The Tobu station opened on 27 December 1923. The JR East (formerly JNR) station opened on 20 July 1952. It became an elevated structure from 26 October 1983. From 17 March 2012, station numbering was introduced on the Tobu Noda Line, with Funabashi Station becoming "TD-35".
In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 136,575 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 22nd-busiest station operated by JR East. In fiscal 2012, the Tobu station was used by an average of 111,239 passengers daily (entering and exiting passengers). The passenger figures for the JR East station for previous years are as shown below.