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booking overnight train on the last day of rail pass validity

Booking overnight train on the last day of rail pass validity

Hello,

I would like do return from Himeji to Tokyo on night train, which leaves Himeji at 23:35, the last day of my rail pass. I was told that I need to pay additional fee. isn't it correct? should I try to book seats for free again at another station?

kosik
kosik

Hi there,

You are allowed to "finish the ride" you started on using the JR Pass, given that you board the train before midnight.

However keep in mind that the overnight train to Tokyo is very popular and often booked out days if not weeks in advance.

Also see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/night-trains-using-the-jr-pass-the-sunrise-express-and-hamanasu-trains

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Daniel-san
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