A bargain pass including a Sado Kisen ferry and
regular bus services combination ticket!

  • From Tokyo to Niigata
  • Sado Kisen's timetable

One return trip on a regular fixed-route bus

There are a range of special offers and discounts available to the Niigata City Loop Bus 1-day pass holders, which will save you money at participating facilities. See pamphlet for details.

Niigata City Loop Bus

Unlimited bus rides for a day!

Selling price
Adults: 8,000 JPY
Designated Travel Zone
  • Sado Kisen: One return trip on the car ferry in a 2nd class seat, between Niigata Port and Ryotsu Port
  • Niigata City Loop Bus: 1-day Pass (available in all areas)
  • Niigata Kotsu (the regular Sado Kisen bus services): One return trip between Niigata Station and Sado Kisen Niigata Port
  • Niigata Kotsu Sado (regular fixed route bus services): 3-day Pass (available on all routes in Sado)
  • ・The equivalent of over 8,000 yen worth of travel in one handy pack.
  • ・Save time buying regular tickets.
  • ・You can rent one of the electric bicycles available at Sado Tourist Information Centers (Aikawa Tourist Information Center, Minami-sado Tourist Information Center)
  • without having to pay the basic charge of 500 yen for the first 2 hours. Simply show the pass at the counter.
Validity Period
Within 10 days after the date of purchase
How to buy
* Available for users of JR EAST PASS or JAPAN RAIL PASS (Show your PASS at ticket counters.)
(1) Click on the "Purchase online" button to make a reservation online.
(2) Fill in your anticipated exchange date, etc.
(3) After your payment is confirmed, we will email you a PDF voucher.
(4) On the day of your visit, show the PDF at Niigata City Tourist Information Center to exchange it for the actual SADO NIIGATA Pass.
Ticket Exchange Locations
  • Niigata Station Niigata City Tourist Information Center (9:00 - 19:00)

    *The "Niigata Station Bandai Exit
    Information Center" is relocated and
    renamed the "Niigata City Tourist
    Information Center" on March 1, 2024.

Usage Notes

  1. When using a regular bus between Niigata Station and Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal, cut out the relevant portion from the Pass as a ticket.
  2. To use the car ferry, bus services in Sado, and Niigata City Loop Bus, exchange vouchers in advance for actual 2nd-class ferry tickets and bus tickets at the respective ticket counters.
  3. Tickets cannot be refunded unless all car ferries on the day of travel have been cancelled.
  4. We regret that we cannot issue a replacement if you lose your Pass.
  5. For assistance, please contact us using the listed information.

Contact Information

  1. Niigata City regular bus services and Loop Bus:Niigata Kotsu Bus Center Information Desk +81(0)25-246-6333 (7:00 - 18:30)
  2. Sado regular bus services:Niigata Kotsu Sado Head Office +81(0)259-57-2121 (7:00 - 18:00)