For the NEX SUICA package - how far will the NEX ticket cover?
It is valid until Ofuna Station, but it does not cover the express supplement for the Odoriko between Shinagawa and Ofuna:http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/guide.htmlDoes the NEX ticket include the seat reservation already or is that extra?
Yes, it includes the seat reservation on the NEX, but not on the Odoriko.Using the NEX SUICA, could you suggest the easiest schedule from Narita airport to Ito station using the Narita Express & Odoriko? We arrive at Narita 7.30am and will need time to retrive our mediumsized bags.
It depends on how much time you need. Recommended transfer stations are Ofuna, Yokohama and Tokyo in that order. But not all trains run to Yokohama. And even less run as far as Ofuna.If the NEX ticket doesnt cover the Odoriko to Ito, can we use the Suica?
Ito is inside the Suica area, but if you have a NEX/Suica package, it is not a practical option to use Suica for the trip. You would have to do the following:
At the station, where you exit the NEX, you would have to leave through the ticket gates once and then re-enter with your Suica card. Unless you can take the NEX as far as Ofuna, it would be a waste of money, because the NEX/Suica package covers the base fare to Ofuna.
You should rather buy a separate base fare ticket for the section between Ofuna and Ito at Narita Airport Station (plus the express supplement for the Odoriko).Do we pay extra to the counter staff for seat reservation on the Odoriko or can this amount be topped up in the SUICA at the airport?
Suica cannot be used to pay at the ticket counter. Furthermore, the additional amount to be paid (for the Odoriko supplement and the base fare from Ofuna to Ito) is larger than the amount initially charged to the Suica card (initial charge: 1500 Yen)From Ito to Shimoda I believe we can take the Izukyu railway. Can we use the SUICA for this?
No, Suica cannot be used on the Izukyu Railways.Can the SUICA be used from Shimoda to Ueno if we are taking the Odoriko to Tokyo station?
No. Suica can only be used to pay for the base fare between Ito and Ueno, but not for the fare between Shimoda and Ito and not for the Odoriko express supplement.What's your advice for a hassle free train travel (3 adults) for our schedule and does it make sense to buy the NEX/SUICA?
For your specific schedule, a NEX/Suica package will save you some money, but also causes some additional complication.