Public Transportation

Certificate of Student Discounts

Degree-seeking students can get a student discount of 20% off single fares of JR(train/bus/ship) if they travel more than 101km. However, non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for this discount. When you travel using this discount, always carry your student ID card, and make sure to buy the ticket before boarding. Please obtain a certificate of student discount through the certificate issuing machine. Please note that the Certificate of Student Discount is only valid for three months from the date of issuance.

Commuter Passes

Commuting to and from university with a commuter pass is reasonably cheap. When you buy a commuter pass (1-month, 3-month or 6-month) for city bus or subway routes for the first time, please purchase it at a station master’s office of any subway station (some station not included) with your student ID card. Commuter passes are only valid for the designated zones. Following students can purchase these student discount commuter passes from the Nagoya Transportation Bureau (City Bus/Subway).

For other company’s lines, please enquire at each company.

Subway and City Bus Tickets

① Manaca
Manaca is a pre-paid card pass that can be used for both subway trains and buses operated by Nagoya City. Various types of Manaca (commuter pass included) can be purchased. Manaca can be used also for Meitetsu, JR and many other transportations in Japan. It is a rechargeable card.

② One-day ticket:One-day tickets allow for unlimited rides for one day. One-day tickets for all bus, subway, and bus & subway routes are available. Also, the Donichi-Eco-Kippu is available and can be used on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the 8th of every month.
These tickets include a discounted admission fee for some tourist facilities in Nagoya city.

They can be purchased at any subway station. For further information, refer to the website of Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya.

Useful Links

The following websites provide information on available transport services, timetables, etc.