There are two main ways to go to central Tokyo from each airport. They are express trains and highway buses.

Generally express trains are faster than highway buses. If you transfer to local trains from express trains on weekdays, be careful to commute times. Local trains are very crowded at commute time in Tokyo. So, you may not be able to get on local trains if you have big baggages.

Highway buses goes to some hotels directly. If you stay the hotels, the bus may the best way. But buses may be influenced by traffic jam. When you use the bus, you should have enough time to move.

How do you go to central Tokyo from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport?

How do you go to central Tokyo from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport?

From Narita Airport to central Tokyo

Narita Airport is a little far place from central Tokyo. There are three main ways to go to central Tokyo from Narita Airport. The best way is depends on where you want to arrive in Tokyo. Narita Express and Keisei Skyliner are express trains that connect Narita Airport and central Tokyo. Highway buses go direct to major places and hotels.

Narita Express (N’EX)

Narita Express is an express train of JR. It connects between Narita Airport and Tokyo Sta., Shibuya Sta, Shinjuku Sta. Ikebukuro Sta, and Yokohama Sta. If you are a foreign tourist and you will get on Narita Express from Narita Airport, you can save money more to buy its ticket and an electric money card called “Suica” in sets at Narita Airport. Because this Suica is worth 1,500 yen already as electric money. See Suica & N’EX for more details.

Skyliner

Skyliner is an express train of Keisei Dentetsu. It connects between Narita Airport and Ueno Sta. Skyliner is the fastest train in Japan except for Shinkansen now.

Highway Bus

Many highway buses run directly from Narita Airport to major places and hotels. The buses run highways. Although convenient, but they may be influenced by traffic jam occasionally.

Tokyo Station and hotels
Narita Express and highway buses are available.
Narita Express
2,940 yen / about 1 hour
Highway Bus
3,000 yen / about 75 min. – 125 min.
Shibuya hotels
Narita Express and highway buses are available.
Narita Express
3,110 yen / about 1 hour and 20 min.
Highway Bus
3,000 yen / about 75 min. – 125 min.
Shinjuku Station
Narita Express and highway buses are available.
Narita Express
3,110 yen / about 1 hour and 27 min.
Highway Bus
3,000 yen / about 85 min. – 145 min.
Ikebukuro Station
Narita Express and highway buses are available.
Narita Express
fare: 3,110 yen / time: about 1 hour and 33 min.
Highway Bus
*Highway bus goes only Hotel Metropolitan and Sunshine City Prince Hotel. The bus does not go Ikebukuro Station.fare 3,000 yen / about 75 min. – 140 min.
Yokohama Station
Narita Express and highway buses are available.
Narita Express
fare: 4,180 yen / time: about 1 hour and 31 min.
Highway Bus
*Highway Bus arrive at Yokohama City Air Terminal “YCAT”. It is close to Yokohama Station.fare 3,500 yen / about 85 min. – 110 min.
Ueno Station
Keisei Sky Liner is available.
fare: 2,400 yen / time: 43 min.
Ginza hotels
Highway bus is available.
fare: 3,000 yen / time 75 min. – 130 min.
Haneda Airport
Highway bus is available.
fare: 3,000 yen / time: 65 min. – 85 min.
Tokyo Disneyland
Highway bus is available.
fare: 2,400 yen / time: 55 min. – 95 min.

From Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport is at a little south from central Tokyo. Haneda Airport is nearer than Narita Airport to central Tokyo. There are three main ways to go to central Tokyo from Haneda Airport. Highway Buses go direct to major places and hotels. Monorail connects Haneda Airport and Hamamatsucho Station. Keikyu goes mainly to Shinagawa and Yokohama. The best way to you is depends on where you want to arrive.

Express Buses

Many Express Buses run directly to main hotels in central Tokyo. These buses may be easy way if you will stay in the hotels. But the buses may be stuck in traffic jam. You should have enough time if you use the express bus.

Monorail

Monorail reaches Hamamatsucho Station of JR Yamanote line. You will transfer to other trains at Hamamatsucho Station to go to your destination. JR Yamanote Line will be crowded at commute time. You may not be able to ride if you have some big baggages. Be careful.

  • fare 470 yen / 15 min.

Keihin Kyuko ”Keikyu”

Keihin Kyuko is a private railway. We call “Keikyu” for short. Keikyu goes to Shinagawa, Kawasaki, Yokohama, and goes directly to Higashi-Ginza and Asakusa through Toei Asakusa Line. You can go to Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro with one transfer to JR Yamanote Line at Shinagawa Station. These trains will be crowded at commute time.

Asakusa
fare 600 yen / 37 min.
Higashi-Ginza
fare 550 yen / 26 min.
Shinagawa
fare 400 yen / 15 min.
Kawasaki
fare 360 yen / 13 min.
Yokohama
fare 440 yen / 25 min.

*These information are as at the time of posted. They may be changed after posted.

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