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How expensive r trains in japan?

fyce

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wassup y'all?
i'm going 2 move 2 kiryu a small town in gunma
n because i'm very afraid 2 be bored there
i wanted 2 know if anyone could tell me how much
a train-ticket from gunma 2 tokyo would cost.....

do u know?:eek:
 

mdchachi

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According to yahoo, it's Y4510 one way, is about 140km and takes about 1 hour 45 min. So, in other words, not cheap. If you don't ride an express, you might be able to get by with about half this amount.

http://transit.yahoo.co.jp/
 

Keiichi

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4500 yen!? Oh my goodess... I guess it beats airfare, like from San Fran to LA.
 

joshT18

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trains are extremely expensive in japan but also very vital to ones travel, what i always found better to do was get a saishyunkepu(sp?) train ticket which is about 11,800 yen and you have 5 punchs, each punch allows you to travel anywhere in japan for that day.
 

Chipi

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Actually, I think those prizes (140km for 4500 yen) is pretty close to prizes we have in Finland. I think 4500 yen is something like 33 euros (easily converted to dollars also), which is the prize when you take a train trip from Helsinki to Tampere, 150 km.

Iツエm lucky though to be a student, I get 50% off from the prize. So, therefore I am asking if there are any discounts for students in Japan concerning train, buss etc. tickets ?
 
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