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Takayama

Takayama still retains the traditional Japanese landscape.The Hida Mountains anchor the northeastern part of the city and provide a picturesque backdrop for the natural beauty that blankets Takayama. Explore the former castle town cityscape throughout the year, enjoying the unique beauty and delights of each season. Check this page for the time table and fares and to make reservations for expressway bus services connecting Nagoya and Takayama.

Takayama

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Takayama still retains the traditional Japanese landscape.The Hida Mountains anchor the northeastern part of the city and provide a picturesque backdrop for the natural beauty that blankets Takayama. Explore the former castle town cityscape throughout the year, enjoying the unique beauty and delights of each season. Check this page for the time table and fares and to make reservations for expressway bus services connecting Nagoya and Takayama.

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Meitetsu BC ・ Nagoya Sta.→Takayama Nohi BC.

Service code Meitetsu BC Nagoya Sta.
(Shinkansen Side)
Takayama Nohi BC.
Hida Takayama 1 Meitetsu 07:30 07:45 10:15
Hida Takayama 3 Tokai 08:30 08:45 11:15
Hida Takayama 5 Tokai 09:30 09:45 12:15
Hida Takayama 7 Nohi 10:30 10:45 13:15
Hida Takayama 9 Tokai 11:30 11:45 14:15
Hida Takayama 11 Meitetsu 13:00 13:15 15:45
Hida Takayama 13 Meitetsu 14:30 14:45 17:15
Hida Takayama 15 Nohi 16:00 16:15 18:45
Hida Takayama 17 Nohi 17:00 17:15 19:45
Hida Takayama 19 Tokai 18:00 18:15 20:45
Hida Takayama 21 Meitetsu 19:00 19:15 21:45
Hida Takayama 23 Nohi 20:30 20:45 23:15

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Takayama Nohi BC. →Nagoya Sta. ・ Meitetsu Bus Center

Service code Takayama Nohi BC. Nagoya Sta.
(Shinkansen Side)
Meitetsu BC
Hida Takayama 2 Nohi 06:30 09:00 09:10
Hida Takayama 4 Tokai 07:30 10:00 10:10
Hida Takayama 6 Meitetsu 08:30 11:00 11:10
Hida Takayama 8 Nohi 10:00 12:30 12:40
Hida Takayama 10 Nohi 11:30 14:00 14:10
Hida Takayama 12 Meitetsu 13:00 15:30 15:40
Hida Takayama 14 Tokai 14:00 16:30 16:40
Hida Takayama 16 Nohi 15:00 17:30 17:40
Hida Takayama 18 Tokai 16:00 18:30 18:40
Hida Takayama 20 Tokai 17:00 19:30 19:40
Hida Takayama 22 Meitetsu 18:00 20:30 20:40
Hida Takayama 24 Meitetsu 19:00 21:30 21:40

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  • * Lists the major bus stops.

Marks

  • … Bus service available with 4-seat row wide seats
  • … Bus service available Power supply
  • * The bus type is subject to change without notice.
  • * Additional buses may have a different seat type, which may not have electrical outlets.

Operators

  • Tokai … JR Tokai Bus
  • Meitetsu … Meitetsu Bus
  • Nohi … Nohi Bus
  • * The bus operator is subject to change without notice.
  • * Hida Takayama is a shared service provided by JR Tokai Bus, Meitetsu Bus, and Nohi Bus.

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Fare table

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Day : Nagoya ⇔ Takayama

Hida Takayama

Fare Table (Adult)

Route Normal one-way Round-trip discount
Meitetsu BC ・ Nagoya Sta. ⇔Takayama Nohi BC ¥2,980 ¥5,140
  • [When using Hida Takayama bus service]
  • ■ The applicable fare is based on the day departing from the first bus stop of the bus that you are boarding. 
  • ■ Round-trip discount tickets are valid for 4 days. However, if the return bus service and seat is selected, the round-trip ticket becomes valid for that departure only. Missing the selected return bus service will void the ticket and make it ineligible for refund.
  • ■ Round-trip discount tickets are not sold on the bus. You can purchase a round-trip discount ticket online or at the ticket counter.
  • ■ Child fares are half the price of adult fares for standard one-way tickets and round-trip discount tickets (rounded up to the nearest 10 yen).    

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  • ・Fare categories
  • Adult fare Ages 12 and up
    Child fare Ages 6-11

    * Children under 6 are free (1 child free for each paid adult or child), but using a seat by paying for a child fare is recommended due to the nature of the expressway bus operations.

  • ■ Present your ticket (Web voucher) to the driver when boarding.
  • ■ For safety, wear your seatbelt while the bus is in motion.
  • ■ When using the restroom on the bus or otherwise getting out of your seat, be careful of the bus shaking.
  • ■ No smoking on the bus.
  • ■ Passengers are required to load (on the bus or into the trunk), unload, and store their luggage themselves.
  • ■ No dangerous objects may be brought on the bus (or loaded into the trunk).
  • ■ Regarding the allowable boarding size of luggage, luggage must be within 200 cm on all sides and the total dimensions (sum of height, length, and width) must be within 250 cm.
  • ■ Large luggage, including skis, snowboards, surfboards, and bicycles, cannot be brought on the bus or loaded into the trunk.
  • ■ Valuables, breakables, and electronic devices (including computers and electronic data) cannot be placed in the trunk. Passengers are required to take care of these items on the bus.
  • ■ Before reclining your seat, ask the passenger behind you for permission.
  • ■ Set your mobile devices to silent mode once aboard. Talking on the phone is not permitted on the bus.
  • ■ When listening to music on the bus, keep the volume of your headphones to a level that will not disturb other passengers.
  • ■ When conversing on the bus, keep your voice down so as to not disturb other passengers.
  • ■ When eating or drinking on the bus, do not eat or drink anything that has a strong smell or that is noisy to eat.
  • ■ Be sure to return to the bus by the designated time when taking breaks at parking areas.
  • ■ To get off at the next stop, press the STOP button near your seat.
  • ■ If you miss your specified departure, your ticket will be void. You will not be able to receive a refund for such a ticket or to change it to another bus.
  • ■ Note that the arrival at your destination may be significantly delayed due to road and weather conditions.
     Even in such cases, the bus service operator will not refund the ticket or provide any other compensation.
  • ■ Due to road and weather conditions, or for other reasons, if the bus service operator deems it unsafe to provide the transportation service, the service may be canceled.
    In such a case, tickets are refunded with no charge. (Note that the bus service operator does not provide alternative transportation or make arrangements for accommodation.)
  • ■ The above time table and fares only include those for major bus stops. Some buses stop at bus stops that are not listed above.
  • ■ Completion of reservation through the Expressway Bus Net requires credit card payment, which you can proceed to from the reservation email.

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Reservation

  • ■ The above bus services are provided with reserved seating when boarding from the bus stops listed above. Please make your reservation in advance.
  • ■ Reservations can be made online (5 a.m. to 1 a.m. the following day) or by calling (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or visiting (during operating hours) the ticket counter.

Ticket counter

JR Tokai Bus Nagoya Travel Center (Nagoya Station)

1-minute walk from the Nagoya Station shinkansen side (business hours: 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
0570-048939

Calling hours

Reservations: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Inquiries: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.