【KansaiAirport→Kobe】Access Guide! Fee & Time

【KansaiAirport→Kobe】Access Guide! Fee & Time

I wanna go to Kobe from KIX…
Which way is Cheaper and Easier?

For such a person, this time…
I explain transportation 【Kansai Airport (KIX)→Kobe】!

If you look at this, you can see how to get to Kobe, the price, the required time, and the transfer!


Let’s check it out!

Access Guide

KansaiAirport→Kobe Access Guide

“Kansai Airport” has the second highest airport utilization rate in Japan! but…

You don’t know the location of the airport or Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe!

First, let’s grasp the positional relationship on the route map!

Kansai route map simplified version

Kansai Airport is quite far from Kobe, about 2hour by train, a hour and a half by car.

Is Kobe and Sannomiya the same place? Or is it different?

First of all, I will briefly explain the area around Kobe and Sannomiya!

Around Kobe

Around Kobe

A close-up of the area around Kobe-Sannomiya looks like this, and there is a little distance between there!



There are “Harborland” and “Port Tower” on the Kobe Sea side.



There are “Sannomiya Center Gai” and “Santica” around Sannomiya Sta.

Between these two is ChinaTown “Nankinmachi”!



It is a representative Chinatown in Kobe.

It is recommended for eating around in the area! It’s pleasant!

You can walk between『Sannomiya→Nankinmachi→HarborLand』(abt.30mins walk),It is also recommended to take a walk in this area for sightseeing!


Let’s see how to move from Kansai Airport to Sannomiya!

There are three transportation from Kansai Airport to Sannomiya(Kobe)!


Let’s check out the Access Comparison!

KansaiAirport → Kobe
Access Guide

KansaiAirport → Kobe Access Guide
  • The Cheapest transportation is ①Train !
  • The Fastest transportation is ②Bus & ③Uber !

Details below!

KansaiAirport → Kobe
①Access by Train

KansaiAirport → Kobe ①Access by Train

There are two lines from Kansai Airport Station, 【JR Line】 and 【Nankai Line】!

It is convenient to use JR to Kobe / Sannomiya!

KansaiAirport → Nara ①Access by Train2

If you change from Osaka to Umeda and use the Hankyu train, it will be a little cheaper, so if you want to save money, “JR + Hankyu” is ◎!

If you want to go to Kobe, take the “JR Rapid” train and the next stop after Sannomiya Sta. is Kobe Sta. (about 5mins).

Use a local line!

From the airport, there are “Kansai Limited Express Haruka (JR)” and “Limited Express Rapi:t (Nankai Line)” that can be reached earlier than local lines by selecting seats.

But I do not recommend it.

source:JR Haruka

Although both are more expensive than local lines, the time reduction is only about 10 to 15 minutes.

In addition, it is easier not to use it between Kansai Airport → Kobe / Sannomiya because it requires transfer.

▼ This limited express is explained by “Kansai Airport → Osaka”.

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Kansai Airport Station

“Kansai Airport Station” is located in Terminal 1 Building.
*Terminal 1 is for international and domestic flights other than LCC, and Terminal 2 is for LCC main

You can move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 by free shuttle bus.

Free shuttle bus


If you want to go cheap, take the train!

Next is how to get there by bus!

Kansai Airport → Kobe
②Access by Bus

You can take a limousine bus from Kansai Airport to Kobe without transfer!

It’s convenient and not expensive, but it’s necessary to check in advance because many buses are currently suspended due to the covit-19.(*Suspended as of March 2021)

★Limousine Bus
  • To Kobe-Sannomiya(around Sannomiya Sta.) ¥2,000

※Other destinations ★Details

How to buy a ticket

Tickets can be purchased at the 【Bus Ticket Counter】 at each terminal.

Tickets cannot be reserved, so ticket purchase → line up for boarding.

Bus stop

★Terminal 1

Terminal 1 busstop
source:Bus Stop
line tenten

★Terminal 2

Terminal 2 busstop
source:Bus Stop

If you want to go comfortably, take a bus!

Kansai Airport → Kobe
③Access by Uber(Taxi)

Uber is a well-known ride-hailing service.

It is a system that you can know the price in advance because it will be the flow of dispatching after getting an estimate.

Credit information is registered in advance, it is convenient to get off without the hassle of paying after using a taxi!


This time, I am writing the amount estimated below. Please note that prices may vary depending on the time of day.

Estimate with Uber
Use Uber


Uber has a driver evaluation system, so they will drive you carefully!

The reason I didn’t choose is …

Taxis are more expensive!


Of course, there are taxis between “Airport ⇔ Kobe”, but according to an estimate from Kansai Airport, the price is ¥24,470 / 70mins, which is higher than Uber.

If you are worried about Uber, you may use a taxi ◎


If you want to go comfortably, Uber and taxis are recommended! (Although it is very expensive!)


That’s how to get to 【Kansai Airport → Kobe】!

Did you find the perfect transportation?


I wish you a pleasant trip to Kobe!