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

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$110 - $150

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Bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal

$47 - $75

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Night bus  •  10 h

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

$81

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kobe 339 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe  •  3 h 6 min

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

$68 - $263

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka  •  3 h 32 min

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

$89 - $331

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 1 min

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

$130 - $467

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Osaka Kobe  •  3 h 46 min

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

$126 - $292

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$151 - $474

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo 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 Tokyo to Kobe is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu station and arriving at Kobe Sannomiya. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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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 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Kobe is 431 km. The road distance is 542.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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The train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe takes 2 h 44 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Tokyo to Kobe bus services, operated by Keisei bus, arrive at Tokyo Station Yaesu.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kobe is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥8500 and takes 9 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥7500 - ¥30000 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 269.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Kobe every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo to Kobe 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Eagle Bus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Ibaraki to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$160 - $220
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu to Kobe Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.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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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Kobe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Tokyo to Kobe bus services, operated by Keisei bus, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Kobe is 542 km. It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to drive from Tokyo to Kobe.

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

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There are 151+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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