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How much is the Tokaido Shinkansen?

How much is the Tokaido Shinkansen?

A reserved seat costs more than a non-reserved seat. For example, a reserved seat from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka on a Nozomi train costs 14, 450 yen, while the same seat on a Hikari or Kodama costs 14,140 yen.

Is Tokaido Shinkansen covered by JR pass?

The JR Pass is valid on the entire Tokaido Shinkansen and can be used on both the Hikari and Kodama train services. The Hikari takes about 159 minutes to travel between Tokyo – Kyoto, just 19 minutes more than the Nozomi.

Can you buy Shinkansen tickets with credit card?

Shinkansen tickets can be paid for with credit cards when purchasing passenger, special-express, or unreserved seat tickets. Of course, you can purchase your shinkansen tickets at ticket machines, as well as at the JR Ticket Office, or online.

What does Shinkansen translate to?

Shinkansen (新幹線) in Japanese means ‘new trunk line’ or ‘new main line’, but this word is used to describe both the railway lines the trains run on and the trains themselves. In English, the trains are also known as the bullet train.

What does JR Pass not cover?

Subways, Metros, and non JR trains are not covered by the Japan rail pass.

How much does a Shinkansen ticket cost?

All Areas of Japan and JR Pass The price for a seven-day pass is 29,110 yen. For comparison, the regular Shinkansen fare for a one-way, reserved seat from Tokyo to Osaka is 14,450 yen, so purchasing this Japan Rail Pass makes up for the cost of a round trip.

Should I buy Shinkansen tickets in advance?

You must order at least 3 days in advance before the day of travel. I would advise you to book your shinkansen tickets as far in advance as you can, during peak season like Christmas and New Year, cherry blossom season (April) and fall foliage season (November). It gets extremely busy and trains are often fully booked.

Can I ride Shinkansen without reservation?

Non-reserved ( jiyuseki, 自由席) If you don’t reserve a seat you must sit in a non-reserved car where seats are first come, first serve. Some shinkansen lines don’t have this class (seat reservations are mandatory).

Where can I book Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen tickets?

You can book Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen tickets between Tokyo and Hakata (including Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, etc.). In addition, you can book limited express tickets such as between Nagoya and Takayama. Book a Shinkansen package tour with hotel, ryokan, etc., and travel quickly around Japan on the bullet train.

Which is the fastest train on the Tokaido Shinkansen?

Three types of trains operate on this Shinkansen Line: Nozomi, Hikari and Kodama. Hikari trains represent the second-fastest option on the Tokaido Line. Hikari trains serve more stations than do Nozomi trains, requiring about three hours of travel time between Tokyo Station and Shin-Osaka Station.

How do you buy a Shinkansen train ticket?

To ride a Shinkansen and/or an express train, you will purchase the two types of tickets mentioned above, although there is also a single, integrated type of ticket for some trains. As shown in the photograph above, passengers will be asked to present their tickets to the train attendant, who will come to check your tickets during the ride.

Are there any Shinkansen or limited express train reservations?

JR-EAST Train Reservation is a convenient online service that allows you to reserve seats on Shinkansen and Limited Express trains (Ordinary Cars, Green Cars and GranClass) before you come to Japan. With this service, you will not have to worry about not being able to ride a train after you arrive in Japan.