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Updated: April 2, 2018

Make the most of your time in Tokyo by learning how to move around cost-effectively and efficiently, using cheap tickets and IC cards.

Tokyo's public transport network includes overground trains, underground trains, buses and monorails, run by different companies charging different prices. If you pick up an IC card, you can pay for your travel without breaking your stride. The same card can be used to buy things at participating shops and vending machines. Each company also offers a selection of cheap tickets, so a little bit of research can take you a long way.

IC Cards

These IC cards can be used on many major rail and bus services in the metropolitan area and many other parts of Japan. IC cards are prepaid and rechargeable, so you can top them up with cash when your balance runs short. To board a train or bus, just hold your card over the card reader, and the fare will be deducted automatically. At some shops, IC cards can also be used as electronic money.

Suica

Suica cards are sold for the following prices: 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 4,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen. The price includes the card, a 500-yen deposit and usable credit. Suica can be used on trains and buses, and also in some shops, in areas of Japan served by the following IC card operators: SAPICA, Kitaca, PASMO, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa, SUGOCA, nimoca, HAYAKAKEN, odeca, icsca and RYUTO. To check Suica service areas,click here.

PASMO

Although PASMO cards are mainly used for private rail, subway and bus services, they can be used instead of other cards. This means you can use a PASMO card in Suica and many other IC card operators' service areas. As of April 1, 2017, 26 rail operators and 78 bus operators, excluding the Izuhakone Railway Sunzu Line and the Toei Ueno Zoo Monorail Line, accept PASMOs. For the complete list,click here.

You can purchase a PASMO at stations and sales offices of participating train and bus companies. A 500-yen deposit is required.

Discount Tickets

Tokyo offers various discount passes. These offer a convenient, budget-friendly way to enjoy the city. To make the most of your visit, pick a pass that best suits your needs, and have fun experiencing Tokyo's countless places to visit.

Tokyo One-Day Ticket

Tokyo Tour Ticket (Tokyo Free Kippu)

For a period of one day, this ticket can be used on all Tokyo Metro lines, Toei subway lines, Toei streetcars (also known as Toden Streetcar, Tokyo Sakura Tram or Toden Arakawa Line), Toei buses (excluding night buses and those with reserved seating), the Nippori-Toneri Liner and JR lines within Tokyo’s 23 cities.

Fare Adults 1,590 yen / Children 800 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations JR East stations in Tokyo's 23 cities, Midori no Madoguchi ticket offices at major JR East stations in Tokyo’s 23 cities, View Plaza travel service centers, affiliated sales centers, Toei subway stations, Nippori-Toneri Liner stations and Tokyo Metro stations (with some exceptions)
Coverage JR East trains serving Tokyo's 23 cities, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, Toei Bus, Toei Streetcar (also known as Toden Streetcar, Tokyo Sakura Tram or Toden Arakawa Line), Nippori-Toneri Liner
Official Website Tokyo 1-Day Ticket: East Japan Railway Company

Toei One-Day Economy Pass (Toei Marugoto Kippu)

For a period of one day, the pass can be used as many times as you like on Toden streetcars, Toei buses, the Toei subway and the Nippori-Toneri Liner.

Fare Adults 700 yen / Children 350 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Same-day tickets: Toei subway ticket machines, Toei buses, Toden streetcars, Nippori-Toneri Liner ticket machines Advance tickets: Counters and offices for Toei Subway, Toei Bus, Toden (Tokyo Sakura Tram) and Nippori-Toneri Liner (with some exceptions)
Coverage Toei Subway, Toei Bus, (also known as Toden Streetcar, Tokyo Sakura Tram or Toden Arakawa Line), Nippori-Toneri Liner
Official Website Tickets recommended for sightseeing: Toei Transportation

Common One-Day Ticket for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway

For a period of one day, the ticket can be used on all Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines. It can be purchased either in advance or on the day of use.

Fare Adults 900 yen / Children 450 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Same-day tickets: Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro ticket machines
Coverage Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway
Official Website 1-Day Open Tickets: Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metro 24-Hour Ticket

For 24 hours after the first use, the ticket can be used as many times as you like on all Tokyo Metro lines. It can be purchased either in advance or on the day of use.

Fare Adults 600 yen / Children 300 yen
Validity 24 hours after first use
(The ticket will become invalid if not used by the last train on the day of purchase.)
Sales Locations Advance tickets: Tokyo Metro ticket counters Same-day tickets:
Tokyo Metro ticket machines (Exceptions may apply)
Coverage Tokyo Metro
Official Website 1-Day Open Tickets: Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass)

The pass can be used for unreserved seats on all local trains (including rapid services) within Tokyo’s 23 cities.

Fare Adults 750 yen / Children 370 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Reserved-seat ticket machines at major stations in the JR East Pass free area,JR Midori no Madoguchi ticket offices,and JR View Plaza travel service centers (with some exceptions)
Coverage JR stations in Tokyo's 23 cities
Official Website Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass): East Japan Railway Company

Toei Streetcar One-Day Economy Pass

For a period of one day, the pass can be used as many times as you like on the Toei Streetcar (also known as Toden Streetcar, Tokyo Sakura Tram or Toden Arakawa Line).

Fare Adults 400 yen / Children 200 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Advance tickets: Toden Arakawa Line offices and commuter-pass counters (cash-only) Same-day tickets: Toden streetcars
Coverage Toei Streetcar (also known as Toden Streetcar, Tokyo Sakura Tram or Toden Arakawa Line)
Official Website Tickets recommended for sightseeing: TOEI TRANSPORTATION

Toei Bus One-Day Economy Pass

 

For a period of one day, the pass can be used as many times as you like on Toei buses within Tokyo’s 23 cities.

