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There are 11 ways to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 41m

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

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Night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo station to Kobe Sannomiya Koka Shotengai-mae

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Bus, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

Night bus via Kobe Sannomiya  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu to Kobe Sannomiya

Night bus via Shibuya  •  9h 4m

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

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe 538.9 km

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kobe  •  3h 6m

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

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami  •  3h 27m

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

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Kobe  •  3h 46m

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

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo station to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station

Tokyo (Station) to Kobe by walk and night bus

7 Weekly Services
9h 5m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe is to drive which costs ¥7500 - ¥12000 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥18000 and takes 2h 41m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo station station and arriving at Kobe Sannomiya Koka Shotengai-mae. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Shin-Kobe. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 41m.

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The distance between Tokyo (Station) and Kobe is 431 km. The road distance is 538.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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The train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe takes 2h 41m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Tokyo (Station) to Kobe bus services, operated by Jam Jam Liner, depart from Tokyo station.

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Tokyo (Station) to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥9000 - ¥18000 and takes 3h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo (Station) to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 430.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

What companies run services between Tokyo (Station), Japan and Kobe, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ¥12000 - ¥18000 and the journey takes 2h 41m. Alternatively, Jam Jam Liner operates a vehicle from Tokyo station to Kobe Sannomiya Koka Shotengai-mae once daily. Tickets cost ¥6000 - ¥12000 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥35000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥35000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥34000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥60000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥44000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥25000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥45000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥110000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥45000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥22000
Flights from Ibaraki to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥27000
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥18000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥14000 - ¥18000
Green seat
¥18000 - ¥25000
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
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 Tokyo to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3700
Green Seat
¥3500 - ¥4700
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Tokyo station to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥5000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Book at
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/pass/nex.html
Reserved Seat
¥3100 - ¥3700
Green Seat (First Class)
¥4500 - ¥5000
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Night bus from Tokyo station to Kobe Sannomiya Koka Shotengai-mae
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu to Kobe Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
keiseibus.co.jp
Keio Dentetsu Bus
Website
highwaybus.com
Night bus from Shibuya to Shinki Bus Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Tokyo (Station) to Kobe bus services, operated by Jam Jam Liner, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya Koka Shotengai-mae station.

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Tokyo (Station) to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo (Station) to Kobe is 539 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Tokyo (Station) 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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