Kobe is linked to three airports in the Kansai area (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport). The city is a mere 30 minutes from Kansai International Airport, which offers around 1,300 flights per week to and from more than 65 cities. Osaka International Airport, also 30 minutes from Kobe is linked to 26 cities across Japan, while Kobe Airport, located 15 minutes from downtown, offers flights to more than 10 cities around Japan. Kobe offers excellent access, from both international and domestic locations.

Access from overseas

STEP1From the world to Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport offers a full 24-hour operation service, with roughly 1,300 flights per week to and from more than 65 cities in 18 countries around the world. Situated at the gateway to northeast Asia, it is a convenient hub for linking Asia and the world (US and Europe). Passenger traffic is rising yearly and the airport offers service in many languages. It also serves LCCs, which are very popular in Asia.

Access from major cities

STEP2From Kansai International Airport to Kobe

The Bay Shuttle Ferry or Limousine Bus is convenient.
The Bay Shuttle Ferry is a mere 30-minute ride to Kobe.

1Bay Shuttle FerryThirty minutes to Kobe Airport.
Hourly service.
Sixteen crossings per day.
2Limousine BusSixty minutes to Sannomiya.
Three trips per hour.

Access from Japan

Shinkansen (Bullet Train)Shin-Kobe Station is served by the Shinkansen every 15 minutes, providing wide spread access to eastern and western Japan.
Air travelKobe Airport is linked to more than 10 major Japanese cities including Tokyo. The airport is about 15 minutes from the city center and 30 minutes by limousine bus from Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport), which provides service to 27 cities in Japan.


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