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

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: 4,000 JPY Children: 2,000 JPY
Period of Use
From the 1st of June, 2017 (all year)
Sales Period
From the 1st of June, 2017 (all year)
Designated Travel Zone
  • Sado Kisen: One return trip on the car ferry in a 2nd class seat, between Niigata Port and Ryotsu Port
  • Niigata Kotsu (the regular Sado Kisen bus services): One return trip between Niigata Station and Sado Kisen Niigata Port / Niigata City Loop Bus: 1-day Pass (available in all areas)
  • Niigata Kotsu Sado (regular fixed route bus services): 3-day Pass (available on all routes in Sado)
  • Show your Combination Ticket, and you can use "Eco-dacchari," a rental electric bike in Sado, without the standard 2-hour charge (500JPY)!
Validity Period
Within 10 days after the date of purchase
How to buy
Available for users of JR EAST PASS only (Show your PASS at ticket counters.)
Where to buy
  • Niigata Station1. Niigata Station Bandai Exit Tourist Information Center (9:00 - 19:00)
  • Sado Kisen Niigata Port2. Sado Kisen Niigata Port Information Center (8:00 - 18:00)

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 – 19:30)
  2. Car Ferries:Sado Kisen Niigata Information Desk +81(0) 245-1234 (8:00~18:00)
  3. Sado regular bus services:Niigata Kotsu Sado Head Office +81(0)259-57-2121 (7:00 – 19:00)