SPring-8, the large synchrotron radiation facility

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Bus Schedule

Note that the Bus runs in the irregular schedule during the following periods.
Bon Holidays August 13 to 15 Weekends and National Holidays Schedule
Year-End Holidays   December 29 to 31   Weekends and National Holidays Schedule
New Year Holidays   January 1 to 3 New Year Special Schedule
   January 4 Weekdays Schedule (School Holidays Schedule)

Harima-Shingu - SPring-8 Line

Current as of April 1, 2023


(*) The PDF Time Table for printing is also available.

Aioi Station - SPring-8 Line

Current as of April 1, 2024

 (*) The PDF Time Table for printing is also available.


J: via Sogo-chosha-higashi and Harimakogen-higashi-chugakko
W: via Wakasano 
LE: Limited express

Bus Fare

Bus Stop Fare
Harima-Shingu Station  SPring-8 610
Aioi Station SPring-8 730 yen
Aioi Station Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center 700 yen
Aioi Station Sogo-Chosha-Nishi 680 yen
Aioi Station Shibahu-Hiroba 680 yen
Aioi Station Kenritsudai Rigakubu 680 yen
HIMEJI Station SPring-8 1,200 yen
HIMEJI Station Shibahu-Hiroba 1,150 yen

Information on free shuttle service (only for CAST guests, reservation required)

From this center, we will try trial cars exclusively for guests as follows.
For those who wish to transfer, please contact the CAST office 2 days before arrival, 17:45.

Center for Advanced Science and Technology Hyogo (CAST)
Guesthouse Reservation (CAST) :https://cast.jp/english/reservation.html

SPring-8 Direction
SPring-8 Rehabilitation
Particle Radiotherapy
08:00 08:06 08:10 08:13 08:20
18:00 18:06 18:10 18:13 18:20

Express: HIMEJI Station - SPring-8 Line

※The service was suspended with the last bus on Friday, March 31, 2023.


  • Get off at the Bus Stop "Kenritsudai Rigakubu" to get University of Hyogo (UH) and CAST for meetings, lodging, meals etc.
  • Get off at the Bus Stop "Shibahu-Hiroba" to get Convenience store, Koto-Plaza for Bank ATM's, Post Office, PR Office, Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, Drug Store, Market, restaurants etc.
  • Around Techno Click here 外部ページにリンク for useful information on the SPring-8 area