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There are 5 ways to get from Shikoku to Kobe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Okayama Ltd Exp Nanpu
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Harimayabashi to Sannomiya BT Harbor Liner

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Kōchi to Kobe 257.1 km

Train to Matsuyama, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Niihama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
  2. Fly from Matsuyama (MYJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) MYJ - ITM

Fly from Kochi  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Kochi (KCZ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KCZ - ITM

Kochi (KCZ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) flights

42 Weekly Planes
45 min Average Duration
¥8295 Cheapest Price
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Shikoku → Kobe
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The social distance requirement in Kobe is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Shikoku to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Shikoku to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harimayabashi and arriving at Sannomiya BT. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shikoku to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Umenotsuji and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Kochi(Kochi) and Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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It is 187 km from Shikoku to Kobe. It is approximately 257.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Shikoku to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs ¥8500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Shikoku to Kobe, including transfers.

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Shikoku to Kobe bus services, operated by JR Shikoku Bus, depart from Harimayabashi station.

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Shikoku to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Kochi(Kochi) station.

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The best way to get from Shikoku to Kobe is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs ¥8500 - ¥14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6000 - ¥8500 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs ¥9000 - ¥23000 and takes 4h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Shikoku to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 186.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a train from Kōchi to Kobe via Kochiekimae, Kochi(Kochi), and Okayama in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, JR Shikoku Bus operates a bus from Harimayabashi to Sannomiya BT every 2 hours. Tickets cost ¥8050 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Tosaden Kotsu also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Matsuyama to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥28000
Flights from Kochi to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥21000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Matsuyama to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥27000
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kochi(Kochi) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥7000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Reserved Seat
¥4700 - ¥7000
Green Seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Niihama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥3800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3600
Reserved Seat
¥2700 - ¥3800
Green Seat
¥3600 - ¥5000
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
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 Niihama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Harimayabashi to Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥8050
Schedules at
japanbusonline.com
Tosaden Kotsu
Website
tosaden.co.jp
Bus from Harimayabashi to Shinki Bus Kobe Sannomiya BT
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥6400
Schedules at
tosaden.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Matsuyama Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Shikoku to Kobe bus services, operated by JR Shikoku Bus, arrive at Sannomiya BT station.

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Shikoku to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shikoku to Kobe is 257 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Shikoku to Kobe.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Matsuyama Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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