Transportation information

Kyoto City bus is very convenient as it not only runs on the main roads, but also goes close to famous temples and shrines.
Master how to ride them to enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto in comfort!

HOW TO RIDE KYOTO CITY BUS

HOW TO RIDE
As a rule with Kyoto City buses, one goes in from the rear door and goes out from the front door. Most fares for Kyoto City buses are ¥230 (¥120 for children) but if you are riding buses that runs outside the single fare areas, be sure to take the ticket from the machine at the rear door. You can easily tell the buses that run outside the single fare areas because the route number is displayed in black letters on a white background.




HOW TO GET OFF
You must press the buzzer when you want to get off. The best timing for
this is right after the announcement for the next stop or when the next
destination is displayed on the screen at the front of the bus, after the bus
leaves the last stop. The bus will not stop unless the buzzer is pressed.


If the buzzer is lit up, it means the bus will stop at the next stop.




HOW TO PAY
Fare is paid as you get off the bus. Fares for the single fare area is ¥230
(¥120 for children). For a fare that is outside the single fare area, take
a look at the number displayed on your ticket and pay the fare that
corresponds with that number on the board in the front of the bus. Buses do
not have change so if you are paying by cash, bring along suffi cient number
of coins (¥1,000 bills can be exchanged with the fare box machine).

  • Acceptable forms of payment
    ・Cash
    ・IC cards
    ・Kyoto City Bus & Kyoto Bus One-Day Pass
    ・Traffi ca Kyoto Card
    ・Surutto Kansai Miyako Card
    ・Various discount tickets



Kyoto city bus travel map “Bus Navi”
For detailed instruction on how to use the bus, refer to “Bus Navi”. This map is distributed from the offi ces of Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau.


PASSES & DISCOUNTS

You can buy these tickets at any city bus and subway information offi ce or ticket office.

01. KYOTO CITY BUS & KYOTO BUS 1-DAY PASS
If you plan to use a Kyoto City Bus and Kyoto Bus more than three times a day, we recommend the 1-day Pass. An extra fare is charged if your stop is outside the short distance routes, such as Takao, Katsura, or Ohara. Bring this pass with you to get a special discount off entrance fees to Gion Corner, Toei Kyoto Studio Park, and more.

For unlimited travel within the Flat-Fare Zone of Kyoto City Bus & Kyoto Bus: ¥500 (*Children:Half-price, Aiso in the Arashiyama Area)


02. KYOTO SIGHTSEEING 1 & 2-DAY PASS
The 1 & 2-day Pass gives passengers unlimited access to Kyoto City Bus, Kyoto City Subway, and Kyoto Bus services for the valid period. The pass comes with a city map with coupons. The pass is nonrefundable if you lose it.

1-day Pass: ¥1,200 / 2-day Pass: ¥2,000 (*Children:Half-price)

FIRST RIDE
BUS: Please insert the ticket into the machine next to the driver.
SUBWAY: Please insert the ticket in the ticket gate located in the station.

NEXT RIDE
BUS: Simply show the pass with the date to the driver.
SUBWAY: Same as fi rst ride.


03. KYOTO CITY SUBWAY 1-DAY PASS
Kyoto City Subway 1-day Pass gives passengers unlimited access to Kyoto City Subway for one day. Present the pass to receive discounts off entrance fees to other Kyoto sites, including NIJO-JO Castle, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Gion Corner, and Toei Kyoto Studio Park.

1-day Pass: ¥600 (*Children:Half-price)




For more information
KYOTO CITY BUS & SUBWAY INFORMATION GUIDE


*Children 6-12 years old are half-price. Children under 6 accompanied by a guardian are free.
*The information is current as of August 2017.

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