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How to use “Express Bus”

How to use “Express Bus”

March 25, 2019
The most attractive thing about Express Bus is
its reasonable price. Usually departing from city centers and sightseeing spots, Express Bus is also convenient to use. Delays may happen due to traffic congestions, so please keep a mind on that while making good use of the pass to have an enjoyable trip in Japan!

Selecting the bus

Selecting the bus
You can search for and reserve bus tickets from official sites and price comparison sites. From attractive ones with exceptionally cheap price to luxurious ones, there are various types of bus for you to choose. Narrow down the place of departure and destination, and check for onboard facilities like toilets that match your needs! Most buses can be reserved a month prior to the departure date, but popular ones tend to be sold out quickly, so please make your reservation earlier!
 

Buying the ticket

Buying the ticket
You can buy bus tickets on reservation sites or directly from the bus company ticket offices and convenient stores.
 

Boarding the bus!

Boarding the bus!
Buses in Japan depart on time, so please wait at the designated bus stop at least 10 minsutes prior to departure.

There are 3 ways to board the bus.
①Confirm the seating plan
If you can see the seating plan near the bus entrance, find your name and seat number and then sit on the designated seat.

②Confirm with the staff
If any staff is present, show them your ticket or reservation form.

③Check the ticket
If the seat number is already printed on the ticket, sit on the designated seat in the same way as boarding a flight.
 

Manners onboard

Manners onboard
For your own safety, please make sure to wear the seatbelt. Besides, most passengers tend to rest quietly on long-distance buses, so please keep your voice or any sound to a minsimum. Talking on phone is not allowed, so please set your mobile phone to silent mode. It is better to say a word to the person behind you first when reclining your seat.
 

If you want to go to the toilet….

If you want to go to the toilet….
Rest is available at rest area once every 2-3 hours. Stopping time varies from 10-20 minsutes. Please pay attention to the announcement.

Besides, there are buses equipped with toilets. Those who worry about toilet issues can use the toilet before boarding or choose buses that have toilets on them.
 

Reaching the destination!

Reaching the destination!
We finally reach our destination!
Please take all your belongings and make sure you leave nothing behind when getting off the bus!