Access to Seto Marine Biological Laboratory

  • By train from Osaka

    By Limited Express Kuroshio from JR Shin-Osaka Station to JR Shirahama Station on Hanwa Line - Kisei Main Line (2 hrs & 20 min)
    (»Route search)

  • By express bus from Tokyo/Osaka

    From Nishiguchi Gate, JR Shinjuku Station to Shirahama Bus Center (11 hrs)
    From Chuo-kitaguchi Gate, JR Osaka Station to Shirahama Bus Center (3 hrs & 30 min)
    (»Timetable)

  • By car from Osaka

    From Matsubara Interchange (IC) to Kamitonda IC on Hanwa Expressway (2 hrs & 30 min)
    →From Kamitonda IC to Shirahama (20 min)
    (»Route map)

  • By airplane from Tokyo

    By airplane (Japan Airlines, three flights per day) from Haneda Airport to Nanki-Shirahama Airport (1 hr & 10 min)
    (»Timetable)

  • From Kansai International Airport (KIX)

    By Kansai Airport Rapid Service train from KIX to JR Hineno Station (10 min)
    →By Kishuji Rapid Service train from JR Hineno Station to JR Wakayama Station on Hanwa Line (25 min)
    (Or 40 min travel by limousine bus from KIX to JR Wakayama Station)
    →By Limited Express Kuroshio from JR Wakayama Station to JR Shirahama Station on Kisei Main Line (1 hr & 20 min)

Shuttle bus (Meiko Bus, Chonai-junkan line) is available from JR Shirahama Station, Shirahama Bus Center, and Nanki-Shirahama Airport to Rinkai, the bus stop near Seto Marine Biological Laboratory. (»Timetable)

It takes 5 min by taxi or 20 min by foot from Shirahama Bus Center to Seto Marine Biological Laboratory.

[Map around SMBL]