Nara Kotsu Bus Lines

Nara Kotsu Bus Lines Co., Ltd. (奈良交通株式会社, Nara Kōtsu Kabushiki Kaisha), usually shortened to as Nara Kotsu (奈良交通, Nara kōtsu) or abbreviated to as Na-Ko (奈交, Nakō), is a bus operator that provides scheduled local services in Nara Prefecture, the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, the southeastern part of Wakayama Prefecture, and the central part of Osaka Prefecture in Japan.

Nara Kotsu Bus Lines
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ParentKintetsu Bus Holdings Co., Ltd.
FoundedJanuary 20, 1929; 91 years ago (1929-01-20)
Headquarters1 chome 25-12, Omiya-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan
LocaleJapan
Service area
Service typeLocal, sightseeing, airport, intercity, tour, charter, and contract bus services
AllianceIntercity routes shared by Kanto Bus, Keisei Bus, and Meitetsu Bus
Routes179
StopsN/A
Destinations
Hubs
Stations
LoungeNone
Depots
  • Nara
  • Heijo
  • Kitayamato
  • Nishiyamato
  • Haibara
  • Katsuragi
  • Yoshino
  • Totsugawa
  • Kyoto
Fleet795
Daily ridership142,000 passengers per day approx.
Annual ridership51,830,000 passengers per year approx.
Fuel typeDiesel and Compressed Natural Gas
OperatorNara Kotsu Bus Lines Co., Ltd.
President and CEO (Daihyō torishimariyaku shachō)Muneo Taniguchi
Websitewww.narakotsu.co.jp/language/en/

The operator also provides scheduled sightseeing bus services within Nara, airport bus services to and from Osaka Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport, and intercity bus services to and from Chiba, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama. Charter, tour, and contract bus services are also provided by the operator.

HistoryEdit

The history of Nara Kotsu Bus Lines' traces its origin back to 1929 when Nara Auto Co., Ltd. (奈良自動車株式会社, Nara Jidōsha Kabushiki Kaisha) was founded in Nara City. The bus operator eventually has become the surviving entity and a sole operator in the prefecture since it merged with Fugen Nanwa Omnibus, Omine Auto, Yoshino Auto, and Yoshino-Uda Transit in July 1, 1943.

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