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This service is provided by JR East to search for basic fares and express train charges on shinkansen (Tohoku, Akita, Yamagata, Joetsu, Nagano, Tokaido & Sanyo), and limited express trains (Narita Express, Super Azusa, Azusa, Kaiji, Super View Odoriko, Odoriko, Nikko, Spacia Nikko, Kinugawa, Spacia Kinugawa and Hakutaka).

You can search for basic fares and express train charges between major stations.

*Seats cannot be reserved for the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen using the "JR-EAST Train Reservation" site.

*The "NOZOMI" trains are aimed primarily at connecting major cities including Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Hakata in shorter period of time, compared to the "HIKARI" and "KODAMA" trains.

*The sections searchable for fares and limited express charges on existing Tokaido Line Limited Express trains (Super View Odoriko and Odoriko) are from the Tokyo area to both Atami and Ito stations.
(Sections beyond Ito station toward Izukyu-Shimoda station and beyond Atami station toward Shuzenji station are not searchable.)

*JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid on the "NOZOMI" trains. Those who use JAPAN RAIL PASS are advised to use the "HIKARI" or "KODAMA" trains.

April, 2014

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Price for travelling on reserved ordinary car seats (basic fares and express charges) during regular season periods :

The search result below indicates the total amount for basic fares and limited-express charges (one way).

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Travel Segment ~
Operating range km
Total amount yen (for adult passengers)

[Basic fare: yen + Express charge (during regular season periods): yen ]
(The child price is half of the adult price, with amounts of five yen or less rounded off.)

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·The reserved-seat limited-express tickets are available for regular season periods, as well as high-season and low-season periods. The above limited-express charges are valid for reserved ordinary car seats on ordinary trains during regular season periods. A deduction of 200 yen applies to low-season periods, while an additional 200 yen is charged for high-season periods.

Low-season periods -- Monday to Thursday during the period of January 16 to the end of February, June, September, November 1 to December 20.
(Excluding public holidays, days preceding public holidays, and alternative holidays.)

High-season periods -- March 21 to April 5, April 28 to May 6, July 21 to August 31, December 25 to January 10.

Regular season periods -- Days other than those designated as low-season or high-season periods.

·The Green Car and GranClass Car express charges are added after deducting 520 yen (same for both high and low-season periods) from the regular season reserved-seat express charges. The charge for riding the Green Car and GranClass Car is the same for children and adults.*However, for the Tohoku and Yamagata Shinkansen (from Fukushima to Shinjo on the Ou Line) and for the Tohoku and Akita Shinkansen (from Omagari to Akita on the Tazawako and Ou Lines), Green Car and GranClass Car express charges are added after subtracting 890 yen.

Green Car and GranClass Car charges on the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu, and Nagano Shinkansen, and on JR East limited-express trains

Operating range Up to 100 km Up to 200 km Up to 300 km Up to 700 km Over 701 km
Green Car charges 1,030 yen 2,060 yen 3,090 yen 4,110 yen 5,140 yen
GranClass Car charges 6,170 yen 7,200 yen 8,230 yen 9,250 yen 10,280 yen
GranClass Car charges (Nasuno, Asama, some of Hayate and Yamabiko trains) 4,120 yen 5,150 yen 6,180 yen 7,200 yen 8,230 yen

*4 Green Car charges for the Narita Express are a flat fee of 2,060 yen.

Green Car charges for the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen

Operating range Up to 100 km Up to 200 km Up to 400 km Up to 600 km Up to 800 km Over 801 km
Green Car charges 1,280 yen 2,750 yen 4,110 yen 5,300 yen 6,480 yen 7,650 yen

·The express charges marked with "*1" is applicable for travel on reserved ordinary car seats during regular season periods. The amount is the total for basic fares and express charges applicable to the segments of Tohoku Shinkansen and Yamagata Shinkansen (between Fukushima and Shinjo on the Ou Honsen Line) or Tohoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen (from Omagari to Akita on the Tazawako and Ou Lines). There is a deduction of 340 yen for low-season periods and an addition of 340 yen for high-season periods.
Deduct 890 yen from regular season express charges when using non-reserved seating or the Green Car or GranClass Car in all sections. However, deduct 1,870 yen for non-reserved seating between Koriyama station and all stations on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line, or Shin-Hanamaki or Kitakami station and all stations on the Akita Shinkansen.

·The price marked with "*2" is a express charge when using non-reserved seats. The amount is 2,360 yen for reserved seats (during regular season periods).
For the sector between Tokyo and Omiya, however, the express charge is 2,570 yen (during regular season periods).

·The price marked with "*3" is a express charge when using non-reserved seats. The amount is 2,250 yen for reserved seats (during regular season periods).

·When riding in reserved-seats on the Nozomi and changing to reserved or non-reserved seats on the Hikari and Kodama, the express charges are a total of the reserved-seat express charges for all sections using the Hikari and Kodama trains, and the added charges for the Nozomi section (from 210 to 620 yen).

·When you use a non-reserved seat for the entire journey, its limited-express charge is discounted by 520 yen from the ordinary-car reserved-seat charge for regular season periods (same for both high and low-season periods). Except for the following cases; 1~3 where Tokaido & Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi trains are used.

  1. When you use a non-reserved seat of Nozomi for the entire journey, its express charge is discounted by 520 yen from the ordinary-car reserved-seat charge of Hikari or Kodama train for regular season periods.
  2. When you make a connection of trains using a Nozomi non-reserved seat and a reserved seat of Hikari or Kodama, the amount of the limited-express charges is identical to that for reserved seats of Hikari or Kodama for the entire journey.
  3. When you make a connection of trains using a Nozomi non-reserved seat and a non-reserved seat of Hikari or Kodama, the amount of limited-express charges is identical to that for non-reserved seats of Hikari or Kodama for the entire journey.

·On the Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa and Hayate (expect for some), on the Akita Shinkansen Komachi, on the Narita Express, and on the Tokaido Line Limited Express Super View Odoriko trains all seats require reservations.

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April, 2014