How to use Bus Navi Oita

Users may conduct searches for bus schedules through three basic ways on the “Bus Navi Oita”website.

[1] Search for bus schedules using the name of a bus stop or station

You can conduct searches for bus schedules by specifying the name of a bus stop or station as the point of departure and arrival. If you do not know the complete name of a bus stop or station, you can still conduct your search by entering a part of the name of the bus stop or station. Please enter the keywords using Japanese “kanji” or “hiragana” characters. For certain regions, you can also input keywords using the alphabet.

For example, if you wish to go to the Oita Prefectural Office, the correct name of the nearest bus stop is “県庁前 (KENCHOUMAE)” or “県庁正門前 (KENCHOUSEIMONMAE)”. However, even if you do not input the correct name of the bus stop, you can still conduct your search using keywords such as “県庁”, “けんちょう” or “KENCHOU”. Alternatively, if you input a few letters of the bus stop name, a list of bus stops or stations that contains the letters you have input will be displayed. You can then select the desired bus stop or station from the list.

When you enter a keyword and click on the [Search] button, the search results of the bus stops or stations that contain the keyword are displayed. The search results display up to 10 departures and 10 destinations. If the results exceed 15 items, please conduct your search again with other keywords.
In the event that there are two or more bus stops or stations with identical names, you can search for bus stops or stations in the vicinity if you select the bus stop marked [Vicinity]. The Japanese “kanji” displayed in brackets ([Kanji]) next to the bus stop or station name in the search results refer to the bus operator servicing the bus stop or station. This may be useful when selecting a bus stop or station.
Click the [Reset] button to clear the search results and return to the top page.

Examples of bus operators:
[大]…Oita Bus
[交]…Oita Kotsu Bus
[亀]…Kamenoi Bus
[日]…Hita Bus
[共通] [Shared]…Bus stop or stations used by more than one bus operator
[付近] [Vicinity]…Conduct searches using bus stops in the vicinity

From the search results obtained, check buttons on the left of the bus stop or station that you wish to depart from/arrive at. After that, click the [Search] button once more to advance to the next screen, where you can conduct your search for the bus schedule.
A bus stop or station marked with the picture of a wheelchair indicates that it is barrier-free. Click on the compass icon on the right of each result to centralize the map at the respective bus stop or station. Please refer to the section on “Search for bus schedules using the map” for further information on the map functions.

In the event that direct bus services cannot be found for the points of departure and arrival you have selected, a list of alternative transfer routes will be displayed. Please refer to the bus schedule for each of these routes.
If direct routes are found for the bus stops you have selected, the “Screen for selecting the bus schedule” will be displayed.

Please note that, under the current system, it is not possible to view bus schedules for the point of departure to the final destination in a single bus schedule sheet for routes that require transfers.

Under the section “Departure and arrival schedules” within the “Screen for selecting the bus schedule”, you can check the arrival time for the next bus at your point of departure, and the expected time of arrival at your destination assuming that the bus is running on schedule.
You can also see the bus schedule for any time period by specifying the time period.

Bookmark this page for greater convenience.

Notices will be displayed on the website if any of the bus schedules are revised. Please select displays for bus schedules “before revision” or “after revision” as desired.

Under the section “Zone specification” within the “Departure and arrival schedules” section, you can view the bus schedules for buses passing between your point of departure and your destination for the entire day. You can also download a printable PDF version of the bus schedule here.
Under the section “Unspecified destination”, you can view the bus schedules for all buses passing through your point of departure.


[2] Search for bus schedules using the map

This search service allows you to search for bus schedules by specifying your points of departure or arrival (bus stops or stations) on the map.
The cursor takes on the shape of a palm if you hover the mouse over the map screen on the top page of the “Bus Navi Oita” website. When you drag the mouse in any direction over the map, the map scrolls, and the displayed position moves along with the mouse. With a click of the arrow icon at the top left corner of the map, the displayed position moves a fixed distance up, down, right, or left.
To change the scale of the map, control the scale indicator marks on the left of the map. If the scale is increased (as indicated by the “+” icon), the map is displayed in greater detail. If the scale is decreased (as indicated by the “-” icon), the map shrinks to display a wider area. Click on the “+” or “-” to zoom in or out fixed distances on the map.

Please note that the bus stop icons may not be displayed if the scale of the map is too large or too small.

Clicking on any of the bus stop icons displays a word balloon.
Click on [Select point of departure] or [Select point of arrival] to assign the bus stop as a point of departure or arrival.
If you click on [Area information], you will be able to see a list of events held in the vicinity of the bus stop.
A barrier-free bus stop or station will be indicated by a wheelchair icon. Clicking on this bus stop icon displays a word balloon with the additional information [Barrier-free information].

Bus stop icons are marked with different colors to indicate the respective bus operators.
Examples of bus operators:
[Blue]…Oita Bus
[Red]…Oita Kotsu Bus
[Purple]…Kamenoi Bus
[Light Blue]…Hita Bus
[Yellow]…Bus stop or stations used by more than one bus operator
[Star mark]…There are bus stops or stations in the vicinity.

The method for displaying bus schedules after specifying the “Point of departure” and “Point of arrival” is the same as it is for conducting searches using keywords.