There are numerous ways to travel to (or from) the airports in Tokyo. This easy guide will highlight your various options for transportation between Tokyo’s three main airports and the city, ranging from private car transfers to public transport, helping you decide the best value, most convenient, and most comfortable way to get to Tokyo city center.
Private Airport Transfers
Private transportation is easily the most hassle-free way to travel between the airport and your final destination, especially for a large group or family. A pick up service is provided in a top-of-the-line vehicle with plenty of space for your luggage. The private transfer services cater for three airports in Tokyo: Ibaraki Airport, Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. The distance from Tokyo airports to the city center can be 1 – 2 hours and transport prices are quite high compared to other cities. Instead of splurging on a taxi, opt for one of these more luxury transfer options for the utmost convenience (the driver will be waiting in the arrival hall for you and will gladly carry your bags) and at a significant discount compared to taxi fares, especially when you are traveling in a group.
To give you an idea of your transfer options and sort of prices you’re looking at, check out this table to evaluate the choices:
|Private Tour (2-3 Pax)||$2500||$2000|
|Private Tour (4+ Pax)||$2000||$1655|
|Narita Airport - Tokyo City (One Way)||Approx. 1.5 Hours|
|Narita Airport - Hakone (One Way)||Approx. 3.5 Hours|
|Narita Airport - Mt Fuji (One Way)||Approx. 3 Hours|
|Transport Option||Price (One Way)||Route|
|Klook Transfer||¥ 15,368||Direct|
|Other Private Car Services||¥ 19,000||Direct|
|Regular Taxi||¥ 25,000 ~ 30,000||Direct|
|Airport Bus||¥ 3,100||To Tokyo Station (then onward taxi/bus/subway)|
|Keisei Skyliner||¥ 2,470||To Nippori then transfer to Tokyo Station (then onward taxi/bus/subway)|
|JR Narita Express||¥ 3,000||To Tokyo Station / Shinjuku Station then transfer to hotel|
Haneda to Tokyo Transfer Prices (3 vehicle options):
|Region of Japan||Expected Cherry Blossom Opening||Expected Full Bloom Date||Expected Best Viewing Dates|
|Tokyo||Mar 21||Mar 28||Mar 28 - Apr 5|
|Fuji (Shizuoka)||Mar 24||Apr 1||Mar 30 - Apr 7|
|Osaka||Mar 25||Apr 2||Mar 31 - Apr 8|
|Kyoto||Mar 25||Apr 2||Mar 31 - Apr 8|
|Fukuoka||Mar 22||Apr 1||Mar 30 - Apr 7|
|Hokkaido (Sapporo)||May 2||May 6||May 4 - 11|
|Evangelion XR Ride||Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K3D||The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D||Flight of the Hippogriff||Terminator 2: 3-D||Hollywood Dream - The Ride||JAWS|
Narita to Tokyo Transfer Prices (3 vehicle options):
|Backdrop||Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K3D||The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D||Flight of the Hippogriff||Terminator 2: 3-D||Hollywood Dream - The Ride||JAWS|
|Regular Price||Klook Discount|
|Adult||1400 THB||930 THB|
|Child||1000 THB||800 THB|
Airport Limousine Bus
Photo by ShinjiTakaramura
This convenient limousine bus will provide a “door to door” service, transferring you from Tokyo’s Narita Airport or Haneda Airport to the major hotels in Tokyo city. If your hotel is not included in the bus route, you can take a taxi from the nearest stop off point. Your bags will even be handled by efficient attendants to help you with onboarding and offloading.
Duration: 55 – 175 minutes (depending on the destination area)
Operating Hours: ends at 10:30pm
Fare: Adult one way ticket ¥2450 – ¥3800, Child ticket ¥1230 – ¥1900 (price may vary depending on destination)
Where to buy tickets: the Ticket Counter at the Basement Level of Narita Airport.
*For detailed fares and durations, please click here
Duration: 15-305 minutes (depending on the destination area)
Fare: Adult one way ticket ¥620 – ¥4100, Child ticket ¥310 – ¥2050 (price may vary depending on destination)
Where to buy tickets: the Ticket Counter in Haneda Airport
*For detailed fares and duration, please click here
There are two train lines operated between Narita airport and the city – The Japan Rail (JR) Narita Express called N’EX and The Keisei Skyliner Airport Express. The best thing about catching a train from the airport? You don’t have to worry about traffic congestion.
N’Ex is a fast, convenient and comfy limited express train with all reserved seating.
Duration: 53 minutes to Tokyo Station
Frequency: every 30 minutes
One Way Adult Ticket ¥3020, Child Ticket (6 – 11) (approximately 50% of the adult fare), Free for Infants (1 – 5)
Round Trip Adult Ticket ¥4000, Child Ticket (6 – 11) ¥2000, Free for Infants (1 – 5)
*The above fares are for Ordinary Cars. For the fares and charges of Green Cars (First Class), please click here
Keisei Skyliner Airport Express
This express train will only take you to Ueno station or Nippori only. Free Wi-Fi is provided during the ride.
Duration: 36 minutes to Nippori, 41 minutes to Ueno
*Please click here for detailed time schedule
Fare: Adult Ticket ¥2470, Child Ticket ¥1240 (discount will be given when using a valid IC transport card (PASMO or SUICA, etc.) at the ticket gate)
Taxis are always available and will conveniently drop you at your destination – but for a price. Taxis in Japan are notoriously expensive with fares starting from ¥740 and climbing up to ¥25000 depending on the travel distance. You’ll be charged even more during rush hour so we’d recommend taxis only as a last resort.