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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Kobe by subway, plane, train or car ferry

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Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Osaka Kansai

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka Kansai (KIX)

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Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Kobe

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kobe (UKB)

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Kobe

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kobe (UKB)

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Osaka Itami

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Osaka Itami (ITM)

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka Itami (ITM)

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair, train

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO)
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Kobe

Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kobe (UKB) flights

The flight time between Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) and Kobe (UKB) is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 1350 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 41m. Services are operated by All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines. Typically 35 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

35 Weekly Planes
6h 38m Average Duration
¥50824 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Shanghai to Kobe is to car ferry, which costs ¥1000 - ¥1300 and takes 47h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kobe is to line 2 subway and fly which costs ¥3900 - ¥25000 and takes 6h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Shanghai and arriving at Kobe Port Terminal. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 47h 30m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Kobe is 1336 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kobe without a car is to car ferry which takes 47h 30m and costs ¥1000 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Shanghai to Kobe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Kobe is 1h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 3:10 PM in Shanghai and 4:10 PM in Kobe.

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Juneyao Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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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 Shanghai to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 1336.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kobe, Japan?

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Skymark Airlines fly from Shanghai to Kobe 5 times a day.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥290000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥370000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥230000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kobe via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥360000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kobe via Osaka Kansai, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥400000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥400000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥43000 - ¥310000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥42000 - ¥310000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥330000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥320000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥47000 - ¥320000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥300000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥320000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥310000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥320000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Izumo
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥320000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥340000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥370000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥370000
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥170000
Train operators
Shanghai Metro
Website
shmetro.com
Subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥200
Schedules at
service.shmetro.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.

Contact Details
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
Ferry operators
China-Japan International Ferry Co
Phone
06-6536-6541
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 22 min and costs ¥3 - ¥10.

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