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Tokyo has two airports, Narita International Airport (c`, Narita Kūkō, NRT), which handles a large number of international flights as well as domestic and international flights by many low-budget airlines, and the more centrally located Haneda Airport (HND), which handles the city's main share of domestic traffic and an increasing number of international flights.

Narita Airport (formerly also known as New Tokyo International Airport) is located in the city of Narita in Chiba Prefecture, about 60 kilometers outside of Tokyo. It consists of three terminal buildings: terminal 1, terminal 2 and terminal 3. Terminal 1 and 2 each have a railway station in their respective basements. Terminal 3 serves low-budget airlines and is connected with terminal 2 by a pedestrian walkway. Free shuttle buses operate between all three terminals.

Narita Airport is connected with central Tokyo by multiple rail and bus lines:

How to travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station

By JR Narita Express
Direct, 60 minutes, around 3000 yen, 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 4070 yen provides foreign travelers with a discounted round trip from the airport into Tokyo and back within a 2-week period.

By JR Sobu Line
Direct, 90 minutes, 1340 yen, 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 1340 yen. There is about one departure per hour.

By Keisei Skyliner
1 transfer, 55 minutes, 2410-2680 yen, 2 connections per hour
Take the Keisei Skyliner from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2520 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 2250 yen.

By Keisei Limited Express
1 transfer, 90 minutes, 1210 yen, 3 connections per hour
Take the Keisei Limited Express from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 75 minutes, 1050 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.

By limousine bus
Direct, 100 minutes, 2800 yen, 3-4 connections per hour
Limousine buses to Tokyo Station depart Narita Airport every 15 to 20 minutes. The one way journey takes about 100 minutes and costs 2800 yen. In addition, there are direct limousine bus connections to several major hotels in the Tokyo Station area. A special round trip ticket for only 4500 yen is available to foreign tourists exclusively.

By discount bus
Direct, 90 minutes, 1300 yen, frequent departures
"Airport Bus TYO-NRT" buses operate multiple times per hour between Narita Airport, Tokyo Station and Ginza Station. The one way fare is 1300 yen during the day and 2600 yen for late-night and early-morning departures.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.

Means of access to/from Narita Airport

JR Narita Express (NEX)

About 3100 yen, 60 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 30-60 minutes
The Narita Express is a fast and comfortable airport train into central Tokyo (serving Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro Stations), the Tokyo Tama region, Yokohama and Saitama (and Kawaguchiko on selected days). All seats are reserved. The NEX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket for foreign travelers provides a discount over regular tickets.

JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service)

About 1300 yen, 85 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 60 minutes
The Rapid Sobu Line is the inexpensive JR alternative to the Narita Express, connecting the airport with Tokyo Station and Yokohama. The Rapid Sobu Line 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.

Keisei Skyliner

About 2500 yen, 40 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 20-40 minutes
The Keisei Skyliner provides the fastest connection into central Tokyo, connecting the airport with Ueno Station. It is a comfortable train for travelers to and from the airport. All seats are reserved. Keisei offers discount ticket packages to arriving tourists that combine the Skyliner ride from the airport to central Tokyo with day passes for the subway lines in Tokyo. If purchased in advance, foreign tourists pay only 2250 yen for the one way ride.

Keisei Limited Express

About 1100 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 into 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.

Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Limited Express

About 1300 yen, 60 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 40 minutes
Trains named "Access Express" or "Airport Kaitoku" directly connect Narita Airport to Tokyo's other airport, Haneda Airport via the Narita Sky Access Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Keikyu Airport Line. Along the way they stop several times in central Tokyo, including Asakusa, Ginza and Shinagawa. Seat reservations are not possible.

Bus

About 1300-3300 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 3300 yen one way, while several cheaper bus services offer one way fares of around 1000 yen.

Taxi

About 30,000 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.

What to see around Narita Airport

Narita Airport is located 60 kilometers or a one hour train ride outside of central Tokyo. When planning a short excursion into central Tokyo, you should allot at least three hours for the train trip in and out of the city, and check the schedule for your return trip in advance.

