The Toyoko Line is the cheapest way to get from Tokyo and Yokohama. Make sure to board a limited express or express train, as they are much faster than local trains, but cost the same. From Yokohama Station, trains continue to run on the Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai, offering convenient access to most of central Yokohama's sights. North of Shibuya, the trains continue to run along the Fukutoshin Subway Line.
JR Tokaido Line
About 25 minutes and 480 yen from Tokyo Station About 20 minutes and 300 yen from Shinagawa Station
The Tokaido Line provides the fastest connection between Tokyo Station and Yokohama Station.
JR Yokosuka Line
About 30 minutes and 480 yen from Tokyo Station About 20 minutes and 300 yen from Shinagawa Station
The Yokosuka Line is only slightly slower than the Tokaido Line. Northwest of Tokyo Station, the line is known as Sobu Line and provides direct connections to Chiba and Narita Airport.
JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
About 30 minutes and 570 yen from Shinjuku Station About 20 minutes and 400 yen from Shibuya Station
About 40 minutes and 480 yen from Tokyo Station About 30 minutes and 300 yen from Shinagawa Station
The Keihin-Tohoku Line is a slower, local connection between Tokyo and Yokohama. South of Yokohama Station, the line is known as Negishi Line and provides access to several sights in central and southern Yokohama.
Keikyu Keihinkyuko Line
About 20 minutes and 310 yen from Shinagawa Station
The Keikyu Railways connect Shinagawa with Yokohama and Haneda Airport. "Rapid limited express" trains are the fastest.
JR Tokaido Shinkansen
About 15 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Yokohama
All trains along the Tokaido Shinkansen stop at Shin-Yokohama Station. Shin-Yokohama is about 10-15 train minutes from Yokohama Station and Yokohama's city center by the JR Yokohama Line or subway.
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Yokohama is served by four railway companies (Japan Railways, Tokyu Railways, Keikyu Railways and Sagami Railways, better known as Sotetsu), two municipal subway lines and a bus network that is operated partly by the city and partly by private bus companies.
The city has two major railway stations: Yokohama Station and Shin-Yokohama Station ("New Yokohama Station"). Train lines of all four railway companies and the subway line pass through Yokohama Station, which is located in the city center. Shin-Yokohama Station, on the other hand, is located outside of the city center, about ten minutes from Yokohama Station by the JR Yokohama Line or the municipal subway. The shinkansen (bullet trains) stop at Shin-Yokohama Station.
For those who prefer not to walk long distances, there is the Akaikutsu Loop Bus which connects Sakuragicho Station with most sights of interest in central Yokohama. Buses run every 30 to 40 minutes in one direction only. The fare is 220 yen per ride or 500 yen for a day pass, which is not only valid on the Akaikutsu buses, but also other selected means of transportation in central Yokohama.
Furthermore, it is also possible to travel by boat. The Seabass travels between Yokohama Bay Quarter (about 500 meters from Yokohama Station's east exit), Minato Mirai and Yamashita Park approximately every 15 minutes. Half of the services travel nonstop to Yamashita Park (15 minutes, 700 yen), while the others make two stops in Minato Mirai (10 minutes, 440 yen to Pacifico Convention Center; 20 minutes, 600 yen to Red Brick Warehouses) along the way.