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There are 3 ways to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Takefu Ltd Exp Thunderbird

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Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Shin Osaka to Takefu IC

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Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen 201.9 km
Shin-Kobe Station → Echizen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Echizen is 0120-565653.

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The cheapest way to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen is to drive which costs ¥2700 - ¥4000 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen is to drive which costs ¥2700 - ¥4000 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen. However, there are services departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Takefu via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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It is 160 km from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen. It is approximately 201.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen without a car is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs ¥6000 - ¥10000.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen, including transfers.

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Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Kobe station.

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The best way to get from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs ¥6000 - ¥10000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6000 - ¥10000 and takes 4h 8m.

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Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Takefu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen is 202 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen.

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  • Distance: 159.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

What companies run services between Shin-Kobe Station, Japan and Echizen, Japan?

You can take a train from Shin-Kobe Station to Echizen via Kyoto in around 2h 41m. Alternatively, Keifuku Bus operates a bus from Shin Osaka to Takefu IC 3 times a day. Tickets cost ¥3700 - ¥6000 and the journey takes 2h 56m.

Train operators
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5000
Green Seat
¥4900 - ¥7000
Bus operators
Keifuku Bus
Phone
0776-24-4890
Website
bus.keifuku.co.jp
Bus from Shin Osaka to Takefu IC
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥6000
Schedules at
bus.keifuku.co.jp

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