Travel Efficiently! How To Get To Tokyo From Narita Airport
Here are some recommended ways to travel smoothly between Tokyo and Narita Airport.
There are plenty of shuttle buses and limousine buses that leave from Narita Airport. It's slightly cheaper than a train, but you can usually reach the center of the city in a little over an hour. In most cases, you can ride it and easily reach your location without needing to switch buses.
Tokyo Shuttle (Keisei Bus)
Keisei Bus' Tokyo Shuttle operates all day on a 20 minute schedule from early in the morning to late at night. It goes to Tokyo Station, so it's great for sightseeing and it's reasonably priced so it's very popular.
Fees: 900 JPY with prior paid reservation, 1,000 JPY without reservation
Destination: Tokyo Station
Time: 62-77 minutes depending on bus stop
THE Access Narita (JR Bus Kanto, Be-Transse Group)
THE Access Narita departs every 15 minutes during peak hours, and they have departures from early morning until late at night. There are plenty of seats and also a toilet on board so you can ride in peace. It's recommended for people heading to Tokyo Station and Ginza.
Fees: 1,000 JPY (reservation unnecessary)
Destinations: Tokyo Station, Ginza Station
Time: 85-100 minutes for Tokyo Station, 95-110 minutes for Ginza Station (depending on bus stop)
Airport Limousine Bus (Airport Transport Service Co., Ltd.)
Airport Limousine Bus has plenty of destinations including direct access to Haneda Airport, Tokyo Disneyland, terminal train stations, and large hotels. You can buy bus tickets at the counters in the arrivals lobby. They have toilets and you can pick your seat for a comfortable trip.
Fees: Starts at 2,450 (depending on destination)
Destination: Haneda Airport, Tokyo Disneyland, terminal train stations, major hotels, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba
Time: 65 to 85 minutes to Haneda Airport, 75 to 125 minutes to Tokyo Station or Nihonbashi
Trains are great because there are express lines and you can usually arrive faster than with buses. They're slightly more expensive than buses, so if you learn about them you can find the one that fits your needs best!
Narita Express (JR East)
While the JR Narita Express train is kind of expensive, you can get to major terminal stations directly in a short time from Narita Airport Station and Narita Terminal 2 Station. You can buy tickets ahead of time online, at the Midori no Madoguchi or View Plazas in JR stations, and special ticket machines. Inside the train, there are LED screens with information written in many languages as well as large Western toilets, the seats rotate and recline, and there are electrical outlets, so you can enjoy your travel time in a very comfortable manner.
Fees: starting at 3,020 JPY to Tokyo Station (depends on destination)
Destinations: Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station, Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station, Ikebukuro Station, Yokohama Station, Omiya Station, etc.
Time: minimum 59 minutes to Tokyo Station, minimum 80 minutes to Shibuya Station (from Narita Station; depends on train)
Narita Sky Access Express (Keisei Electric Railway)
Narita Sky Access Express links Ueno Station and Narita Airport. You can move between the Nihonbashi area and Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station in a minimum of 58 minutes. It's a regular train so you may not be able to sit if it's crowded, but it's great for people that want to save on transportation fees while enjoying the speed of a train.
Fees: 1,318 JPY using an IC card, 1,330 JPY using a regular train ticket, both heading for Nihonbashi Station (depends on destination)
Destinations: Nihombashi Station, Shimbashi Stations, Shinagawa Stations, Haneda Airport Station, Nippori Station, Ueno Station, etc.
Time: minimum 58 minutes to Nihonbashi Station (from Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station; depends on train)
Narita Access Skyliner (Keisei Electric Railway)
The Skyliner is a train that links Narita Airport Station with Ueno Station. It's the fastest way to get to the center of the city. From Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station you can reach Nippori Station in a minimum of 36 minutes. The only stations it stops at are Nippori and Ueno, so depending on your final destination, you may have to switch trains. It would be good to include this in your itinerary. It's fully outfitted with comfortable seats, luggage space, multifunctional toilets, wireless LAN, and more.
Fees: 2,465 JPY with IC card, 2,470 with regular ticket
Destinations: Nippori Station, Ueno Station
Time: minimum 40 minutes to Nippori Station, 45 to Ueno Station (from Narita Airport Station; small differences depending on train)
Taxi (Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd.)
There are taxis that will take you from Narita Airport to the city for a flat rate (reservations required), usually around 16,000 JPY to 22,000 JPY. Compared to other transportation methods, it's expensive, but you can be directly dropped off at your desired location.
Fees: 16,000 JPY to 22,000 JPY (regular day fee per car between 5:00 am - 10:00 pm); depends on destination, parking fees and tolls separate
Destination: anywhere in the city
Time: depends on destination
Please use this information to figure out the best modes of transportation based on your budget and schedule to and from the airport!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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