Rokko-Maya Express Bus Starting Service!

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Kobe Municipal Transportation Bureau will run a "Rokko-Maya Express Bus" connecting Sannomiya to Maya Cable Shita and Rokko Cable Shita to improve access to Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya, popular destinations for domestic and international tourists.
The bus will run from Saturday, April 20 to Saturday, November 30 and make 6 round trips per day.
The #16 and #106 buses connect JR Rokkomichi Station and Hankyu Rokko Station to Rokko Cable Shita, and a new direct service from these stations to Rokko Cable Shita will also begin service.
The bus will run on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays from Saturday, April 20 to Saturday, November 30 and make 4 round trips per day.
During the express bus service period, a special Rokko-Maya 1-Day Ticket will be available for purchase, providing discounts on public transportation from Sannomiya and Shin-Kobe to the mountaintops of Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya.
We hope you use this convenient express bus service to enjoy Mt. Rokko, a national park located close to the urban center.

*The express bus will be out of service when both the Rokko Cable and the Maya Viewline Cable are out of service.

  1. Express bus service overview
  2. Special Rokko-Maya 1-Day Ticket available
  3. How to get to the bus stops

1.Express bus service overview

  • (1)Rokko-Maya Express Bus (express bus connecting Sannomiya and Shin-Kobe to the Maya Viewline and Rokko Cable)
    • 1 Operation period
      Saturday, April 20, 2019 Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • 2 Bus stops
      Sannomiya Bus Terminal Subway Sannomiya Sta. - Shin-Kobe Sta. Maya Cable Shita Rokko Cable Shita *Sannomiya Sta. on return trips
    • 3 Number of trips
      6 round trips per day (12 trips)
    • 4 Time table
(Outbound trip)
Sannomiya Bus Terminal Subway
Sannomiya Sta.
Shin-Kobe Sta. Maya Cable Shita Rokko Cable Shita
10時30分 10時34分 10時42分 10時56分 11時15分
11時30分 11時34分 11時42分 11時56分 12時15分
16時00分 16時04分 16時12分 16時26分 16時45分
17時00分 17時04分 17時12分 17時26分 17時45分
18時00分 18時04分 18時12分 18時26分 18時45分
19時00分 19時04分 19時12分 19時26分 19時45分
(Return trip)
Rokko Cable Shita Maya Cable Shita Shin-Kobe Sta. Subway
Sannomiya Sta.
Sannomiya Sta.
11時30分 11時42分 11時56分 12時06分 12時20分
12時30分 12時42分 12時56分 13時06分 13時20分
17時00分 17時12分 17時26分 17時36分 17時50分
18時00分 18時12分 18時26分 18時36分 18時50分
19時00分 19時12分 19時26分 19時36分 19時50分
20時00分 20時12分 20時26分 20時36分 20時50分
  • 5 Fare
    210 yen

(2)Direct bus connecting JR Rokkomichi Station and Hankyu Rokko Station to the Rokko Cable

  • 1  Operation period
    Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
    Saturday, April 20, 2019 Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • 2 Bus stops
    JR Rokkomichi Sta. Hankyu Rokko Sta. Rokko Cable Shita
  • 3 Number of trips
    4 round trips per day on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays (8 trips)
  • 4 Time table (Departure Time)
(Outbound trip)
JR Rokkomichi Sta. Hankyu Rokko Sta. Rokko Cable Shita
10時35分 10時40分 11時00分
11時35分 11時40分 12時00分
17時40分 17時45分 18時05分
18時40分 18時45分 19時05分
(Return trip)
Rokko Cable Shita Hankyu Rokko Sta. JR Rokkomichi Sta.
11時05分 11時17分 11時23分
12時10分 12時22分 12時28分
18時05分 18時17分 18時23分
19時05分 19時17分 19時23分
  • 5 Fare
    210 yen

2.Special Rokko-Maya 1-Day Ticket available

  • (1)For sale and valid during:
    Saturday, April 20, 2019 Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • (2)Price
    Adults: 1,700 yen, children: 850 yen
  • (3)Available at:
    Kobe Information Center, Shin-Kobe Station Tourist Information Center, Municipal Bus and Subway Customer Service Corner (by subway Sannomiya Station east ticket gate)
  • (4)Benefits
    Show the Rokko-Maya 1-Day Ticket at facilities at the mountaintop to receive discounts or bonuses
  • (5)Validity
    Valid for round trips within the valid zone for one customer on one day of your choice during the valid period.
    Rokko Sanjo Bus and Rokko Maya Sky Shuttle Bus are hop-on hop-off within the valid zone.
Transportation authority Zone(Stations and stops) (Comparison) Standard one-way fare
Kobe Municipal Bus Express Sannomiya Bus Terminal – Subway Sannomiya Sta. – Shin-Kobe Sta – Maya Cable Shita – Rokko Cable Shita
*Sannomiya Sta. for return trip
Two-way 210 yen
#16 Hanshin Mikage – (by way of Hankyu Rokko) – Rokko Cable Shita
#106, Direct JR Rokkomichi – (by way of Hankyu Rokko) – Rokko Cable Shita
#18 JR Rokkomichi or Sannomiya Bus Terminal
– Maya Cable Shita
#2 JR Rokkomichi or Subway Sannomiya Sta. – Kannonji
Rokko Cable  Rokko Cable Shita Sta. – Rokko Sanjo Sta. Two-way 590 yen
Maya Viewline Maya Cable Sta. – Maya Ropeway Hoshi no Sta. 880 yen
Rokko Sanjo Bus Rokko Cable Sanjo Sta. – Ropeway Sancho Sta. hop-on hop-off 260 yen
Rokko Maya Sky Shuttle Bus Rokko Cable Sanjo Sta - Maya Ropeway Sanjo Sta hop-on hop-off 480 yen

3.How to get to the bus stops

(1)Sannomiya Bus Terminal

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(2) Subway Sannomiya Sta.

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(3) Shin-Kobe Sta.

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