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a VirtualTourist member asked on Nov 14, 2016

Japan

on hyperdia help

when calculating fare, (total price) if u want to reserve seat , is that included in seat fee or do u pay extra?, if u have JRpass do u reserve before boarding train or day before,thanks



7 Answers


answered on 11/14/16 by
a VT member from Ieper

Usually you will find on the high-speed train enough empty seats, but during holiday periods travel times or carriages can be pretty busy.

Seats can be reserved free of charge at the counters of the station.....you can also make reservations at travel agencies and JR-associated travel agencies




answered on 11/14/16 by
a VT member from Melbourne

Total means Total, nore extra.

With JR pass, best reserve as early as possible, especially during the peak period. However, there are many trains with non reserved seats allow you to take the train without reservation.




answered on 11/14/16 by
a VT member from Melbourne

Total means Total, no more extra.

With JR pass, best reserve as early as possible, especially during the peak period. However, there are many trains with non reserved seats allow you to take the train without reservation.




answered on 11/15/16 by
a VT member

thanks




answered on 11/15/16 by
a VT member from Tokyo-to

Depends on the train. You have a seat fee and an express fee for the faster trains (like shinkansen). Slower trains are just seat fee.

If you are looking at Hyperdia, the number you want is the total.




answered on 11/17/16 by
a VT member from Kyoto

Hyperdia shows the total price, but you have the option to choose the kind of seating (green car, reserved, non-reserved) if you want to compare prices.

The the JR Pass, you can reserve anytime before entering the ticket gate as long as there are seats available. If you are traveling at a busy time of year or are worried that your train will be sold out, you should reserve ahead of time, but if there are seats available, you can reserve them anytime before the train departs. Also, if the train you want is fully booked, you can still sit in the non-reserved section with the JR Pass.




answered on 11/17/16 by
a VT member from Tokyo-to

As a foot note to using non-reserved cars, not all trains have non-reserved seating.

A second footnote, some trains have the reserved cars fully booked even on non-busy times of the year. I hit this three times already this month - first two on different parts of the shinkansen network on separate Sundays (plenty of non-reserved seats - we didn't want to wait two additional hours just for a reserved seat), and third time on an express (and there were enough spare seats on what isn't usually a busy line on a Wednesday morning).





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