Transportation around Tsukuba City

Conference bus, Courtesy buses served by each hotel, and public bus transportation are available during the conference.



circle03_darkblue.gifConference bus
The conference bus (free) is available from July 30th to August 8th. Since number of the buses is limited, it is not guaranteed that all delegates can get on the buses. The routes are
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route A1: The conference venue -> Tsukuba Dialy Inn -> Hotel New Taka -> Hotel Suwa -> Woody Hotel Suwa -> Tsukuba Sky Hotel -> Hotel Grand Shinonome -> The conference venue
   
circle03_darkblue.gif  Route A2: Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal (bus stop No.6) -> Tsukuba Daily Inn -> Hotel New Taka -> Hotel Suwa -> Woody Hotel Suwa -> Tsukuba Sky Hotel -> Hotel Grand Shinonome -> Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route B1: The conference venue -> KEK -> Urban Hotel -> Hotel Matsushima -> The conference venue
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route B2: Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal (Bus stop No.6) -> KEK -> Urban Hotel -> Hotel Matsushima -> Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route C1: The conference venue -> Tsukuba Daily Inn -> Hotel New Taka -> Hotel Suwa -> Woody Hotel Suba -> Tsukuba Sky Hotel -> Urban Hotel -> KEK -> The conference venue (Bus will skip hotels whose residents do not get off.)
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route C2: Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal (Bus stop No.6) -> Tsukuba Daily Inn -> Hotel New Taka -> Hotel Suwa -> Woody Hotel Suwa -> Tsukuba Sky Hotel -> Urban Hotel -> KEK -> Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal (Bus will skip hotels whose residents do not get off.)
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route D1: KEK -> The conference venue
   circle03_darkblue.gif  Route D2: KEK -> Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal
You cannot get off at any other places (i.e. those which are not designated in the above routes). The conference bus schedule is as follows:

July 30 (Wed)

A1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Hotel Grand Shinonome

Epochal Tsukuba

16:00

16:03

16:08

16:23

16:32

16:45

16:47

16:50

18:00

18:03

18:08

18:23

18:32

18:45

18:47

18:50

 

A2

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Hotel Grand Shinonome

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

20:00

20:04

20:09

20:24

20:33

20:46

20:48

20:50

 

B1

Epochal Tsukuba

KEK

Urban Hotel

Hotel Matsushima

Epochal Tsukuba

15:00

15:20

15:25

15:45

15:50

17:00

17:20

17:25

17:45

17:50

19:00

19:20

19:25

19:45

19:50

 

B2

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

KEK

Urban Hotel

Hotel Matsushima

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

21:00

21:20

21:25

21:45

21:50

 

C2

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Urban Hotel

KEK

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

22:00

22:04

22:09

22:24

22:33

22:46

23:03

23:08

23:28

July 31 (Thu) - August 3 (Sun), 6 (Wed), 7 (Thu)

A1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Hotel Grand Shinonome

Epochal Tsukuba

9:00

9:03

9:08

9:23

9:32

9:45

9:47

9:50

11:00

11:03

11:08

11:23

11:32

11:45

11:47

11:50

14:00

14:03

14:08

14:23

14:32

14:45

14:47

14:50

16:00

16:03

16:03

16:23

16:32

16:45

16:47

16:50

19:00

19:03

19:03

19:23

19:32

19:45

19:45

19:50

 

B1

Epochal Tsukuba

KEK

Urban Hotel

Hotel Matsushima

Epochal Tsukuba

10:00

10:20

10:25

10:45

10:50

13:00

13:20

13:25

13:45

13:50

15:00

15:20

15:25

15:45

15:50

17:00

17:20

17:25

17:45

17:50

20:00

20:20

19:25

19:45

19:50

 

C1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Urban Hotel

KEK

Epochal Tsukuba

21:00

21:03

21:08

21:23

21:32

21:45

22:02

22:07

22:27

 

D1

KEK

Epochal Tsukuba

7:20

7:40

8:20

8:40

August 5 (Tue)

