Shinkansen Booking App: Express Ride App

Get your Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen tickets quick and easy using this App!
You can use this app even before coming to Japan to buy tickets and reserve seats for Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen on Japan’s Golden Route connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and more.
*If you will download the App after arriving Japan, the App will be named "smartEX App".

▼Overview
・You can make a reservation straight after membership registration (no registration/annual fee).
・You can buy tickets or reserve seats from one month before departure date. You can reserve Shinkansen seats from the comfort of your own home or office. No need to queue up at the ticket office at stations!
・You can buy tickets and reserve seats for up to 6 persons at one time.
・Tickets can be purchased at lower prices, such as round-trip discount fare, etc.
・If done before picking up the tickets, you can make changes as many times as you need.
・Tickets for the most frequent trains, such as “Nozomi”, can be purchased.
・You can travel ticketless with QR code (QR-Ticket) or IC card for public transportation.
*QR code is a registered trademark for DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

▼ Main features
・Membership registration
・Purchase ticket/Reserve seats (time designation, train name designation, non-reserved seat reservation)
・Confirm reservation
・Change and refund reservation
・Display purchase history and receipt
・Make pre-sale and after-hours reservation request
・Check, change member information
・Display QR-Ticket for boarding
・Designate or register IC card for boarding
・Service status information (Link)

▼ Notes
・Membership registration is required to use this app. For registration, personal information is required, such as member name, date of birth, and a valid credit card, etc.
・Ticket purchase (reservation) payment will be taken from the credit card registered on the account.
・You need to register or designate IC card for public transportation (*) to travel ticketless with IC card.
(*) Kitaca, PASMO, Suica, manaca, TOICA, PiTaPa, ICOCA, Hayakaken, nimoca, SUGOCA
・You need the pickup code to pick up tickets from ticket vending machines, etc. at main stations of Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Hiroshima, etc.
・Please do not use this app to make a seat reservation for Japan Rail Pass.
・This service is available only in English.
・For more details on this service, please see the website. (https://smart-ex.jp/en/)

*The email address below is for inquiries about application specifications. Please see the website for inquiries about the service.
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What's New

▼Ver. 6.1.1
Performance improvements
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Additional Information

Updated
March 11, 2021
Size
24M
Installs
1,000+
Current Version
6.1.1
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
Central Japan Railway Company
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