Highway Bus Information PlatformJapan Bus-Gateway

Booking Sites

The following are highway bus booking sites.
Each site contains different routes.

Expressway Bus Net

Website dedicated to the booking of bus services (mainly those provided by companies in the JR Bus Group; introduced in February 2016) You can make reservations and purchase tickets for buses nationwide.

Official Website
Major Routes
  • Tokyo ↔ Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe
  • Tokyo ↔ Lake Kawaguchi
  • Tokyo ↔ Nagoya/Shizuoka
  • Tokyo ↔ Kanazawa
  • Tokyo ↔ Hakone
  • Nagoya ↔ Takayama
  • Nagoya ↔ Osaka
  • Nagoya ↔ Kyoto
  • Osaka ↔ Hiroshima
etc.
Major Points
Miyagi / Yamagata / Fukushima / Tokyo / Saitama / Chiba / Kanagawa (Yokohama) / Gunma / Ibaraki / Tochigi / Aichi (Nagoya) / Shizuoka / Gifu (Takayama) / Mie / Niigata / Toyama / Ishikawa (Kanazawa) / Yamanashi / Nagano / Fukui / Osaka / Kyoto / Hyogo / Nara / Wakayama / Shiga / Hiroshima / Okayama / Tottori / Shimane / Kochi / Kagawa / Ehime / Tokushima, etc.

Highway-buses.jp

Special webpages provide information on routes from Tokyo (Shinjuku and Shibuya) to popular tourist destinations (Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Hida Takayama, Hakuba, and Matsumoto). Means of purchasing discount tickets have also been introduced. The "Three-Star Route Ticket," a special discount ticket enabling travel from Tokyo to Kanazawa and Toyama, including visits to Matsumoto Castle, Shirakawago, and Hida Takayama, is explained in detail.

Official Website
Major Routes
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku and Shibuya) ↔ Lake Kawaguchi
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku and Shibuya) ↔ Fuji-Q Highland
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku) ↔ Matsumoto
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku) ↔ Nagano
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku) ↔ Mt. Fuji
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku) ↔ Hida Takayama
  • Tokyo (Shinjuku) ↔ Hakuba
  • Aichi (Nagoya) ↔ Ishikawa (Kanazawa)
10 routes in total
Major Points
Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya) / Gifu (Hida Takayama) / Aichi (Nagoya) / Yamanashi (Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland) / Nagano (Matsumoto, Hakuba) / Ishikawa (Kanazawa)

JAPAN BUS LINES

Website to enable the simple and convenient booking and purchase of tickets for over 100 highway bus routes nationwide Bus companies across Japan have jointly established and operate the JAPAN BUS LINES website to enable foreign tourists to move throughout Japan easily, conveniently and safely. You can directly access not only major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, but also popular sightseeing spots such as Takayama, Hakuba, and Matsumoto.

Official Website
Major Routes
  • Tokyo ↔ Kyoto/Osaka
  • Tokyo ↔ Sendai
  • Tokyo ↔ Nagoya
  • Tokyo ↔ Gotenba Premium Outlets
  • Tokyo ↔ Matsumoto
  • Tokyo ↔ Takayama
  • Nagoya ↔ Shirakawago
  • Osaka ↔ Takayama
  • Tokyo ↔ Narita Airport
  • Tokyo ↔ Hiroshima
Over 100 routes in total
Major Points
Hokkaido / Aomori / Iwate / Miyagi (Sendai) / Akit a/ Yamagata / Fukushima / Tokyo / Saitama / Chiba (Narita Airport, Tokyo Disney Resort®) / Kanagawa (Yokohama) / Tochigi / Aichi (Nagoya) / Shizuoka / Gifu / Mie / Niigata / Toyama / Ishikawa (Kanazawa) / Yamanashi / Nagano / Fukui / Osaka / Kyoto / Hyogo (Kobe, Himeji) / Nara / Wakayama / Shiga / Hiroshima / Okayama / Tottori / Shimane / Yamaguchi / Kochi / Kagawa / Ehime (Matsuyama) / Fukuoka, etc.

