Willer Express

Last updated
Willer Inc.
Native name
ウィラー
Type Kabushiki kaisha
FoundedJune 9, 2005
Headquarters,
Japan
Area served
Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Website travel.willer.co.jp

Willer Express (ウィラーエクスプレス, stylized WILLER EXPRESS) is a major highway bus company operating in Japan since 2005 with routes spanning almost the entire country, from Aomori Prefecture at the northern tip of the main island Honshu to the southern island Kyushu. Annual sales are approximately $120 million/year, with both domestic passengers and foreigners served through direct sales, a website, as well as the "Japan Bus Pass" [1] and a double-decker tour bus route. Pricing on routes depends on day/time of travel, with significant variation between peak and off-peak travel. [2]

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Overview

Willer Express is a subsidiary of the Willer Group, the company which owns Willer Alliance Inc. and Willer Express Japan Inc. As of December 2015, Willer Express employed a total of 64 people. The company's President is Shigetaka Murase. It has offices in Osaka and Tokyo. [3]

The company began in 2006 as a major Tour Bus company in Japan. From December 2011 it also entered the intercities bus business. [4]

Business offices

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A Willer Express bus

Main Highway bus routes

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The Willer Express' Ponta Express.

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  3. "Willer Express". Willer Travel, Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. ウィラー・エクスプレスが初の路線バスを運行開始(プレスリリース) - WILLER ALLIANCE(2011年12月22日付、2012年1月11日閲覧)