The main public transportation systems in the city are buses and subways. A flat rate of ¥200 for adults and ¥100 for each child is charged for the City bus. The The main public transportation systems in the city are buses and subways. A flat rate of ¥200 for adults and ¥100 for each child is charged for the City bus. The
subway system charges ¥200–¥320 for adults and ¥100–¥160 for each child, depending on the distance traveled. Put the fare into the fare box at the front of the bus when you ride on a City bus, or, on the Key Route No. 2 bus, when you get off.
Subway tickets can be purchased from vending machines and passed through the automatic ticket gates. The ticket should then be passed through the gate again at the station where you get off. Manaca IC Cards, 1 Day Tickets, and Weekend Eco Passes (Donichi Eco Kippu) can be a good value.
Commuter pass functionality for everyday use between specified stations/bus stops can also be added to Manaca IC Cards. When using Manaca on a City bus, touch the card to the fare box on the bus as you enter (or as you get off of Key Route Bus No. 2). For subways, touch the card to the automatic ticket gate at both the departure and destination stations.
Fare: Priced according to destination; ¥200-¥320
Tickets: Sold at vending machines. Prepaid Cards also available.
Fare Adjustment Machine: At the exit, an alarm will go off if your ticket is short of the appropriate fare. When you are not sure if you paid enough or have extended the journey, go to the fare adjustment machine (orange) before exiting. Insert the ticket into the machine and a light will display the remaining fare. Put in money and use the new ticket exit. Change available.
Fare: Flat ¥200 (paid upon entering, change machine available. Prepaid Cards also available).
Entrance: At the front door
Exits: In middle or rear of bus.
How to get off: Push the signal button at window levels.
Note: The major bus terminals for the city bus are Nagoya-Eki (on the 2nd floor of the terminal building, north of Nagoya Station) and Sakae (at Oasis 21 or Funsuiminami). It is convenient to use the Key-Route Bus when visiting Nagoya Castle and the Tokugawa Art Museum.
See: Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi) Bus Time Table
The Aonami Line runs between Nagoya Station and Kinjo-futo Station, completing the approximately 15.2km journey in roughly 24 minutes. Fares for adults range between ¥200 (Zone 1)–¥350 (Zone 6) and children are half-priced. As per the subway, purchase your ticket from a vending machine, pass it through the automatic ticket gates before boarding and pass it through again at the station where you disembark from the train. Manaca can be used on the Aonami Line.
The Yutorito Line incorporates a guide way bus system, offering passengers the benefits of both railways and busses. In the heavily congested city-center, Yutorito Line busses operate on an exclusive, elevated track where they are guided along by steering devices installed on front and back wheels.
In other areas, the same vehicle continues traveling along public roads. Enter the bus from the central door and take a boarding ticket. When getting off the bus, pay your fare and exit via the front door. If you choose to use a Manaca IC card, touch it to the card reader when embarking the bus, and when disembarking, touch it to the card reader again located next to the bus driver’s seat. Fares between Ozone Station and Kozoji Station for adults range from ¥200 to ¥420 and children are half-priced.
Linimo is Japan’s first magnetically levitated linear motor car and is renowned for providing users with a comfortable ride with minimal noise and vibrations. Please purchase your ticket from a vending machine, pass it through the automatic ticket gates before boarding and pass it through again at the station where you disembark from the train. Linimo Cards can be used on Linimo.
There are also other public transportation systems available such as JR, Meitetsu or Kintetsu. These transport systems offer convenient and low cost services.
Nagoya City Transportation Bureau Service Centers
Nagoya City Transportation Bureau information offices are located at the Oasis 21 bus terminal in Sakae. Nagoya Municipal Subway and Bus Tickets can be purchased from Transportation Bureau Service Centers (Service Centers & Information Offices are at 9 major subway stations), Subway Stations (near the wicket), City Bus Offices and Onboard City Buses. In addition to the above locations, some participating shops also sell tickets.
- Nagoya subway station: 052-582-1077
- Kanayama subway station: 052-331-2818
- Sakae subway station: 052-961-4171
- Fushimi subway station: 052-231-6691
- Imaike subway station: 052-731-2279
- Yagoto subway station: 052-833-4002
- Aratama-bashi subway station: 052-852-5825
- Hoshigaoka subway station: 052-782-7586
- Ozone subway station: 052-916-0947
One-Day Ticket (by – Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya)
A magnetic card that allows you to ride on subways and city buses for a full day. The 1-Day Ticket is a useful one-day unlimited pass. Three types of tickets are released: 1-Day Bus Ticket, 1-Day Subway Ticket, and 1-Day Bus & Subway Combination Ticket. Some facilities offer a discount when the 1-Day Ticket is shown.
