Tokyo has two airports, Narita International Airport (成田空港, 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.

Getting to Narita Airport

By JR Narita Express
  • Direct
  • 60 min
  • ¥3000
  • 1-2 connections/hour
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass

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 5000 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 min
  • ¥1340
  • 1 connection/hour
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass

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 min
  • ¥2470-2740
  • 2 connections/hour

Take the Keisei Skyliner from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2570 yen, 2580 yen from March 16, 2024) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station (10 minutes, 170 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 2300 yen.

By Keisei Main Line
  • 1-2 transfers
  • 90-100 min
  • ¥1220
  • multiple connections/hour

Take the Keisei Main Line from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 75-90 minutes, 1050 yen, 1060 yen from March 16, 2024, one transfer along the way may be required) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station (10 minutes, 170 yen). There are multiple connections per hour.

By limousine bus
  • Direct
  • 100 min
  • ¥3100
  • 1 connection/hour

Limousine buses to Tokyo Station depart Narita Airport about hourly. The one way journey takes about 100 minutes and costs 3100 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. It is possible to purchase tickets online via Klook.

By discount bus
  • Direct
  • 65 min
  • ¥1300
  • 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. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Means of access to/from Narita Airport

JR Narita Express (NEX)

About 3100 yen, 60 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 30-60 minutes

JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service)

About 1300 yen, 85 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 60 minutes

Keisei Skyliner

About 2500 yen, 40 minutes to central Tokyo
Departures every 20-40 minutes

Keisei Main Line

About 1100 yen, 75-90 minutes to central Tokyo
Multiple departures per hour

Keisei/Keikyu Narita-Haneda Express

About 1500 yen, 60 minutes to Haneda Airport
Departures every 40 minutes


About 1300-3500 yen, 60-90 minutes to central Tokyo


About 30,000 yen, 60-90 minutes to central Tokyo

Airport transfers

From around 15,000 yen, 60-90 minutes to central Tokyo

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 Narita

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    • Waqoo Naritasanmonzen 和空 成田山門前
      Located in Narita, within 41 km of Showanomori Museum and 41 km of Kouinzan Honkouji Temple, Waqoo Naritasanmonzen 和空 成田山門前 provides accommodation with a spa and wellness centre and as well as free private parking for guests who drive. With a restaurant, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is set 45 km from Shopping Mall SHOPS. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain rooms at Waqoo Naritasanmonzen 和空 成田山門前 also offer a city view. At the accommodation each room comes with bed linen and towels. Speaking English, French, Japanese and Chinese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are ready to help around the clock. Chiba Museum of Science and Industry is 46 km from Waqoo Naritasanmonzen 和空 成田山門前, while Nikke Colton Plaza is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Narita International Airport, 6 km from the hotel.
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    • Wakamatsu Honten
      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 Nikko Narita
      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 Sando Guesthouse
      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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    • Karin doo Hotel
      Set within 12 km of Shisui Premium Outlets and 2.1 km of Naritasan Park, Karin doo Hotel offers rooms in Narita. With a shared lounge, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is 2.5 km from Karin doo Hotel, while Narita International Culture Hall is 3.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Narita International Airport, 9 km from the accommodation.
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    • International Garden Hotel Narita
      A 15-minute drive from Narita Airport, Garden Hotel offers a 24-hour fitness centre and modern rooms with a flat-screen TV. Guests can make free use of the rooftop hot tub. Within a 30-minute walk from International Garden Hotel Narita are AEON Narita Shopping Centre and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. JR Narita Train Station is located 2 km away. Rooms at Hotel International Garden are simply furnished and feature a traditional Shoji paper screen. They come with a private bathroom stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer. A breakfast buffet is offered at AVANTI, featuring a selection of both Japanese and Western dishes. An Italian menu is available during lunch and dinner. Facilities offered at International Garden include a laundry room.
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    • Richmond Hotel Narita
      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 the airport are available at a first-come-first-served bases. The shuttle service cannot be reserved.※From Airport to the hotel shuttlebus is out of servise. 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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    • Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
      Narita Tobu Hotel Airport is 10 minutes from Narita Airport via the hotel’s 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 hotel’s 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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    • Toyoko Inn Narita Airport Shinkan
      Toyoko Inn Narita Airport Shinkan is located in Narita, within 49 km of Shopping Mall SHOPS and 50 km of Chiba Museum of Science and Industry. This 3-star hotel offers free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, rooms include a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. All units at Toyoko Inn Narita Airport Shinkan include air conditioning and a desk. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The nearest airport is Narita International Airport, a few steps from Toyoko Inn Narita Airport Shinkan.
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    • Meet Inn Narita
      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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