A1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Hotel Grand Shinonome

Epochal Tsukuba

9:00

9:03

9:08

9:23

9:32

9:45

9:47

9:50

11:00

11:03

11:08

11:23

11:32

11:45

11:47

11:50

14:00

14:03

14:08

14:23

14:32

14:45

14:47

14:50

16:00

16:03

16:03

16:23

16:32

16:45

16:47

16:50

 

B1

Epochal Tsukuba

KEK

Urban Hotel

Hotel Matsushima

Epochal Tsukuba

10:00

10:20

10:25

10:45

10:50

13:00

13:20

13:25

13:45

13:50

15:00

15:20

15:25

15:45

15:50

17:00

17:20

17:25

17:45

17:50

 

C1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Urban Hotel

KEK

Epochal Tsukuba

18:00

18:03

18:08

18:23

18:32

18:45

19:02

19:07

19:27

19:30

19:33

19:38

19:53

20:02

20:15

20:32

20:37

20:57

 

D1

KEK

Epochal Tsukuba

7:20

7:40

8:20

8:40

August 8 (Fri)

A1

Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba Daily Inn

Hotel New Taka

Hotel Suwa

Woody Hotel Suwa

Tsukuba Sky Hotel

Hotel Grand Shinonome

Epochal Tsukuba

7:30

7:33

7:38

7:53

8:02

8:15

8:17

8:20

9:30

9:33

9:38

9:53

10:02

10:15

10:17

10:20

 

B1

Epochal Tsukuba

KEK

Urban Hotel

Hotel Matsushima

Epochal Tsukuba

8:30

8:50

8:55

9:15

9:20

10:30

10:50

10:55

11:15

11:20

 

D2

KEK

Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal

6:40

7:00

8:10

8:30

*Please note that the above time schedule might be changed due to the traffic condition.

circle03_darkblue.gifCourtesy Buses by Hotels
From July 31st to to August 8th, hotels far from the conference venue will serve courtesy buses between the hotels and the conference venue for the residents every morning and evening. Please ask the front desks of the hotels about the the bus schedules.

On July 30th, courtesy buses to Hotel Marroad Tsukuba is available to the residents. The departure times are
5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

circle03_darkblue.gifPublic Bus Transportation
Tsukuba City
is a little isolated, and the only form of public transportation are buses. Since buses to several destinations depart from the same bus stops, make sure you choose the correct one. When you get on bus, take a ticket with a number printed. The number corresponds to the bus stop where you got on the bus. When you get off, check the price board and put the money into the pay box. The price board shows the price for the corresponding number on the ticket. In the following we show the routes and the present schedules for the related public buses on July 10th. Notice that the schedules might be changed without notice.

From/To Tsuchiura Station
Buses from/to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal to Tsuchiura Station are frequent and available for residents on Hotel Marroad Tsukuba. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Bus stop to Tsuchiura Station at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal is No. 3. Take on bus whose destination is Tsuchiura Station (gTsuchiura Ekih). Bus stop at Tsuchiura Station to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal is No 2, which is located at the west side of the Station. Take on bus whose destination is
Tsukuba University (gTsukuba Daigakuh) or Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal (gTsukuba Centerh). The cost from Tsukuba Center to Tsuchiura Station is JPY 510. Note that the schedules are different on weekdays and weekends.

 

Tsuchiura Station to Tsukuba Center

Tsukuba Center to Tsuchiura Station

6

0, 10, 20, 30, 40*, 50

24

7

0, 20, 30*, 40, 55**

4, 24, 34*, 54**, 59*

8

0**, 10*, 15**, 20*, 30, 45

14, 34, 54

9

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 19**, 24, 39, 54

10

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 24, 39, 54

11

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 19, 24, 39, 54

12

0, 15, 20, 30,35**, 45

9, 19, 24, 39, 54

13

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 19, 24, 39, 45*, 54

14

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 19, 24, 30*, 39, 54

15

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

6**, 9*, 19, 24, 39, 54

16

0, 15, 20, 30, 45

9, 19, 24, 39*, 40*, 54**, 55*

17

0, 15, 20, 25*, 30**, 45

9**, 10*, 19**, 20*, 24**, 25*, 39**, 40*, 54**, 55*

18

0, 15, 20, 30, 50

9**, 10*, 19**, 20*, 29**, 30*, 49

19

5**, 10*, 30, 47

4**, 9*, 19**, 21*, 29, 49

20

15, 40

4, 20*, 24, 39

21

15, 45

9, 39

22

15, 40*

0*, 9, 39*

*: This service does not operate on the weekend.
**: This ervice only operates on the weekend.

From/To Oho area
Buses from/to Oho area are available for residents on Urban Hotel and the KEK dormitory.Bus stop to this area at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal is No. 1. The nearest bus stops to KEK and Urban Hotel are Kou-Energy-Kenkyuusyo-Mae and Kyouin Kensyuu-Center-Iriguchi or Oho-Shisyo, respectively. The destinations for buses via Kyouiku-Kensyuu-Center-Iriguchi are Techno-Park-Oho, Tsukuba-Eki while that for buses via Oho-Shisyo is Shimotuma-Eki. All of them go to the destination via KEK. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Both the prices to KEK and Kyouin-Kensyuu-Center-Iriguchi/Oho-Shisyo are JPY 390. Note that schedules are different on weekdays and weekends. The bus schedule is as follows.

Tsukuba Center to KEK via Kyouiku-Kensyuu-Center-Iriguchi

7:14, 8:07*, 8:30, 8:50, 9:30*, 10:15, 10:55*, 12:00, 12:27, 13:20**, 13:25*, 14:20**, 14:25*, 14:27*, 15:15, 16:05, 16:40, 17:00*, 17:20, 18:10, 18:10**, 18:30*, 18:40*, 20:00

Tsukuba Center to KEK via Oho-Shisyo

8:40, 9:20, 10:50, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30, 16:40, 17:45, 19:40

 

KEK to Tsukuba Center

7:39, 7:43, 8:09, 8:38, 9:06*, 9:42, 9:49, 10:18, 10:31*, 11:30, 11:34, 11:42*, 12:39**, 12:54*, 13:26, 13:28, 13:49**, 13:54*, 14:48, 15:21*, 15:34, 15:43, 16:11, 16:29*, 16:44**, 17:08, 17:29**, 17:41*, 17:59*, 18:11*, 19:02, 19:08, 19:31*, 20:52*

Kyouiku-Kensyuu-Center-Iriguchi to Tsukuba Center

7:42, 8:12, 9:09*, 9:45, 9:52, 10:34*, 11:37, 11:45*, 12:42**, 12:57*, 13:29, 13:52**, 13:57*, 15:24*, 15:37, 16:14, 16:32, 16:47**, 17:32**, 17:44, 18:02*, 18:14*, 19:05, 19:34*, 20:55*

Oho-Shisyo to Tsukuba Center

7:45, 8:40, 10:20, 11:32, 13:30, 14:50, 15:45, 17:10, 19:10

*: This service does not operate on the weekend.
**: This service only operates on the weekend.

From/To Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal to Arakawa-Oki station
Buses from/to Arakawa-Oki Station are available for guests at Hotel Suwa and Hotel New Taka. (For guests at the Hotel Suwa, see also the public bus to Ushiku Station.) Bus stop to Arakawa-Oki Station at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal is No. 2. The nearest bus stop for Hotel Suwa is Teshirogi-Chugakukou and that for Hotel New Taka is Namiki-Danchi-Minami Buses via Teshirogi-Chugakukou are limited to those via Teshirogi-Danchi. It takes about 10 to 20 minutes from Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal from both bus stops. The expenses to Teshirogi-Chugakukou and Namiki-Danchi-Minami are JPY 220 and JPY 260, respectively. Notice that schedule is different on weekdays and weekends. The bus schedule is as follows.

 

Tsukuba Center to Arakawa-Oki station

6

10*, 35, (45)*, 50

7

9, (20)**, 30, 54

8

19, (45)*, 54, (55)**

9

24, 54

10

(10)*, 19, (25)**, 50

11

19, (20)*, 45

12

(0)**, 19, (30)*, 50

13

(10)*, 19, (30)**, 50

14

(10)*, 19, 50

15

(0)**, 19, 45, (52)*

16

14, (20)**, 40, (50)*

17

15, (30)*, 40

18

0*, (5)**, 28*, 30**, (30)*, 45

19

19, (25)*, 35*, (40)**, 55

20

(15)*, 24, 45

21

19, 40

 

 

Namiki-Danchi-Minami to Tsukuba Center

Teshirogi-Chugakukou to Tsukuba Center

7

4*, 11*, 24, 29**, 31*, 42, 46

 

8

3*, 4, 5*, 9**, 24, 31*, 36**, 49

18*, 20**

9

13*, 24, 26, 43*, 48**, 49

25*, 37**, 42*, 55*

10

16, 19, 49

2**, 52**

11

9, 10, 28**, 39, 56

22*, 42, 47**

12

9, 15*, 39, 56**

27*, 47**

13

9, 30*, 39, 46

7*, 10**, 37**, 42*

14

9, 10*, 28**, 39

22*, 42**

15

9, 10*, 21, 39, 56**

7**, 22*, 55*

16

0*, 6, 9, 26*, 39, 50*

10**, 12*, 32**

17

14, 16**, 39, 45*, 56

2*, 27**, 30**, 34*, 57*

18

14, 34, 35**, 51*, 54*, 58**

27**, 47*

19

19, 30*, 34

12**, 42*, 47**, 49*

20

1*, 4**, 19*, 30*, 33**, 41*, 44

32*, 47**

21

10*, 19, 39, 59

22

22

19

 

*: This service does not operate on the weekend.
**: This service only operates on the weekend.
( ) is for bus via Teshirogi-Danchi.

From/To Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal to Ushiku Station
Buses from/to Ushiku Station via Teshirogi-Danchi are available for guests of Hotel Suwa and Woody Hotel Suwa. For guests of Hotel Suwa, see also the public bus to Arakawa-Oki Station. Bus stop to Ushiku Station at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal is No. 2. The nearest bus stops are Matsushiro-Minami for Hotel Suwa and Kajyu-Shikenjyou-Iriguchi for Woody Hotel Suwa. However, we recommend guests of Woody Hotel Suwa to use the conference bus or courtesy buses by hotels as possible, since it takes about 30 minutes from the nearest bus stop to Woody Hotel Suwa on foot. It takes about 10 to 20 minutes from Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal to Matsushiro-Minami and Kajyu-Shikenjyou-Iriguchi. The expenses to Matsushiro-Minami and Kajyu-Shikenjyou-Iriguchi are 220 and JPY 290, respectively. Note that the schedules are different on weekdaysand weekends. The bus schedule is as follows.

Tsukuba Center to Ushiku Station via Teshirogi-Danchi

7:40*, 8:05**, 10:15**, 10:20*, 11:25**, 12:10*, 12:15**, 13:30**, 13:45*, 14:35**, 14:58*, 15:55**, 17:00**, 17:20*, 18:05**, 18:20*, 19:15**, 19:35*, 20:20

Matsuhiro-Minami to Tsukuba Center

9:41*, 9:36**, 10:51**, 11:41*, 11:46**, 12:46**, 13:06*, 13:36**, 14:21*, 15:06**, 15:54*, 16:31**, 17:26**, 17:33*, 18:26**, 19:46**, 19:48*

Kajyu-Shikenjyou-Iriguchi to Tsukuba Center

9:32**, 9:37*, 10:37*, 10:47**, 11:42**, 12*42**, 13:02*, 13:32**, 1417*, 15:02**, 15:50*, 16:27**, 17:22**, 17:30*, 18:22**, 19:42**, 19:45*

*: This service does not operate on the weekend.
**: This service only operates on the weekend.



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