[From NRT to Gaiemmae Station] Which is the most convenient way to travel by train from Narita to Gaein-mae Station
Please note (, especially when you fly out from NRT,) that (JR) Narita Station and Keisei Narita Station are outside the airport.
You see the word "airport" in the name of every rail station in Narita Airport [NRT].
Currently there is no rail station in NRT Terminal 3.
If your plane arrives to Terminal 3 and you hope to travel by rail for Tokyo, you first go to Terminal 2 by bus or on foot.
(There are some bus routes connecting NRT Terminal 3 and Tokyo's urban area.) Is taking the Narita Express the better options than Keisei Skyliner?
You have a choice between
a little slower route (mainly by JR Narita Express) with two transfers of a shorter walking distance,
which is shown below as (A),
and a little faster route (mainly by Keisei Skyliner) with one transfer of a longer walking distance,
which is shown below as (B).
The length of the required time seems not to be much different.
Depending on the time zone, in a case where the first Narita Express train which you can take departs earlier than the first Skyliner train, you might get to Gaiemmae Station earlier by Route (A) than by Route (B).
Anyway, it is strongly recommendable that you pack lightly.
- Luggage in Japan https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2274.html
[Routes in brief: From NRT to Gaiemmae Station]
(A) Narita Airport | Airport Terminal 2 --[JR: Narita Express]-- Tokyo --[Walking]-- Tokyo (M-17) --[Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line]-- (M-13) Akasaka-mitsuke (G-05) --[Tokyo Metro Ginza Line]-- (G-03) Gaiemmae.
(B) Narita Airport Terminal 1 | Narita Airport Terminal 2 --[Keisei: Skyliner]-- Keisei Ueno --[Walking]-- Ueno (G-16) --[Tokyo Metro Ginza Line]-- (G-03) Gaiemmae.
For your information:
If your flight arrival is estimated in the morning and you have got through the immigration procedures smoothly, I can recommend Route (A), because you may have a chance to see the interior and exterior of Tokyo Station's Marunouchi station building while there are not so many passengers, between a weekday's morning and evening rushes.
It was in 2014 when the work for preservation and restoration of Tokyo Station's Marunouchi station building was finished.
Also, the square in front of this station building was completed early in this December 2017.