There are also a few points of interest in the vicinity of the airport itself, including Naritasan, a large and popular temple complex in Narita City. An excursion from the airport to Naritasan requires at least three hours, to be on the safe side. See the Narita section for details on other attractions around the airport.

Hotels around Tokyo

Top rated in Narita
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    • Narita Sando Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Narita Sando Guesthouse provides accommodation in Narita near Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Naritasan Park. Narita Station and Keisei Narita Station is just a 5-minute walk. Free WiFi is provided. Free luggage storage is available on the ground floor. A shared lounge with a TV, microwave, complimentary water and tea is available. Tokyo Narita International Airport is 13 minutes by train from the property.
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    • Wakamatsu Honten
      Mid-range
      Just in front of the scenic Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Wakamatsu Honten is a charming local property featuring large public baths and non-smoking Japanese-style rooms with free WiFi. A free shuttle is offered daily to/from Narita Station, upon advance reservation. The ryokan also houses a souvenir shop and coin-operated laundry facilities. Decorated in a traditional Japanese style, all rooms come with a futon bedding, a seating area and green tea sets. A flat-screen TV and personal safe are also included, as well as yukata robes. Bathrooms are either shared or private, depending on the room type booked. All rooms are non-smoking. Wakamatsu Honten is a 15-minute drive from Narita International Airport and an 8-minute drive from Aeon Mall Narita. The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is a 20-minute drive away. It is a 50-minute drive from Tokyo Disney Resort. For breakfast, the property offers a Japanese set menu. A Kaiseki dinner (Japanese special set) is available with advance reservation, and can be enjoyed in the shared dining room or in guests' private room. Guests can relax at the indoor public baths, which are gender-separated and operate from 15:00 - 10:00 daily. Luggage can be stored at the front office. Free WiFi is available at the lobby, as well as in the rooms.
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    • HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Narita
      Luxury
      HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Narita provides a fitness centre with an indoor pool, outdoor tennis, sauna and public bath. The property offers free airport shuttle to and from Narita International Airport, 10 minutes away. On-site restaurants and a bar offers panoramic views of the city at night. Another free shuttle service is available between Narita International Airport and JR Narita Station. All soundproofed guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Each room has a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. All units at HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Narita include air conditioning and a desk. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast featuring Western- and Japanese-style dishes. Guests can dine at Restaurant Gardenia overlooking a garden and serves breakfast buffet, Western-style lunch and dinner. Hourai serves Chinese cuisine, while Azuma serves authentic Japanese cuisine. The reception can provide advice on the area in order to help guests plan their day.
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    • Richmond Hotel Narita
      Mid-range
      A 5-minute walk from Keisei-Narita Station and a 10-minute train ride from Narita Airport, the modern Richmond Hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, an LCD satellite TV and video-on-demand movies. Free shuttles to/from the airport are available at a first-come-first-served bases. The shuttle service cannot be reserved. The air-conditioned rooms at Richmond Hotel Narita have calm colours and green tea. A fridge and electric kettle are provided, and the en suite bathroom has a bath and amenities. Room service is available. JR Narita Train Station is 500 metres from the hotel, and Shinsho-ji Temple is a 15-minute walk. The front desk is open 24/7, and has luggage storage and rental laptops. Free-use PCs are available. Featuring a red-and-black decor and modern lighting, Stella Restaurant serves Japanese/Western dishes. It offers a buffet breakfast, lunch sets and a-la-carte dishes for dinner.
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    • Hotel Nikko Narita
      Luxury
