Prepaid Travel Pass
(Suica Card)
JPY ¥3000

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

¥3,000

FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY 
Purchase your Suica card online before you leave for your trip
Arrives ready to use and pre-loaded with 1,500 yen credit
Easy to use and convenient
Use your Suica card on various train and bus networks around Japan
Use the Suica Card to pay for food and other products
Easily add more credit if required
10-year validity period
Get exclusive discounts with your order!

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Buy your Suica Card online before you travel!

The Suica Card comes ready to use and is pre-loaded with 1,500 yen credit. Easily add more credit if required.

For ease and convenience when using Japan’s public transportation system, get yourself a Suica card. It is a prepaid, rechargeable IC card that you can use to pay for train and bus fares around the country by simply touching it on a reader every time you enter and exit a train station or get on or off a bus.

Purchase your Suica card online before you leave for your trip!

If you do not want to have to deal with figuring out how the ticket vending machines work or how to find your way to the JR East Travel Service Centers after a 12-hour flight, you can always buy a Suica card online, days, weeks or months before your departure.

SIM Card Geek can ship your Suica card to your home address, totally free of charge, so you can have one with you ready for use as soon as you arrive to Japan.

The cost of a Suica card

Suica cards are available for adults at the cost of JPY ¥3000. The Suica Card comes ready to use and pre-loaded with 1,500 yen credit plus 500 yen refundable deposit.

Using Suica on trains and buses

To use on trains: Tap your Suica card onto the readers at the train station ticket gates to enter. And, once the train arrives to your destination, tap your card once again onto the reader at the ticket gates to exit. Your fare is automatically deducted from your card.

To use on buses: Tap your Suica onto the reader found next to the doors or the bus driver every time you board and/or get off. The correct fare is automatically deducted from your card.

Train and bus lines that accept Suica

You can use your Suica card on various train and bus networks around Japan, and is valid not only on JR lines but also on many non-JR lines. You do not have to buy a different IC card if you plan to get out of Tokyo and hit tourist spots located in Kansai, Tohoku, Kyushu, Hokkaido, and others.

Take a look at this Tokyo Metropolitan Area Map and this Suica Map to know which train and bus lines in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and the regions outside of it accept Suica card.

Suica Card Travel Map
Image by Japan Railways

Shopping with Suica

Did you know that you can also use your Suica card for shopping? It is like an e-wallet that you can store money in and use to pay for food and other products during your stay in Japan.

All over the country, you can find vending machines where you can use Suica to purchase coffee, tea, water, soda, and other items. You can also come across many convenience stores and even restaurants that accept Suica cards as modes of payment. If you need a quick storage place for your backpacks and suitcases, you can look for coin lockers with a pay-with-Suica option.

The Suica Card can be used wherever the below logos are displayed.

The Suica Card Can Be Used Where You See These Logos
Image by Japan Railways

Recharging your Suica card

There are recharging machines for Suica cards found at JR and non-JR train stations around Japan. To use one, simply insert your Suica card into the card slot, and select the amount that you would like to load into your Suica. The choices start at 1,000 yen, and go up in multiples of 1,000 yen. You can recharge your card as often as you need to, up to a maximum stored value of 20,000 yen each time.

Validity period

A Suica card does not expire, so you can keep yours and use it again on your future trips to Japan! However, the Suica Card will become invalid if it isn’t used in a period of 10 years. In this case you can then either:

  1. Get a replacement Suica card
    The charge on the invalid Suica will be transferred to your new card.
  2. Get a refund
    A refund will be made after subtracting a refund fee from the charge on the invalid Suica. The initial deposit of 500 yen will also be refunded.

Getting a refund

To get a refund, you can return your Suica card to a JR East Travel Service Center. You will be given back the 500 yen deposit and any remaining amount left in your card, minus a 220 yen charge. For example, if your Suica has 1,000 yen remaining, you will receive 1,280 yen as a refund (computation: 1,000 yen balance + 500 yen deposit – 220 yen charge = 1,280 yen).

Shipping

We’ll ship to you wherever you are in the world – totally free of charge – so you can start using your Suica Card as soon as you arrive in Japan!

Worldwide Shipping 5-12 business days – FREE

For shipping to the USA, your Suica Card will be delivered with FedEx. For shipping to the rest of the world, your Suica Card will be delivered with international mail.

