suki
suki
over 1 year ago
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Are any JR Buses in Hokkaido free for JR Pass holders? From my reading so far, I would have to pay a fare to travel on any JR buses eg the Twinkle Bus near the lakes in Akan National Park

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
suki
suki
4 posts
over 1 year ago

Thanks Daniel.

It seems that only JR buses within cities are free ... buses travelling from one town to the next aren't. Is that right?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

That's right, you can use the faster trains to travel between cities :)

suki
suki
4 posts
over 1 year ago

That's good if there is a train to your next destination. Not so good when bus is the only public transport option eg., from Kamikawa Station to Sounkyo Gorge :-). The bus fares are actually quite reasonable, though.

I just wanted to make sure I understood what was available. Thanks for your help.

I have 2 more questions, if I may ask them here, please. 1. Does the Narita Express run 24/7?
2. Is it mandatory to reserve a seat when wishing to travel in a Green Car (using a Green pass)?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

1.) The Narita Express has the same time table as most train, as in it runs from 6 am to late evening (I think the last service is at 21:45).

2.) Yes, all Green seats are by reservation only.

suki
suki
4 posts
over 1 year ago

Thanks. I appreciate your help :-)


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