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For more details (where you get on/off, e.t.c.), please refer to these websites.

From ITM Airport http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/itm/t_kob.html
To ITM Airport http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/itm/f_kob.html
From KIX Airport http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/kix/t_kob.html
To KIX Airport http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/kix/f_kob.html
- Portopia Hotel Shuttle Bus http://www.portopia.co.jp/en/access/bus.html

International Flight (Arriving Kansai Int’l Airport)

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the closest international gateway for Kobe and located around the Osaka Bay along a fast coastal highway. To transfer from KIX to Kobe:
-Transfer by Taxi: About 70 minutes and approx. 23,000 Yen (KIX to downtown Kobe, Sannomiya).
-Transfer by Limousine Bus: 70 minutes and 1,950 Yen (KIX to downtown Kobe, Sannomiya).
-Transfer by Bay Shuttle Ferry: 60 minutes and 1,850 Yen (KIX to Kobe Marine Air). The KIX ferry dock is a 6-7 minutes free bus transfer from the airport terminal.

International Flight (Arriving Tokyo Narita)

-Transfer by Domestic Air (Narita to Osaka Itami Airport): Narita is an international airport with some domestic flights to Osaka Itami Airport. Flight time between Narita and Osaka Itami is about 60 minutes.
-Transfer by Domestic Air (Haneda to Kobe Airport): Narita arrivals should first transfer to Tokyo’s domestic airport Haneda for flights to Kobe. Bus transfers between Narita and Haneda take 75 minutes and cost 3,100 Yen. Flight time between Haneda and Kobe is about 60 minutes. (There are also flights to Osaka Itami if Kobe flights are full).
-Domestic Rail Transfer: See below for Shinkansen transfers from Tokyo to Kobe. Trains from Narita to Tokyo (Shinkansen) Station take about 60 minutes and cost approx. 3,020 Yen (by the Narita Express train). Buses from Narita to Tokyo take 80~110 minutes (depending on traffic conditions) and cost 900 Yen.

Domestic Flight (Arriving Kobe Airport)

Location of Kobe Airport / Marine Air Island: Kobe Airport connects by road or rail to downtown Kobe (Sannomiya) through adjacent Port Island and its Convention Center.
-Transfer by Port Liner (Automated Guideway Transit): 18 minutes and 330 Yen to downtown Kobe ‘Sannomiya’ or 8 minutes and 250 Yen to Port Island convention hotels.
-Transfer by Taxi: Approx. 20 minutes and approx. 2,700 Yen to downtown or 10 minutes and approx. 1,700 Yen to hotels on Port Island.

Domestic Flight (Arriving Osaka Itami)

-Transfer by Taxi: Approx. 30 minutes and approx. 12,000 Yen (to downtown Kobe, Sannomiya) or 50 minutes and approx. 15,000 Yen directly to hotels on Port Island.
-Transfer by Limousine Bus: Bound for Sannomiya Station this bus takes 40 minutes and costs 1,050 Yen with operations every 15~30 minutes.

Access by Shinkansen (Bullet train)

JR Shinkansen (Bullet) Train (Arriving at Shin-Kobe Station)

Bullet Trains to Shin-Kobe from Tokyo take about 2 hrs 50 minutes and cost approx. 16,000 Yen. Trains run about every 20 minutes. From Nagoya trains take 70 minutes and cost about 8,300 Yen. From Kyoto, about 30 minutes, costing about 3,700 Yen.

Local and Express Rail (Arriving at downtown Kobe, Sannomiya Station)

From Osaka trains take about 20 minutes and cost about 410 Yen by JR lines.
From Kyoto trains take about 50 minutes and cost about 1,100 Yen.


Road & Rail Access to Port Island: Sannomiya connects to Kobe Airport through Port Island. The middle of Port Island is home to the Kobe Convention Center. Access is easy by taxi, ‘Port Liner’ overhead train or Portopia Hotel shuttle bus.
Port Liner Trains: The Port Liner trains run approx. every 5 minutes between Kobe Airport and Sannomiya.
All trains stop at the station next to the Convention Center, called “Shimin Hiroba”. From Sannomiya to Shimin Hiroba costs 250 Yen and takes about 10 minutes either way. Coming from Kobe Airport, the cost is 250 Yen and takes 8 minutes.

Portopia Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Bus

The Portopia hotel operates a free shuttle bus service from JR Shin-Kobe Station and JR Sannomiya Station to the venue. Operation: every 20 minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Please note that depending on the number of passengers and seating capacity, you may not be able to board the bus. Your understanding would be appreciated.
For more details, please visit the hotel website http://www.portopia.co.jp/en/access/bus.html

* For more details, please visit the venue website



Departures every 20 minutes from the Kobe Portopia Hotel, Sannomiya Station and Shin Kobe Station.

• Numbers circled are for extra shuttles on Saturdays and peak season days (January 1-3).
Please note that these shuttles only go to Sannomiya Station.

Shuttle Stop Maps
  • • Seating is limited. In the event the shuttle bus reaches capacity, please wait for the next shuttle bus.
  • • Depending on traffic conditions, the shuttle bus may run behind schedule.
  • • Tickets are not required for the shuttle bus. Seating is on a first come, first served basis (reservations not available). Thank you for your understanding.
  • • The shuttle schedule may change without prior notice. Please call to reconfirm the schedule prior to your visit. Thank you.