Expedited Shipping 2-3 business days – from ¥1500

Expedited shipping is currently available to the USA, UK, Japan and the Netherlands. Different rates apply depending on delivery country. Rates calculated during checkout.

Airport Collection Options

If you would like to collect your order when you arrive in Japan, you can simply arrange to have your order sent to a Post Office located within the airport. For more information about airport collection please click here.

Get Exclusive Discounts With Your Order!

Here at SIM Card Geek we love to reward our customers! As a thank you to all our customers we dispatch all our orders with a variety of exclusive discount coupons – we will also include them in your order confirmation email so you can waste no time in booking important services before your trip!

Suica Card FAQ's

What is the Suica card?

The Suica card is a prepaid smart card that visitors to Japan can use for shopping and getting around Japan!

How do you buy a Suica card?

You can buy a Suica Card online here so you have it ready for when you arrive in Japan! While you’re here – do you also need a Japanese SIM Card to keep in touch with friends and family?

How much does a Suica card cost?

The Suica Card costs just JPY ¥3000 with FREE Worldwide Shipping!

Can I buy a Suica Card for a Child?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Suica Cards for children online. Children’s Suica cards can be purchased in Japan.

How do you use the Suica to get around?

To use on trains: Tap your Suica card onto the readers at the train station ticket gates to enter. And, once the train arrives to your destination, tap your card once again onto the reader at the ticket gates to exit. Your fare is automatically deducted from your card.

To use on buses: Tap your Suica onto the reader found next to the doors or the bus driver every time you board and/or get off. The correct fare is automatically deducted from your card.

How do you use the Suica for shopping?

All over the country, you can find vending machines where you can use Suica to purchase coffee, tea, water, soda, and other items. You can also come across many convenience stores and even restaurants that accept Suica cards as modes of payment. If you need a quick storage place for your backpacks and suitcases, you can look for coin lockers with a pay-with-Suica option.

Where can you use the Suica card?

You can use your Suica card on various train and bus networks around Japan, and is valid not only on JR lines but also on many non-JR lines. You do not have to buy a different IC card if you plan to get out of Tokyo and hit tourist spots located in Kansai, Tohoku, Kyushu, Hokkaido, and others.

How do I check the balance of my Suica Card?

Your balance is displayed each time you scan your card as you enter the ticket gate. The balance is also displayed whenever your card is inserted into any Suica Card machine.

How do you recharge your Suica?

There are recharging machines for Suica cards found at JR and non-JR train stations around Japan. To use one, simply insert your Suica card into the card slot, and select the amount that you would like to load into your Suica. The choices start at 1,000 yen, and go up in multiples of 1,000 yen. You can recharge your card as often as you need to, up to a maximum stored value of 20,000 yen each time.

What is its validity period?

A Suica card does not expire, just make sure it is used at least once within 10 years.

What do I do if my Suica Card gets lost, stolen or damaged?

The Suica cards sold on our website are not registered to an individual, therefore, are not eligible for a refund or a replacement.

What is the difference between a Pasmo Card and a Suica Card?

There is only one difference between a Pasmo Card Suica Card and that is the company who sells them.

How much does shipping cost?

We’ll ship to you wherever you are in the world – totally free of charge – so you can start using your Suica Card as soon as you arrive in Japan!

If you need you card a little sooner than our standard shipping time, then expedited shipping is available to the USA, UK, Japan and the Netherlands. Different rates apply depending on delivery country. Rates calculated during checkout.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Standard delivery takes 5-10 business days.

Expedited delivery takes 2-3 business days.

2 reviews for Prepaid Travel Pass
(Suica Card)
JPY ¥3000

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John J

    It was my first trip to Japan and I was researching how to travel around the country on the cheap. I came across a few sites mentioning this card but it didn’t look like there was a way to get this in advance of my trip. Eventually I came across another website who linked directly here where I also managed to purchase a sim card in advance as well. Happy days!

    Both the suica and sim were a dream to have and I am so pleased I was armed with them on arrival.

    Japan is an amazing country and if I am ever lucky enough to go back I will definitely be shopping here again.

    Also a big shout out to the staff who helped me with a few questions prior to ordering!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    José

    I would not travel to Japan without it!

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