Keio Dentetsu Bus

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Keio Dentetsu Bus
A Keio Dentetsu Bus car in Hachioji
HeadquartersFuchū, Tokyo, Japan
Service areaTokyo along Keio Line
Service typeBus
Stations10 depots, 2 branch offices
Fleet858 buses (as of July 2007)[1]
Fuel typeDiesel fuel, Compressed natural gas
OperatorKeio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Higashi Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Chūō Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Minami Co., Ltd.
Keio Bus Koganei Co., Ltd.

Keio Dentetsu Bus Co., Ltd. (京王電鉄バス株式会社, Keiō Dentetsu Basu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a core bus-operating company of the Keio Group which was established on February 1, 2002, inherited business all of the Keio Electric Railway (present Keio Corporation) automobile operation division and started business on August 1 of the same year. It has four subsidiaries, Keio Bus Higashi Co., Ltd. (京王バス東株式会社, Keiō Basu Higashi Kabushiki-gaisha), Keio Bus Chuo Co., Ltd. (京王バス中央株式会社, Keiō Basu Chūō Kabusiki-gaisha), Keio Bus Minami Co., Ltd. (京王バス南株式会社, Keiō Basu Minami Kabushiki-gaisha) and Keio Bus Koganei Co., Ltd. (京王バス小金井株式会社, Keiō Basu Koganei Kabushiki-gaisha) (This article treats also about these subsidiaries). The head office of these companies is located in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan. The operating area of a general bus on a regular route is mainly the Tokyo Tama area and if the management commission route to each subsidiary company is included, the operating area is reached mostly whole region along all areas along the Keio railroad lines. Moreover, it operates around the expressway bus routes to Nagano Prefecture, Hida-Takayama, Miyagi Prefecture, etc. from Shinjuku.


The history of the bus of Keio starts for the Keio Denki Kidō Co. to have opened the bus on April 15, 1913 in the section where the railroad is not opened for traffic (between Shinjuku Station - Sasazuka Station and between Chōfu Station - Fuchū Station - Kokubunji Station). Although these were the first bus business in Tokyo, the tone of the provisional means of transport was deep, and canceled between Chōfu Station - Kokubunji Station in 1914, between Shinjuku Station - Sasazuka Station was abolished with railroad commencement of business in 1915, and all have taken down the curtain for a short period of time.

Keio sets about a bus enterprise in early stages of Shōwa period again. Banzai Jidōsha Co.(万歳自動車) which operated around the bus from the end of Taishō period changed the company name to the Kōshū Kaidō Noriai Jidōsha Co.(甲州街道乗合自動車) in July, 1924, and the route was extended to Tama-mura Tokyo city-owned park cemetery (present Tama Cemetery) through Karasuyama and Chofu. However, Keio which has a railroad in parallel to the Kōshū Kaidō felt this as the threat, and made more than the majority of the holdings of the company acquisition and an associated company in May, 1927. Furthermore, the Keio acquired Kōshū Kaidō Noriai Jidōsha in 1937, and absorbed enterprise all. Thereby, the automobile division and Sasazuka office were installed and the bus enterprise of the direct management which leads to the present Keio Dentetsu Bus Group was resumed. Hachiōji Shigai Jidōsha Co.(八王子市街自動車) was purchased and the Hachioji Office was established in 1938. Moreover, Takahata Noriai (高幡乗合) is purchased in the same year, Yugi Noriai Jidōsha (由木乗合自動車) was purchased in 1939, and these enterprises were absorbed. The Pacific War broke out and the route within Yamanote Line was transferred to Tokyo City on February 1, 1942 for the war integration based on a land transport business method of preparation. Moreover, the Keio came to be merged by Tokyu Corporation on May 31, 1944 (Keio Teito Electric Railway dissociated from Tokyu in 1948).


Head Office of Keio Dentetsu Bus and its subsidiaries - 2-22, Harumichō, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Major routes[edit]

Expressway bus routes[edit]

