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How to travel between Tokyo and Narita

This section explains how to travel between Tokyo and the city of Narita, as opposed to Narita Airport. For details on airport access, please visit our Narita Airport page.

By Japan Railways (JR)

Hourly, direct rapid trains run along the JR Sobu Line between Tokyo Station and Narita Airport in each direction, stopping at Narita Station along the way. The one way trip from Tokyo Station to Narita Station takes 70 minutes and costs 1170 yen. Seat reservations are not possible.

The JR Narita Express (NEX) also runs between Tokyo and Narita Airport, however, except for some early morning and evening services, they do not stop at Narita Station. Those that do, take 60 minutes and cost around 3000 yen one way. Seat reservations are mandatory.

By Keisei Railway

The Keisei Main Line connects Tokyo's Keisei Ueno Station and Nippori Station on the Yamanote Line with Keisei Narita Station before continuing to Narita Airport. The one way ride from Ueno to Narita Station takes around 70 minutes and costs 850 yen. One transfer of trains may be required along the way. Seat reservations are not possible.

How to travel between Narita and the airport

By train

It takes ten minutes to travel between Narita Station and Narita Airport by JR (1-2 trains/hour, 200 or 240 yen one way depending on the terminal) or Keisei (3 hours/hour, 270 yen).

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

The airport is located about ten kilometers outside of central Narita City. JR and Keisei, the two railway companies that serve the airport, each have a station in the city center, a 1-2 minute walk from each other: JR Narita Station and Keisei Narita Station.

Many hotels around Narita Airport offer their guests complimentary shuttle buses to/from the airport and to/from Narita Station in the city center. Furthermore, there are some paid buses that connect the hotels with major sightseeing spots, such as the Aeon shopping mall and Naritasan Temple.

Narita also has a network of regular city bus lines, which is operated mainly by Chiba Kotsu. The network is centered around Keisei and JR Narita stations and provides connections to some of the sightseeing spots, including Boso no Mura and the Aeon shopping mall.

More outlying attractions, such as Sawara, Katori Shrine and the National Museum of Japanese History can be accessed by train. Alternatively, visitors could consider renting a car for a day of sightseeing around the airport. All major car rental companies have outlets at Narita Airport.

Hotels around 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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    • Karin doo Hotel
      Budget-friendly
      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • International Garden Hotel Narita
      Luxury
      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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