Tokyo airport to Tokyo city — How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo & from Haneda Airport to Tokyo?
This page will teach people planning their own vacation to Japan how to go from Tokyo’s two major international airports, Narita and Haneda, to downtown Tokyo. So, how to go to Tokyo from the airport (Tokyo airport to Tokyo city) comprises Narita airport to Shinjuku, Haneda airport to Shinjuku, Haneda airport to Tokyo station, Narita airport to Tokyo station… and other Tokyo subway stations. Let’s have a look at how to travel from Tokyo airport to city guides on how to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo (Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokyo city) and how to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo (Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo city) below.
Self-planned trip to Japan and when referred to downtown Tokyo, the following stations are considered main destinations
1. Tokyo Station
2. Shinjuku Station
3. Shibuya Station
4. Ikebukuro Station
5. Ueno Station
6. Ginza Station
Depending on the time of arrival and luggage claim and the final destination, you may choose different means of transportation including bus, train (JR, Skyliner) or aerial tram (monorail).
Prepaid train tickets may be purchased at most stations, and ticket office employees can assist you if you don’t know how to operate the automatic ticket machine. Purchasing a prepaid card and topping it up at an automated machine will save you time since you will not have to wait in line for train tickets at each stop.
Visit the Jorudan English website for further information on the departure time and which line to take. Jorudan also offers a mobile app for iOS and Android, however you should check to see whether an English version is available. Because both the app and the website require a wifi or 3G connection to access, I believe the English website will be the quickest. Remember to check the final train to prevent being late, and because the last train is often full, it is normal to have to stand at the connection between the trains or be crammed into a very small area.
Check out Jorudan webste here: https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/?sub_lang=nosub
How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo?
Narita is a Japan’s international airport located about 60km from downtown Tokyo.
1. Taking the train (Train from Narita Aiport to Tokyo city)
a) By JR (Japan Railway): If your airplane arrives in Terminal 1, the closest station to you will be Narita Aiport; and if it arrives in Terminal 2, you will need to get on the train at the “Airport Terminal 2” station. The time and ticket price to the below stations for Narita Airport and Airport Terminal 2 are the same, so I will just list them together as Narita Airport.
b) By Keisei (Keisei Electric Railway): Similar to JR, if you are in Narita Airport, get on the train at Terminal 1; and if you are in Terminal 2, get on the train at “Airport Terminal 2”.
2. Taking the bus (Bus from Narita Aiport to Tokyo city)
This is recommended for anyone with large or bulky luggage because you will not have to carry them up and down the elevator to board your train.
There are 2 types of bus, one is Limousine bus and one is Express bus: