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Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« on: December 14, 2006, 03:45:31 PM »
Last year I posted this, but the thread is missing now.. so here is the updated one.  This is pulled off of the bus companies website.

Edited Sep 4th 2015 with new updated timetable to include Terminal 3 times
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 12:46:30 PM by fred »
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 04:21:53 PM »
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 05:37:07 PM »
As sean said, its:
4300yen from Kofu/Ryuo to Narita.
4200yen from Yamanashi Gakuin Uni to Narita.
4000yen from all other stops to Narita.

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2008, 03:21:59 PM by Rickachu »

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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 09:30:05 AM »
Hey, digging up a super old thread against the wishes of the bright red warning text at the top here.

I have a friend coming in December, and my googling led me to the same timetable as Zhuzhu found -- at this website http://www.chibakotsu.co.jp/kousoku/kofu.htm
I don't know why my computer can't read the kanji, unless the webmasters are just swearing a lot.

SO QUESTION 1: I can't tell the prices. Is it what Fred said here last year? 4,000ish from Kofu/Ryuo? Because I thought I heard somewheres that it was only 1,900.

QUESTION 2: I was planning on picking her up at Kofu, but I live in Ryuo, and I was surprised to see it as an option on the timetable. Where does the bus let off? I've never seen any around the Ryuo train station.

QUESTION 3: Is the bus-getting place in Narita relatively easy for a person to find? Dave, is this what you used to get Cha? She will be coming in Terminal 2, and I REALLY don't want to bus to Narita just to pick her ass up.

QUESTION 4: Anyone know if the reservation place speak-a the English? Anyone know the number?

Sorry, I'm a moron. I did a quick search for these things already and was inconclusive.
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 09:54:41 AM »
Q1. Prices are the same
Q2. No idea. Sorry. Perhaps Dennis will know. But all the buses from Narita stop there.
Q3. Yes, its easy. When you leave arrivals, there are bus counters on the back wall of each terminal. Just ask at anyone for kofu/ryuo and they will either say yes, or direct you to the correct one Buy your ticket and then you go to a numbered bus stop outside. Easy peasy.
Q4. I usually go in person and buy a ticket. I have never ever been on a full bus, but I may have been lucky. The ticket centre is in the bus stands of kofu eki. Go down the escalators from the south exit of kofu eki and cross the street.
The enquiry line is 055-223-0811, the reservation is 055-233-5711. I don't know if you can do the english there, but its worth a try. The website is

http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/
« Last Edit: November 21, 2007, 09:56:12 AM by fred »

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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 09:57:13 AM »
1.  Yeah, it's still around 4,300 yen or so from Kofu to Narita/Narita to Kofu (one way).

2.  They do start/stop in Ryuo.  There's a parking lot just to the east of the station, where the new section of road they're working on near the station that curves around Paul's apartment meets up with the old road.  That's the bus stop.  If that's confusing, it's between Ryuo Station and the golf driving range, close to the station.

3.  Yes, easy to find.  To get tickets, go to the Limousine Bus counter and ask for a ticket to Ryuo.  The ticket will have the number of the bus stop.  Go out the doors, and the bus pick-up place is right there.  Find the number and wait for the right bus.  

4.  The ticket people in the airport will likely speak a bit of English, but the driver and guys that load luggage won't likely speak it, but they'll keep your friend from getting on the wrong bus.  The bus destination sign should be in kanji and English.  Here on the Kofu end, I don't think they speak any, but then I haven't had to try it.  :)

Don't remember the number off hand, but the website for reservations is, I think, www.highwaybus.co.jp, but theres a link to it from yamanashikotsu.co.jp
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007, 09:58:09 AM »
Oh, and the 1900 yen ticket is from Kofu to Shinjuku, if you were wondering.
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 10:50:38 AM »
The bus from Terminal 2 leaves from stop #11. 

If you do have to go to Narita, be sure to bring your passport.  I don't know what would happen if you didn't have it at the checkpoint, but it would be quite inconvenient I'm sure.

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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 11:26:49 AM »
The bus from Terminal 2 leaves from stop #11. 

If you do have to go to Narita, be sure to bring your passport.  I don't know what would happen if you didn't have it at the checkpoint, but it would be quite inconvenient I'm sure.

If you're not flying out, your gaijin card is sufficient.
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 11:28:55 AM »
Hey Lauren, looks like the guys covered all questions above - we actually didn't take the bus back from Narita because there's a 3-4 hr gap with no buses from around 2pm.

Here's a tip though - if your computer is having trouble reading kanji, but you have Japanese fonts installed (and I'm sure you do), then the particular page you're looking at probably has a different encoding - try this:

In Firefox, go to View -> Character Encoding -> Japanese (Shift_JIS) - that should sort it.
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Re: KOFU <--> NARITA Bus Schedule (Again)
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2008, 04:01:15 PM »
Summary
Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus

1. If you are going to Narita Airport, take your Passport and or Gaijin Card (Foreigner's Registration Card) even if you are not flying, due to the new Bus Security Checks.

