There are 9 ways to get from Tokyo 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$100 - $150

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Kobe Sannomiya Station

$48

7 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 24 min

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

$59 - $62

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

$69 - $264

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka  •  3 h 32 min

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

$90 - $332

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

$132 - $468

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Osaka Kobe  •  4 h 21 min

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

$116 - $286

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  5 h 22 min

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

$128 - $439

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 $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, JR East Group operates a bus from Tokyo to Kobe every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

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
Bus operators
JR East Group
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Kobe Sannomiya Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tokyo and Kobe is 431 km. The road distance is 542 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kobe is to night bus which costs ¥5250 - ¥5270 and takes 10 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kobe is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000.

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.

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