Upon arriving in Tokyo, you can take Narita Airport Limousine Bus or Japan Rail to get to your Hotel (Taxi not recommended). Narita is the main international airport for Japan, and is located 70 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Most flights into Japan arrive at Narita. The other Airport is called Tokyo Haneda Airport. It serves Domestic and International flights.

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Narita Airport Transportation: 4 Ways To Get To And From the Airport

Before landing in Narita Airport: Know the REAL cost of transfer from Tokyo Airport to your Hotel and don’t pay extra for transportation from Airports In Japan.
Consider a 1-2 hour trip to the city, Since traffic jams at rush hours are a big thing here. Exact time depends on the type of transportation you choose to use.

Here are the 4 Ways To Get To Tokyo: Travel & Transfer Options

  1. Why is it an excellent option? The Narita Limousine Bus stops at many of the hotels in Tokyo, so it’s practically a ‘door to door’ service. No carrying suitcases around. Your luggage is put on the bus, and off the bus straight to the hands of the hotel employees.Even if your hotel is not included in the bus route it would be wise to take a short Taxi drive from the nearest hotel on the route.

    The Reason? Going by train means carrying your suitcases up and down train stairs and trying to fit them in the small luggage compartments on the train, and that is not an easy task with heavy suitcases.

    The Narita Limousine bus ticket booth (located just before the exit) will help with Info on Hotels on Route, or you can ask your hotel. Routes and Schedules: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/

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  2. The Narita Express – NEX, goes to Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Shibuya. Travel time to Tokyo Station is around 60 minutes. If your hotel is not close to the NEX stations, then you will need to change trains and get on the Subway which can be a challenge if you have heavy suitcases. The Narita Express (NEX) is free if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass in advance from your home country.

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  3. The Keisei Skyliner Airport Express will take you to Ueno station or Nippori only.It takes just 36 minutes zipping along a new access route at 160 km/h.Still, it requires figuring out how to get to your hotel on the subway. This option however is excellent for passengers with special needs since the door width was built for smooth boarding of wheelchair in mind.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tokyo subway stations are notoriously known for their long passageways, many stairs (no elevators) and are not an easy place to tackle (even without luggage).
    See More: Tokyo Subway.   Some hotels have a ‘Greeting Service’ where they send someone to pick you up from Tokyo station and show you through the maze of this huge station.
    See More: Maranouchi Hotels with this service More Hotels that offer this complementary service:

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  4. In one word – forget it.
    the price can climb up to 25,000-30,000¥ ($400). During rush hour even more.

Narita Tokyo Airport Services

Narita international Airport has ATMs, tourist information desks operating 24 hours, and tickets to all transportation options. The Airport also has Japanese phones for rent. Can you use your own cell phone in Japan? In most cases the answer is no, but the system is starting to change now. Renting is the most economical and simple way to get a phone, and requires just a picture ID and a credit card.

Many companies have kiosks at the airports.

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Tokyo Airport Layover

Some people find themselves in Narita Japan just for a short layover, having a few hours before their next flight.

If you’re asking yourself –

  • Am I allowed to leave the airport?
  • Can visitors exit Narita to shop?
  • How to spend the hours on your Narita Layover?

I’ve created a page on how to spend the time on your Narita Layover, based on the number of hours you have.

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If you need a night’s rest before your next flight Check out my page on Narita Hotels.
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Continue Reading:

Japan Rail Pass

How to spend the hours on your Narita Layover

More Tips on Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo Haneda Airport

The Subway

Return from Narita Airport to Tokyo Attractions

Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always Booking.com. And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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