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Tokyo Disney Resort - By Train Or Bus? A Complete Guide On How To Get There!

Tokyo Disney Resort - By Train Or Bus? A Complete Guide On How To Get There!

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What's the best way to get to Tokyo Disney Resort? In this article we'll introduce how to get there by train, bus, and car. Find the method that suits you best, by following our detailed information on access from major stations, fares, and so on.

Translated by Greg

Written by Kousuke DEKI

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What's the Best Route for Getting to Disney Resort?

Tokyo Disney Resort is located in Chiba prefecture. Even if you spend an entire day here, you won't run out of fun things to see and do at this gigantic theme park.

Today we'll introduce how to get to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, from the main stations of Tokyo and from other locations as well.
Whether it's by train, bus, or car, find the method of getting there that suits you best!

1. Going by Train (To JR Maihama Station)

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JR Maihama Station (South Entrance)

The most standard method of getting to Tokyo Disney Resort is by taking the train. The closest station to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, is JR Maihama Station.

Maihama Station, situated in Tokyo's neighboring area of Chiba prefecture, is located some distance from Tokyo's major stations, so allow yourself plenty of time when you plan on going there.
Also please be aware that in the evening on your return trip back, trains departing from Maihama Station can be extremely crowded.

JR Maihama Station Google Map

From Tokyo Station

When going to Maihama Station from Tokyo Station, it's not necessary to make any train transfers. However when going to Maihama Station from other stations in the Tokyo area, Tokyo Station will often serve as your transfer point.

Route: Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 0
Train Line: JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line
Total Required Time: About 15 minutes
Fare: 220 yen

From Shinagawa Station

Route: Shinagawa Station → Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 1
Train Line: Board the JR Yamanote Line (headed for Tokyo) and get off at Tokyo Station (about 11 minutes). Then transfer to the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line (about 15 minutes)
Total Required Time: About 30-40 minutes
Fare: 310 yen

From Shinjuku Station

Route: Shinjuku Station → Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 1
Train Line: At JR Shinjuku Station board the JR Chuo Rapid Line and get off at Tokyo Station (14 minutes). Then transfer to the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line (about 15 minutes)
Total Required Time: About 35-45 minutes
Fare: 390 yen

From Narita Airport

Route: Narita Airport Station → Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 1
Train Line: Board the JR Narita Express (60 minutes), then after getting off at Tokyo Station, transfer to the Keiyo Line or the Musashino Line (about 15 minutes)
Total Required Time: About 90 minutes
Fare: 2,840 yen

From Haneda Airport

Route: Haneda Airport → Hamamatsucho Station → Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 2
Train Line: Board the Tokyo Monorail and get off at Hamamatsucho Station (about 25 minutes). Next, transfer to the JR Yamamote Line headed for Tokyo and get off at Tokyo Station (about 6 minutes). Finally transfer to the JR Keiyo Line or the JR Musashino Line (about 15 minutes).
Total Required Time: About one hour
Fare: 800 yen

From Osaka and Kyoto

Route: Shin Osaka Station / Kyoto Station → Tokyo Station → Maihama Station
Number of Transfers: 1
Train Line: Shin Osaka Station to Tokyo Station takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Tokyo Station to Maihama Station via the Keiyo Line or Musashino Line takes about 15 minutes.
Total Required Time: About 3 hours
Fare: Shin Osaka Station to Maihama Station is 14,660 yen (reserved seating aboard the Nozomi shinkansen train), Kyoto Station to Maihama Station is 14,120 yen (reserved seating aboard the Nozomi shinkansen train).

Getting to Disney Resort from Maihama Station

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Read: The Disney Resort Line - Get Around Tokyo Disney Resort Efficiently

From Maihama Station to Tokyo Disneyland it's only five minutes on foot. To get to Tokyo DisneySea, hop aboard the Disney Resort Line and get off at Tokyo DisneySea Station.
The fare is 260 yen for adults and 130 yen for children.

2. Going by Bus

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Tokyo DisneySea Bus Terminal

You're completely tired and worn out after a long, adventure-filled day. But the return train is...totally jam packed! Not a pleasant experience. But if you take the bus, both on the way there and on the way back, you'll probably be able to get a seat.

However, as a word of caution please take note of the following conditions. The bus has a seating capacity, so when the bus is full you won't be able to board the bus. In some instances you might be able to reserve a seat, but in most cases buses operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Also in the event of a traffic jam, it's likely that the arrival time of the bus will be delayed.

