Osaka to Kobe

Osaka to Kobe

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Osaka to Kobe Schedule

Osaka to Kobe Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Japan Railways West 1 Day Pass 06:35 - 07:05¥ 2,407
Japan Airlines Economy 09:30 - 14:25¥ 37,368
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 11:32 - 11:45¥ 3,297
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 13:01 - 13:15¥ 3,245
Japan Airlines Economy #JL12014:35 - 15:40¥ 28,503
Jetstar Japan Economy 17:00 - 16:50¥ 25,036
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 18:32 - 18:45¥ 1,596
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 21:43 - 21:57¥ 3,245

Transportation from Osaka to Kobe

How to get from Osaka to Kobe

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

  • Flight
  • 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 USD 51.94. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 18.33.

How far is Osaka from Kobe?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Osaka to Kobe. Your trip will be a total of 61 miles (97 km). The flying distance is 59 miles (94 km).

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

The travel time from Osaka to Kobe can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 24 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Osaka to Kobe varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Japan Railways West: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 18.33 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 USD 51.94.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 18.33 to USD 51.94;
  • Bus tickets - USD 32.32 to USD 32.32;
  • flight price: USD 153.26. From Osaka to Kobe starting from 15:00 Kansai International Airport until 15:00 Kansai International Airport

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 4 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Osaka 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.


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 Osaka to Kobe

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Osaka 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% chosen flight