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.
01 Arrival Gate to Ticket Counter
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.
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
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!
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.
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
Departing to Kobe!
Shining sea. You would see finless porpoises (neophocaena) off the Osaka gulf near Kansai International Airport if you’re lucky!
An airplane flies across the sky.
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!
Baggage compartment, beverage vending machine and restroom are equipped.
04 Kobe Airport to PORTLINER Station
A 30-minute ride will take you to the Kobe Airport pier. Luggage carts are available.
Walk to the bus stop.
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.
Arriving at Kobe Airport.
Take an escalator right after entering and go up to the second floor.
Follow the signpost.
Go through a yellow gate.
Arriving at the PORTLINER Kobe Airport Station to get to Sannomiya.
05 PORTLINER Kobe Airport Station to Sannomiya Station
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.
A 18-minute ride to Sannomiya Station.
Go to the very front of the first car and enjoy special panoramic views just like a train operator.
The train runs above Port Island, a medical industrial city with cutting-edge facilities, to downtown Sannomiya.
PORTLINER, the train that connects Kobe Airport with downtown Sannomiya. It provides you with amazing views from above Port Island.
You can also enjoy the night view of downtown Sannomiya.
Kobe bay area!
Arriving at Sannomiya.
Kobe-Kansai Airport Bay Shuttle, the quick, comfortable and convenient option. It’s definitely worth trying!