Where to Buy Bus One Day Pass in Kyoto


Note : on October, 2021, the price of  Bus One -day Pass  was changed into ¥700 for an adult, and ¥350 for a child. (Unfortunately, this One-day pass will be discontinued at the end of September 2023!)

1. Where to Buy Bus One-Day Pass at Kyoto Station

At Kyoto station, you can buy  Bus One-Day Pass  at City Bus & Subway Information or Vending Machines.

Both are located at bus terminal,  in the north side of the Kyoto station where you can see the Kyoto Tower.

If you arrive by Shinkansen (the bullet train), please head for Kyoto Tower side.

If by JR local line, Central Exit is convenient to the bus terminal.

City Bus & Subway Information (inside the Bus Ticket Center building)

Vending Machines in front of the Bus Ticket Center building

City Bus & Subway Information and the vending machines in front of the Information are often crowded, a long line to get the pass especially on peak season (cherry blossom in spring or autumn leaves in fall).

In that case, try other vending machines located at bus platform A, B or C. It may be less crowded.

 Other Vending Machines at bus terminal

Or, on peak season, city bus staff often set special counter and sell the pass near Bus Information Board.

2. Where to Buy Bus One-Day Pass if you are NOT at Kyoto Station

Where to buy the  Bus One-Day Pass  ohter than Kyoto station is…

1. any subway stations
2. discount ticket shops
3. certain hotels
if you stay
4. a driver on the bus
(Kyoto City Bus and Kyoto Bus)

2-1 At Subway Stations

At subway stations, you can buy from a station attendant at ticket gate. But, only adult passes are sold.

Some stations have City Bus & Subway Information or Commuter Pass Office, where you can buy both adult and child passes.

The followings are the details.

City Bus & Subway Information : (open 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

  1. Uzumasa-tenjingawa station 1st fl., near the EXIT 2

  2. Kitaoji station B3 level , near the south ticket gate

  3. Karasuma-oike station B3 lvel, near the north ticket gate


Commuter Pass Office : (open 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., sunday & holiday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

  1. Shijo Station B1 level, on a passageway between north and south ticket gates

  2. Sanjo-Keihan Station B1 level, near Exit 1

  3. Yamashina Station B1 level, get out of ticket gate ant turn right

  4. Takeda Station 1st fl., east side, in front of a bus stop (0:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

  5. Nijo Station 1st fl. , near Exit 2 (0:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

If you want to know the location of  those Information and Pass Office, please check the map below.

2-2 other ways

If you find out any discount ticket shops near you, you are lucky to get a little bit cheeper.

If you stay hotels, please ask whether the pass sells or not.

Of course you can buy from a bus driver.
But there is a possibility of being sold out.
So please try to get it in advance if possible.