Translated by Hanni T.
Train? Bus? Taxi? Traffic tips from Ueno to Tokyo Station!
How to get to Tokyo Station from Ueno according to your budget, time allowance, and destination.
Written by Koshizuka Misato
''Ueno'' is a perfect spot for traveling in Tokyo, since it has several popular tourist places such as Ueno Zoo, Ameyoko shopping street, and many reasonably priced hotels. On the other hand, if you plan to go to other cities outside of Tokyo, Tokyo station is a hub that offers many routes to reach other cities.
JR Ueno Station, the prominent station in Ueno. This is how to get to Tokyo from JR Ueno Station. Taking the JR Line to reach Tokyo station saves you both time and money. In addition, there are three different lines here, so you won't be waiting for the train very long.
Line: Keihin-Tōhoku Line Outbound Train
Time: Around 8 minutes
Fee: 160 yen
Timetable: Ueno Staion Keihin-tohoku Timetable (Japanese)
Note: It runs across Tokyo, and the trains have a light blue line on them
Line: Yamanote Line Towards Tokyo direction (clockwise)
Time: 8 minutes
Fee: 160 yen
Timetable: Ueno Station Yamanote Timetable (Japanese)
Note: It circles central Tokyo, and the trains have a light green line on them
Line: Ueno-Tokyo Line Towards Tokyo
Time: 5 minutes
Fee: 160 yen
Timetable: Ueno station Uenotokyo (Japanese)
Note: It started running in 2015, and the trains have orange and green lines on them
URL : JR Ueno Station HP (Japanese)
Taking the bus from the stop that is close to Keisei Ueno Station, you can get to the Marunouchi North Exit at Tokyo Station. It costs more time and money to take the bus rather than the train, but you can experience the city atmosphere, and observe peoples going about their daily lives. Also, please note that the bus from Ueno to Tokyo Station runs only on the weekends, so please take this into consideration when planning your trips.
Line: Toei Bus S-1
Boarding point: Ueno Park Yamashita (Close to Keisei Ueno Station)
Drop-off point: Manunouchi Tokyo Station North Exit
Time: Around 18 minutes
Fee: 210 yen
Note: Only runs a few times on the weekends, so please check the time table before going to take the buses
Time table: Toei bus time table
Bus stop: Bus stop Map
Reference URL: Tokyo Toei
For people who are carrying a lot of luggage, or aren't feeling too well, how about using a taxi to move around. Even though taxis are considered very expensive it is still relatively affordable, due to the short distance between Tokyo and Ueno.
Time: 15 minutes
Fee: Around 1,600 yen
Taxi stand: In front of JR Ueno Station and also in front of the Asakusa Exit.
Map of JR Ueno Station (Japanese)
Keisei Ueno station is behind coin locker area adjacent to the ticket gates.
Map of Keisei Ueno station PDF (Japanese)
Note: Late night fare(22:00～5:00) an additional 20% is added to the fare