The list of deals for Tokyo to/from Narita airport

Narita Airport departure floor © Y.Shimizu/© JNTO
Narita Airport departure floor © Y.Shimizu/© JNTO

It you use JR Pass, JR East Pass or Kanto Area Pass right after you arrive in Narita, you don’t need to purchase any more deals or passes. But some of you stay in Tokyo for the first several days and activate JR Pass or other deals. In this case, you might think about additional deal for the transfer to Tokyo from Narita.

In this post, I will show you the discount fare, budget type bus services and deals.

N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket

New train E259 series Narita Express
JR’s airport express train, Narita Express

This is the deal for taking Narita Express. Round trip deal, “N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket” is sold at 4000 yen. It is valid for 14 days. Unfortunately one way deal is no longer available.

Please see the post, to get more info about Narita Express.

You can get Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro at 2000 yen for half amount of round trip ticket. This is most affordable option to get Shinjuku and Ikebukuro from Narita. And also you can take Narita Express to even Yokohama, Omiya and Ofuna at same price. If you do not exit the station, you can change trains as many as you want and go anywhere in coverage area, such as JR stations in downtown Tokyo, Yokohama, Omiya, Kamakura, Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland) and many more places.

You can find the map and more information about this deal in the link below:
N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket, JR East official site.

Keisei Skyliner / Skyliner and Metro deal

Keisei Railway Skyliner
Keisei Railway Skyliner is the fastest train other than Shinkansen.

Keisai Railway is one of major private railway companies in Tokyo area. This railway’s limited express train that is called “Skyliner” is the fastest train service to get downtown Tokyo. It connects Narita and Ueno in about 45 minutes.

Keisei Skyliner official site

One way special discount fare is 2,200 yen which is higher than half amount of N’ex Tokyo Direct Ticket. But you can purchase either one way or round trip. One way deal is available for either directions, Narita to Nippori/Ueno or Ueno/Nippori to Narita. This is more flexible than Narita Express deal. Please see the link below to find this Skyliner special disctount deal:

Skyliner special discount ticket, Keisei railway official site

The seat is not very high-end but it is comfortable for 45 minutes ride.
The seat is not very high-end but it is comfortable for 45 minutes ride.

Keisei Railway offers Skyliner and Tokyo subway pass combo deal too. There are both one way and round trip available. One way deal can be used for either way, to Narita airport or from Narita airport. And also you can choose 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours subway pass. The price is from 2,800 yen for one way Skyliner trip and 24 hours Metro pass. Please see the link below to get the details.

Keisei Railway Skyliner and Metro Pass,, Keisei railway official site

If you want to the fastest service to get northern part of downtown Tokyo, Skyliner is the best choice.

Keisei Access Express

Some of Keisei Railway Access Express go to Haneda airport directly from Narita airport via Toei subway line.
Some of Keisei Railway Access Express go to Haneda airport directly from Narita airport via Toei subway line.

If you want to access to Asakusa, Ginza, Haneda or other places along Toei Subway Asakusa line, Keisei Railway’s Access Express takes you these places directly. This is a sort of commute train. It does not have luxury interior. However any express surcharges are not required. You can take this train by base fare ticket only.

There is no deals available for taking this train but the base fare is quite reasonable. The fare is around 1,300 yen from Narita airport to these areas. Please find “Fare table for main station on the Narita Sky Access Line” in the link below:

Keisei Railway Access Express site

This train connects Narita and Nippori, Ueno too. If you want to save your cost, this train may be suitable for you.

Airport Limousine bus / Limousine and Metro deal

Limousine Bus at Narita Airport South Wing (C) Rsa
Limousine Bus at Narita Airport South Wing (C) Rsa

Airport limousine is most convenient option if you stay in major hotel. You can get the hotel door directly from Narita Airport. But the fare to most places in downtown Tokyo is 3,100 yen. It is very pricey. But if you intend to make round trip by limousine bus, special round trip fare is available at 4,500 yen. Please refer the link below:

Welcome to Tokyo Airport Limousine Bus Return Voucher

If you explore in Tokyo after arrival, Limousine bus ticket and Metro combo deal is also available. The price starts from 1800 yen for one way ticket and 24 hours subway ticket. There are one way and round trip availabe. And also 48 hours and 72 hours subway ticket deals can be added. Please see the link below to find the detailed information:

Limousine and Metro Pass

The Access Narita

This low cost bus service runs between Tokyo/Ginza and Narita airport. One way fare is very attractive at only 1000 yen and child rate is half, 500 yen.

