How to Get to Tokyo From Narita Airport

Tokyo is a city unlike any other. It is the world’s most populated metropolis, and it is a place where the traditional and the modern collide, and where old-world charm meets cutting-edge technology. Tokyo has so much to offer, from its bustling metropolis to its tranquil temples.

However, for those who are not familiar with Tokyo and its layout, getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo city can be a bit confusing. This guide will help make the process easier and less stressful!

The first thing to note is that Narita Airport is located in Chiba Prefecture, which is about 60 kilometres away from Tokyo. The best way to get from the airport to Tokyo is by train, and there are two main options: the JR Narita Express or the Keisei Skyliner.

By Train

The JR Narita Express (NEX) is a direct train that takes about an hour to reach Tokyo Station, which is located in the heart of the city. The Narita Express stops at most major stations in Tokyo, like Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shinagawa, Tokyo and Yokohama stations.

Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines located in the airport, or at the ticket counters. The fare for either train is around 3220yen (S$26+). A return discounted ticket is available for 4,000yen (S$33+) The return needs to be made within 14 days of purchase.

If you have purchased JR Pass, you can use it to travel to Tokyo from Narita Airport.

The Keisei Skyliner is also a direct train, but it’s slightly faster than the JR Narita Express and takes about 45 minutes to reach Tokyo Station.

Both trains are comfortable and offer ample space for luggage. If you’re staying in a hotel near Tokyo Station, then either train will work well.


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But if you live or visit in or around the eastern part of Tokyo, you might want to take the Keisei Skyliner. This electric train goes from Narita Airport to Ueno station. It makes it easy to get to places like Asakusa, Nippori, Akihabara, and Ueno in the east of Tokyo.

Keisei Skyliner Fares start from 2,270yen (S$19+) / one way. Various discount ticket options are available, the most interesting are those that include unlimited travel on the Tokyo Metro for 24, 48 or 72 hours – starting at 2,870yen (S$24+).

➡️Get Keisei Skyliner one-way / round-trip tickets / or combo package with Tokyo subway tickets here. 

By Tokyo Shuttle Bus

For the cheapest way to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport , you can consider taking the Tokyo Shuttle Bus (Airport Bus Tokyo-Narita (TYO-NRT)), with a one-way ticket costing only 1,300yen (S$10+) for an adult and 650yen (S$5+) for a child. The ride takes about 65minutes, but it depends on the traffic condition.

You can only purchase tickets at Narita Airport. The counter operates from 9AM to 10PM. Currently, they do not accept reservations in advance. The shuttle bus embarkation spot is only available at Narita Terminal 3.

By Helicopter

Feeling like a baller? You can charter a helicopter for real. It’s also the fastest (20-minute flight) and the most convenient way to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo. Price starts from 39,800yen (S$331+) per pax and will cost more if you’re travelling during the festive holidays.

By Car (Airport Transfer) 

If you’re travelling in a large group with children or elderly, you can consider the Airport Transfer option, with prices starting from 15,000yen (S$125+) for 6 pax and 19,400(S$161) for 9 pax.

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