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Results from Kyoto to Kobe on Monday, 26 February 2024
How to get from Kyoto to Kobe
The easiest way to travel from Kyoto to Kobe is by train.
How far is Kyoto from Kobe?
The travel distance between Kyoto and Kobe is 75 km. There is no direct flight from Kyoto to Kobe, the only option to travel is by train.
How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Kobe?
It takes less than 30 minutes to get from Kyoto to Kobe by train.
What types of trains operate the route Kyoto to Kobe?
There is one railway company operating trains on the route Kyoto to Kobe.
JR operates the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train between Tokyo and Fukuoka stopping in Kyoto and Kobe.
There are three types of services on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen: Nozomi and Mizuho are the fast services stopping only at key stations, Hikari and Sakura are the semi-fast services stopping at the major stations and Kodama is the local service stopping at all stations.
Shinkansen trains carry Green Cars with business class seats and Ordinary Cars with standard class seats distributed in Reserved and Non-reserved. In total, the Shinkansen trains offer three passengers classes: Reserved Seat (Green Car), Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and Non-reserved Seat.
Travellers with Reserved Seat tickets are required to take their numbered seat in the Green Cars or the Ordinary Cars. Travellers with Non-reserved Seat tickets are allowed to take any seat available only in the Ordinary Cars designated as Non-reserved.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
Where does the train from Kyoto to Kobe depart?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line depart from Kyoto Station located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.
Passengers are requested to arrive at the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
Where does the train from Kyoto to Kobe arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line arrive at Shin-Kobe Station located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo.