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Niigata Kotsu Sado  

Phone 0259-57-3200   80 Kawaharada-Suwamachi, Sado Island, Niigata    URL: http://www.sado-bus.com/  
Offices are located in Ryotsu Port, Aikawa, Sawata and Ogi Port.   

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Fixed-Route Bus Timetable from April 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019 (with 2019 Sado Kisen Schedules) 

We operate fixed-route bus services throughout the island. Bus fares for fixed-route buses are calculated based on the distance traveled for each trip. It starts with a minimum fare of ¥210 and incrementally increases up to the maximum of ¥820. (There will be no increase once it reaches the maximum.  Please have small change (coins) or a ¥1,000 bill ready before getting on the bus. The fare machine and bus driver cannot accept bills larger than ¥1,000. One-, Two-, and Three-day Passes for fixed-route buses are available at a cost of ¥1,500, ¥2,500, and ¥3,000 respectively. (Sado Niigata Pass or Sado Joetsu Pass—available options for JR Pass holders—come with one Three-day Pass). The passes are sold at Sado Kisen Niigata Port and Naoetsu Port, our offices in Ryotsu, Aikawa, Sawata and Ogi on the island. The passes can also be purchased on the bus—please have the exact amount ready in this case.  Also One-Day Passes are also available on Sado Kisen ferry boats. No partial refunds will be issued. English bus timetable is available at information offices. We also offer sightseeing bus tours daily.  Contact us for availabilities, rates, routes, and schedules.  
Also see Hop-Off Hop-On Zone to find out how your bus fare will be determined.


Fixed Route Bus lines are identified by number in this map. 

Most buses displays a sign on the LED destination board (or behind the windshield) indicating its line number with a capital letter of the destination.  (e.g. 2S means the bus is bound for Sawata on Line #2, Minamisen Line. New vehicles have the LED destination board displaying line # with the destination in bilingual.   Dashed lines indicate Hop-on Hop-off zones.  What is Hop-on Hop-off zones? 


1: Honsen Line
Ryotsu - Kanai - Sawata - Aikawa
2. Minami-sen Line
Ryotsu - Niibo - Hatano - Mano - Sawata

Ryotsu Sawata Aikawa Ogi





3. Higashi-kaigan Line
Ryotsu - Ogawa - Kakinoura- Oda
4. Uchikaifu Line
Ryotsu - Washizaki - Futatsugame - Iwayaguchi
5. Unused number 
6. Nanaura-kaigan Line
Sawata - Futami - Aikawa - (Gold Mine) - Aikawa
*This service includes a loop service from Aikawa connecting Sado Gold Mine and returns to Aikawa. 
7. Maehama Line
  Hamochi High School - Akadomari - Oda

8: Watatsu Line

Hamochi High School - Ichinomiya - Kami-kawamo
9: Kaifu Line
Aikawa - Senkakuwan - Iwayaguchi
10: Ogi Line
Sawata - Mano - Ichinomiya - Ogi
11: Shukunegi Line
Ogi - Shukunegi - Taiko Centre -Sawasaki - Etsumi
12: Unused number
13: Kuninaka-Kanamaru Line
Sawata - Kanai - Niibo - Hatano - Mano Kanai - Sawata
  * This is a loop line service.
14: Iwakubui Line
Sawata - Kanai - Hatano - Oda - Kakinoura
15: Unused number

16: Akadomari Line

Sawata - Mano - Akadomari - Ogi
17: Unused number

18: Sobama Liner

Ogi - Sobama Beach 
   *Seasonal Service