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

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Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Fukuda Port to Himeji Port
  2. Drive from Himeji Port to Kobe

Cheapest

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Shodoshima to Kobe

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Shodoshima to Takamatsu Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Shodoshima to Takamatsu Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takamatsu Station to Sannomiya BT
Shōdoshima → Kobe
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The cheapest way to get from Shōdoshima to Kobe is to car ferry and drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3200 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Shōdoshima to Kobe is to car ferry and drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3200 and takes 2h 41m.

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The distance between Shōdoshima and Kobe is 83 km.

The best way to get from Shōdoshima to Kobe without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 3h 9m and costs ¥6500 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Shōdoshima to Kobe, including transfers.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Shōdoshima to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 83.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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

There is no direct connection from Shōdoshima to Kobe. However, you can take the drive to Fukuda Port, take the car ferry to Himeji Port, then take the drive to Kobe. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shōdoshima to Kobe via Shodoshima, Takamatsu Ferry Terminal, Takamatsu(Kagawa), and Okayama in around 3h 9m.

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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥3100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Reserved Seat
¥2200 - ¥3100
Green Seat
¥2900 - ¥4000
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Bus operators
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Takamatsu Station to Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4100
Schedules at
japanbusonline.com
Ferry operators
Shikoku Ferry
Phone
086-274-1222
Website
shikokuferry.com
Car ferry from Fukuda Port to Himeji Port
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
shikokuferry.com
Passenger
¥1550
Vehicle under 6m
¥5500 - ¥11000
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Car ferry from Shodoshima to Takamatsu Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥7500
Schedules at
ryobi-shodoshima.jp
Passenger
¥700
Car less than 6m
¥5000 - ¥7500
Jumbo Ferry
Phone
087-811-6688
Email
info@ferry.co.jp
Website
ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shodoshima to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
shoudoshima-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shodoshima to Kobe
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥3000
Schedules at
shoudoshima-ferry.co.jp
Passenger
¥1900 - ¥3000
Car (less than 6m length)
¥8000 - ¥9000

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