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How to Ride the City Subway - Kobe City Transportation Bureau

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How to Purchase Tickets

【 Seishin Yamate Line 】

Seishin Yamate Line the ticket machine

【 Kaigan Line 】

Kaigan Line the ticket machine

1 Above the ticket machines, consult the fare chart to find the fare to your destination.

The ticket machines

2 Put your money into the machine, and select the appropriate destination and fare on the touch screen.

The touch screen

3 Take your ticket. Please remember to also take your change.

The ticket machines

How to Charge an IC Card

【 Seishin Yamate Line 】

The call button

【 Kaigan Line 】

The call button

If you have any difficulties, do not walk away from the machine.
Please press the “Call” button on the machine.
A station staff member will assist you.

  1. Put your IC card into the IC card Charge Slot on the machine.
  2. Select the amount of money you would like to add to the card balance.
  3. Insert your money. If you would like a receipt, push the receipt button.
  4. When the charge has been completed, take your IC card. Please remember to take your receipt and any change.

How to Pass Through the Ticket Gates

For Tickets & Prepaid Cards

Tickets, Prepaid Cards, The ticket gateInsert your ticket or prepaid card into the slot on the machine. Pass through the gate and collect your ticket on the other side.

For IC Cards

Touch your IC card to the reader on the top of the ticket gate and pass through.

The ticket gate