FAQ

Fare revision information

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

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).