Funabashi Station

For the Keisei Station, see Keisei Funabashi Station.
Funabashi Station

The JR East station north entrance in 2007
Location Funabashi, Chiba
Operated by
Opened 1894
Funabashi Station
Location within Japan

Funabashi Station (船橋駅 Funabashi-eki) is a railway station in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the private railway operator Tobu Railway.


Funabashi Station is served by the JR East Sobu Main Line and 23.2 kilometers from the starting point of that line at Tokyo Station. It also forms the eastern terminus of the 62.7 km Tobu Urban Park Line (Tobu Noda Line). Passengers can also transfer to nearby Keisei Funabashi Station on the Keisei Main Line.

JR East

Funabashi Station
JR East station

The JR East station north entrance in 2007
Location 7 Honcho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken
Operated by JR East
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Station code
  • JB31 (Chūō-Sōbu Line)
  • JO25 (Sōbu Line (Rapid))
Opened 20 July 1894
Passengers (FY2014) 135,322

The JR East station has two elevated island platforms, with the station building located underneath. The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office and also a "View Plaza" travel agency.


1  Chuo-Sobu Line for Nishi-Funabashi, Kinshichō, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Nakano, and Mitaka
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line for Nihombashi, Ōtemachi, and Nakano
2  Chuo-Sobu Line for Tsudanuma, Inage, and Chiba
3  Sobu Line (Rapid) for Kinshichō and Tokyo
4  Sobu Line (Rapid) for Tsudanuma, Chiba, Narita Airport, Kimitsu, and Kazusa-Ichinomiya

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Sōbu Line (Rapid) (JO25)
Kinshichō (JO22)   Special Rapid   Tsudanuma (JO26)
Kinshichō (JO22)   Commuter Rapid   Chiba (JO28)
Ichikawa (JO24)   Rapid   Tsudanuma (JO26)
Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB31)
Nishi-Funabashi (JB30)   Local   Higashi-Funabashi (JB32)


Funabashi Station
Tobu station

Tobu Funabashi station entrance in December 2007
Location 7-1-1 Honcho Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken
Operated by Tobu Railway
Line(s) Tobu Urban Park Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code TD-35
Opened 27 December 1923
Passengers (FY2014) 112,009

The Tobu station is elevated and consists of a single elevated island platform serving two tracks, with an elevated station building underneath. Access to the JR East station is by a ground-level concourse.


1, 2  Tobu Urban Park Line for Kashiwa, Nodashi, Kasukabe, and Ōmiya

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tobu Urban Park Line
Shin-Funabashi   Express   Terminus
Shin-Funabashi   Local   Terminus


What is now the JR East Funabashi Station opened on 20 July 1894. The Tobu station opened on 27 December 1923.[1] The JR East (formerly JNR) station opened on 20 July 1952.[2] It became an elevated structure from 26 October 1983.[1] From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Noda Line, with Funabashi Station becoming "TD-35".[3]

Platform edge doors were installed on the Tobu Urban Park Line platforms in early February 2014.[4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2014, the JR East station was used by an average of 135,322 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 23rd-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] The passenger figures for the JR East station for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 131,611[6]
2005 131,579[7]
2010 134,705[8]
2014 135,322[5]

In fiscal 2012, the Tobu station was used by an average of 112,000 passengers daily (entering and exiting passengers).[9]

Surrounding area

See also


  1. 1 2 Terada, Hirokazu (19 January 2013). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 224. ISBN 978-4-7770-1336-4.
  2. 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 144. ISBN 4-533-00503-9.
  3. 「東武スカイツリーライン」誕生! あわせて駅ナンバリングを導入し、よりわかりやすくご案内します [Tobu Sky Tree Line created! Station numbering to be introduced at same time] (pdf). Tobu News (in Japanese). Tobu Railway. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. 東武野田線船橋駅に可動式ホーム柵設置 [Platform doors installed at Funabashi Station on the Tobu Noda Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  5. 1 2 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  7. 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  8. 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  9. 駅情報(乗降人) [Information of Stations (Passenger Statistics)] (in Japanese). Tobu Railwaylocation= Japan. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
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Coordinates: 35°42′06″N 139°59′07″E / 35.701743°N 139.985229°E / 35.701743; 139.985229

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