 

Fare Adults 500 yen / Children 250 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Advance tickets: Toei bus offices and commuter-pass counters, as well as JTB offices Same-day tickets: Toei buses
Coverage Toei Bus
Official Website Tickets recommended for sightseeing: Toei Transportation

Yurikamome One-Day Pass

Fare Adults 820 yen / Children 410 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Yurikamome Line stations (Advance tickets can be purchased at Shimbashi and Toyosu stations).
Coverage Yurikamome Line
Official Website One-Day Pass & Coupon Tickets: Yurikamome

Rinkai Line One-Day ticket

For a period of one day, the ticket can be used as many times as you like on the Rinkai Line.

Fare Adults 700 yen / Children 350 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Rinkai Line stations (At Osaki Station, tickets are only available at machines)
Coverage Rinkai Line
Official Website Fare/Ticket: Rinkai Line

Keikyu Haneda and Subway Common Pass

The pass combines a one-way ride from Keikyu Haneda Airport Domestic or International Terminal Station to Sengakuji Station with as many rides as you like for one day on Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro lines.

Fare Adults 1,310 yen / Children 660 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Keikyu Line Haneda Airport International Terminal Station
Coverage Keikyu Line, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway
Official Website Discount tickets: Keikyu Web Haneda Airport Access Guide

Odakyu Railway Hakone Freepass

The pass can be used on the Odakyu Line from any station to Odawara Station and back. It is also valid for as many rides as you like on the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle (formerly known as the Numazu Tozan Tokai Bus) and the Hakone Tozan train, bus, cable car and ropeway,あああ

Fare Adults 4,000 yen–5,140 yen / Children 1,000yen–1,500 yen Fares vary by station
Validity 2 or 3 days
Sales Locations Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center on the first floor of Odakyu Line Shinjuku Station's West Exit
Coverage Odakyu Line, Hakone Tozan Train, Hakone Tozan Bus, Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Hakone Tozan Ropeway, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus, Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle
Official Website Special Sightseeing Passes: Hakone Navi

Setagaya Line Explorer Ticket

For a period of one day, this ticket can be used as many times as you like on the Setagaya Line.

Fare Adults 330 yen / Children 170 yen
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Sangen-Jaya, Kamimachi and Shimo-Takaido stations
Coverage Setagaya Line
Official Website Setagaya Line Explorer Tickets: Tokyu Corporation

Tokyu Line Minatomirai Ticket

The ticket can be used for a round trip on the Tokyu Line services (between certain stations and Yokohama Station) and for as many rides as you like for one day on the Minatomirai Line.

Fare Adults 620-1,090 yen / Children 320-550 yen
(Fares vary by station)
Validity 1 day
Sales Locations Tokyu Line stations (excluding Yokohama Station and those on the Kodomonokuni and Setagaya Lines)
Coverage Yokohama Station from certain Tokyu Line Stations; Minatomirai Line
Official Website Minatomirai Tickets: Tokyu Corporation

 

Narita Express (N'EX) Tokyo Round-Trip Ticket

This round-trip ticket for JR East's Narita Express (N'EX) is valid between Narita Airport and a JR station of your choice. Valid stations are limited to the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Fare Adults 4,000 yen / Children 2,000 yen
Official Website N'EX Tokyo Round-Trip Ticket: East Japan Railway Company

Skyliner E-Ticket—Fastest Access from Narita to Downtown Tokyo

Discount tickets for the Keisei Skyliner between Narita Airport and downtown Tokyo are available on Keisei Electric Railway's website.

Coverage Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo
Fare Adults 2,200 yen / Children 1,100 yen
Purchase Period 20 days before boarding
Eligibility For foreign visitors to Japan. Each ticket must be booked online. Upon arrival at Japan, present the ticket exchange number along with your passport at a ticket counter to receive your ticket.
Ticket Counter Locations •Skyliner ticket counters at Narita Airport Station, Airport Terminal 2 Station, Nippori Station and Keisei Ueno Station
• Keisei Electric Railway ticket counter on the first floor of Narita Airport Terminals 1 and 2
Official Website Skyliner Discount Ticket: Keisei Electric Railway

Tokyo Shuttle and Subway Pass

This set includes a one-way ticket or round-trip tickets for the Tokyo Shuttle (a low-cost highway express bus linking Narita Airport and Tokyo Station) and a 24-, 48- or 72-hour ticket for Tokyo's subway system (Tokyo Metro and Toei lines).

Fare Adults 2,200 yen / Children 1,100 yen
Purchase Period 20 days before boarding
Eligibility [Tokyo Shuttle (one-way) + Tokyo subway 24-hour ticket] Adults: 1,700 yen
[Tokyo Shuttle (one-way) + Tokyo subway 48-hour ticket] Adults: 2,100 yen
[Tokyo Shuttle (one-way) + Tokyo subway 72-hour ticket] Adults: 2,400 yen
[Tokyo Shuttle (round-trip) + Tokyo subway 24-hour ticket] Adults: 2,600 yen
[Tokyo Shuttle (round-trip) + Tokyo subway 48-hour ticket] Adults: 3,000 yen
[Tokyo Shuttle (round-trip) + Tokyo subway 72-hour ticket] Adults: 3,300 yen
(Discounts for children are not available.)
Ticket Counter Locations ・Ticket counters at Narita Airport Station or Airport Terminal 2 Station
・Keisei Electric Railway ticket counters at Narita Airport Arrival Lobby
Official Website For Customers Traveling Between the Airport and Downtown Tokyo: Tokyo Metro

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