Re: [76attendees] Question About the Train Fare

Ole Jacobsen <> Mon, 12 October 2009 12:40 UTC

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If you are travelling with a reserved seat ticket, then yes, the 
ticket has all the information. It is also possible to get a ticket 
for non-reserved cars. In that case you could use the ticket for
any train. The FARE ticket is valid for any train so it's just the
seat/car/train data that needs to be updated if you miss your
train. The conductor can take care of the change. Yes, there are
"free" (non-reserved) seats.

The best thing is to make sure you have enough changeover time
and enough time to get to the first train (typically the airport
express train) and you won't have any issue.

You can buy the train ticket in Hiroshima, just pop into the station 
anytime before you leave and get the ticket. I usually get mine a
day or so before returning, but there are MANY trains and getting
the train you want is usually not an issue. Use hyperdia for

It also has a timetable feature so you can see how many trains there 
are (LOTS during the day).

Kato san can correct me, but I don't think there is any savings in
getting a return ticket so you might as well just get the outbound
unless you are absolutely certain about the return time.

Hope this helps.


Ole J. Jacobsen
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On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Schmidt, Christian 1. (NSN - DE/Munich) wrote:

> "It is recommended to check your car number printed on your ticket."
> Is it correct, that you make this seat reservation is done at the
> Airport Terminal?
> What happens, if you miss this train? Can you use the ticket for the
> next train or do you have to buy a new ticket? Are there free seats
> available for this purpose?
> How does it work in case of two-way tickets?
> - Do you have to decide the train back to Tokyo in advance?
> - Can you make the resevation in Hiroschima?
> Could it be, that you can not take a certain train, because of no spare
> seats? Do you have to take this into account in trip planning?
> Thanks,
> Christian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On Behalf Of ext Sean Turner
> Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 7:07 PM
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> Subject: [76attendees] Question About the Train Fare
> The host site says this about the train fare rom Narita to Hiroshima:
> Take a Narita Express (1hr. 12 min., every 30 min.) to Shinagawa Station
> then change to  Shinkansen "Nozomi"  to JR Hiroshima Station (4 hrs., 3 
> trains/hour). The fare is 20,440 JPY. Please buy your ticket through to 
> Hiroshima Station at the JR Ticket Office in the basement level of 
> Narita Airport Terminal-1 or Terminal-2.
> Is that the fare for Narita-Hiroshima or just from Shinagawa-Hiroshima? 
>   And, is it a one way or round trip fare?
> Thanks,
> spt
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