Did you know that you can travel to and from Kinosaki Onsen by bus from Osaka or Kobe? Zentan Express Bus is the way to go! They operate 3 buses per day from Osaka or Kobe as shown in the schedule in the image. Additionally there is a 10% discount from the fare if you buy a return bus ticket. Please try it out the next time you visit Kinosaki Onsen!
Tickets can be bought at various places but the main three are:
Kinosaki Onsen: Sozoro Tourist Information Center (opposite JR Kinosaki Onsen station)
Osaka: Hankyu Bus Reservation center
Kobe: Shinki Bus Reservation center
You can also reserve online with the following link! http://willerexpress.com/st/178/en/pc/bus/route/calendar.php?oR=1410001&fR=2410001&off=1&hkn=30&kns=15
To travel from Osaka, search the line `Kinosaki, Toyooka-Osaka` in the `Routes` section.
To travel from Kobe, search the line `Kinosaki, Toyooka-Kobe` in the `Routes` section.