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There are 10 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.

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Train  •  2h 44m

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

$110 - $150

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Bus  •  9h 14m

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

$64 - $81

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Night bus Keisei bus  •  10h

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

$81

Night bus Eagle Bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki

$70 - $71

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kobe 339 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kobe  •  3h 11m

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

$68 - $263

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami  •  3h 32m

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

$89 - $331

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 6m

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

$130 - $467

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Kobe  •  4h 26m

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

$114 - $281

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 Sannomiya Bus Terminal

$151 - $474

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 10h.

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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 44m.

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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 2h 44m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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The train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe takes 2h 44m 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 2h 44m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 - ¥9500 and takes 9h 14m, you could also fly, which costs ¥7500 - ¥30000 and takes 3h 11m.

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

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 2h 44m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo to Kobe 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Ibaraki to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu to Kobe Sannomiya
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.com
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
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
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
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 15m.

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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 5h 39m to drive from Tokyo 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 167+ hotels available in Kobe. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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