Kyoto to Kobe

Kyoto to Kobe

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Refundable Fastest
07:00
Kyoto
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:30
Shin Kobe
Refundable Fastest
21:00
Kyoto
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:30
Shin Kobe
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant Refundable
06:30
Kyoto city
2h 40m bus ride in AC Seater
09:10
Sannomiya Kobe Maiko, Hyogo

From Kyoto to Kobe by train

Refundable Fastest
07:00
Kyoto
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:30
Shin Kobe
Refundable Fastest
21:00
Kyoto
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:30
Shin Kobe

From Kyoto city to Kobe by bus

Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant Refundable
06:30
Kyoto city
2h 40m bus ride in AC Seater
09:10
Sannomiya Kobe Maiko, Hyogo

Kyoto to Kobe Schedule

Kyoto to Kobe Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 07:00 - 07:30¥ 6,377
Syoei Bus SY AC Seater 06:30 - 09:10¥ 1,502
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 08:38 - 09:06¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:47 - 11:15¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 12:47 - 13:15¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 14:47 - 15:15¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 16:47 - 17:15¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 19:47 - 20:15¥ 3,140
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 21:29 - 21:57¥ 3,140
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 21:00 - 21:30¥ 6,377

Transportation from Kyoto to Kobe

How to get from Kyoto to Kobe

When you want to get from Kyoto to Kobe, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 6,377. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 1,502.

How far is Kyoto from Kobe?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kyoto to Kobe. Your trip will be a total of 79 miles (127 km). The flying distance is 77 miles (123 km).

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Kobe?

The travel time from Kyoto to Kobe can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Kyoto to Kobe?

The cost of the trip from Kyoto to Kobe varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Syoei Bus SY (昌栄バス): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 1,502 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as JPY 6,377.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kyoto to Kobe:

  • Bus tickets - JPY 1,502 to JPY 1,502;
  • Train tickets - JPY 3,140 to JPY 6,377;

How many trips per day are there between Kyoto and Kobe?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 06:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Kyoto to Kobe is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Kyoto to Kobe

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kyoto to Kobe? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.