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Student/Commuter Railway Pass

The Student/Commuter Railway Pass allows you to take unlimited rides between stations on the specified route. (Only the person registered on the card may use this pass.)""

Student/Commuter Railway Pass

Purchase Passes

Pass Prices

Search for routes, travel times, and transfer ticket/commuter pass fares from the departure station to the destination station.
Please see the Fare/Transfer Guide page for more details.

How To Purchase

You can purchase/reserve the various passes using the methods detailed below.

Multi-Functional Ticket Machines

These are the pink-colored automatic ticket machines installed at Tokyo Metro station ticket offices.

Types of Passes Available for Purchase

Available

  • Adult Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • Child Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • Adult Student Railway Pass (Renewed)

Not Available

  • Adult Student Railway Pass (New)
  • Child Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • *See the page below for the age categories for fares.

You can reserve your pass from a PC, tablet or smartphone, etc. Once your pass is reserved, you can easily purchase the new pass from the multi-functional ticket machines installed at each station.

  • For student railway passes, "Certificate of Commuting" checks will need to be carried out upon reservation.

Metro Pass Office

These are desks available in some stations on Tokyo Metro lines.

Types of Passes Available for Purchase

Available

  • Adult Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • Child Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)

Available

  • Adult Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • Child Commuter Pass (New/Renewed)
  • Nakano Station and Nishi-funabashi Station only sell Student/Commuter Railway Passes which depart from and arrive at that station.
    Please also note that only magnetic passes are available.

Check in which stations you can find a Pass Office from the Metro Pass Offices page below.

You can reserve your pass from a PC, tablet or smartphone, etc. Once your pass is reserved, you can easily purchase the new pass from the multi-functional ticket machines installed at each station.

  • For student railway passes, "Certificate of Commuting" checks will need to be carried out upon reservation.

If there is no Pass Office available in a nearby station, please purchase a ticket for a Tokyo Metro line and buy a pass at the closest Pass Office.
You will receive a refund upon completing the procedure specified below.

Purchase a Regular Ticket
Purchase a regular ticket from a ticket machine to the closest station with a Pass Office.
When Departing
Tell the gate attendant that you will purchase a pass and request a refund at a Pass Office when boarding. The attendant will verify the ticket.
Metro Pass Office
Please use a gate with an attendant when exiting. Regular tickets are refunded when you purchase a pass and request the refund at a Pass Office, so be sure to hand it over to the staff member at the Pass Office.
When Returning
Consult a staff member at the Pass Office and they will give you a ticket for returning to the original station (limited to stations on Tokyo Metro lines only).
  • This applies to customers who are using a valid ticket on a Tokyo Metro route and who have purchased the pass and requested the refund at a Pass Office.
  • This procedure does not apply for those making purchases at Nakano Station or Nishi-funabashi Station as the purchase is made at the JR Midori no Madoguchi Ticket Counter. Please keep this in mind.

Using Credit Cards

Various credit cards are accepted when using multi-functional ticket machines or when buying passes at Pass Offices on Tokyo Metro lines.

You need your PIN to use a credit card.
Furthermore, only one-time payments are accepted.

VISA、MasterCard、JCB、To Me Card

  • In the following cases, only cash is accepted: Please keep this in mind.
Station Where Purchased Types of Pass Available for Purchase
Tokyo Metro Pass Office at Ayase Station
Passes for JR Lines Departing From Ayase Station (between Ayase and Kanamachi, etc.)
Passes for Connecting Between the JR Lines Departing From Ayase Station and Other Lines (between Ayase and Matsudo, etc.)
Nakano Station Student/Commuter Railway Passes for Departures From and Arrival At These Stations
Nishi-funabashi Station

Validity Period

Select from one of three types: 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.

Valid Areas

The routes that the Student/Commuter Railway Pass covers are specified upon application, and cannot be used on other routes.
However, if the following routes are included in the area between the departure and arrival stations of the Student/Commuter Railway Pass, any route may be used in the applicable area, regardless of the route specified on the pass.

If Ginza Station and Kasumigaseki Station on the Hibiya Line are within the zone between the departure and arrival stations covered by your Student/Commuter Railway Pass, then you may also travel between Ginza and Kasumigaseki on the Marunouchi Line.

Information About 2-Zone Passes

For customers using Tokyo Metro lines, and the Tobu Tojo Line or Seibu Ikebukuro Line, a 2-Zone Pass for the zones below is available for purchase.
See "What is a 2-Zone Pass?" for more information.

  • Between the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line/Fukutoshin Line and the Tobu Tojo Line
    Between Wakoshi and Ikebukuro
  • Between the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line/Fukutoshin Line and the Seibu Ikebukuro Line
    Between Kotake-mukaihara and Ikebukuro

Period Available for Purchase

New Passes Passes can be purchased up to 14 days before the start of use.
Renewed Passes

Passengers Requiring a Student Railway Pass

Available Routes for Student Railway Passes

Student Railway Passes are only available for the route between the closest station to the school, as specified by each school, and the customer's home station.
Student Railway Passes that cover separate routes, for reasons such as club activities or cram school, are not available for purchase. Please purchase a Commuter Pass.

It is not possible for customers to change the choice of closest station to the school from the one specified by the school to one of their own choice.
Additionally, when changing a passenger's home station due to a move, etc., passengers must have a school representative issue an amended certificate and have it stamped with either the representative's or school's seal.

