Izu Creile was introduced in summer 2016. It runs between Odawara and Izukyu-Shimoda via Atami, Ito, other major spots in Izu peninsula as seasonal cruising train. It has very nice interior and you can enjoy very scenic view of shoreline from the large panoramic window.
I have received many photos of this train from my reader, James. Now I can write about this train with many beautiful pictures from James. Thank you very much for your support, James!
- 1 Route, schedule and trip time
- 2 Stations
- 3 Fares and coverage by rail pass
- 4 Accommodation
Route, schedule and trip time
Izu Creile offers one round trips between Odawara and Izukyu-Shimoda on weekend, holiday and peak period. It does not run on weekdays. Please see the seasonal train information in the link below. You will find the operation dates of this train.
This train will make stops at major stations and trip time is 2.5 hours to Izukyu-Shimoda and 2 hours to Odawara. The train stops or run slowly at some points with nice scenery.
Izu Creile stops at these stations
Fares and coverage by rail pass
This train is rapid train and all seats are Green reserved seat. You cannot ride this train without reservation. Even if you use rail pass, such as JR Pass, JR East Pass, you may need to pay extra and much book. Please see the following to check the fare that you need to pay.
You need to pay base fare and reserved Green seat fee. Green seat fee is the following:
|Odawara / Ito||780 yen|
|Ito / Izukyu-Shimoda||520 yen|
The segment between Odawara and Ito is JR. And the segment between Ito and Izyukyu-Shimoda is Izu Kyuko railway. Green seat fee is flat rate on each compnay.
The base fare varies with the distance. Please use Hyperdia to find the fare:
Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) Ordinary type
It covers base fare between Odawara and Ito. Green seat fee on all segments and base fare between Ito and Izuykyu-Shimoda are not covered.
Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) Green type
It covers base fare and Green seat fee between Odawara and Ito. Green seat fee and base fare between Ito and Izuykyu-Shimoda are not covered.
JR East Pass Nagano/Niigata area, JR East Pass Tohoku area, Tokyo Wide Pass, JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass
These passes cover all base fare between Odawara and Izukyu-Shimoda. Green fare is not covered at all.
Many of seats are sold as package tour product. It includes base fare, Green seat fee and meal on board. This package product is sold at View Travel in major JR stations in JR East area, such as Kanto, Tohoku, Nagnao, Niigata areas.
This train will be operated by renovated E651 series. Izu Creile runs as rapid train but this fleet, E651 was used for limited express train. This is fully renovated and all seats are Green class. This fleet offers you very comfortable train trip experience.
This train is four cars formation.
GT=Green seat for package tour passengers PB=Public space GR=Green seat for regular ticket and pass user
*All seats are non smoking and Green seat.
As I mentioned above, many seats are sold for package tour passengers only. In this train, all seats on car 1 and 3 are sold as package tour. You cannot book a seat on these cars. You can book a seat of car 4 only if you take this train by single fare or rail pass.
All photos are given by my reader, James. I appreciate your support, James!