From Kansai International Airport, take the JR Kansai Airport Express Haruka to Shin-Osaka and change to the JR Tokaido Line for Kobe's JR San-no-miya Station, a 75-minute (¥3,320) trip, not including transfer times. For a quicker trip, ignore the train and take the comfortable limousine bus (70 minutes; ¥1,800), which drops you off in front of San-no-miya Station.
From Osaka Itami Airport, buses to San-no-miya Station leave from a stand between the airport's two terminals approximately every 20 minutes 7:45 am–9:10 pm. The trip takes about 40 minutes (¥1,020).
Kobe Airport handles mainly domestic flights, is 18 minutes from JR San-no-miya Station via the Portliner (¥320 one-way).
Kobe Airport (1 Kobe Kuko, Chūō-ku, Kōbe, Hyōgo-ken, 650-0048. 078/304–7777. www.kairport.co.jp/eng/index.html.)