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
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
If you want to the fastest service to get northern part of downtown Tokyo, Skyliner is the best choice.
Keisei Access Express
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:
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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Actually Tokyo Subway Ticket 24 hours is sold at 800 yen. You can purchase only this subway pass at Narita airport too.
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.