JOYFUL TRAINS

B.B.BASE

Service interval:
Uchibo Course: Ryogoku Station to Wadaura Station
and Tateyama Station to Ryogoku Station
Sotobo Course: Ryogoku Station to Awa-Kamogawa Station
Sawara Course: Ryogoku Station to Sawara Station
Choshi Course: Ryogoku Station to Choshi Station

  • B.B.BASE
  • B.B.BASE

Mount your bike on the on-board rack and have a seat.

This is the start of a new cycling adventure in Boso. When you get off the train, you will find the blue sea and green hills waiting for you and your bike. B.B.BASE is a mobile base for cyclists.

Take your excitement for the day's ride anywhere in the area. Ride the great land of Boso with B.B.BASE.

Take a video tour of the train

Take a video tour of the train

Car interior

Take your bicycle on board and mount it on the bicycle rack, no disassembly required.

Simply get on board with your bike and place it in the bike rack. Traveling with a bike has never been easier or more fun.

Take your bicycle on board and mount it on the bicycle rack, no disassembly required.

Equipped with plenty of space for you and your gear.

Each six-car train has 99 seats. The interior is expansive enough that getting around is easy even with your favorite gear.

Equipped with plenty of space for you and your gear.

A slip-resistant rubber floor

The train floors are covered with textured rubber so that cycling shoes do not slip. Move about the train safely!

A slip-resistant rubber floor

Outlets for charging

The tables have outlets, convenient for charging your mobile device, bicycle light, or other devices.

Outlets for charging

Bike Rack User Guide

Mounting your bike – Step 1

Pull the hook to pull out the guide frame.

Note: For smaller bicycles, pull the guide frame out only to the first extension.

Mounting your bike – Step 1

Mounting your bike – Step 2

Place the front wheel on the guide frame and make sure the front wheel and the back wheel are in their holding slots.

Mounting your bike – Step 2

Mounting your bike – Step 3

Secure your bicycle frame with the belt.

Mounting your bike – Step 3

Exceptions

Exceptions

Exceptions

Prohibited: Bicycles with a front or back wheel mudguard, a kickstand sandwiching the back tire, a block pattern tire, or more than two wheels may not be brought onto the train. Other restrictions may apply such as to folding bicycles and customized bicycles due to size and shape concerns.

Car layout

  • Ryogoku
  • Chiba
  • Car no.1, Car no.2, Car no.3, Car no.4, Car no.5, Car no.6

Notes:

  • All seats are non-reserved and non-smoking.
  • The open space area in car no. 4 may be used freely. (In some instances, it may be unavailable due to an event or other scheduled use.)
  • Food and beverages are allowed on the train.

Regular stops

Regular stops

Route & Timetables

B.B. BASE Uchibō Course

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 7:39 (dep.) 19:38 (arr.)
Hon-Chiba 8:25 (dep.) 18:58 (arr.)
Tateyama 9:55 (arr.) 17:10 (dep.)
Wadaura 10:41 (arr.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Sotobō Course

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 7:39 (dep.) 19:38 (arr.)
Hon-Chiba 8:25 (dep.) 19:00 (arr.)
Kazusa-Ichinomiya 9:07 (arr.) 18:22 (dep.)
Katsuura 9:50 (arr.) 17:41 (dep.)
Awa-Kamogawa 10:26 (arr.) 17:00 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Sawara Course (Up until Sep. 6)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 8:12 (dep.) 19:32 (arr.)
Higashi-Chiba 8:49 (dep.) 18:46 (arr.)
Sawara 9:42 (arr.) 17:32 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Sawara/Kashima Course (From Oct. 3 onwards: Saturdays and Sundays)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 8:12 (dep.) 19:32 (arr.)
Higashi-Chiba 8:49 (dep.) 18:46 (arr.)
Sawara 9:42 (arr.) 17:32 (dep.)
Itako 10:07 (arr.) 17:06 (dep.)
Kashima-Jingū 10:28 (arr.) 16:53 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The train does not enter the Kashima Line on Wednesdays.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Sawara/Kashima Course (From Oct. 3 onwards: weekdays)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 9:46 (dep.) 19:31 (arr.)
Higashi-Chiba 10:24 (dep.) 18:45 (arr.)
Sawara 11:30 (arr.) 17:32 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Chōshi Course (Up until Sep. 21)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 8:12 (dep.) 19:32 (arr.)
Higashi-Chiba 8:49 (dep.) 18:46 (arr.)
Matsuo 9:38 (arr.)
Sawara 17:32 (dep.)
Higata 10:03 (arr.)
Chōshi 10:36 (arr.) 16:32 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

B.B. BASE Chōshi Course (From Oct. 24 onwards)

Stops Outbound Inbound
Ryōgoku 8:12 (dep.) 19:32 (arr.)
Higashi-Chiba 8:49 (dep.) 18:46 (arr.)
Sakura 9:01 (arr.) 18:33 (dep.)
Matsuo 9:38 (arr.)
Sawara 17:32 (dep.)
Higata 10:03 (arr.)
Chōshi 10:36 (arr.) 16:32 (dep.)
Stops Outbound Inbound
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * The stops and times may be subject to change.
  • * The train only stops at the stations shown above.
  • * At Ryōgoku Station, the train departs from Track 3 on the West Exit side.
  • * Higashi-Chiba Station does not have a reserved seat ticket machine.

Calendar

Click on a date the train is in operation to search for empty seats and make a ticket reservation.
* You need to be registered with JR-EAST Train Reservation.

Click here to register

Days marked with Brown circle Green circle Red circle Purple circle Blue circle indicate the days this train is in operation.

Brown circleUchibō Course Green circleSotobō Course Red circleSawara Course Purple circleChōshi Course Blue circleSawara/Kashima Course

September 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
    1 2 3 4
7 8 9 10 11
14 15 16 17 18
22 23 24 25
28 29 30      

This train is in service on the following days in September 2020.

▍Uchibō Course
12th, 13th
▍Sotobō Course
26th, 27th
▍Sawara Course
5th, 6th
▍Chōshi Course
19th to 21st
October 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
        1 2
5 6 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16
19 20 22 23
26 27 28 29 30

This train is in service on the following days in October 2020.

▍Uchibō Course
31st
* The Kururi Line Cycle Train is in operation on the 31st
▍Sotobō Course
17th, 18th
▍Sawara/Kashima Course
3rd, 4th, 7th, 21st
* The train does not enter the Kashima Line on the 7th or 21st.
▍Chōshi Course
24th, 25th
November 2020 Calendar
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
2 3 4 5 6
9 10 11 12 13
16 17 18 19 20
24 25 26 27
30          

This train is in service on the following days in November 2020.

▍Uchibō Course
1st, 21st to 23rd
* The Kururi Line Cycle Train is in operation on the 21st
▍Sotobō Course
28th, 29th
▍Sawara/Kashima Course
7th, 8th
▍Chōshi Course
14th, 15th
  • * The above information is current as of September 2020.
  • * Service dates may be subject to change.

How to purchase

Tickets for the B.B.BASE are not available for sale outside of Japan. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets as follows.

View Travel Package:
Available for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Centers at Tokyo, Shinjuku and other stations, as well as at your nearby Travel Service Centers (View Plaza).

Note: Not all services are available on certain trains when boarding with a pass or a ticket.