Subway and Bus Passes

Bus Cards

Sendai City Bus Card & Miyagi Kotsu Bus Card

  •  Can use either card on both Sendai City buses or Miyagi Kotsu buses.
  • Can’t use on the subway.
  •  Sold in Y1000, Y3000, and Y5000 denominations.
    • Each card comes with a premium as follows: 
      • Y1000 = Y1100
      • Y3000yen = Y3360  
      • Y5000 = Y5850
  • Can get a refund (Y200 charge).
  • Can be purchased at bus and main subway stations (can’t purchase Y5000 cards at subway stations), ticket windows, bus offices, and Sendai Station Nishi-guchi Bus Pool information centre.

 Skip Cards

  •  Can use on subway, Sendai City buses, or Miyagi Kotsu buses.
  • When you transfer at a designated station, you’ll receive a Y40 discount.
  • Can’t get a refund.
  • Can purchase transfer tickets or pay the difference on the bus using your card.
  • Can purchase subway tickets or pay the difference at the subway station using your card.
  • Sold in Y1000, Y3000, and Y5000 denominations. No extra premium included.
  • Can be purchased at subway stations, ticket windows, bus offices, and Sendai Station Nishi-guchi Bus Pool information centre.
  • Y1000 cards are also sold on buses.

Joy Cards

  • Can use on subway, Sendai City buses, or Miyagi Kotsu buses.
  • There are no transfer discounts at designated stations.
  • Can’t get a refund.
  • Can purchase subway tickets or pay the difference at the subway station using your card.
  • Sold in Y1000, Y3000, and Y5000 denominations. 
    • Y3000, and Y5000 cards come with a premium as follows: 
      • Y3000 = Y3300 
      • Y5000 = Y5500
  • Can be purchased at subway stations, ticket windows, bus offices, and Sendai Station Nishi-guchi Bus Pool information centre.