Chartered Train

Trains can be chartered to match your travel plans. Please enjoy lunch and other activities while appreciating the beautiful scenery from a train window. To charter a train please contact us by telephone or e-mail at least one month in advance of the charter date.

image of Chartered Train
Regular Train Car
Regular Train Car
(46 seats, 60 persons)
Event Train Galaxy Express 999
Event Train"Galaxy Express 999"
(37 seats, 50 persons)
Event Train Orange-Chan
Event Train"Orange-Chan"
(37 seats, 50 persons)
Map for recommended points

Chartering Fees (2 hours standard)

Fare(time extension) Up to 2hrs. Up to 3 hrs. Up to 4 hrs. Up to 5 hrs. Up to 6 hrs.
Basic Charge Additional Charge Additional Charge Additional Charge Additional Charge
Event Train 55,000 yen 15,000 yen 30,000 yen 45,000 yen 60,000 yen
Regular Train 50,000 yen
Tableware Set 5,000 yen Karaoke machines can only be rented for event trains.
Karaoke Rental 5,000 yen

Standby Charge(additional fee/standby at destination)

Up to 1 hourUp to 2 hourUp to 3 hourUp to 4 hourUp to 5 hour
10,000 yen20,000 yen30,000 yen40,000 yen50,000 yen

Cancellation Charges for Chartered Trains

Same day1 day prior1 day prior1 day prior1 day prior1 day prior1 day prior1 day prior8-14 day priorMore than 15 days prior
100%50%30%10%No charge

Reservations

Please download the application form and send it to us by mail or fax at least one month in advance of the charter date.
Application Form for Chartered Train(PDF)

Orange Railway Boxed Lunches

Boxed lunches can be enjoyed onboard your chartered train if ordered in advance.

Colorful Two-Layer Izumi Bento
(with green tea)
A double-layered boxed lunch with select ingredients produced in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture. Please keep the box and beautifully patterned drawstring bag as a souvenir.
Izumi Chicken Bento (with green tea)
A boxed lunch with a generous serving of “jidori” (locally raised chicken) from Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Home-Made Chicken Bento (with green tea)
Enjoy a variety of local ingredients such as “kibinago,”blue sprat from Kagoshima Prefecture’s Sendai City, “gane,” the local Satsuma version of tempura, and Shochu cake.
Hometown Bento
A boxed lunch filled with hand-made side dishes from famous Japanese restaurant in Kumamoto and rice balls in contry-style wrappings and box.
 

Group Tickets

A discount rate can be applied to a group of 8 passengers or more riding the same route. Please apply at least one month in advance of the boarding date.

Group Discount Rates

Groups of 8 or More
General Adults 15% off the basic fare for adults
Children 15% off the basic fare for children
Student Under 15 20%off the basic fare for adults
Under 12 20% off the basic fare for children

How to Calculate Group Fares

Multiply the discounted fare for one person (rounded to 10 yen if it's less than 10 yen) by the number of people in the group.

Reservations

Please download the application form and send it to us by mail or fax at least one month in advance of the scheduled boarding date.
Application form for a group trip(PDF)

Discount Tickets

How to Purchase Tickets

Routes

Purchasing Tickets

img01 Please pre-purchase a ticket at the automatic ticket machines at these stations. Numbered tickets cannot be obtained after boarding. Passengers who change trains at Shinyatsuhiro Station or Sendai Station will be provided a numbered ticket.
img02Please take a numbered ticket when boarding at these stations. Those with commuter passes or prepaid tickets do not need numbered tickets.
img03JR Kyushu Station
img04Manned station. Operation days and time varies according to station.

Train Transfer Tickets

img05Passengers with numbered tickets who will be changing trains at Izumi Station will be provided a “transfer numbered slip (ticket)”. Please inform the train operator before paying the fare when exiting the train.

Please place the “transfer numbered slip” with the “connecting fare” in the fare box at your final destination. (Connecting fares are shown on the fare panel.)

Fare Adjustment Tickets

img06Fare adjustment tickets are available at the fare boxes where fares, tickets, etc. are deposited at Shinyatsushiro and Sendai Stations. Please give the fare adjustment ticket to a staff member at the JR Kyushu ticket gate.

Fares, Numbered Slips, and Tickets

  1. In the cases of 【1】 and 【2】 pictured below, please drop your fare or ticket and numbered slip into the fare box next to the driver when exiting.
  2. In the case of 【3】 pictured below, please give the fare or ticket and numbered slip to a staff member at the platform or ticket gate.

※An in-train announcement will be made about how to turn in tickets, fares, and numbered slips.

Boarding and Exiting

Single-Car Train

For a single-car train, please board from the back door and exit from the front door.

Two-Car Train
There are two types of two-car trains: One-way boarding and exit doors on the first car only and boarding and exit doors on both cars. Details will be announced within the train.
For trains with boarding and exit doors on both cars, please give your ticket or fare and the numbered slip to a staff member at the platform or ticket gate. Details will be announced within the train.

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