How to buy limited express Kusatsu ticket.explanation of usage fees and advantageous discount tickets

The limited express Kusatsu is a convenient train from Ueno Station to Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma.

Limited Express Kusatsu is a limited express train, so you need a limited express ticket in addition to the ticket, but you can travel from Ueno to Naganohara Kusatsu guchi without having to transfer!

This time, I will explain the stopping station, the fare, how to ride, etc.

How to take the limited express Kusatsu

Limited express Kusatsu station and required time

The stops at Kusatsu Limited Express are as follows.

・ Ueno
・ Akabane
・ Urawa
・ Omiya (Omiya)
・ Kumaya
・ Takasaki
・ Shinmaebashi
・ Shibukawa
・ Nakanojo
・ Naganohara Kusatsuguchi

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Limited Express Kusatsu is a train that you can travel from Ueno to Naganohara Kusatsu guchi, which is the access port of Kusatsu Onsen, without transfer.

Travel time from Ueno to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi is about 2 hours 20 minutes.

However, there is a Shinkansen between Ueno and Takasaki, so depending on the time of day, it may be possible to arrive earlier by connecting a regular train between the Shinkansen and conventional lines.

Compare the travel time and fare and choose the route that suits your purpose.

Number and time of limited express Kusatsu trains

At present, the regular Kusatsu train runs twice a day on weekdays and three times a day on Saturdays and holidays.

Extra trains may be added during consecutive holidays or during the long holiday season.

Formation of limited express Kusatsu

Limited express Kusatsu is operated by 7-car train of 651 series.

There are three seats: unreserved seats, reserved seats, and green cars.

Unreserved seats are car 1 and car 2, reserved seats are car 3 and car 5 to car 7, and green car is car 4.

Note that there is no outlet on any seat.

By the way, limited express Kusatsu has in-car sales.

A green car is a three-row seat (two-row + one-row) that is rare for a Kanto limited express train.

Limited Express Kusatsu Fares and Charges

The rates for the main sections are as follows. (Lower row is limited express only)

From Ueno Unreserved seat Reserved seat Green car
Takasaki
Shinmaebashi
3,340yen
1,360yen
3,870yen
1,890yen
5,440yen
3,460yen
Shibukawa 3,670yen
1,360円
4,200yen
1,890yen
5,770yen
3,460yen
Nakanojo 4,000yen
1,360yen
4,530yen
1,890yen
6,100yen
3,460yen
Kusatsuguchi 4,840yen
1,760yen
5,370yen
2,290yen
6,940yen
3,860yen

From Omiya Unreserved seat Reserved seat Green car
Shibukawa 2,590yen
930yen
3,110yen
1,450yen
3,620yen
1,960yen
Nakanojo 3,340yen
1,360yen
3,870yen
1,890yen
5,440yen
3,460yen
Kusatsu guchi 4,000yen
1,360yen
4,530yen
1,890yen
6,100yen
3,460yen

* Reserved seats fares are for regular season.

Discount tickets available at Kusatsu Limited Express

discount ticket as Eknetto, and it has less discount than other limited express trains.

As 3 discount tickets that can be used

  • Weekend pass
    Holiday Outing Pass
    Student discount

Weekend pass

Weekend passes are free tickets only for weekends and holidays.

Although it is 8,880 yen per person, the entire area from Ueno to Naganohara Kusatsuguchi where the limited express Kusatsu runs is a free area.

Weekend passes are discount tickets of the ticket type, so you need to purchase an express ticket separately.

The expiration is two days, so This is a recommended ticket if you are going to Kusatsu for overnight stays or visiting Kusatsu from afar.

Holiday Outing Pass(Kyujitsu Odekake pass)

The free area for this pass is between Ueno and Kumagaya.

In this section, you can use the limited express Kusatsu by purchasing a limited express ticket separately.

It is not possible to go to Kusatsu / Takasaki, but it is a recommended ticket if you use it on the way.

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Student discount

For students, student discounts is available.

This can be used for travel distances of more than 101 km on one way and 2 discounts on tickets. * Limited express ticket must be purchased separately

In the case of the limited express Kusatsu, it takes more than 101 km from Ueno to Takasaki, so if the ride distance is longer than this section, student discount can be used.

Summary: A convenient train to access Kusatsu Onsen!

In this way, the limited express Kusatsu is a train that connects Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station, which is the access port of Kusatsu Onsen, from Ueno Station via Takasaki.

You will need an express ticket in addition to the ticket, so purchase an unreserved seat express ticket or a reserved seat express ticket in advance.