It’s very convenient for taking the express train, subway or either bus to get in Tokyo center. Today, I’m here to make a combo list for you guys, to make you easier to pick which option that meet your time and budget. Following are 1. Rail access between NRT and Tokyo, 2. Transportations’ list and compares. 3. Skyliner (my experience)
2. How to travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station
≈Fast : Keisei Skyliner > JR Narita Express (NEX) > Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Limited Express > Keisei Limited Express > JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) > Bus, Taxi
$Budget : Keisei Limited Express ≥ Bus > Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Limited Express >JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) > JR Narita Express (NEX) > Keisei Skyliner > Taxi
♥Comfort : Keisei Skyliner = JR Narita Express (NEX) = Taxi > Bus > Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Limited Express = Keisei Limited Express > JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service)
|JR Narita Express (NEX)
Direct, 1-2 connections per hour
The most comfortable way of travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX). The one-way journey takes roughly one hour, costs around 3000 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass, JR Tokyo Wide Area Pass and some other JR passes. There are departures every 30 to 60 minutes. The NEX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket for 4000 yen provides foreign travelers with a discounted round trip from the airport to Tokyo and back within a 2-week period.
From NRT airport：7：44～21：44
|JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service)
Direct, 1 connection per hour
The JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) is the slower but cheaper JR alternative to the Narita Express. The one-way trip takes roughly 90 minutes and costs 1320 yen. There is about one departure per hour.
1 transfer, 2 connections per hour
Recommend : Skyliner＆Tokyo Subway Ticket
|Keisei Limited Express
About 1000 yen, 75 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 20 minutes
The most inexpensive option by Keisei Railways, the Keisei Limited Express is the cheapest way to get from the airport to Tokyo. It is a normal commuter train, which stops at several stations between the airport and Tokyo and can become crowded during rush hours. Seat reservations are not possible.Take the Keisei Skyliner from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2470 yen) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station (10 minutes, 160 yen). There are connections every 20-40 minutes. If purchased in advance online or via a travel agent outside of Japan, foreign tourists can ride the Skyliner for just 2200 yen.
|Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Limited Express
1 transfer, 3 connections per hour
Take the Keisei Limited Express from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 75 minutes, 1030 yen) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station (10 minutes, 160 yen). There are connections every 20 minutes.
＊There is the risk of traffic jamsAbout 900-3200 yen, 60-90 minutes to central Tokyo
Several bus companies offer connections to various places in the Tokyo area and neighboring prefectures, including direct connections to major hotels across central Tokyo. Conventional “limousine buses” cost around 3200 yen one way, but several cheaper bus services have entered the competition recently, offering one way fares of around 1000 yen.
Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.
＊There is the risk of traffic jamsAbout 20,000 yen, 60-90 minutes to central Tokyo
Because Narita Airport is located about 60 km outside of Tokyo, a taxi ride into central Tokyo is very expensive and not recommended to common travelers.
Reference : http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html
Also, you can pick the station that you wanna access in the link ↑
time table here
*If you are going back to NRT airport, notice the time of the last train!!! NO LATER THAN 18:20!!!
Once you arrive at NRT airport, follow the signs of “Railways” and take the escalator down to the lower level. You can take a shuttle bus between terminals or follow the sign .
There are ONLY two stops in Tokyo : Nippori and Ueno
Look for the blue Keisei Line
Keisei Skyliner & Tokyo Subway Ticket
Latest update : 2016/07
These are some snacks I bought at Family market and food souvenir store in NRT airport.
CASTELLA ; 文明堂東京の「カステラ」; DARS chocolate mike (winter limited); gray thunder chocolate bar.
The gray edition of Black Thunder (chocolate bar) ブラックサンダー（ Burakku Sandā）
It’s a milk tea flavor chocolate bar. Tea flavored chocolate filled with crisp chocolate cookies and it cost just about ¥38. wonderful!!! isn’t it?
The view outside the window, on my way to Tokyo city center.
Did you see the sky tree there?
There are two stops in Tokyo : Nippori and Ueno.
As me, I’m going to Akihabara, so that I jet off the train at Ueno and walk through the underground walkway till you reach the Tokyo Metro.
Counter and kiosk for JR Narita Express (NEX)
Counter for ALL Keisei lines.
Hope this transportation list could help you get in Tokyo.
Have a great trip there 🙂