Japanese Trains & Stations
Words and Vocabulary

This section covers the words and vocabulary used to describe Japanese trains and stations.

Japanese Trains Vocabulary

Japan has her own train system which is quite different from the systems in other countries.

If you are first time traveling to Japan, you'll probably feel lost in the complicated train network.

Don't worry. If you stay there for a while, take some time to study the system and I am sure you will get used to it.

Besides, people there are generally quite helpful. But you need to speak some basic Japanese in order to communicate with them.

The following vocabulary list on Japanese trains and stations may give you some clues on the terms used. Take some time to absorb them. Come back here again to refresh your memory whenever you need to do so.

Let's see what we have in the Japanese trains word list.

Kanji Hiragana or
Romaji Meaning
1. 電車 でんしゃ densha Train
2. えき eki Station
3. 駅長 えきちょう ekichou Station Master / Station Manager
4. 駅員 えきいん ekiin Station Attendant / Station Employee
5. 窓口 まどぐち mado guchi Ticket Window
6. 改札口 かいさつぐち kaisatsu guchi Ticket Gate / Ticket Barrier / Wicket
7. 時刻表 じこくひょう jikoku hyou Train Schedule / Timetable
8. 方面 ほうめん houmen Direction
9. 片道 かたみち kata michi One way (trip)
10. 往復 おうふく ou fuku Round Trip
11. 3 番線 さんばんせん san ban sen Track Number 3
12. 線路 せんろ senro Railway Track
13. 本線 ほんせん honsen Main Line
14. 車両 しゃりょう sharyou Numbers of Railway Cars
15. 列車 れっしゃ ressha Train (with 2 and above Railway Cars)
16. 車掌 しゃしょう shashou Train Conductor
17. 自動券売機 じどうけんばいき jidou kenbai ki Automatic Ticket Machine
18. 切符 きっぷ kippu Ticket
19. お釣り おつり otsuri Change (Money) / Balance
20. 取り消し とりけし tori keshi Cancel
21. 乗車券 じょうしゃけん jousha ken Passenger Ticket
22. 定期券 ていきけん teiki ken Season Ticket / Commuter Pass
23. 回数券 かいすうけん kaisuu ken Coupon Ticket
24. 指定席 していせき shitei seki Reserved Seat
25. 自由席 じゆうせき jiyuu seki Unreserved Seat
26. 優先席 ゆうせんせき yuusen seki Priority Seat
27. 各駅停車 かくえきていしゃ kakueki teisha Train that stops at every station
28. 普通 ふつう futsuu Ordinary / Train that stops at every station
29. 準急 じゅんきゅう junkyuu Local Express
30. 急行 きゅうこう kyuukou Express / Train that stops at major stations
31. 特急 とっきゅう tokkyuu Limited Express (Faster than Express)
32. 新幹線 しんかんせん shin kan sen Bullet Train / Shinkansen
33. グリーン車 グリーンしゃ guri-n sha Green Car / 1st Class Car
34. 二等車 にとうしゃ nitou sha 2nd Class Car
35. 禁煙車 きんえんしゃ kinen sha No-smoking Car
36. 喫煙車 きつえんしゃ kitsuen sha Smoking Car
37. 窓側の席 まどがわのせき mado gawa no seki Window Seat
38. 通路側の席 つうろがわのせき tsuro gawa no seki Aisle Seat
39. 座席番号 ざせきばんごう zaseki bangou Seat Number
40. 発車時刻 はっしゃじこく hassha jikoku Departure Time
41. 所要時間 しょようじかん shoyou jikan Time Required
42. 行き先 いきさき iki saki Destination
43. 終点 しゅうてん shuu ten Last Stop / Terminal
44. 最終電車 さいしゅうでんしゃ saishuu densha Last Train
45. 終電 しゅうでん shuu den Last Train
46. 終発 しゅうはつ shuu hatsu Last Train
47. 始発 しはつ shi hatsu First Train
48. 乗り越し のりこし nori koshi Riding Past (one's station)
49. 乗り越し料金 のりこしりょうきん nori koshi ryoukin Excess Fare (for riding extra stops)
50. 乗り換え のりかえ norikae Transfer / Change (Train)

The above is the vocabulary list on Japanese trains and stations which I hope can help you familiarize with the terms used there.

I will continue to look out for additional words related to Japanese trains and stations and add them to the list.

And if you still want some more vocabulary related to trains and stations in Japanese and wonder what are the correct pronunciations for each of them, make sure you check out this page for more words on trains.

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