If you want to visit neighboring prefectures such as Yamagata or Fukushima, or even Tokyo, expressway buses are convenient. Buses in the Sendai area have English announcements when stopping at major sightseeing spots.
■ Sendai Station-Yamagata Station leaves from Sendai Station West Exit Bus Platform No.22; Travel time: 1 hr; Adults: ¥930; reservations not necessary
■ Sendai Station-Fukushima Station leaves from Sendai Station West Exit Expressway Bus Center; Travel time: 1 hr; Adults: ¥1100; reservations not necessary
There are 242 different bus routes with 48 lines that travel from central Sendai to its outskirts. The base fare is ¥150 - ¥180. There is a "¥120 zone" where you can ride the bus for only ¥120 within the area. If you use the Sendai Marugoto Pass, you can get on and off the bus anywhere for free.
Transportation Bureau, City of Sendai (in English)