Connection Ticket (JR & Keihan Railway) in Kyoto
2. Where & How to buy Connection Ticket
2-1 To Buy at JR Kyoto Station
2-2 To Buy at Keihan Railway Stations
1. What is Connection Ticket ?
If you have Connection Ticket for JR & Keihan Railway, you can ride both JR and Keihan Railway by one ticket. It is very useful because you don’t need to buy another ticket at the time of transfer, Tofukuji station.
Depending on the sections, the train fare is discounted.
For example, the normal fare between JR Kyoto station and Keihan Railway Gion-shijo station or Kiyomizu-Gojo station is ¥320 (JR ¥150, Keihan ¥170).
But the fare comes to ¥300 if you get the connection ticket beforehnd.
With Connection Ticket, you can move between JR Kyoto station and Keihan Railway Gion-shijo or Kiyomizu-Gojo station by just ¥300.
If you have any IC cards such as Suica, Pasmo or Icoca, you don’t need the Connection Ticket. It is also autmatically discounted if you ride both JR and Keihan Railway by IC cards for the specific section.
And also, by using trains, you can save time and beat a traffic jam !