Sightseeing

『BAY SHUTTLE』From Kansai International Airport to Kobe. Enjoy your special sea trip!!

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BAY SHUTTLE, a High-Speed Boat which is a super convenient option to travel from Kansai International Airport to Kobe Airport. It takes 32 trips every day, 16 trips each from Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport.

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01 Arrival Gate to Ticket Counter

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To get to the BAY SHUTTLE ticket counter, walk out from the arrival gate, then turn right and go straight to the very end of the terminal.

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When you come across a tall silver standing clock with a sign reading “North”, you’ll soon find the ticket counter.

02 Get your ticket and go to the pier

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Travelers from abroad can get a discount one-way ticket for 1,000 yen, instead of the normal price of 1,850 yen by showing their passports. Credit cards accepted. Very reasonable!

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BAY SHUTTLE operates about once every hour from 6:30 am to 0:00 am. You can take the shuttle bus to the pier for free by showing the BAY SHUTTLE ticket. The bus leaves 10 minutes before the boat’s departure.

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A5-minute bus ride to the pier. The sea view makes you get ready for the exciting cruise!

03 Comfortable moment on a cruise like no other option can provide

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Departing to Kobe!

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Shining sea. You would see finless porpoises (neophocaena) off the Osaka gulf near Kansai International Airport if you’re lucky!

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An airplane flies across the sky.

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You can see the sky and the Seto Inland Sea nearby, feel calm waves and have a peaceful moment, while reading Kobe town magazines. Comfortable seats! Wonderful views! Will satisfy you more than any other transportation!

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Baggage compartment, beverage vending machine and restroom are equipped.

04 Kobe Airport to PORTLINER Station

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A 30-minute ride will take you to the Kobe Airport pier. Luggage carts are available.

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Walk to the bus stop.

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Take the free shuttle bus if you have large luggage. You can also walk to Kobe Airport of course. It only takes about 5 minutes.

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Arriving at Kobe Airport.

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Take an escalator right after entering and go up to the second floor.

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Follow the signpost.

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Go through a yellow gate.

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Arriving at the PORTLINER Kobe Airport Station to get to Sannomiya.

05 PORTLINER Kobe Airport Station to Sannomiya Station

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The PORTLINER ticket counter. 330 yen to Sannomiya station. With English guidance. The train usually operates once every 10 minutes, and every 5 minutes in the morning and evening.

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A 18-minute ride to Sannomiya Station.

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Go to the very front of the first car and enjoy special panoramic views just like a train operator.

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The train runs above Port Island, a medical industrial city with cutting-edge facilities, to downtown Sannomiya.

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PORTLINER, the train that connects Kobe Airport with downtown Sannomiya. It provides you with amazing views from above Port Island.

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You can also enjoy the night view of downtown Sannomiya.

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Kobe bay area!

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Arriving at Sannomiya.

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Kobe-Kansai Airport Bay Shuttle, the quick, comfortable and convenient option. It’s definitely worth trying!

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Visit the official website for more information