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special fare for disabled children

SPECIAL FARE for Disabled Children

I just want to know whether a Disabled Children travelling with family ( in wheelchair ) able to travel for Free on JR or any special discounted fare or still have to purchase a full adult fare. If your answer is special discount fare, can I purchase online.




Hi Freddie,

Unfortunately there is no special fare for disabled persons or children on the JR. However most stations and trains come equipped facilities to make your travel as smooth as possible, think about priority seats, specially equipped toilets and extra large elevators and gates. You can also ask the JR Staff for any help you may require. Of course you can buy the JR Pass for you and your child if you enter Japan under a tourist Visa and children between 6-11 always pay half price.

I would also recommend reading this post over at Danny Choo's about traveling with a wheelchair.

I hope this helps!

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Hi Daniel-san

Thanks for your reply. Is very helpful.



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