The Nagoya subway includes six lines: Higashiyama, Meijo, Meiko, Tsurumai, Sakuradori, and Kamiida. The Meijo line was turned into a loop in October 2004, becoming the country’s first subway line to run in a loop. As a loop, the Meijo line connects to all other subway lines at Sakae, Kanayama and elsewhere, making it a convenient way to get around the city. The main tourist attractions in the city are within walking distance of the subway.
Subway fares range from ¥210 (￥100 for child under 12 years) for one zone to ¥340 (￥170 for child under 12 years) for five zones. Special, convenient tickets are also available, including a 1-Day Ticket for a day of unlimited rides on city buses and the subway (¥870 for adult,￥430 for child under 12 years ) 「Nagoya Subway 24-Hour Ticket for unlimited rides on the subway for 24 hours」(¥760 for adult, ￥380 for child under 12 years), and the Weekend Eco Ticket「Donichi Eco Kippu ticket」 (¥620 for adult,￥310 for child under 12 years), which allows unlimited rides on city buses and the subway on weekends, public holidays, and the eighth of each month (Environmental Conservation Day).
For sightseeing, the 1-Day/24-Hours Ticket is the best way to get around! How to buy tickets at the subway station:
How to purchase the 1-Day/24-Hours Ticket
Near the ticket machine, there is a board explaining “How to buy a ticket (in multiple languages).”
“English” display can be chosen on the ticket vending machines with touch panels.
You can also find the route map and the fare chart in English.
On weekdays （Monday through Friday）, buy a 1-Day/24-Hours Ticket: On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and the 8th day of each month, buy the Weekend Eco Ticket「Donichi Eco Kippu」.
Choose a 1-Day or Subway 24-Hour Ticket depending on your destinations and purposes:
- Subway 24-Hour Ticket (all subway lines）: 760 yen for adults.
- City Bus & Subway 1-Day Ticket （all subway lines & city bus routes）: 870yen for adults.
How to ride the subway
Insert your 1-Day/24-Hour Ticket through the slot on the ticket gate, and pass through the gate.
When you want to buy regular tickets
Follow the guidance shown on the side of the ticket vending machines.
Route maps and fare charts in English are posted in the subway stations.
Steps to follow when purchasing the tickets
1.Select “English” on the bottom right corner of the touch panel
2.Select “one adult” or “one child.”（When purchasing the 1-Day/24-Hour Ticket or the Weekend Eco Ticket「Donichi Eco Kippu」, you can buy only one ticket at a time for one adult or for one child.）
3.Select the type of Ticket you wish to purchase.
4.Touch the fare indicated on the touch panel.
5.Insert money into the machine to purchase your ticket.