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There are 6 ways to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe by bus, train, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kobe Sannomiya

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Osaka
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe

Drive

  1. Drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe
Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) → Kobe
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥950 - ¥1400 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe is to taxi which costs ¥26000 - ¥31000 and takes 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Kobe Sannomiya. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Sannomiya(Jr) via Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Kobe is 29 km. The road distance is 72.2 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe without a car is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs ¥1900 - ¥2100.

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The bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kobe Sannomiya takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, depart from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Kansai Airport station.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs ¥1900 - ¥2100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1400 - ¥3300 and takes 1h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 29.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), Japan and Kobe, Japan?

Osaka Airport Transport operates a bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kobe Sannomiya hourly. Tickets cost ¥1900 - ¥2100 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe via Osaka in around 1h 38m.

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 Kansai Airport to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥750
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1300 - ¥1800
Reserved Seat
¥1300 - ¥1900
Green Seat
¥1600 - ¥2300
Bus operators
Osaka Airport Transport
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kobe Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2100
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥31000
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0808
Website
kobesogo.co.jp
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp
Kamome Taxi
Phone
+81 78-381-7789
Website
kamometaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥40000
Shuttle from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥36000

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe is 72 km. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe.

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