Express Bus (Highway Bus)
A highway bus runs from Niigata city to Tokyo (Ikebukuro or Shibuya) regularly. For a time table please refer to “Japan Bus Online” To access the time tables for other highway bus destinations, See the Japan Bus Online top page
Reservations are required and can be made and paid for at the 7-11 convenience stores. They are non-refundable.
The buses depart every hour between 10am and 3am (see schedule for exact times). Travel time is about 5 hours and 20 minutes. The fares are quite reasonable (under 3,000yen in most cases) depending on time of day and time of year. Gakuwari coupons do NOT apply.
The nearest bus stop to IUJ campus is in Muikamachi, near the AEON complex, on the highway itself. Transportation to the bus stop must be made privately. Walking from Muikamachi Station to the Highway Bus stop is possible, but about 4K.