Ticket Guide | Information on how to purchase a ticket.

How to Purchase a Ticket

Information on how to reserve/purchase a ticket on the Internet (KOUSOKUBUSNET), mobile device, JR Expressway Bus service counter, telephone, or convenience store.

Purchase methods vary depending on the route. Please confirm the details of the route you plan to use.

Internet (KOUSOKUBUSNET)

KOUSOKUBUSNET is a website where you can reserve or book expressway buses. You can check the availability of expressway bus seats, reserve tickets, and make credit card payments online.

※Some routes are not supported.

Member registration is not required if only confirming seat availability.


Expressway Bus Net

1) Access the store and register.

Access the website with a computer (http://www.kousokubus.net/) or mobile phone (http://www.kousokubus.net/k/) and register for membership. (Free of charge)

※Business hours (5:00 a.m. ... 1:00 a.m., the following day)


2) Checking seat availability and reserving a ticket

Reserve a ticket after choosing your preferred route/boarding date and checking seat availability. After making a reservation, your "Reservation Number" and "Pick Up Deadline" will be sent to your registered email address.

The "Pick Up Deadline" may vary by route. See "Digital Expressway Bus Timetable" for details.

Failing to pay/purchase by this deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your reservation.


[Paying by credit card]

Enter the necessary credit card information when registering for membership. Your payment will be completed once authorized from the card company.

[Online Discount] The credit settlement is discounted 2-5% Reservation of ticket in Expressway Bus net when you use. (Online discounts will not apply to certain routes.)

■Convenience ■ Seat choice from seat map (Seat layout)

KOUSOKUBUSNET Members who both reserve and complete payment (credit card) for an E-ticket may select the seat of their choice using the "seat map".

※Actual seat positions may vary by bus type. Seat maps may not be available for certain routes.


[Paying at a convenience store]

Some routes may be paid for at convenience stores. After completely your reservation, select "Pay at Convenience Store".


[Only making a reservation]

After Reservation, please take over ticket at ticket vendor installed in the Expressway Bus ticket section of JR Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal or window.

※Your reservation number will be needed at the time of pick up.

Issuing Bus E-Tickets

Bus E-tickets will be issued for customers paying with a credit card. Please have the Bus E-ticket with you when boarding the bus. (For those that do not own a printer, you can login to your account and display your E-ticket on your mobile phone.)

Using a computer

Using a computer

Print out the Bus E-ticket with your printer and show it to the crew when boarding the bus.

Please keep your boarding pass with you until a crew comes over to collect it.

Using a mobile phone

Using a mobile phone

When boarding the bus, display the Bus E-ticket on the screen of your mobile phone and show the screen to the crew.

The ticket will be available for display starting 30 minutes before the boarding time. Log in to KOUSOKUBUSNET to display the ticket.

Please see here for details on how to use the website.

Mobile phone

You can make a reservation from the mobile version of this website at "2. Seat Availability, Book/Purchase Tickets (KOUSOKUBUSNET), or directly from the KOUSOKUBUSNET mobile website "http://www.kousokubus.net/k".

Convenience store (receiving reserved tickets)

For certain routes, payments may be made at convenience stores if there are not service counters available nearby or not enough time is left before the pick up deadline to visit a service counter.

※For phone reservations, please mention that you would like to pay at a convenience store at the time of reservation. For Internet (KOUSOKUBUSNET) reservations, select "Convenience Store Payment" after completing your reservation, and a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please purchase the ticket by the pickup deadline notified to you by email.

 Failing to pay/purchase by this deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your reservation.

Paying at a Convenience Store (KOUSOKUBUSNET)

Please see here for instructions on how to operate terminals at major convenience stores.

Convenience store (purchasing new tickets at store)

Tickets may also be purchased at a convenience store.
※This service is available at Lawson, Ministop, and Circle K Sunkus stores nationwide. (Certain stores excluded)

Please see here for instructions on how to operate terminals at convenience stores.

Please direct inquiries on expressway buses to:

JR Bus Kanto Expressway Bus Information Center (10 am to 10 pm)

※Please make sure that you are dialing the correct number.

JR Expressway Bus counter

We install automatic ticket machine other than window in the JR Expressway Bus ticket section in JR Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. Other than the purchase of ticket of the day, the purchase (from 10:00 a.m. one day before one month in ※ Keihanshin district area from 10:00 a.m. two months ago) can have ticket of seat reservation system line with Expressway Bus net ticket vendor.

※Line that handles in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, and is enacted is limited to "way from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal".