Japanese Terminals via Co-operator(s) History Notes
Shinjuku - Fuji Five Lakes Line 新宿 - 富士五湖線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Lake Motosuko Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanakako Terminal Fuji Kyuko
Shinjuku - Fujisan Gogōme Line 新宿 - 富士山五合目線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Mount Fuji 5-gome Mount Fuji 3-gome Fuji Kyuko
Shinjuku - Kōfu Line 新宿 - 甲府線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Kōfu Yumura Onsen Kōfu Station Fuji Kyuko, Yamanashi Kotsu
Shinjuku - Suwa - Okaya Line 新宿 - 諏訪・岡谷線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Okaya Station Kami-Suwa Station Fuji Kyuko, JR Bus Kanto, Yamanashi Kotsu, Suwa Bus
Shinjuku - Matsumoto Line 新宿 - 松本線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Matsumoto Bus Terminal Matsumoto I.C. Matsumoto Electric Railway
Shinjuku - Nagano Line 新宿 - 長野線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Zenkō-ji Daimon Nagano Station Kawanakajima Bus Started in 1992, changed to current route in 1997.
Shinjuku - Ina Line 新宿 - 伊那線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Ina Bus Komagane Shed Ina, Komagane Fuji Kyuko, Yamanashi Kotsu, Ina Bus, Shinnan Kotsu
Shinjuku - Iida Line 新宿 - 飯田線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Iida, Hirugami Onsen Komagane I.C. Suwa Bus, Ina Bus, Shinnan Kotsu
Shinjuku - Hakuba Line 新宿 - 白馬線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Hakuba Happō Shinano-Ōmachi Station Matsumoto Electric Railway
Shinjuku - Hida-Takayama Line 新宿 - 飛騨高山線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Takayama Nōhi Bus Center Hirayu Onsen Nōhi Noriai Jidōsha
Shinjuku - Nagoya Line 新宿 - 名古屋線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Meitetsu Bus Center Meitetsu Bus
Shinjuku - Kiso-Fukushima Line 新宿 - 木曽福島線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Kiso-Fukushima Station Ontake Kotsu
Shinjuku - Osaka Line 新宿 - 大阪(阪急梅田)線 Shibuya Mark City, Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Umeda Station Hankyu Bus
Shinjuku - Kobe - Himeji Line ("Princess Road") 新宿 - 神戸 - 姫路線 Shibuya Mark City, Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Himeji Station Sannomiya Bus Terminal Shinki Bus Started on March 3, 1989 as Shibuya-Himeji Line "Milky Way" and in December 2003 as Shinjuku-Himeji Line. Two routes merged on March 22, 2007.
Shinjuku - Minobu Line 新宿 - 身延線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Minobu Minami-Alps City Hall Yamanashi Kotsu
Shinjuku - Numazu Line 新宿 - 沼津線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal Fujikyu Numazu Office Numazu Station North Fujikyu City Bus
Shinjuku - Hamamatsu Line 新宿 - 浜松線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City Hamamatsu Station Hamamatsu I.C. JR Tokai Bus Started on Dec 15, 2006
Shinjuku - Shizuoka Line 新宿 - 静岡線 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City Higashi-Shizuoka Station Shizuoka Station
"Hirose Liner" 広瀬ライナー号 Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal, Shibuya Mark City Ishinomaki Station Sendai Station Miyagi Transportation Started on Mar. 31, 2006
Narita - Chofu Line 成田 - 調布線 Narita Airport Chōfu Station Airport Transport Service
Narita - Tama-Center Line 成田 - 多摩センター線 Narita Airport Minami-Ōsawa Station Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station, Tama-Center Station Airport Transport Service
Haneda - Tama-Center Line 羽田 - 多摩センター線 Haneda Airport Minami-Ōsawa Station Tama-Center Station Airport Transport Service
Haneda - Chofu Line 羽田 - 調布線 Haneda Airport Chōfu Station Airport Transport Service
Haneda - Kokubunji Line 羽田 - 国分寺線 Haneda Airport Kokubunji Station Airport Transport Service
Haneda - Hachioji Line 羽田 - 八王子線 Haneda Airport Hachiōji Station, Takao Station Airport Transport Service, Tama Bus

Regular routes[edit]

A highway Keio Dentetsu Bus car
A Keio Bus Minami car
A minibus operated in Tama area
D : Keio Dentetsu Bus
H : Keio Bus Higashi
C : Keio Bus Chuo
M : Keio Bus Minami
K : Keio Bus Koganei

Community Bus routes[edit]


Nissan Diesel JP introduced in 1995

The vehicles introduced from four manufacturers, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso and Nissan Diesel, are held into the Keio Dentetsu Bus Group. Although the general route vehicle is introduced from all these four manufacturers, the rate of the Nissan Diesel vehicles is slightly high. The reason is that the one-step vehicles with narrow width and long body (Nissan Diesel JP) were purchased in lump sum from Nissan Diesel in advancing low floor-ization of vehicles in the mid-1990s.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BJハンドブックシリーズ R62 京王電鉄バス・西東京バス (in Japanese). Koshigaya, Saitama: BJ Editors. 2007. p. 32. ISBN 978-4-434-10234-9.

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