Now that you have finally arrived, retrieved your bags and cleared customs and immigration, it’s now time to head out of the airport towards metropolitan Tokyo! You have your pick of different modes of public transportation, including trains, taxis and limousine buses. Some offer substantial discounts in the form of passes or coupons that visitors to Japan shouldn’t miss out on. Private transportation is also available.
Narita Express (N’EX)
60 minutes to Tokyo Station. Some trains go to Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Yokohama stations.
East Japan Railway (JR-East) has a special discount for adults starting January 10th for Ordinary Car reserved seating on a one-way direct ticket on the Narita Express when travelling from Narita Airport Terminal 1 or 2 to major stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
For more information, please visit here.
Keisei Electric Railway
36 minutes from Narita to Nippori station by Keisei Railway, and 41 minutes from Narita to Keisei-Ueno Station by Keisei Limited Express.
Keisei offers two types of discount tickets for US travelers that take you from Narita to metropolitan Tokyo.
- - The Keisei Skyliner and Metro Pass: These include one-way or round-trip Skyliner tickets between Narita and metropolitan Tokyo and a one- or two-day pass for Tokyo Metro lines. May be purchased in Japan.
- - Tokyo Welcome Set: It includes a one-way ticket from Narita to Ueno or Oshiage stations on Keisei Railway, and a one-day pass to explore Tokyo on Toei Subway lines and Tokyo Metro lines. May be purchased in Japan.
For more information, please visit here.
The limousine bus service departing from Narita Airport has a vast network of routes across the Tokyo metropolitan area. It links Narita Airport with the Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT), the Yokohama City Air Terminal (YCAT), Haneda Airport and most major hotels in metropolitan Tokyo. The buses operate every day and frequently. Tickets can be purchased at the Arriving Floor.
Airport Limousine has three great discounts for visitors to Tokyo.
- - Limousine and Metro Pass can be purchased at the Airport Limousine Bus Ticketing counter. This is a set of promotional tickets that lets you enjoy unlimited travel throughout the Tokyo Metro Network using the Tokyo Metro Pass.
- - Airport Limousine Bus Voucher and FIT coupons are not sold in Japan, and only sold outside of Japan. Both Airport Limousine Bus Vouchers and FIT coupons can be used as soon as you arrive at Tokyo’s Narita / Haneda Airports and allow you to use most of the Airport Limousine buses.
- - For more information about passes/vouchers/coupons, and their authorized agents, please visit here.
Private transportation can also be provided by the following companies upon request:
Limo Tokyo: http://www.limotokyo.jp/
KM Taxi Service: http://www.km-group.co.jp/en/taxi/
Tokyo MK Taxi: http://www.tokyomk.com/eng/
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I am arriving Narita Airport early in the morning and checking in Sheraton near Sengakuji station. Please kindly advise what would be the best public transportation for me. Thanks.
It is amazing how many different types of transportation there are from an airport. It can be hard to know which one is the best for you, and which one you should take. Airport shuttles are something that were not mentioned in this post. I don't know if they just don't have them in Japan, but they can be nice, because then you don't have to take multiple buses to get where you are headed. http://www.ak-ecabtaxi.com/Services/
Thank you for the list of ways to travel from the airport to Tokyo. I have always wanted to go to Tokyo because my ancestors are from there. This summer I am happy to say that I will be taking a trip to Tokyo. However, I still need to plan out what I am going to do there. That is why I am looking up this information about transportation. I think that the Narita
Express would be the best option for me. Thank you so much again for this information!
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I've always been very impressed by japan's public transportation system. Most of the people don't own cars, so they rely on trains and buses to get where they need to. Even if you don't speak the language well, it must be pretty easy to get where you need to, especially from the airport. http://swfltransportation.com/checker-airport-transportation/
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I have a Pasmo , pretty easy and pretty cheap , the express is the way to go , Reserved seats really spoil you .
Nex is now at discount rate: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/nex_oneway.html
I've used three of the four, N'EX, Skyliner, and the limo bus. They all had their advantages. The N'EX and Skyliner into Tokyo and the Limo Bus from Haneda to NRT. Try them all!
The airport limousine bus was easy for me last spring to get from Narita to the Hilton in Shinjuku and back when I flew home.If i remember right,The counter was to the left when i walked out of customs and the workers were great.3000 yen each way.
Used the skyliner a lot ; cheaper then the nex and the service and speed are basicly the same. Tried the regular JR service last october because i was staying in a different area.. Took more time ( change at Narita eki was a **** due to bad connection ) but it was a lot cheaper..
BUS is great way to head into the city since you aren't hurry, but NEX is what you take to the NRT cus timing is critical!!
The NEX is the ONLY Way To Go... Going from Narita to Ofuna Station is soooo Quick compared to using the Limousine Bus... And NEX is just slightly more in cost... No having to sit in traffic on the Freeways and surface streets... NEX just cruises from Town to Town with Lots to See along the way... Yay NEX!!!
I've done the N'EX and the bus. The bus is cheaper and not much slower. But if you're using a JR Rail Pass, the N'EX is a no-brainer.
N'EX green car is the way to go. After 14 hours in coach worth splurging a little for the seat upgrade
The N'Ex is then probably the cheapest and longest possibility, right? But only available for non-Japanese passport holders.
Also, I don't really understand what "Ordinary Car" reserved seating means.
An important thing to note is that if you don't get a round-trip ticket from/to Narita to/from Tokyo Station via the N'EX that you can use the automated Shinkansen machines to get tickets. And the machines are in English and they accept credit cards, this is nice as sometimes the lines to get the tickets can take an hour if you wait at the Travel Service Center.