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

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kobe Sannomiya
  2. Take the train from Sannomiya(Port Liner) to Kobe Airport

Taxi

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

Drive

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

Towncar

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

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport (UKB)
Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) → Kobe Airport (UKB)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kobe Airport (UKB) is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kobe Airport (UKB) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kobe Airport (UKB) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB) is to drive which costs ¥1000 - ¥1600 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB) is to ferry which costs ¥1880 and takes 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Kobe Airport. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Kobe Airport (UKB) is 22 km. The road distance is 76.7 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB) without a car is to ferry which takes 30 min and costs ¥1880.

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The ferry from Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport takes 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB) is 77 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB).

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There are 310+ hotels available in Kobe Airport (UKB). Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB).
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  • Distance: 22.5 km
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Kobe Bay Shuttle operates a ferry from Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport every 4 hours. Tickets cost ¥1880 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
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
¥310 - ¥350
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Ferry operators
Kobe Bay Shuttle
Phone
81783040033
Website
kobe-access.jp
Ferry from Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1880
Schedules at
kobe-access.jp
Book at
kobe-access.jp
Adult
¥1880
Other operators
Taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport (UKB)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥33000
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
57 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport (UKB)
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥40000
Shuttle from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport (UKB)
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥37000

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