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JAPAN BUS PASS
* Do not have to be consecutive.

Japan Bus Pass is eligible for anyone holding non-Japanese passport, and it is available even after arriving in Japan. We highly recommend for non-Japanese living in Japan, foreign students and long-term travellers.

JAPAN BUS PASS BUS

Choose any 3, 5, or 7 days within two months, and travel within Japan (excluding Hokkaido and Okinawa) with unlimited ride pass.

How to use the Japan Bus Pass

1

Check

Check routes from "Japan Bus Pass Available Routes".

2

​Purchase

Click on "Get Japan Bus Pass" for purchasing. You need to sign up for membership, and payment is only acceptable with credit card.

How to buy Japan Bus Pass.

3

Book

Log in to My Page and go to "Bus Pass Management"​ to make a reservation. Once ​a booking is complete, a reservation confirmation email that includes all necessary information will be sent to your inbox.

Book bus with Japan Bus Pass
How to Change or Cancel

4

Board

Once your booking is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If you want to check your boarding location again, you can check from either the e-mail or from My Page. Have a nice trip!

Buy Japan Bus Pass
MON to THU Pass
3 Days 5 Days 7 Days
10,000 yen 12,500 yen 15,000 yen
ALL Day Pass
3 Days 5 Days
12,500 yen 15,000 yen
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Advantages of the Bus Pass

Sleep during the ride on our overnight highway buses and save time.

With our overnight buses, you can sleep while travelling to destination and you can make the most out of your day. If you have the image of highway bus as narrow uncomfortable seats, and exhausting, try WILLER EXPRESS. You will find very comfortable seats for you to travel in.

Choose any dates you want within two months and usage dates do not have to be consecutive. The Bus Pass can be purchased online from Japan or from overseas, and booking is available from our website.

The usage dates for Bus Pass do not have to be consecutive, such as April 5, 6, and 7. It can be April 5, 25, and May 15 if it is within two months from purchased date. Please note that there are blackout dates. Also, you don't even need to pick up any ticket or check in before boarding the bus. Book from our website and once it is complete, all you need to do is to go to boarding place on departure date.

Book up to three buses a day for three days, starting at 10,000 yen! Very reasonable.

For example.
January 11:
Leave Tokyo at 06:55
Arrive at Nagoya at 12:45
Have lunch in Nagoya.
Leave Nagoya at 15:40
Arrive in Osaka at 18:50
Have dinner around Umeda Leave Osaka at 22:00
Arrive at Fukuoka at 08:40 of January 12

This route would normally cost 11,500 yen, but with the Bus Pass it is only 10,000 yen, and you still have two days left on the Pass!

Notes:
This is a one-way only example.
The ordinary fare can vary depending on the dates, bus company and seat type.
Available Seat Types

RELAX series

This seat type comes equipped with a canopy to cover your face for extra privacy while sleeping. It is very popular among young Japanese women. Legs can be comfortably stretched under the seat in front. Some buses with this seat type even offer restrooms on board for maximum comfort.

STANDARD

The standard seat type with four seats per row. Actual seats and buses may differ from pictures shown.

Examples on how to use the Bus Pass

Example with a 3-day Monday to Thursday Pass

July 1 (Mon)

1Leave Tokyo at 19:55 Arrive at Hiroshima at 09:15 Average fare for this trip without using the Pass: 7,400 yen

Stay two nights in Hiroshima

July 4 (Wed)

2Leave Hiroshima at 22:30 Arrive at Kyoto at 07:05 Average fare for this trip without using the Pass: 4,380 yen

Stay one night in Kyoto, go to Osaka by train

July 5 (Thu)

First trip:
3 Leave Osaka at 07:30
Arrive at Nagoya at 10:20
Average fare for this trip without using the Pass: 2,500 yen

Second trip:
4Leave Nagoya at 22:50
Arrive at Tokyo at 04:50
Average fare for this trip without using the Pass: 3,000 yen

Notes: This is a one-way only example. The ordinary fare can vary depending on the dates, bus company and seat type.

Product outline
  MON to THU Pass ALL Day Pass
Blackout Periods
  • all Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; August 10 to August 14, 2016
  • August 10 to August 14, 2016
Validity Two months from the date of purchase
Eligibility
  • Those with foreign passports. (Non-Japanese)
  • Registered members of our website (free registration)
  • Credit card holders (payments only by credit card)
Available Routes
Tokyo - Osaka, Kyoto
Tokyo - Nagoya
Tokyo - Niigata
Tokyo - Akita
Tokyo - Yamagata
Tokyo - Aomori
Tokyo - Toyama, Kanazawa, Komatsu, Fukui
Tokyo - Okayama
Tokyo - Hiroshima
Tokyo - Yonago, Matsue, Izumo
Tokyo - Nagano
Tokyo - Sendai
Osaka, Kyoto - Niigata
Osaka, Kyoto - Shizuoka
Osaka, Kyoto - Hiroshima
Osaka, Kyoto - Matsuyama
Osaka, Kyoto - Fukuoka
Osaka - Nagoya
Available seat types STANDARD, RELAX, RELAX with bathroom, RELAX NEW, RELAX (extra space), RELAX (with private monitor), Compact RELAX.
Information
  • The Bus Pass is a ticket-less service.
  • Reservations using the Bus Pass can only be made from our website. Unlike normal reservations, booking by phone or e-mail is not accepted.
  • Willer points not applicable for rides using the Bus Pass.
  • One Bus Pass for each passenger. One passenger may buy multiple Bus Passes only if the planned routes for all members traveling are identical. The purchaser of the multiple Passes must travel at all times. If plans differ between members of a group, each member must purchase and book as an individual passenger.
  • Buses scheduled to depart 12AM (24:00) to 3:00AM are counted as buses that depart on the previous day.
    Example:
    Overnight bus departing between 12AM (24:00) to 3:00AM on Monday counts as a Sunday departure.
  • Up to ONE overnight bus per day.
  • Two daytime buses can be booked on the same day.
  • Total three buses can be booked per day. Be sure to be have at least one hour between the arrival of the current bus and the departure of the next bus.
  • Only one booking for a particular route can be made on the same day. (The opposite direction is possible)
    Example:
    YES! 09:30 Osaka to Nagoya, 6:30PM (18:30) Nagoya to Osaka
    NO! 09:30 Osaka to Nagoya, 6:30PM (18:30) Osaka to Nagoya
  • Reservations are open until the reservation deadline. The reservation deadline depends on the schedule of each bus. Usually, it is 4-5 hours prior to departure time of the first boarding place.
Cancel and Refund

Cancel and Refund for Japan Bus Pass

  • No partial refund.
  • No refund for expired ticket.
  • Full refund is available from My Page if it is unused within the validity period.

Cancel Bus Booking

  • If you cancel your bus pass booking one day before day of departure, will go back to "unused" status.
  • If you cancel your bus pass booking on the same day of departure, it will not go back to "unused" status.
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