From Shinjuku

Bus Stop: Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal Google Map

Required Time: To Disneyland it takes about 50 minutes, and to DisneySea it takes about 40 minutes.

Fare (one way): Adults-1,000 yen, Children-500 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland board a bus at stop number 2, from Tokyo DisneySea board a bus at stop number 3.

Reservations: Not required. (At the Shinjuku Bus Terminal you can purchase tickets either at a ticket dispensing machine or at the ticket window).

For the most up to date information on Shinjuku bus terminal departure times, bus stops, and so on, please refer to the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal homepage.
Also, for more information on the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, please click here.

From Tokyo

Bus Stop: JR Tokyo Station (Yaesu south entrance, bus stop number 5) Google Map

Required Time: To Tokyo Disneyland it takes about 35 minutes, to Tokyo DisneySea it takes about 25 minutes.

Fare (one-way): Adults-720 yen, Children-360 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland board a bus at stop number 1, from Tokyo DisneySea board a bus at stop number 2.

Reservations: Not required (first-come, first-served basis)

From Akihabara

Bus Stop: JR Akihabara Station central gate, east entrance bus station Google Map

Required Time: To Tokyo Disneyland it takes about 65 minutes, to Tokyo DisneySea it takes about 55 minutes

Fare (one-way): Adults-720 yen, Children-360 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland board a bus at stop number 1, from Tokyo DisneySea board a bus at stop number 2.

Reservations: Not required (first-come, first-served basis)

From Ikebukuro

Bus Stop: Ikebukuro Station-west entrance bus stop number 7 Google Map

Required Time: To Tokyo Disneyland it takes about 55 minutes, to Tokyo DisneySea it takes about 45 minutes.

Fare (one-way): Adults-1,000 yen, Children-500 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland board a bus at stop number 2, from Tokyo DisneySea board a bus at stop number 3.

Reservations: For buses going from Ikebukuro Station to Disney Resort only, reservations are possible. In the event that seats are available, you can board the bus without a reservation.
For reservations, please click here (in Japanese). On buses going from Tokyo Disney Resort to Ikebukuro Station, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are not possible.

From Narita Airport

Bus Stop: Passenger Terminal 1-board at bus stop number 5, at Passenger Terminal 2-board at bus stop number 12, at Passenger Terminal 3-board at bus stop number 6

Required Time: About 65 minutes

Fare (one-way): Adults-1,800 yen, Children-900 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland board a bus at stop number 8, from Tokyo DisneySea board a bus at stop number 4. To get to Passenger Terminal 2 it takes about 65 minutes. 5 minutes later it arrives at Passenger Terminal 1.

Reservations: Not required (first-come, first-served basis)

From Haneda Airport

Bus Stop: International Terminal-bus stop number 5, Passenger Terminal 1-bus stop number 6, Passenger Terminal 2-bus stop number 6.

Required Time: About 45 minutes

Fare (one-way): Adults-830 yen, Children-420 yen

Return Trip: From Tokyo Disneyland use bus stop number 8, from Tokyo DisneySea use bus stop number 4. It takes about 50 minutes to get to Terminal 2, about 55 minutes to get to Terminal 1, and 60 minutes to get to the International Terminal.

Reservations: Reservations can only be made for buses going from Haneda Airport to the Disney Resort area. For reservations please click here.
For buses going from Tokyo Disney Resort to Haneda Airport, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

From Areas Other Than Tokyo

Buses also depart from areas other than the Tokyo area. Reservations will be required, so please contact the respective bus company to reserve a seat.

For your reference, it takes about nine hours by bus from Osaka to the Disney Resort area. Bus fare ranges from 3,000 to 10,000 yen, depending on the season and the bus company.

Going by Car (Private or Rental Car)

In the event you decide to go by car (private or rental), you can use the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway Bayshore Route.

From the Urayasu exit it's only about ten minutes to the Tokyo Disneyland and the Tokyo DisneySea parking areas. For standard passenger cars, the parking fee is 2,500 yen on weekdays, and 3,000 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

About one hour before the parking lots close, many cars start to leave so getting out from there can take some time. Please exercise caution.

For information on how to rent a car in Japan, rental fees and so on, please click here.

Go to Disney by the Method That Suits You Best!

You can get to Tokyo Disney Resort by train, bus, and by car. So please choose the option that suits you the best. Please remember that regardless of your transportation method, the parking areas get very crowded at closing time.

So make your plan keeping this in mind, and have a great time at Tokyo Disney Resort!

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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