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Traveling around Chiba by train

Travel Information | Visit Chiba | Latest update:2021/11/05

Japan’s public transportation system is very well developed and operated; especially the railroad network in and around the metropolitan areas. Many people in these areas use the train as their primary mode of transportation.

There are two ways to pay for your fare on a train in or around Chiba: purchasing a ticket to your destination or using a chargeable IC card like the SUICA and PASMO cards. IC cards are the preferred method of payment for most riders, as they save you the time and hassle of buying a ticket each time you ride the train. IC cards can also be used to ride the Tokyo Metro and many of the Tokyo and Chiba area bus lines as well. They can also be used to purchase goods from many vending machines and shops, both inside and outside train stations. You may purchase one of these cards for as little as 1000 yen, including a 500-yen deposit. The network of JR (Japan Railway) lines (operated by JR East) is the major rail network in Chiba, but there are other lines operated by private railways, and IC cards may be used with most of them.

Click here for information on the main train lines in Chiba Prefecture.

East Japan Railway Company

Keisei Electric Railway

Shin-Keisei Electric Railway

Tobu Railway
Tobu Urban Park Line

Toyo Rapid Transit

Isumi Railway

Kominato Railway


Choshi Electric Railway

Shibayama Railway