JAPAN BUS ONLINE

You can purchase tickets for highway buses, overnight buses, airport limousines, and regular tour buses offered by over 50 bus companies nationwide. Many bus routes service popular sightseeing spots that are hard to reach by train, and special tickets allowing unlimited travel in the Tohoku region are also available. Photos of bus interiors and equipment icons are displayed and bus rules are illustrated and explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Photos of sightseeing spots and tourism information are constantly updated on the facebook page.

Official Website
Major Routes
  • Sapporo ↔ Hakodate
  • Takayama ↔ Shirakawago ↔ Kanazawa/Toyama
  • Yokohama ↔ Gotenba Premium Outlets
  • Mishima ↔ Lake Kawaguchi
  • Tokyo ↔ Sendai
  • Tokyo ↔ Lake Kawaguchi/Mt. Fuji/Fuji-Q Highland
  • Tokyo ↔ Kanazawa
  • Tokyo ↔ Kyoto/Osaka/Universal Studios Japan®
  • Narita Airport ↔ Hakuba
  • Osaka/Kyoto ↔ Kamikochi
Over 80 routes in total
Major Points
Hokkaido (Sapporo, Hakodate) / Aomori (Hirosaki, Hachinohe) / Iwate (Morioka) / Miyagi (Sendai) / Akita / Yamagata / Fukushima / Ibaraki / Tochigi / Gunma / Saitama / Chiba (Narita) / Tokyo (Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Haneda) / Kanagawa (Yokohama) / Niigata / Toyama / Ishikawa (Kanazawa) / Yamanashi (Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland) / Nagano (Karuizawa, Matsumoto, Hakuba, Kamikochi)/Gifu (Takayama, Shirakawago)/Shizuoka (Mishima, Izu)/ Aichi (Nagoya)/Mie (Ise, Tsu)/Shiga (Hikone, Otsu)/Kyoto/Osaka/Hyogo (Kinosaki Onsen)/Wakayama (Tanabe, Nanki Shirahama) / Tottori (Yonago) /Shimane (Matsue) / Hiroshima, etc.

kosokubus.com

Highway bus booking website linking cities nationwide
Over 1.3 million people make reservations and use highway buses annually. One characteristic of this website is the abundance of bus services it covers. Multiple bus services are offered for travel on the same routes. You can compare fares, seat widths, time zones, etc. depending on your requirements. For example, more than ten options exist for travel between Tokyo and Osaka. Early reservation discounts, women's only buses, overnight buses, daytime buses, and a variety of other services are offered. You can inquire by email.

Official Website
Major Routes
  • Sapporo ↔ Hakodate
  • Tokyo ↔ Sendai
  • Tokyo ↔ Lake Kawaguchi/Mt. Fuji/Fuji-Q Highland
  • Tokyo ↔ Kanazawa
  • Tokyo ↔ Kyoto/Osaka/Universal Studios Japan®
  • Tokyo ↔ Nagoya
  • Tokyo ↔ Niigata
  • Tokyo ↔ Hiroshima
  • Nagoya ↔ Osaka
  • Osaka ↔ Fukuoka
  • Osaka ↔ Hiroshima
Over 100 routes in total
Major Points
Hokkaido (Sapporo, Hakodate) / Aomori (Hirosaki, Hachinohe) / Iwate (Morioka) / Miyagi (Sendai) / Akita / Yamagata / Fukushima / Ibaraki / Saitama / Chiba (Tokyo Disney Resort®, Narita) / Tokyo (Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Haneda) / Kanagawa (Yokohama) / Niigata / Toyama / Ishikawa (Kanazawa) / Fukui / Yamanashi (Lake Kawaguchi,Mt. Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland) / Nagano (Karuizawa, Matsumoto, Hakuba) / Gifu / Shizuoka (Hamamatsu) / Aichi (Nagoya) / Mie (Ise, Tsu) / Shiga (Hikone, Otsu) / Kyoto / Osaka / Hyogo (Sannomiya) / Wakayama (Tanabe, Nanki Shirahama) / Tottori (Yonago) / Shimane (Matsue) / Hiroshima / Okayama / Tokushima / Kochi / Kagawa (Takamatsu) / Ehime (Matsuyama) / Fukuoka (Hakata, Kokura), etc.