Yes, student needs to pay
If the lesson is outside of my teaching area, the student needs to pay for my transport from my closest station. However, if it is in my area, students are not required to pay for my transport.
I have been teaching for around 3 years. I am happy to teach casual or formal lessons. Together we can find what works for you. Materials used are according to the student's needs. I look forward to studying with you! Feel free to contact me in Japanese or English.