How To Travel From Narita International Airport to Tokyo

How To Travel From Narita International Airport to Tokyo

Chiba 2016.11.06

This article introduces the ways to get from Narita International Airport to the popular areas in Tokyo: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Asakusa and Ueno.

Translated by Allie

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How to travel from Narita airport to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Asakusa and Ueno

Tokyo offers various transportation options which means that it is better for you to know which one is more convenient, cheaper and shorter in order to get to your destination as easily as possible. In this article we will introduce how to travel from Narita International Airport to each major area in Tokyo.

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From Narita To Shinjuku

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The main station of Japan’s downtown area, Shinjuku, is JR Shinjuku Station. Many lines connect in this station, making it one of the most complicated to navigate in all of Japan. As there are many exits on different levels from this station, it is a good idea to find out in advance which exit is the closest to your destination in order to make moving through Shinjuku Station as painless a process as possible.

Narita Express Takes You Directly to Shinjuku

Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station / Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station
Where to get off: Shinjuku Station
Travel time: about 90 minutes
Fare: 3190 yen (Standard class cars)、4730 yen (Green or first class cars)
Schedule: Narita Express to Tokyo
Other features: You can travel to Shinjuku without any transfers. You need to buy tickets before getting on as Narita Express only offers a reserved seating system.
Official website: JR EAST Narita Express

Other Train Services to Shinjuku Operated by Keisei Electric Railway

Lines: Keisei Narita Sky Access Line or Keisei Skyliner then JR Yamanote Line (Towards Ikebukuro and Shinjuku station)
Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station / Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station
Where to change trains: at Nippori Station from either Keisei Narita Sky Access Line or Keisei Skyliner (change to the JR Yamanote line)
Fare: 2670 yen (Keisei Skyliner)
Schedule: Skyliner
Other features: by Skyliner it takes about 70 minutes to get to Shinjuku station as you need to change trains once at Nippori Station. Taking the Narita Sky Access Express line will cost 1440 yen and takes about 90 minutes, and is more complicated overall as it stops at more stations and may require you to change trains more.

Limousine Bus

Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 1 South Wing, Terminal 1 North Wing, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
Where to get off: Shinjuku Station West Exit
Travel time: About 75 - 115 minutes
Fare: Adult 3100 yen, Children 1550 yen
Schedule: Airport Limousine Bus from Narita International Airport
Other features: purchase a ticket at a limousine bus ticket counter found in the arrival lobby before you get on the bus. The bus station is located on the arrival floor of each terminal. For Terminal 1, please use Platform 2 and 11, for Terminal 2, please use Platform 6 and 16, and for Terminal 3 please use Platform 4. Platforms are subject to change, so please refer to the official website/ticket counter for information.
Official website: Airport Transport Service Airport Limousine

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From Narita To Asakusa

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Asakusa is another famous destination many visitors choose to visit during their trip to Japan. But as you might know, transportation in Japan might drive you a little crazy before you get used to it. Traveling to Asakusa is one of the many routes that people can get easily confused by.

Train

Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station / Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station
Lines: Narita Sky Access Line
Travel time: About one hour
Fare: 1290 yen
Schedule: From Narita Airport Terminal 2/3 Keisei Main Line
Other features: Please make sure to wait in the right place to take the train as there are many platforms found in Narita International Airport.
Official website: Narita Sky Access Line

Taxi

Travel time: About 130 minutes
Fare: About 22,000 yen

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From Narita To Ueno

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Home to an amazing park, popular museums and galleries and an exciting zoo, Ueno is a convenient hub for travel throughout Tokyo and the surrounding area. Keisei Ueno Station is located just 8 minutes away on foot from JR Ueno station. Although you might not have heard of this station, it is really convenient station for not only international travelers but also for Japanese people who go abroad.

Skyliner

Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station / Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station
Where to change trains: no transfers needed
Travel time: 41 minutes
Fare: Adult 2470 yen in Total (Skyliner Fare 1230 yen + Regular ticket fare 1240 yen)
Schedule: Skyliner
Other features: A reserved seating system is used; you are required to purchase both a regular ticket and a Skyliner ticket in order to get on
Official website: Keisei Electric Railway

Keisei Main Line

Where to get on: Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station / Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station
Where to change trains: no transfers needed
Travel time: 70 minutes
Fare: 1030 yen
Schedule: Keisei Main Line
Other features: Out of several transportation options offered, it is the cheapest one which allows you to reach Keisei Ueno Station without paying for express tickets.
Official website: Keisei Electric Railway

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From Narita To Shibuya

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Shibuya is the youth capital of Tokyo, where all of the latest trends can be found at incredibly busy shopping centers such as Shibuya 109. Another big draw of the area is the Scramble Crossing, a huge intersection that is constantly bustling with thousands of people. If you are a fan of Japanese pop culture, Shibuya is the place to go.

Trains

Lines: Keisei Narita Sky Access Line (towards Keisei Ueno station) then JR Yamanote line (Towards Shinjuku Station)
Where to change trains: From Keisei Narita Sky Access Line to JR Yamanote line at Nippori Station
Where to get off: Shibuya Station
Fare: 1500 yen
Schedule: Narita Sky Access Line
Travel time: About 90 minutes

Lines: Narita Sky Access (Towards Keisei Ueno station) then Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line
Where to change trains: From Narita Sky Access to Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line at Oshiage Station
Where to get off: Shibuya Station
Fare: 1400 yen
Schedule: Narita Sky Access LineOshiage Station Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Travel time: About 90 minutes

Taxi

Travel time: About 150 minutes
Fare: About 26,000 yen
Other features: It costs a lot more than other options. But if you travel with a big group or have a lot of luggage with you, taking a taxi may be the best option for you.

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