Tokyo Subway Tickets 東京地下鉄
Japan Subway Systems: How to get around in Tokyo
Read information on the various Tokyo subway tickets available including Pasmo and Suica IC cards, one-day tickets and special tickets for foreign visitors.
Tokyo Metro Tickets
Ticket prices for the subway in Tokyo start at 170 yen with a paper ticket, but if you are spending any time in Tokyo it would be wise to invest in a Pasmo or Suica rechargeable IC card to ease connections between the two systems, save on the wait for buying tickets, and save on fares: the fare using an IC card is up to 5 yen cheaper per ride. Fares (in 2017) are 170 yen, 200 yen, 240 yen, 280 yen and 310 yen increasing with the distance traveled.
A Suica card requires a 500 yen deposit when first issued, but the 500 yen is refundable when you have finished with it. The Suica card is usable on JR East lines in Tokyo metropolitan area, all Tokyo subway lines, buses and the Tokyo Monorail that runs between Haneda Airport and Tokyo. Outside Tokyo, the Suica can be used on some transport networks in Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Tōkai, west Japan and Kyushu.
The Suica can be used in many station kiosks and regular convenience stores to purchase goods.
The Pasmo IC Card allows users to ride Tokyo Metro subways and many other trains and buses within Japan.
The Pasmo card can be bought at Tokyo Metro IC ticket vending machines, Tokyo Metro stations and Tokyo Metro Pass Offices.
The Pasmo can be used in many station kiosks, vending machines and regular convenience stores to purchase goods. If you purchase a Pasmo Card and no longer need it you can return it to a station office for a refund of the remaining balance and the 500 yen deposit.
Tokyo Subway App
The Tokyo Subway Navigation App can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Android App is available on Google Play. The App provides information on routes, times and fares for Tokyo's subways. Just enter the subway station you are departing from and your destination. The time, number of transfers and the fare are displayed.
One Day Open Tickets
The Tokyo Metro 24-hour ticket is priced 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for children. It is valid on all Tokyo metro lines for 24 hours from the time the ticket is used. There are same-day tickets which must be used on the day of purchase and advance tickets which must be used within 6 months of purchase.
Common One-day Open Ticket For Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway
This one-day ticket is priced 900 yen for adults and 450 yen for children and is valid on both the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway. This ticket can also be purchased in advance for use later within 6 months of purchase. The ticket can be purchased at all ticket vending machines on the Metro and Toei network and at Tokyo Metro Pass Offices (except Nakano, Nishi-Funabashi and Fukutoshin Line Shibuya Station) and Toei Subway Station Offices (except Shinjuku, Oshiage, Shirokanedai, Shirokane-takanawa and Meguro Station)
Tokyo Combination Ticket
The Tokyo Combination Ticket is priced 1,590 yen for adults and 800 yen for children and is valid on the Tokyo Metro, Tōei Subway, Toden Arakawa, Tōei buses, the Nippori-Toneri Liner and JR Lines (such as the Chūō-Sōbu Line and Yamanote Line). The ticket is available from ticket vending machines (with a few exceptions) at Tokyo Metro, Tōei Subway, JR and Nippori-Toneri Liner stations.
1- 2- or 3-Day Tokyo Subway Passes For Foreign Visitors
The Tokyo subway lines offer limited-time passes that cover all lines, both Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway. There are three passes available: 24-Hour, 48-Hour, and 72-Hour.
The 24-Hour Tokyo Subway Ticket costs 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for 11 years old or under, and will save you money if you get on and off a subway train at least five times in 24 hours.
The 48-Hour Tokyo Subway Ticket costs 1,200 yen for adults and 600 yen for 11 years old or under, and will save you money if you get on and off a subway train at least four times in 24 hours.
The 72-Hour Tokyo Subway Ticket costs 1,500 yen for adults and 750 yen for 11 years old or under, and will save you money if you get on and off a subway train at least three times in 24 hours.
Each ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the time it is first used.
These tickets are available only to people visiting Japan on a tourist visa. You must show your passport (the real thing, not a copy) in order to show your eligibility to purchase.
They can be purchased in advance overseas from H.I.S. travel agencies, or in Japan from the staffed desk of a subway station, or in Haneda Airport or Narita Airport, and some Tokyo hotels, some BIC camera stores, some Sofmap stores, and some Laox stores.
See www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel for further details.
Lost & Found
Call 03 5227 5741 (9am-8pm; in Japanese) 365 days a year for lost and found inquiries.
Information desks with information in English are available at Shinjuku, Ginza, Omotesando and Shibuya stations from 9.15am-5.15pm daily and from 9.15am-7pm at Shibuya.