Connecting Routes to the Hanshin Expressway

The Hanshin Expressway employs a system of connecting routes that incorporates non-toll roads. Use of such connecting routes is considered a single passage on the expressway prior to or after the connection, so there is no need to pay a new toll fare at the connecting toll gate.

Hanshin Expressway Connecting Routes

For more details on each connecting route, click on A~E on the map.

How to Use Connecting Routes

(1) Using ETC

All toll gates on connecting routes have a lane that allows passage without stopping, and the connection is applied. Even when there is an exit lane that issues a connection ticket, there is no need to go to that lane.

(2) Paying by Cash or non-wireless ETC

A connection ticket is issued at the connecting exit toll gate.
  • Route A westbound (No. 5 Wangan Route → No. 3 Kobe Route only)
    If connecting to the No. 3 Kobe Route via the Rokko Island-kita exit from the No. 5 Uozakihama entrance/Wangan Route, tell this to the toll gate person at the Uozakihama entrance and take the connection ticket.
  • Routes B, C, D
    The Ohama exit on Route B issues a connection ticket by machine.
Entrance toll gates and the expressway toll gates issue a connection ticket in combination with a receipt/pass.
  • Route A eastbound (No. 3 Kobe Route → No. 5 Wangan Route only)

Connections are Time-Limited

To use a connection ticket (or connection ticket combined with a receipt/pass) you must enter the connecting entrance by the time limit written on the connection ticket.
If the time limit has been exceeded or your vehicle enters from an invalid entrance, the connection ticket becomes invalid and you must pay the toll again.
If using ETC, you must enter within the fixed period of time for the connection.

ETC Connection Information

ETC automatic toll payment can be used on all routes connecting to the Hanshin Expressway.
When an ETC automatic toll payment is used at any toll gate on the connecting routes, the connection is applied.
If the valid time limit for the connection has been exceeded, or if your vehicle passes through an invalid entrance or exit for the connection, that connection becomes invalid and you will be charged a new toll fare at the connecting toll gate.

Connection Entrances/Exits and Connection Times

Route A  No. 5 Wangan Route ← Connection → No. 3 Kobe Route

Connection Time Limit: 90 min.

No. 5 Wangan Route Sumiyoshihama exit/Rokko Island-Kita exitNo. 3 Kobe Route Kyobashi westbound entrance/Maya westbound entrance

Customers who use the Uozakihama entrance should connect via the Rokko Island-Kita exit.

No. 3 Kobe Route Kyobashi exit (eastbound)/Maya exit (eastbound)No. 5 Wangan Route Sumiyoshihama entrance/Rokko Island-Kita entrance

Customers who use the Uozakihama exit should connect via the Rokko Island-kita entrance.

Use of toll roads other than the Hanshin Expressway (such as the Harbor Highway) will require a separate toll fare.

Route B  No. 4 Wangan Route ← Connection → No. 15 Sakai Route

Connection Time Limit: 30 min.

No. 4 Wangan Route Ohama (northbound) exitNo. 15 Sakai Route Sakai entrance
No. 15 Sakai Route Sakai exitNo. 4 Wangan Route Ohama (southbound) entrance

The only available connection to the No. 4 Wangan Route is going toward Izumisano.

Route C  No. 3 Kobe Route ← Connection → No. 1 Loop Route

Connection Time Limit: 60 min.

No. 3 Kobe Route Nakanoshima-nishi exitNo. 1 Loop Route Dojima entrance (toward Moriguchi)

It is not possible to connect to the Nakanoshima entrance on No. 11 Ikeda Route northbound.

Route D  No. 16 Osakako Route ← Connection → No. 1 Loop Route

Connection Time Limit: 60 min.

No. 16 Osakako Route Namiyoke exitNo. 1 Loop Route Dojima entrance (toward Moriguchi)

It is not possible to connect to the No. 1 Loop Route Shinanobashi entrance.

Route E  No. 3 Kobe Route ← Connection → No. 32 Shin-Kobe Tunnel

Connection Time Limit: 30 min. (Vehicles with wireless ETC only)

No. 3 Kobe Route Ikutagawa exitNo. 32 Shin-Kobe Tunnel National Route 2 entrance
No. 32 Shin-Kobe Tunnel National Route 2 exitNo. 3 Kobe Route Ikutagawa entrance

Vehicles with wireless ETC only.