      Just 10 minutes from Narita International Airport on the free 2-way shuttle, Hotel Nikko Narita features a seasonal outdoor pool, a 24-hour convenience store and 4 dining options. All rooms come with free WiFi. The air-conditioned rooms at the Nikko Narita feature relaxing colours and light wood furnishings, including a desk. A quadruple room is available for family stays. Guestrooms are fitted with a satellite TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower, bathtub and toiletries. Guests can relax with a massage in their room, and the front desk offers currency exchange, dry cleaning and luggage storage. Restaurant Serena looks out on a garden and serves a breakfast buffet with local and Western dishes. A Chinese menu is available for lunch and dinner at Touri, while Hokake serves authentic Edo-era sushi. Sunset Lounge pairs cocktails with night views of the airport. Shuttles bound for Shisui Premium Outlets can take guests there and back, at an additional charge. From Hotel Nikko Narita it is a 20-minute drive to Narita City and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. An hourly shuttle service takes 15 minutes from/to Aeon Shopping Mall.
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    • Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
      Luxury
      Narita Tobu Hotel Airport is 10 minutes from Narita Airport via the hotelfs free shuttle. It features a fitness centre with a swimming pool, and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can also unwind in the sauna and hot tub. The air-conditioned rooms at Narita Tobu Hotel Airport feature contemporary furnishings and include a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Each room is fitted with comfortable double beds. The attached bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The hotel is a 10-minute bus ride away from AEON Shopping Mall and a 15-minute bus ride from Shinsho-ji Temple. JR Narita Train Station is 20 minutes away on the hotelfs free shuttle. Guests of Narita Tobu Hotel Airport can enjoy a buffet and a la carte meals including Chinese dishes at bright Oasis Restaurant, or sip an elegant drink at Compass Rose Tea & Bar Lounge.
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    • Meet Inn Narita
      Mid-range
      Set in Narita, within 12 km of Shisui Premium Outlets and 1.9 km of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Meet Inn Narita features a restaurant and a male-only public bath. Local points of interest like Sogo Reido Sanctuary -Toshoji Temple and Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura are reachable within 5 km and 9 km, respectively. At the hotel, all rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Meet Inn Narita offers a buffet or Asian breakfast. Naritasan Park is 2 km from the accommodation, while Narita International Culture Hall is 2.9 km away. The nearest airport is Narita International, 8 km from Meet Inn Narita, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.
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    • nine hours Narita Airport
      Budget-friendly
      Ideally located inside Narita Airportfs Terminal 2, nine hours Narita Airport offers modern capsule rooms with a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi at public areas. Each capsule is fitted with a comfortable mattress and a pillow. Shower room and toilets are shared with other guests. Amenities like bath towels, toothbrushes and nightwear are provided upon check-in. Personal lockers can fit up to 2 large pieces of luggage, and any other items can be stored at the storage located in the airport. Shisui Premium Outlet Shopping Centre is 11km away from Narita nine hours. Tokyo downtown area can be reached within a 40-60 minute train ride.
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    • Narita U-City Hotel
      Mid-range
      Just a 2-minute walk from the West Exit of JR Narita Train Station, Narita U-City Hotel offers 2 restaurants and affordable air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs. The simple yet comfortable rooms at Narita U-City include a coffee/tea maker and a private bathroom. Free wired broadband internet is provided in the Double Room with Small Double Bed. The hotel is a 5-minute walk to Keisei Narita Train Station and a 15-minute train ride from Narita Airport. It provides free parking as well as a free shuttle bus between the hotel and Narita Airport (last shuttle from airport: 19:40). Free Wi-Fi and wired broadband internet are available in the lobby. Restaurant Epinard offers a Japanese and Western buffet for breakfast and lunch.
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    • Center Hotel Narita2 R51
      Mid-range
      Center Hotel Narita2 R51 in Narita features rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi. Built in 2018, the property is just a 5-minute walk to Keisei-Narita Station and a 15-minute train ride to Narita International Airport. The units in the economy hotel are fitted with a kettle. All rooms include a private bathroom with a bath. Guest rooms in Center Hotel Narita2 R51 are equipped with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries. Around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Japanese. Set 8 km from Shisui Premium Outlets, the property is within 1.1 km of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and 1.3 km of Naritasan Park. The property is 1.5 km from Narita International Culture Hall and 3.9 km from Sogo Reido Sanctuary -Toshoji Temple. Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura is 7 km from the accommodation, while Daijionji Temple is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Narita International Airport, 6 km from the property.
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