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There are 9 ways to get from Shinjuku to Kobe by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Shinagawa to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi

$112 - $153

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Buster Shinjuku to Osaka Station Bus Terminal

$64 - $81

7 alternative options

Night bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the night bus from Shibuya to Shinki Bus Sannomiya

$88

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Kobe 338.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kobe  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB

$69 - $265

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

$90 - $333

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM

$132 - $470

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Sannomiya Bus Terminal

$152 - $476

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Kobe  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ueno to Ishioka
  2. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB

$115 - $283

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9500 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Kobe is to fly which costs ¥7500 - ¥30000 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Shinjuku to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Shin-Okubo and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Shinagawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Shinjuku and Kobe is 426 km. The road distance is 540.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Shinjuku to Kobe, including transfers.

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Shinjuku to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shinagawa station.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Kobe is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 - ¥9500 and takes 8 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥7500 - ¥30000 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 266.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan and Kobe, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shinjuku to Kobe every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Shinjuku to Kobe 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Ibaraki to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$160 - $210
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Ueno to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Keio Dentetsu Bus
Website
highwaybus.com
Night bus from Shibuya to Shinki Bus Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Shinjuku to Kobe is 541 km. It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to drive from Shinjuku to Kobe.

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All Nippon Airways and Skymark Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs ¥800 - ¥1300.

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