- 1-Day Bus & Subway Combination Ticket: Adult: ¥850, Child: ¥430
- 1-Day Bus Ticket Adult: ¥600, Child: ¥300
- 1-Day Subway Ticket: Adult: ¥740, Child: ¥370
Note: 1-Day Tickets cannot be used for Yutori-To Line (Guideway Bus), Meitetsu Bus, Aonami Line, or Linimo (Light Linear Motor Car in Nagoya).
Transportation Bureau, City Bus & Subway Telephone Information Center: Tel: (052)522-0111, (052) 972-3818, (052)972-3847, (052)581-0100 City of Nagoya Transportation Bureau Lost & Found Center: Tel. 972–3847·3848
Nagoya Municipal Subway and Bus fares, tickets and travel card (Manaca), Visit: http://www.kotsu.city.nagoya.jp/english/index.html
Operate Business – Railway and rail track management. Purchase, sale and management of real estate, Operation of convenience stores, etc., Operation of hotels, etc., Operation of sightseeing, sports and cultural facilities, etc., Information service business including telecommunication and cable broadcasting businesses. To travel areas such as Kyoto, Nara and Ise-Shima from major cities such as Osaka and Nagoya, the Kintetsu Limited Express train is a convenient way to arrive quickly and comfortably at your destination.
Kintetsu Nagoya Transportation Dept., Railway Headquarters (Nagoya Office): 7F Kintetsu Shin-Nagoya Building, 4-5-28, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 450-0002 Tel: +81-52-582-3311 Kintetsu Trains / Buses Telephone Information Center: Tel. 561–1604 Kintetsu Nagoya Station, Lost & Found Information Center: Tel. 541–1094
Nagoya Railroad “Meitetsu”
Nagoya Railroad “Meitetsu” extends a track of 444.2km, and its urban network runs through Aichi and Gifu prefecture. The railway network integrates the main line that links Nagoya, Gifu, and Toyohashi as well as the secondary lines that link Central Japan International Airport, the historic town of Inuyama, the industrial city Toyota which is famous for Toyota Motor Cars, and others.
Meitetsu Bus Information Center Office: Tel. 561–6381 Meitetsu Trains / Buses Customer Center (Lost and Found): Tel. 582–5151
Timetable from Meitetsu Nagoya to the major stations: http://www.meitetsu.co.jp/english/timetable/index.asp
All-you-can-ride one-day passes:
If you expect to be using public transportation multiple times in one day during your stay in Nagoya, or if you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding the exact change in an unfamiliar currency every time you board a bus or train, it might pay off to buy a one-day pass. The Nagoya Transportation Bureau offers three types of all-you-can-ride oneday passes: a bus only option (¥600) a train only option (¥740) and a combination pass (¥850). The passes can significantly ease stress levels heightened by negotiating the complex subway and bus system. The passes pay for themselves in just a few rides, and you’ll have the added comfort of knowing that if you happen to get on a bus or train going in the wrong direction you will not have wasted your money on the ticket. Just keep in mind that the bus passes are only valid on city buses (including sightseeing routes) and are not accepted on private lines.
Eco Ticket (donichi eko kippu):
The Eco Ticket is an even better option for weekend visitors taking in the sights. Originated to keep weekend and holiday traffic levels down in the “Car Kingdom” of Nagoya, the ticket is ideal for foreign tourists who wouldn’t be driving anyway. At just ¥600 for adults, the ticket allows you unlimited one-day use of city buses and the subway. The Eco Ticket also gets you deep discounts and free items at participating Nagoya shops, restaurants and cultural institutions. The convenient pass is also available on national holidays and on the 8th of every month, which is citywide Environmental Protection Day.
Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus:
For travelers looking to hit all of Nagoya’s premier sights in one day, the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus could be the way to go. The gold bus picks up and drops off every hour on weekdays (excluding Mondays) and every half-hour on weekends and holidays. Popular destinations on the bus route include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Garden and Museum, Noritake Garden, and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus (Me-guru): http://www.ncvb.or.jp/routebus/en/index.html
Travelers can purchase an all-day Me~guru ticket for ¥500 and board the bus at their leisure. Children’s all-day passes are just ¥250 with single ride adult and children’s tickets going for ¥200 and ¥100 respectively. One-day passes issued by the Transportation Bureau are also valid on the Me~guru bus.
Discount tickets are available in service stations located in major subway stations throughout Nagoya, including two outside of the Higashiyama and Sakura-dori line entrances at Nagoya station.
Centrair (Central Japan International Airport) Telephone Center: Tel. 0569–38–1195 JR Tokai Telephone Information Center: Tel. 050–3772–3910 JR Nagoya Station Lost & Found Center: Tel. 564–2442 JR Trains: 561-4143 JR Buses: 354-3811
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