Information on express buses, route buses and airport buses to Shonai ‘Tsuruoka Sakata and other areas’ Yamagata.



Booking is mandatory for the Ikebukuro/Shibuya, Tokyo/Shinjuku, Tokyo-“Tokyo Disneyland ®” , Kyoto-Osaka-USJ, and Sendai-Honjo lines.
For the Yamagata line, booking is not required; all seats are unreserved.

Notes on Booking

Booking is accepted during the variable periods depending on the lines. Please confirm the following before booking.

Ikebukuro/Shibuya Line
(Sakata/Tsuruoka - Ikebukuro/Shibuya)
Starting from 9:00 a.m. on the day two months ahead of departure
Tokyo/Shinjuku Line
(Sakata/Tsuruoka - Tokyo/Shinjuku)
Tokyo-“Tokyo Disneyland ®” Line
(Sakata/Tsuruoka - Tokyo/“Tokyo Disneyland ®”)
kyoto/Osaka/USJ Line
(Sakata/Tsuruoka - Kyoto/Osaka/USJ)
Starting from 9:00 a.m. on the day one month ahead of departure
Sendai-Honjo Line
(Honjo - Sakata/Tsuruoka - Sendai)
  • After booking, the ticket is required to be purchased before the designated purchase deadline. Please note that the reservations will be automatically canceled after the deadline.
  • For the Yamagata line, booking is not required; all seats are unreserved. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Shonai Kotsu window and at Shonai Kankou Bussankan (Service Counter).

Booking/Checking Seat Availability Online

Booking and purchases can be made via the following web pages.

Japan Bus Online

TOHOKU HIGHWAY BUS TICKET( 4-Day Pass or 7-Day Pass) provides unlimited travel on selected highway bus and local bus services across 6 prefectures including, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata,Miyagi, and Fukushima in the Tohoku region. This pass is a perfect fit for your visit to Tohoku: Travel easy and save you money!


  • Online booking is processed through an external booking site, so canceling procedures and fees may be different from those applied to bookings directly made through us. Read carefully the terms and conditions of each web site before using it. In this case, please be reminded that some requests including, but not limited to, cancellation and changes cannot be accepted at our windows or the Express Bus Reservation Center.

Contact Information

Shonai Kotsu Co., Ltd Note: We can only be contacted in Japanese.

For Tsuruoka
+81 (0) 235-24-76009:00 AM to 7:00 PM
For Sakata
+81 (0) 234-24-76009:00 AM to 6:00 PM