Please see this about detailed operation explanation of automatic ticket machine in JR Tokyo Station.

Telephone

Telephone reservations are accepted. The number for making reservations differs depending on the route. Please check the table below.

※Please make sure that you are dialing the correct number.
※Excluding certain routes, reservations for same day tickets are not accepted at the JR Bus Kanto Reservation Center.

List of routes where telephone reservation is acceptable [reservations accepted from 10 am to 6 pm]

[A] the 03-3844-0489 metropolitan area - Keihanshin district

[ B ] 03-3844-0495 Tomei Highway Bus, Chuo Expressway buses, other overnight buses

[ C ] 03-3844-0496 Tohoku Expressway buses, Kan-etsu Expressway buses

[ D ] 03-3844-0497 Joban Expressway buses, Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line buses

[C] You can choose to pay a convenience store when making reservation by telephone.


Area

Section Informal Name

A

B

C

D

[C]

Tohoku

Shinjuku - Aizu Wakamatsu, Kitakata / dream highway Aizu

Shinjuku - Koriyama, Fukushima / abukuma

Kanto

Shinjuku - Shiobara, Nasu, Nishinasuno / Nasu, Shiobara

Shinjuku, Nerima - Ikaho-Onsen, Kusatsu Onsen / Joshu yumeguri

Tokyo - Tateyama, Awa Shirahama / Boso rape, Shinjuku rape, midnight Shinjuku Tateyama

Cape / hitachi of Tokyo - Hitachi, cormorant

Shinjuku, Tokyo - Hitachiota, Hitachi-Omiya

Tokyo → University of Tsukuba / ※We accept only Tsukuba in midnight

Tokyo → Yoshikawa, Matsubushi / midnight Yoshikawa, Matsubushi

Koshin

Shinjuku, Nerima - Saku flat Komoro

Tokyo - Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi

Tokai

Tokyo, Shinjuku - Gifu, Nagoya / dream nagoya,

Dream Toyota Liner, Dream Nagoya/Mikawa Liner,

Dream Nagoya/Shinjuku Liner

Tokyo, Shinjuku - Nakatsu River, Nagoya / Chuo liner nagoya

Tokyo - Chiryu, Kariya, Chitahanda / Chita Segal

Tokyo - Shizuoka, Hamamatsu / dream Shizuoka, Hamamatsu

Shinjuku ... new Shizuoka

Tokyo, Shinjuku - Gotemba premium outlet

Tokyo - Hakone

Tokyo - Shizuoka - Nagoya Tomei Expressway highway Bus (ride bus stop-limited)

Shinjuku - Tajimi, Kani / Chuo liner Kani

Hokuriku

Shinjuku, Ikebukuro - Kanazawa / Kanazawa express

Tokyo - Toyama, Kanazawa / dream Kanazawa, Seishun dream Kanazawa

Kinki

Metropolitan area - Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe /

Tokaido Hiru-Tokkyu, Chuo Expressway Hiru-Tokkyu, premium Hiru-Tokkyu, Seishun Hiru-Tokkyu, dream, Chuo dream, premium dream, premium Chuo dream, Seishun Eco dream, Gran Hiru-Tokkyu, grand Rihm

Nagano - Osaka / Seishun dream Shinshu

Shikoku

Tokyo, Shinjuku - Tokushima, Takamatsu, Kochi, Matsuyama /

Dream Matsuyama Liner, Dream Kochi Liner, Dream Takamatsu Liner, Dream Tokushima Liner)

(As of April 1, 2015)


After Reservation of ticket, please take over ticket at ticket vendor installed in the JR Expressway Bus ticket section of JR Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal or window.

※Line that handles in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, and is enacted is limited to "way from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal".

For certain routes, you may choose to pay at a convenience store when making a telephone reservation or after making a reservation with KOUSOKUBUSNET. Please check the page for each route.

※You cannot purchase ticket which did Telephone Reservation at window of each travel agency.

Please pick up tickets with physical/intellectual disabilities discounts at the KOUSOKUBUSNET service counter.


[Precautions for Telephone Reservations]

※The "Reservation Number" issued at the time of reservation will be necessary to receive your boarding pass.

※After making a reservation, please purchase the boarding pass by the deadline specific to the boarding pass. Deadlines vary depending on the route, boarding pass, and method of payment. See "Digital Expressway Bus Timetable" for details.

Failing to pay/purchase by this deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your reservation.

※Customers using student discounts will be asked to present a student ID (student handbook) upon boarding. Failing to present a student ID will result in regular fares.