There are some deals available in downtown Tokyo. But if you are not sure where you visit in downtown Tokyo, choose Tokyo Subway Ticket. Tokyo subway system covers most part of Tokyo 23 wards.
In this post, I will explain about Tokyo Subway Ticket and combo deal which include airport access and Tokyo Subway Ticket. And also I will compare Tokyo Subway Ticket and other deals.
- 1 What is Tokyo Subway Ticket?
- 2 Where to purchase
- 3 The place in Tokyo where you cannot go by Tokyo Subway Ticket
- 4 How much ride require to get the worth
- 5 Compare Tokyo Subway Ticket and Tokyo Tokunai Pass
- 6 Compare Tokyo Subway Ticket and IC card (Suica or Pasmo)
What is Tokyo Subway Ticket?
There are two subway companies in Tokyo. These are Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Toei Subway. Tokyo Subway Ticket covers both subway.
This deal offers unlimited ride in 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours.
|24 hours||800 yen||400 yen|
|48 hours||1,200 yen||600 yen|
|72 hours||1,500 yen||750 yen|
This is not a “Day Pass”. This deal is valid 24 hours, 48 hour and 72 hours after first usage.
e.g. First use of 24 hours ticket at 9:00 am on July 15. Valid until 9:00 am on July 16.
This is subway deal. This deal does not cover other than Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Toei Subway. You cannot use this to take JR trains, Tobu Railway, Seibu Railway, Odakyu Railway, Keio Railway, Keisei Railway, Keikyu Railway and other non JR railways.
Where to purchase
You can purchase at many locations.
- Narita Airport
- Haneda Airport
- Tokyo Metro major station’s pass office
- Tokyo Metro tourist information
- Other tourist information
- BIC Camera (retail store)
- LAOX (retail store)
- Major hotels
- Major local travel agents
Please see the official site to get the details:
The place in Tokyo where you cannot go by Tokyo Subway Ticket
You can go almost anywhere by subway in downtown Tokyo. In major tourist spots, only Odaiba is connected by any subway lines. You have to take other railway which is called “Yurikamome” from the nearest subway station, such as Toyosu, Shiodome or Shimbashi.
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are very close to downtown Tokyo but these are not located in Tokyo actually. This is not accessed by subway either. Shin-Kiba is the nearest subway station. You have to take JR trains from there.
You may find more information in other post, Guide to take trains in Tokyo. How to choose the best deal and the best route by train to get the major spots?
Access to/from Narita or Haneda airport
Subway does not take you to these airports. But there are a few combo deals available which includes airport access ticket and Tokyo Subway Ticket, such as Keisei Railway Skyliner + Tokyo Subway Ticket, Limousine Bus + Tokyo Subway Ticket. Please find more information at the link below:
How much ride require to get the worth
Please see the faretable for major stations:
The fare is varied by distance but the average fare is around 200 yen. If you use 24 days ticket, roughly 5 rides is an indication to get the worth of it. If you use 48 hours or 72 hours, it is getting easier to get the worth.
Compare Tokyo Subway Ticket and Tokyo Tokunai Pass
As I mentioned above, Tokyo Subway Ticket covers subway only. But JR train is better choice for some travelers. If you want to visit only places on JR lines, such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinagawa, Ueno, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, you should ride on JR train. Tokyo Subway is very convenient and has a bigger coverage. However there are so many lines and it is hard to find the best route for a traveler. In downtown Tokyo, there are a few JR lines, like Yamanote line, Chuo line. It is much easier to travel. For this type of traveler, JR deal, “Tokyo Tokunai Pass” is better choice.
Please make sure where you visit before you choose the deal.
Compare Tokyo Subway Ticket and IC card (Suica or Pasmo)
Suica or Pasmo gives you convenience but it does not give you unlimited ride. However if you visit a few places a day, you cannot get the worth of Tokyo Subway Ticket. And if you want to take both JR train and subway, you may not be able to get the worth of either Tokyo Subway Ticket or Tokyo Tokunai Pass. In these cases, IC card is better choice. If you purchase it in downtown Tokyo, Suica or Pasmo is your choice. But if you visit other place(s) before you come to Tokyo, you have other IC card, such as ICOCA. You can use it in Tokyo too. Please see the link below to find more information about IC card: