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We like to obtain a round-trip ticket from Osaka to Hiroshima in April 2018 and are confused about the information that should enable our trip.

We were informed that it is not necessary to buy a Japan Rail Pass for one day-trip. So our question is how do we buy a a round-trip ticket from Osaka to Hiroshima, what are the costs of it and which train do we choose.

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It is not necessary to buy a Japan Rail Pass if you are taking only one day-trip.

You can buy a ticket at any JR ticket office at any JR station in advance or on the day of travel. The trains on this route run very frequently (every 10-15 min).

Without a Japan Rail Pass you can take any shinkansen train from Shin-Osaka station to Hiroshima. This includes Nozomi, Sakura and Mizuho trains.

One way fare with a reserved seat is 10,440 yen.

You may find this article useful: https://www.japanstation.com/guide-to-rail-travel-in-japan/

You can also order shinkansen tickets to be delivered to your hotel from Voyagin

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On 12/21/2017 at 7:57 PM, EdwardEE said:

We like to obtain a round-trip ticket from Osaka to Hiroshima in April 2018 and are confused about the information that should enable our trip.

We were informed that it is not necessary to buy a Japan Rail Pass for one day-trip. So our question is how do we buy a a round-trip ticket from Osaka to Hiroshima, what are the costs of it and which train do we choose.

Dear Station Master,

There is one issue of uncertainty left and that concerns your answer what says that " One way fare with a reserved seat is 10,440 yen."

Does that mean that in order to get back from Hiroshima to Osaka (obtaining a round-trip ticket) that we have to pay 20,880 yen per person.

We highly appreciate your valuable answers.

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Yes, this is correct - Shinkansen bullet train reserved seats fare from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima round-trip is 20,880 yen per person.

7 days unlimited Japan Rail Pass is 29,110 yen. If you plan to take any other trips Japan Rail Pass may be a good deal.

It is also possible to travel from Osaka to Hiroshima by bus for less than Shinkansen.

https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-hiroshima/

 

 

 

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On 12/23/2017 at 10:32 AM, Japan Station said:

Yes, this is correct - Shinkansen bullet train reserved seats fare from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima round-trip is 20,880 yen per person.

7 days unlimited Japan Rail Pass is 29,110 yen. If you plan to take any other trips Japan Rail Pass may be a good deal.

It is also possible to travel from Osaka to Hiroshima by bus for less than Shinkansen.

https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-hiroshima/

Dear Station Master,

Thank you for your valuable response.

We do not understand why there is such a difference in price if we study the Sanyo Shinkansen TOKAIDO/SANYOSHINKANSEN FARES& SURCHARGES)

In the overview it state that the price from Shin-Oska to Hiroshima is 5,620 yen for the basic fare and 4,810 yen for the super express surcharge. Do we always have to add those two amounts to find the final price, even if we choose a less expensive alternative.

Please have some patience with us, we have never seen such a complex way of calculating a train ticket and are quite at age.

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Shinkansen fares consist of base fare, express surcharge and reserved seat charge. Base fare and express surcharge are mandatory for all shinkansen rides, reserved seat charge is optional.

Base fare covers point-to-point travel on local trains (slow commuter trains). It is possible to travel from Osaka to Hiroshima on local trains, but it will take significantly longer than shinkansen and involve several transfers.

Faster limited express and shinkansen train fares require an express surcharge to be added to the base fare.

For more details please refer to the "Reserved seats and tickets" section of our Guide to Rail Travel in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/guide-to-rail-travel-in-japan/ 

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