Kyoto City Bus

Kyoto City Bus

Kyoto buses operate from approximately 06:00 am to 10:00 pm, though some run earlier or later depending on the route. At the Kyoto Station Bus Information Center you can get bus maps, buy tickets, and inquire about additional travel information. We recommend you ask an officer at the bus station or police box if you cannot find your destination or if you got lost. If you plan to be traveling by bus a lot, visit our Day Pass Tickets page for information about convenient day passes.

GETTING ON/OFF THE BUS

Flat Fare Routes

Get on the bus
1

Get on the bus through the rear door.

Bus Fare

Adults: ¥230
Children (under 12 years old): ¥120

(As of April 2018)


TIPS

All buses have machines that will change 1,000 yen bills to coins.

Note: Larger bills cannot be changed.

Change bills to coins

put your fare into the coin slot
2

Before getting off, put your fare into the coin slot.  If you have a bus pass, insert it into the green card slot.  Make sure to take your pass when you exit the bus.


Get off the bus
3

Exit from the front of the bus.

Non-Flat Fare Routes

Get on the bus
1

Get on the bus through the rear door.


Kyoto Bus Slip
2

When you get on the bus, take a number from the machine by the door.


TIPS

When you are approaching your destination, press the stop button.

Bus Stop Button

Bus Fare monitor
3

To determine your fare, check your number and look at the display screen at the front of the bus.


put your fare into the coin slot
4

Before getting off, put the money and your number slip into the machine next to the driver's seat to pay your fare.


Get off the bus
5

Exit from the front of the bus.

Kyoto Bus Stop

DAY PASS TICKETS

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BASIC MANNERS:
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KYOTO BUS INFORMATION CENTERS

For more information, please contact one of the telephone numbers below:

Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
Uzumasa Tenjingawa Subway Station (SANSA Ukyo) 07:30 – 19:30 075-863-5200
Kyoto Station 
In front of JR Kyoto Station, Central Exit 07:30 – 19:30 075-371-4474
Kotochika Kyoto
Kyoto Subway Station, next to Central Exit 07:30 – 19:30 075-371-9866
 Kitaōji
 Kitaōji Bus Terminal 07:30 – 19:30 075-493-0410
Karasuma Oike 
Karasuma Oike Subway Station  07:30 – 19:30 075-213-1650