Access Narita offers coach (bus) services from each terminal to Tokyo. You can either get off at Tokyo Station or Ginza Station Sukiyabashi.
A trip to Tokyo takes around an hour and one-way ticket costs ¥1000. You can pay directly to the driver.
The service operates from 7:25 AM to 10:45 PM with departures of every 15-20 minutes.
You can board the bus from the following stops at the terminals:
There are two main railway options and two alternatives to reach central Tokyo from Tokyo Narita International Airport:
❯ Narita Express is the first main railway option and takes you directly to downtown Tokyo/Tokyo Station and is the most convenient option to get directly to Tokyo.
The trains normally run non-stop between the airportand Tokyo Station, however during rush hours they make some additional stops at Narita and Chiba Stations.
The journey to Tokyo Station takes around 50 minutes. A round trip ticket costs ¥4000 and can be bought at ticket offices at Narita Airport Station. The service is available every 30 minutes, from 7:45 AM to 9:45 PM.
There is also a cheaper but less comfortable alternative to Narita Express, called JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) which also goes to Tokyo Station and Yokohama. This is a general commuter train and it gets crowded during rush hours. A trip to Tokyo Station takes around 90 minutes and the tickets cost ¥1320.
❯ Keisei Skyliner is the second main railway option and takes you to Nippori Station in 38 minutes (¥2470). You can connect to JR Yamanote Line which will take you to downtown Tokyo/Tokyo Station (¥160) in an additional 11 minutes.
The whole trip to Tokyo Station takes around 50 minutes. Trains leave every 20-30 minutes from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Tickets can be bought at counters in the arrivals and cost around ¥2630.
The cheaper alternative of Keisei Skyliner train is the Keisei Main Line (Limited Express). Those trains have a different route with more stops, so the trip takes around 80 minutes to Nippori Station. The tickets cost ¥1030. You can again connect to JR Yamanote Line and reach Tokyo/Tokyo Station (¥160) in an additional 11 minutes.
Check the route map below for all the railway options available at NRT Airport:
• Even though the commuter trains are cheaper than Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner, it is better to avoid them if you have luggage or you are in a rush. Those commuter trains get crowded during rush hours.
• Narita Airport has 3 terminals and only Terminal 1 and 2 have railway stations. You can simply walk from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 (15 min. on foot) to get the train or take Terminal Connection Bus (5 min.).
• If you take Narita Express and plan to continue your trip to Yokohama or Omiya, be sure to sit on your reserved seat as the train splits in half after Tokyo Station.
• Tokyo has an advanced metro system; download Tokyo Subway Navigation Map application to your phone to easily navigate in the city.
Narita International Airport is located 75 km away from Tokyo center.
A typical taxi journey from the airport to Tokyo center takes around 60-90 minutes depending on traffic and it costs between ¥19000-25000.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
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