai) station to Kobe station. However, there are services departing from Nanba Station, Osaka and arriving at Kobe Sannomiya Station via Osaka Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Namba(Subway) and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Shin-Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Namba(Nankai) and Kobe is 29 km. The road distance is 35.7 km.

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The best way to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe without a car is to subway and train which takes 43 min and costs ¥2400 - ¥4000.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe, including transfers.

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Namba(Nankai) to Kobe bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, depart from Nanba Station, Osaka.

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Namba(Nankai) to Kobe train services, operated by Osaka Metro, depart from Namba(Subway) station.

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The best way to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe is to bus which takes 1h 25m and costs ¥1600 - ¥1900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥650 - ¥900 and takes 1h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 29.4 km
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Namba(Nankai), Japan and Kobe, Japan?

You can take a bus from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe via Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal and Osaka Airport in around 1h 25m. Alternatively, Hanshin Railways operates a train from Noda(Hanshin) to Motomachi(Hyogo) every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ¥460 - ¥650 and the journey takes 1h 12m.

Train operators
Osaka Metro
Website
osakametro.co.jp
Subway from Namba(Subway) to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥270
Schedules at
hyperdia.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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2200 - ¥3100
Reserved seat
¥3000 - ¥3700
Green seat
¥3500 - ¥4700
Hanshin Railways
Website
hanshin.co.jp
Train from Noda(Hanshin) to Motomachi(Hyogo)
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥460 - ¥650
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Osaka Airport Transport
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥700
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Airport to Kobe Sannomiya Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1200
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥17000
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Osaka MK
Phone
+81 6-6452-4441
Website
mk-group.co.jp
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 570-03-5931
Website
kkg-osaka.jp

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Namba(Nankai) to Kobe bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya Station.

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Namba(Nankai) to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Namba(Nankai) to Kobe is 36 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Namba(Nankai) to Kobe.

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