FAQ

Fare revision information

The ticket fare is cheaper than the IC card fare between some stations, why?Open

The “1 yen fare” was introduced for the IC cards to pass on the increase in consumption tax to the passengers accurately.

The tax excluded “IC card fare” is multiplied by 1.08, and the decimals are rounded off to the nearest one yen.

On the other hand, the tax excluded “Ticket fare” is multiplied by 1.08, and the digit in the ones place is rounded off to the nearest ten yen.

(The calculation of fractions as given above is based on “The handling policy for passenger fares of railways due to the increase in consumption tax dated October 29th, 2013 (Manager, Railway Business, Railway Bureau, Land, Infrastructure and Transportation Ministry)”.)

The adult ticket fare (380 yen) when calculated using this method for the distances between 9 km to 15 km is 1 yen cheaper compared to the IC card fare (381 yen).

If tickets and coupon tickets are purchased with IC card, will the 1 yen unit fare be applicable?Open

The 1 yen unit fare is applicable when entering stations through the automatic ticket gate using the IC card of PASMO and Suica.

The 10 yen unit fare will be used when the charge of the IC card is used to buy tickets or coupon tickets.

What happens when I enter with a ticket and adjust the fares using and IC card to ride past my original destination?Open

The 1 yen unit fare is applicable when entering stations through the automatic ticket gate using the IC card of PASMO and Suica.

Therefore, the 10 yen unit fare will be used even when you enter with a ticket and adjust the fares using IC card to ride past your original destination.

How is the child fare calculated?Open

The child fare is half the adult fare (revised proposal).

* The IC card fare is the amount obtained by rounding down to the nearest 1 yen.

* The ticket fare is the amount obtained after the fraction of 10 yen unit is rounded up to the nearest 10 yen unit.

Is the 1 yen unit used for PASMO commuter passes?Open

The 10 yen unit is applicable for commuter passes in case of both tickets and IC cards.