WILLER EXPRESS, Izuhakone Bus, and Tokai Bus started operating express buses connecting Mishima and Haneda Airport on July 21. There are 3 round trips a day, known as the “Mishima Haneda Shuttle”.
Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture is located at the bottom of the Izu Peninsula, and is the starting point for sightseeing in Izu, Mount Fuji, and Hakone.
The Mishima Haneda shuttle bus has three stops in the Mishima area: Mishima Oba (Izu Hakone Bus Mishima Sales Office), Mishima Station South Exit, Mishima Station North Exit, Yokohama Station (YCAT), Haneda Airport Garden, Shinkiba Station”. From Mishima area to Yokohama Station fares are 2,400 yen for adults (2,200 yen for advance reservations), 1,200 yen for children (same price as 1,100 yen), and 2,800 yen (2,600 yen) and 1,400 yen for adults from Mishima to Haneda and Shinkiba Children 1,300 yen.
The fare for a reserved seat on the Tokaido Shinkansen from Mishima to Tokyo is 4,400 yen, and the fare for a regular line from Tokyo to Haneda starts at 470 yen, totaling about 5,000 yen. You can get to the airport without changing trains, very convenient for trains. Starting from the last stop, Shinkiba, the transportation to Tokyo sightseeing and Tokyo Disney Resort is very convenient.
On the day of operation, an opening ceremony will be held at Mishima Oba Station (Izu Hakone Bus Mishima Sales Office). Mr. Daisuke Mano, President and CEO of Tokai Bus, reviewed the history from the local government’s request to open the line in 2014 to today. The line that was originally scheduled to open in 2020 was postponed due to the impact of the new coronavirus. With a January launch following the COVID-19 disaster, the route was able to open ahead of the busy summer season. He also said he hopes to attract more tourists from Haneda Airport to the Mishima area amid a rapid recovery in inbound demand.
Mr. Kenji Kito, CEO of Izuhakone Bus, said that “the long-awaited operation” and “people in the Mishima area and eastern Shizuoka Prefecture can take the bus to Yokohama, Haneda, Shin-Kiba and Disney” He introduced that this year is the Japanese bus The 120th anniversary of the establishment of the business, and talked about his vision, “I want to develop the Mishima Haneda Shuttle into a route that lasts for decades.”
Mr. Koji Hirayama, President and Representative Director of WILLER EXPRESS, talked about the desire to take advantage of the expectations of many Haneda inbound tourists. “We want to meet our customers’ expectations and provide a service that makes them want to come back again, again,” he said.
At the end of the ceremony, relevant personnel saw off WN8803 and departed at 11:00. On that day, there were 2 passengers at the Oba bus stop in Mishima. In addition, Mishima Oba has a parking lot that requires advance reservations, and is also developing a so-called “park and ride” service where you drive there and then transfer to a bus. The parking fee is 300 yen per day.