Buy your Suica Card online before you travel; The Suica Card comes ready to use and is pre-loaded with 2,000 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 2,000 yen which includes a 500 yen deposit. The deposit can be claimed back at the end of your trip.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Get a replacement Suica card
The charge on the invalid Suica will be transferred to your new card.
- 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).
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 5-10 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.