If you are finding the best transportation for a trip across city and prefecture in Japan, in addition to the railway, night bus is the one we recommend because of its convenience and inexpensive cost. For those who are interested, in this article, we will introduce you about night bus in Japan!
What is Night Bus?
Night bus is a highway bus service at night. It is suit for travelers who want to save on travel expenses. In addition to the inexpensive price compare with other transportation, night bus is comfortable with various routes throughout Japan.
In Japan, night bus fee is around 3,000-18,000 JPY depend on the distances and other special services of each company, such as, bus types, seat types, etc.
You can make a reservation for night bus at websites or ticket counter in the stations which is different depend on each company conditions. The popular night bus companies among foreigners are Willer Express, VIP Liner and JR Bus.
Willer Express is the leading intercity bus service with widely network and discount. Their routes are covered big city in Japan, such as, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Sendai.
For more information or ticket reservation: http://willerexpress.com/en/ (English)
In addition to their covered routes in major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, etc. and international website services available in English, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. There is VIP Lounge at the meeting point which has a place to relax, take a shower, and leave your luggage.
For more information or ticket reservation: https://vipliner.biz/ (English)
JR Bus is another night bus service from the leading railway company in Japan. There are 8 chain companies covered the routes in every region around the country which are JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Tohoku Bus, JR Kanto Bus, JR Tokai Bus, Nishinihon JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Shikoku Bus and JR Kyushu Bus.
Ticket reservation at https://www.kousokubus.net/JpnBus/en (English) or JR bus ticket counter at the station
Moreover, for other night bus services in Japan, you can find more information or make a reservation at https://japanbusonline.com/