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Survival Japanese phrases for getting arond by public transport

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Japanese pronunciation is very simple. So don't be afraid!
ā/ī/ū/ē/ō are long sounds of a/i/u/e/o respectively.

Basic

Yes.Hai.
No.Īe.
Thank you.Arigatō.
Hello.Konnichiwa.
Good bye.Sayōnara.
Excuse me.Sumimasen. (To stop somebody)
I'm sorry.Sumimasen. / Gomennasai.
Pease give me ...... o kdasai.
How much is this?Kore wa ikura desu ka?
How much is that?Sore wa ikura desu ka?
Can you write on a paper, please?Kami ni kaite morae masu ka?
What is this?Kore wa nandesu ka?
It is ...Sore wa ... desu.

Buying A Ticket

I want to go to ...Watashi wa ... e ikitai desu.
How much is a ticket to ...?... made no kippu wa ikura desu ka?
How much is it for a child?Kodomo ryōkin wa ikura desu ka?
I don't mind about the price.Takakutemo ī desu.
I'd like the cheapest ticket.Ichiban yasui kippu ga ī desu.
I'd like to get there faster.Hayaku tsuku hou ga ī desu.
Will I have to transfer?Norikae suru hitusyō ga arimasu ka?
At what station will I have to transfer?Nani eki de norikae desu ka?
Is 'Takasago' the transfer station?Norikae wa 'Takasago' eki desu ka?
I want to buy a PASMO (SUICA) for this child.Kodomo no PASMO (SUICA) o kaitai desu.
Here is the passport for this child.Konoko no pasupōto desu.

Looking for...

Where is ...?... wa doko desu ka?
Where is the toilet?Toire wa doko desu ka?
Where is the entrance?Iriguchi wa doko desu ka?
Where is the exit?Deguchi wa doko desu ka?
Where is the Tokyo Station?Tokyo Eki wa doko desu ka?
Where can I buy a ticket?Kippu wa doko de kaemasu ka?
Where are we?Koko wa doko desu ka?
It there a bank ATM near here?Kono hen ni ATM wa arimasu ka?
Is there a Seven-Eleven near here?
(Seven-Eleven ATMs accept foreign credit cards)
Kono hen ni sebun irebun wa arimasu ka?

At a Train Station

What is the departure time?Shuppatsu wa nanji desu ka?
What is the arrival time to ...?... ni wa nanji ni tsuki masu ka?
Where is the platform for this train?Kono densha no purattohomu ka?
What is the platform number for this train?Kono densha wa nanbansen kara hassha shimasu ka?
At what time will the next train leave?Tsugi no densha wa nanji ni hassha shimasu ka?
Does this train go to 'Asakusa' station?Kono densha wa 'Asakuda' eki ni ikimasu ka?
Does this train stop at 'Asakusa' station?Kono densha wa 'Asakuda' eki ni tomarimasu ka?

On a Train

Is this 'Asakusa' station?Kore wa 'Asakusa' eki desu ka?
Is 'Asakusa' station still ahead?'Asakusa' eki wa mada saki desu ka?
What is the next station?Tsugi no eki no namae wa nan desu ka?
What is this station?Kono eki wa nan desu ka?



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