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Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation


This website shows you how to use Japan Rail Pass. But some of visitors have a plan to buy a single ticket. Even Japan Rail Pass user need to pay a single fare when they want to save the pass. So I would like to share the useful links and the information with you.

Rakuten
Rakuten

JR’s rule on passenger’s ticket

JR fare rule is so difficult to understand for the tourists from overseas. Even some travel agents in Japan do not understand this rule completely.

I show you other simple fare tables below. But these fare tables show you a simple round trip or one way trip only. If you need to calculate for multi-city itinerary, you need to understand JR rules. I wrote about fare rule very simply at the post, For non JR pass travellers. Guide to use JR single ticket, basic rules, validity and stopover. You can get an information about purchasing and using single ticket.

Hyperdia

You can get a fare very easily. (click to view larger image)

You can get a fare very easily. (click to view larger image)

This is the easiest way to get the fare. I show you how to use this website at other post. Please refer Japan Railways’s timetables

Fare and Charges at JR East English website

You can find a single fare and surcharge for the following trains:

Fare and Surcharges at JR Central English website

This website offer you the fare table of Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen.


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225 Comments to “Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation”

  1. Jie says:

    Hi again Takeshi,

    My plan is to take the morning flight to Tokyo and 13th of September and then take the evening train from Tokyo to Hakodate the same day by railway and come back from Sapporo to Osaka on 20th of September by railway again.

    I understand that it is almost impossible to get the limited night train such as hokutosei and twilight.

    But do I have any chance to buy some other train after I have arrived in Tokyo on 13th of Sep without any reservation?

    Do you think if it is worth for me to buy 7 days railway pass in advance?

    Many thanks for your kind advice!

  2. Amin says:

    Hi Takeshi,
    I am planning to go to Japan on September 2014. I have several plans but still cannot decide which one I should do because I am still calculating the cost to travel around Japan. My plan would be like these,

    1. Land in NRT and take train to Nagoya. From Nagoya take train to Toyama and spend few days there. And then from Toyama take train to Tokyo again to take flight back to my country.

    or

    2. Land in KIX and take train to Nagoya and train to Toyama. Spend few nights in Toyama. then take train back to Osaka an spend few nights in Osaka. Take train to airport and fly back to my hometown

    I just want to know what is the best option for me? What are the price of train tickets? I appreciate your assistance. Thank you.

    • Hi Amin,

      Option 2 is cheaper. If you do option 1, you can use 7 days JR Pass at 29100 yen. Even though you have to use single ticket mostly for option 2, it’s still slightly cheaper, around 25000 yen. But as you see, it’s not huge difference. If you feel easy and comfortable, JR Pass is easier to handle if you can complete your trip in 7 days. Option 1 is cheaper. But you have to purchase many tickets. It might make you be confused.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. Kitty says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    We have just booked our flight ticket to visit Japan from 20th to 30th of Dec14.
    We are planning to land at Osaka and move up to Tokyo and leave from there.
    Could you help with me what is the best plan to cover the cities in Japan and whether we should get a JR Pass and if so when to start to use it?
    We are considering maybe day trip to Kobe, Kyoto and Universal Studio, and some visit an Onsen along the way to Tokyo.
    Also where is the best area to stay in Osaka/Tokyo (not sure whether we should also stay in Kyoto/Kobe or some other cities?)
    Sorry I have no clue, could you please help! :)

    Thanks in advance.

    Kitty

  4. Trish Degnian says:

    Hi there,
    We are 4 adults and 2 children traveling to Tokyo and Nozawa Onsen in Jan 2015. We arrive in Tokyo on Jan 11 and stay 3 nights in Tokyo. We then get train/bus to Nozawa and stay there for 6 nights. We then get train/bus back to Tokyo and stay for 6 nights in Tokyo before leaving Japan. We are in Japan for two and half weeks. Is it going to be best to get a rail pass or buy individual fares?
    Thanks for your help,
    Kind regards,
    Trish

  5. joy says:

    Hi Takeshi
    I’m planning to go to Japan next year winter time :5 days Tokyo-5 days Osaka, then back to Tokyo to catch my flight back home,what is the best train ticket I would buy,since you mentioned that it is more cheaper to buy a one way fare from Tokyo to Osaka .
    Thanks.

    • Hi Joy,

      Tokyo – Osaka round trip fare by Shinkansen is almost same as JR Pass 7 days pass.
      So you can start to use 7 days pass when you stay in Tokyo on 4th day. Then 7 days pass will cover rest of your trip, Tokyo-Osaka round trip and your local trip in Osaka.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

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