6 access methods from Narita Airport to Ikebukuro (low-cost highway bus, limousine bus, Keisei Skyliner, etc.)

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Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo's leading downtown areas. Known as a mecca for subcultures with many shops related to anime and games, it is also famous as a battleground for ramen shops, making it one of the most popular cities for foreign visitors visitors to Japan. In this article, we will explain the ...


1. Narita Shuttle Ikebukuro Line (LCB: low-cost highway bus)

The Narita Shuttle Ikebukuro Line is a convenient bus that directly connects Narita Airport and the west exit of Ikebukuro Station in as little as 80 minutes.

The normal fare is 1,900 yen for adults, but if you purchase the early bird plan online 24 hours before departure, it will be 1,500 yen for adults.

Also, if you miss your flight, it will be canceled free of charge, so you don't have to worry even if your flight is delayed.


2. Tokyo Airport Transport (limousine bus)

Tokyo Airport Transport operates direct buses to various facilities in the Ikebukuro area.

Sunshine City is less than a 10-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, so we recommend the limousine bus for customers with large luggage. The fare is 3,200 yen for adults.


3. Railway (Skyliner, JR Yamanote Line)

Rail access is the most punctual and fastest. From Narita Airport to Nippori, take the Skyliner operated by Keisei Electric Railway for 2,570 yen (minimum 36 minutes) for adults. From Nippori to Ikebukuro, take the JR Yamanote Line for 180 yen for adults (about 13 minutes).

The Skyliner runs every 20 minutes throughout the day, so you can rest easy.

From March 2022, the Narita Express will no longer run directly to Ikebukuro. Please note that if you take the Narita Express to Ikebukuro, you will need to change trains at Tokyo or Shinjuku.


4. One-way rental car (advance reservation required)

At Narita Airport, Narita International Airport Corporation and MIC Co., Ltd. are conducting a demonstration experiment of a one-way drop-off rental car service called "Kataren for Narita." Prices and arrival/departure points are as follows. Please note that international driver's licenses cannot be used.

・From Narita Airport to Shibuya/Ikebukuro/Shin-Yokohama: From 6,750 yen for 12 hours
・From Shibuya/Ikebukuro/Shin-Yokohama to Narita Airport: From 8,700 yen for 12 hours


5. Taxi

Fixed-rate taxis are also available from Narita Airport. Advance reservations are not required, and in the case of Toshima Ward, where Ikebukuro is located, the fare will be 26,500 yen via the Keiyo Expressway, and an additional 3,000 yen will be charged for the expressway toll.


6. near Me Smart Shuttle

From Narita Airport to Tokyo's 23 wards, you can use the door-to-door service near Me Smart Shuttle, where you can share a taxi. In principle, if you make a reservation by 18:00 the day before, you can directly access your destination for 5,980 yen.


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