Necessary Certification When Purchasing a Student Railway Pass

One of the following certificates must be submitted when purchasing a Student Railway Pass. Please visit your closest Tokyo Metro Pass Office.

Certificate of Commuting

This is a document issued by a representative of the school in which the student is currently enrolled, with all required information filled out by the representative, and then stamped with the seal of either the representative or the school.

Certificate to Purchase a Student Railway Pass or Ticket (Student Identification Card)

This is a document issued by a representative of the school in which the student is currently enrolled and then stamped with the seal of either the representative or the school.

  • *The validity period of the Certification of Commuting is one month from the date of issue.
  • *The photograph used on the "Certificate to Purchase a Student Railway Pass or Ticket (Student Identification Card)" can be omitted for up to one month from the date of issue of the certificate.
  • Certificates without a photograph are allowable for students in the 3rd or lower grades of junior high school, children and infants.
    If a former student pass purchased in the same year is presented, there is no need to provide certification (excluding when the route is to be changed or when the validity period exceeds April 30).

Pass Refunds and Changes

Refunds

Please visit a Metro Pass Office if a pass bought for the Tokyo Metro lines is to be refunded due to a change in the passenger's circumstances.
The refund amount will be the regular pass fare minus the pass fare for the amount of months already used and a 220 yen handling fee.

Items Required for the Refund Procedure

When refunding your pass, please bring the following items.

When Collecting Your Own Refund

When Refunding Passes Purchased with Cash

Proof of identity, etc.
(Driver's license, passport, insurance card, student identification card with photo, etc.)

When Refunding Passes Purchased with Credit Card

Proof of identity, etc. (Driver's license, passport, insurance card, student identification card with photo, etc.)

Credit card used for original purchase

When a Third Party Collects the Refund

When Refunding Passes Purchased with Cash

Letter of attorney

Copy of the passenger's official proof of identity

Proof of identity of the third party


(Driver's license, etc.)

  • If you have purchased a pass using a credit card, you will need the same credit card that you used to make the purchase. Alternatively, have the credit card holder complete the procedure. Please contact your credit card company for more information.

How to Calculate the Refund Amount

Passes are contracted on a monthly basis, so once the pass is no longer needed, the refund amount will also be calculated on a monthly basis.
For example, if a three-month pass is no longer needed after one month and one day of usage, the amount returned would be the regular pass fare, minus the fare for the two months already used and the 220 yen handling fee.
However, when requesting a refund for a pass that has become unnecessary within seven days of the start of the validity period, it will be calculated at a daily rate.

Number of Days Elapsed Since Start of the Validity Period Refund Amount
Up to 7 days Pass Fare - ([Round-Trip Fare × Number of Days] + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
  • Excluding the above, there is no amount to refund.
Number of Days Elapsed Since Start of the Validity Period Refund Amount
Up to 7 days Pass Fare - ([Round-Trip Fare × Number of Days] + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 1 month Pass Fare - (1 Month Pass Fare + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 2 months Pass Fare - (1 Month Pass Fare × 2 + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
  • Excluding the above, there is no amount to refund.
Number of Days Elapsed Since Start of the Validity Period Refund Amount
Up to 7 days Pass Fare - ([Round-Trip Fare × Number of Days] + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 1 month Pass Fare - (1 Month Pass Fare + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 2 months Pass Fare - (1 Month Pass Fare × 2 + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 3 months Pass Fare - (3 Month Pass Fare + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 4 months Pass Fare - (3 Months Pass Fare + 1 Month Pass Fare + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
Up to 5 months Pass Fare - (3 Months Pass Fare + [1 Month Pass Fare × 2] + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
  • Excluding the above, there is no amount to refund.

When Changing Pass Routes

To change the route on a pass that has already been purchased, be sure to first purchase a pass for the new route.
A refund will then be issued for the remaining unneeded duration of the pass using the method below.

Refund Amount = Regular Pass Fare - (Amount of Fare for the Periods Used* + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
  • Even if the number of days used does not yet equal 1 period, it shall still be regarded as 1 period.

What is a Period?

Excess Fares

If you ride past the station marked on your pass, you will be charged the excess fare for the journey beyond that station.

If You Lose the Pass

Please consult your nearest station.
If a lost pass is found, a station attendant will notify you if a phone number is written in the contact field on the pass purchase application.

Re-issues

PASMO Passes Magnetic Commuter Passes
PASMO Passes Issued by Tokyo Metro PASMO Passes Not Issued by Tokyo Metro

Available
(At Metro Pass Offices)

  • Excluding Nakano Station and Nishi-Funabashi Station

You can obtain a re-issue from the operator who issued the pass.
Please check the PASMO website for more details.

No Re-issue Available

Refunds

If the lost pass is found after purchasing a new pass, we will refund the newly purchased pass as follows.

Refund Amount = Regular Pass Fare - (Amount of Fare for the Periods Used* + 220 Yen Handling Fee)
  • Even if the number of days used does not yet equal 1 period, it shall still be regarded as 1 period.

What is a Period?

A Period is a 10 day unit of time, which is a third of 1 month.
However, when accounting for months that are not 30 days long, a single period may not equal exactly 10 days when including the end of the month.

Examples:

Start of Calculation Date 1 Period Actual Number of Days
January 10th January 10th to January 19th 10 Days
February 25th February 25th to March 4th 8 Days
August 25th August 25th to September 4th 11 Days