2. Prices are as follows (One Way Tickets):
1950\ from Kofu to Tokyo Shinjuku.
4300\ from Kofu/Ryuo to Narita Airport.
4200\ from Yamanashi Gakuin Uni to Narita Airport.
4000\ from all other stops to Narita Airport.
Travelling A->B costs the same as B->A.

3. Bus Schedule in Kanji: http://www.chibakotsu.co.jp/kousoku/kofu.htm
4. Bus Companies by routes (enter Yamanashi To Chiba) : http://www.bus.or.jp/bus/index_e.html

5. To make reservations:
  • Japanese website: http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/
  • Japanese website: https://www.highwaybus.com
  • Kofu Bus Station Enquiry Line is: 055-223-0811 (in Japanese).
  • Kofu Bus Station Reservation Line is: 055-233-5711 (in Japanese).
  • This Post is a guide for how to make reservations by phone in Japanese: http://www.yetijapan.com/forum/index.php?topic=5348.msg94982#msg94982


    6. Q&A:
    Q: Where does the bus let off in Ryuo?
    A: They do start/stop in Ryuo. There's a parking lot just to the east of the station, on the new section of road. That's the bus stop. (Look to the right, when facing the station entrance).

    Q: Where is the Bus Ticket place in Narita Airport Terminal 2?
    A: Easy to find. To get tickets, go to the Limousine Bus counter (near the Terminals exits) and ask for a ticket to Ryuo/Kofu.
    The ticket will have the number of the bus stop. (The bus from Terminal 2 normally leaves from stop #11).
    Go out the doors, and the bus pick-up place is right there.
    Find the number and wait for the right bus.
    Bulky luggage can often be stowed by the driver, in the hold under the bus.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2008, 04:08:34 PM by Rickachu »

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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2009, 11:52:01 AM »
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2009, 02:11:13 PM »
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Thank you! This is so helpful!
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 10:04:51 AM »
Question about this. I'm leaving for spring break on Wednesday, with a flight out from Narita at 1:30 PM, so I need to be at Narita by 11:30, 12 at latest. In the past, I've taken the Narita bus by leaving my car at Miki's since we were going together, and then took a cab to Isawa where I caught the bus. But since Miki is no longer here ( :cry:) I need somewhere to leave my car for 10 days that will also let me get to one of the bus stops along this line. Any suggestions? How do others who don't live near these spots do it?

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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2013, 10:45:24 AM »
There is a carpark pretty close to Enzan Eki and I think it is 500yen a day to park. If you want, I can go and have a look at that for you...

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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2013, 11:05:44 AM »
There is also a parking lot at Ryuo stn in the same lot as the narita bus stop. It is 800 yen a day and is unmanned after
 roughly 10pm. No machines.
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
There's a place in walking distance from the isawa bus stop that is free parking that the Fuefuki girls were told to use last year. It is free and unmanned, but the problem is leaving your car there for a long period of time is not a good idea. People explicitly told me not to do that...so I would be a little worried about any place without machines etc.
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 09:00:32 AM »
There is also a parking lot at Ryuo stn in the same lot as the narita bus stop. It is 800 yen a day and is unmanned after
 roughly 10pm. No machines.

If you leave your car there and have a bus reservation, you get so many days for free. 5 maybe? Not quite sure on that though.

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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
I didn't know about the 5 day thing!

It's written here though:
http://yamanashikotsu.co.jp/parking/parking.htm
 "(上記の高速バスを往復ご利用の場合、5日間無料となります)"

Valid for all trips to Nagoya, Osaka/Kyoto, Haneda and Narita.  Unmanned after 11pm but you can still leave and come in (not gated off like other parking garages/places).
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 01:53:52 PM »
That's really useful and I'll keep it in mind for other trips. Ryuo is just a liiiiittle too far for me to make, though, because the bus leaves from there at like 6:30 or something. I'd have to leave my house before 5 AM to make that.

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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2013, 11:26:23 AM »
Narita Airport to Kofu Station (A.K.A. The center of Yamanashi)

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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2013, 01:21:45 PM »
So there actually is a return bus too?
Wow. I never managed to find that one. Always thought it was just the one way. Yey.
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Re: Kofu <--> Narita Airport By Bus
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2013, 01:29:38 PM »
nope. contrary to all bus lines ever they only run in one direction. then when all the buses are just stacked up at narita because they don't go back and there are just too many of them, they make a ring and set them alight for death matches between the drivers

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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2013, 03:34:53 PM »
nope. contrary to all bus lines ever they only run in one direction. then when all the buses are just stacked up at narita because they don't go back and there are just too many of them, they make a ring and set them alight for death matches between the drivers

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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 12:18:53 PM »
Ill be sure to video tape it and upload it to YouTube.   Ill make the title Hostel
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