Tsukuba Express

Useful Information

Discount tickets

TX accepts a variety of discount tickets, including the Mt. Tsukuba Ticket, a single pass for access to one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains by TX, bus, cable car, or ropeway; and the Explore Tokyo Ticket, TX Tokyo Metro Pass and the Explore Tokyo Skytree with TX Free Ticket, convenient for getting around Tokyo.

Train interior

Seating

All TX trains are fitted with commuter train-style seating. The TX-1000 series trains, which run the Akihabara–Moriya section of the line, use long seats. The TX-2000 series, which run the full length of the line, use a combination of long and cross seats in cars no. 3 and 4, and long seats in the other cars.

Priority seats

TX trains provide priority seats for elderly passengers and those with disabilities. Look for the identifying sticker. If another passenger needs a seat, kindly offer yours. Thank you for your cooperation.

Passenger information displays in the car

TX trains have two types of passenger information displays by emitted LED. One is a message type display showing destination, next station, transfer information etc. Another is a map-type display showing all 20 stations and stopping patterns for respective type of service, current position etc..

Women-only cars

Many railway operators in Tokyo adopt women-only cars. TX follows this example, and designates car no. 1 (toward Tsukuba) as women-only.

In addition to women, the car is available for elementary school students and younger children, and passengers with disabilities and their caregivers.

Identification

Look for the identifying pink sticker on car no. 1 (toward Tsukuba).

Service times

 TimeDirectionApplicable stationsCar number
Weekdays
(morning)
From the first train until 9:00 a.m. For Akihabara All stations The first car going toward Tsukuba Station (Car No.1)
Weekdays
(evening)
From the train leaving Akihabara at 18:00 to the last train. For Tsukuba

PASMO/Suica

PASMO

PASMO is a prepaid, rechargeable smart card that can be used for public transportation including TX, JR and other private railway trains, subways, and buses. There are four types of PASMO: blank, commuter, named, and for children. Simply touch the card to the reader on the ticket gate, and your fare is deducted automatically.

Suica

Suica is a prepaid, rechargeable smart card that can be used for public transportation including TX, JR and other private railway trains, subways, and buses. There are four types of Suica: blank, commuter, named, and for children. Simply touch the card to the reader on the ticket gate and your fare is deducted automatically.

Buying and using PASMO/Suica

PASMO cards are sold at TX ticket vending machines with the PASMO logo, Suica cards at JR ticket vending machines.
Apart from public transportation, both PASMO and Suica can be used as electronic money at stores and vending machines displaying their logo.

Recharging PASMO/Suica

Both PASMO and Suica can be recharged with cash at ticket vending machines, card vending machines, and fare adjustment machines displaying their logo.

PASMO/Suica refunds

When you no longer need your PASMO or Suica, you can ask for a refund at train stations and bus terminals at which they are sold (a service charge applies). For more information, please contact the operator.

* PASMO is a registered trademark of PASMO Co., Ltd.
* Suica is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.

Japan Rail Pass

TX does not accept the Japan Rail Pass.