Basic Information of Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (SEBT) with Images




Have you used Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal?

This post summarizes the basic information of the terminal. Let’s find out where it is and how to get tickets with pictures!


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What is Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Busta Shinjuku)?


Shinjuku Express Bus Terminal was completed in April, 2016.

It took about 10 years to complete the whole terminal.

Busta Shinjuku (SEBT) connects to various destinations and it is very useful terminal to take buses to outside Tokyo.

The main reason to build the terminal was that the bus stops spread around the Shinjuku Station and it made users to walk for a quite long distance.

It was not convenient so that it was necessary to improve the terminal.




Where is Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal?

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal is located in Shinjuku Station.

The closest exit is New South Exit and it is easy to find even from outside the Shinjuku Station.

Depending on what trains you take, it takes 1-10 minutes to get there.

If you take JR Line, walk 1 minute from JR South Exit. If you come out from JR West Exit, it takes about 10 minutes.

If you take Toei Oedo Line or Keio New Line, go to Exit 3 or 5. It takes about 5 minutes from the exit.


If you take Marunouchi Line, it takes 10 minutes from Exit 12A or 14A.

It takes 10 minutes if you take Keio Line. If you take Odakyu Line, it is just 1 minute away.


Head to New South Exit


Sign of Busta Shinjuku




Where to Get Tickets at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal?



After arriving New South Exit, you need to go upstairs to go to the terminal.


Follow the sign 



Take an escalator and go up



The bus terminal is on the 4th floor 



This is the entrance of the bus terminal!



There is a convenience store, Family Mart, but usually packed like this.

I recommend you buy food and drinks OUTSIDE the bus terminal if possible.



How to Get Tickets at Busta Shinjuku

After entering the terminal, you will see the departure time.

It shows the departure time, destination, and the departure location.



There are 4 departure locations including A, B, C and D area.



Now let’s get the tickets!

You can either buy from the machine or from the staff.



There is English and Chinese, so it is easy to purchase.





Staff helping customers



After purchasing the tickets, find the departure location.

Follow the sign on the floor.




How does Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal Look Like?

After getting the tickets, you just need to wait!

You can wait inside the terminal




Or wait outside.

There are some benches by the bus stop.




Here is your bus!




Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal is new and convenient bus terminal in Tokyo.

It is easy to access, find and get tickets.


During the summer vacation will be crowded, so go early and don’t miss your bus!







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