The Access Narita (LCC bus by Be-Transse Group / Heiwa Kotsu) official site

This bus company try to reduce the operation cost as much as they can. So some of the bus stop is a bit away from the station. However if you take a bus at Tokyo station, you can catch a bus at Yaesu exit easily. Please see the link below to find more information.

Official site “Where to board”

You may not be very familiar the place and you may have many baggage. If you take this bus service and transfer to trains in Tokyo station, 15 minutes gives you easy transfer in my opinion.

Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle

Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle (C) Keisei Bus H636 Tokyo Shuttle - Comyu
Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle (C) Keisei Bus H636 Tokyo Shuttle – Comyu

This is another low cost bus service between Narita and Tokyo/Ginza. The fare is cheaper at 900 yen. But if you take midnight and early morning service without booking, the fare is 1500 yen. And child rate does not apply. For family travellers, The Access Narita is better.

Keisei Bus official site

This bus service is cheaper than other bus service, The Access Narita. But the bus stop at Tokyo station is a bit away from the station. Please see the map below. I pointed both Access Narita and Keisei Bus in this map.

Keisei Bus sells the bus ticket and Tokyo Metro combo ticket from 1,700 yen. You can choose one way or round trip and for subway portion, 24, 48 and 72 hours are available. Please see the link below:

Tokyo Shuttle and subway pass combo deal

Actually Tokyo Subway Ticket 24 hours is sold at 800 yen. You can purchase only this subway pass at Narita airport too.

Tokyo Metro official site, Tokyo Subway Ticket

So this is just combination and it does not offer any combination discounted price. But you can purchase both at same time at Keisei bus ticket window.

170 thoughts on “The list of deals for Tokyo to/from Narita airport”

  1. Hi Takeshi-San

    I would like to ask for your opinion the best ground transportation for my trip in August:

    Day 1 – Arrive at Narita to Shinjuku Station
    Day 2 – 4 Tokyo
    Day 4 – Fly Haneda to Okinawa (Naha) (booked)
    Day 7 – Fly Naha to Osaka (KIX) (booked)
    Day 8-10 Kyoto w/ side trip to Hiroshima
    Day 10 –Kyoto to Hakone
    Day 12 – Hakone to Haneda to fly out

    I’ve looked at the full JR Rail Pass but I’m not sure if I need the full pass for 14 days. We are 6 including children and my mother so I want to keep it easy on everyone (and less expensive!).
    If not the JR Rail Pass, I can’t figure out the best way to get to Shinjuku from the airport.
    I’ve also looked at the Kansai Thru Pass and definitely the Hakone Free Pass but I can’t seem to figure out the Kyoto to Hakone to Haneda part of the trip.

    Thank you so much for any help!

    1. Hi Bel san,

      JR pass is required but 7 days for the second part after trip to Okinawa is okay. Limousine bus and subway pass is the best deal for the first part of your trip.
      http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/airport_bus/index.html#anc02

      But you can get only one way bus and 24 hours subway pass. Because you can fly out from Haneda, not Narita. So you may need to add another subway pass for the rest of your stay in Tokyo. Single ticket is your choice to get Haneda. Subway cannot take you there.
      http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/index.html
      http://jprail.com/destinations/kanto-area/tokyo-kanto-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-tokyo-how-to-choose-the-best-deal-and-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html

      You may start using JR pass 7 days after trip to Okinawa. But you need to add other deals in Osaka, Kyoto and Hakone because JR pass does not cover Non JR trains, subways and city bus. But JR pass is still your choice.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/japan-rail-pass-user-guide-how-to-use-jr-pass-to-its-maximum.html#How_to_use_JR_pass_in_major_cities_and_tourist_spots

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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