- JR: The minimum fare for JR is ¥130, except for some sections. All stations have ticket vending machines.
When you need to pay an additional fare, you can either use the fare-adjustment machine near the exit or pay the additional fare to the station employee at the ticket gate.
If you purchase and use a rechargeable Suica card (¥2,000 per card, including a ¥500 deposit), the fare is automatically deducted when you pass through the automated ticket gate.
The Suica card can be used for JR lines and almost all other train lines as well as bus lines.
Also, coupon tickets (11 tickets for the price of 10) as well as commuter passes are available.
- Private Railways and Subways: The minimum fare depends on the train line.
In addition, there are PASMO cards (¥1,000 per card, including a ¥500 deposit), which are similar to JR’s Suica cards.
- Bus: Except for Keio Bus (¥200), the fare for most buses within Tokyo is ¥210.
The late-night bus fare is different for each bus route and distance.
Although you can use Suica and PASMO on most buses, there are other prepaid cards that offer discounts.
- Taxi: Usually, the fare for the first 2 km is ¥710 for upper-sized taxis, ¥660 for medium-sized taxis, and ¥640 for compact taxis.
After the first 2 km, the fare will increase according to the distance traveled.
There will be a 20% late-night surcharge between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (the following morning).
Please note that the rear passenger-side door opens automatically.