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How to access from Haneda airport to downtown Tokyo

Narita airport (成田空港) is more well known as the international airport. But Haneda airport (羽田空港) opened new terminal in this past October. Many flights was started to operate.

Haneda is located in Metro Tokyo 23 municipalities. It is way closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita. Please see the map below to find the location of both Narita and Haneda.

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Haneda airport is connected with downtown Tokyo by Tokyo Monorail, Keihin Kyuko Railway and Airport Limousine bus.

*We have a good news and a bad news for Japan Rail Pass user. A good news is, as of October 21, 2010, Japan Rail Pass can be used for Tokyo Monorail. A bad news is that you cannot turn in the pass at Haneda airport because there is no Japan Railway station. So you can use Monorail to Haneda airport after you already turn in the pass. You cannot use Monorail right after arrival at Haneda with no extra charge by the pass.

JR Pass exchange place, JR East Travel Service Center is next to Tokyo Monorail ticket gate. There exist a big sign. (C) JP Rail

Japan Railway add Haneda airport monorail station to exchange the pass. So you can start to use Japan Rail Pass right after you arrive at Haneda in Japan! But the window open between 7:45 and 18:30. I am afraid most of Japan Rail Pass users arrive at Haneda in early morning or late night. Shinagawa station is the closest location to Haneda airport. Please check the list of the exchange place at Japan Rail Pass official site.

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But Haneda airport allow only midnight and early morning for international flight. So if you arrive Haneda so late, you may not get downtown Tokyo by train. Let’s see the details, such as fare, schedule and route, about three ways, Tokyo Monorail, Keihin Kyuko Railway and Airport Limousine bus.

How to find the station at Haneda airport

Actually it is quite simple. When you exit from Immigration and Custom area, you will see the hall, like the picture below.

You will see Limousine bus ticket counter on your left hand side.

If you want to take a limousine bus, you will see the ticket window when you exit from Immigration and Custom. It is same location at the exit. But midnight bus services are very very limited. (C) JP Rail.

Just keep going straight from the exit. Both Tokyo Monorail station and Keihin Kyuko station are just a few steps away from the exit.

Tokyo Monorail station will be on your left hand side. (C) JP Rail

Keihin Kyuko station will be on your right hand side. (C) JP Rail

Once you exit from Immigration and Custom, it takes less than one minute to get the station. Many station staffs are there to help you how to buy a ticket and find a direction. And also there exist lots of signs and most of signs are shown in four languages, Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. You won’t miss it.

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール)

Tokyo Monorail connects Haneda airport with Hamamatsucho (浜松町). Adult fare is 470 yen and child fare is 240 yen. If you already turn in Japan Rail Pass, you can take it with no extra charge. It takes 18 minutes by the fastest train, “Haneda Express”. It takes 23 minutes by local train. Haneda Express stops only Hamamatsucho, Haneda Airport International Terminal, Haneda Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Tokyo Monorail operates every 3 or 4 minutes during daytime and 5 to 10 mintues during early morning and late night. The first departure is 04:58 from Haneda to Hamamatsucho. The last departure is 00:01 from Haneda to Hamamatsucho. Please check the most updated schedule on Tokyo Monorail website.

Hamamatsucho is three stations away from Tokyo station. If you want to take Shinkansen after arrival at Haneda, you have to take Yamanote line (山手線). I recommend you to use Keihin Kyuko Railway because they take you to Shinagawa (品川). You can easily transfer to Shinkansen there. If you stay at the major hotel in downtown Tokyo, you may take Airport Limousine bus.

Keihin Kyuko Railway - Airport Limited Express

Keihin Kyuko Railway - Airport Limited Express

Keihin Kyuko Railway (京浜急行)

Keihin Kyuko is one of the major private railway company it Tokyo. We call “Keikyu” (Keihin Kyuko). Keihin Kyuko connects Haneda airport with Shinagawa (品川). Adult fare is 400 yen and child fare is 200 yen. It takes 16 to 18 minutes by the fastest train, “Airport Limited Express”. This express train does not stop any station between Haneda airport stations and Shinagawa. But Airport Limited Express is operated in daytime only. Most of trains are Airport Express. This train stops all stations between Haneda terminal and Keikyu-Kamata. And also it stops at Heiwajima, Tachiaigawa and Aomonoyokocho. It takes 23 to 25 minutes by Airport Express. They operates every 5 minutes during daytime and 10 mintues during early morning and late night. The first departure is 05:23 from Haneda to Shinagawa. The last departure is 23:59 from Haneda to Shinagawa. Kehin Kyuko have one more train at 00:20 from Haneda to Keihin-Kamata in weekdays. Please check the most updated schedule on Keihin Kyuko Haneda Access website.

Shinagawa is one of the biggest terminal stations in downtown Tokyo and Shinkansen stop at Shinagawa. If you want to take Shinkansen that is bound for Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Shin-Osaka and many station to the west, you should take Keihin Kyuko. But if you stay at the major hotel in downtown Tokyo, you still think about taking Keihin Kyuko. Because Keihin Kyuko is connected with Toei subway Asakusa line. They operates through the subway line and it directly take you to some of the popular spots in Tokyo, such as Shinbashi (新橋), Ginza (銀座) and Asakusa (浅草). If you stay at the major hotel in other areas in Tokyo, you may take Airport Limousine bus.

Airport Limousine

Airport Limousine

Airport Limousine bus

Airport Limousine takes you most of major hotels in Tokyo. The fare is 600 yen or more. It depends on the destination. For example, the fare to Tokyo station is 900 yen and to Shinjuku station is 1,200 yen. But they charge double for midnight service (departure from 00:00 to 04:59). Please check the details on their website.

And also Keihin Kyuko operates the schecule bus service too. They have a lot of midnight bus service, to Tokyo staion, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Kitasenju, Tachikawa, Tokyo City Air Terminal, and more. Please check the details here.

In case of the light delay

Most of the flights arrive at Haneda in early morning or late night. If your flight suppose to arrive late night, you have to think about access to downtown Tokyo and worry about the flight delay.

I show several sample schedules between Haneda and some places in Tokyo by Monorail and Keihin Kyuko. Please see How to take Tokyo Monorail or Keihin Kyuko for late arrival and early departure at Haneda.

In case of that, unfortunately you do not have many choices. Both Keihin Kyuko bus and Airport limousine bus do not have many midnight buses. Please get the details at Keihin Kyuko Bus website Late night and early morning service. If you miss these buses, the only way is to take the taxi. The estimation of taxi fare to major locations in Tokyo from Haneda airport are following:

to Shinagawa station — 4,800yen to 5,120yen
to Shinjuku station — 8,000yen (fixed rate)
to Tokyo station — 8,000yen (fixed rate)
to Ueno station — 8,0000yen (fixed rate)
to Asakusa — 8,000yen (fixed rate)
to Ikebukuro station — 9,000 yen (fixed rate)
*All above rates include midnight surcharge as of November, 2011. If you take a taxi in daytime, the rates are about 20% cheaper. Please see the details about fixed rate at here.

Thank you, Nich, for telling me about taxi fixed rate.

As you see, it is quite expensive! Unless you want to spend it for the taxi, reserve your hotel as close as the Haneda airport. I recommend you to get the room around Kamata (=蒲田). You can get there by Keihin Kyuko easily. Even if you miss the train, it’s only 6km away from the Haneda airport international terminal. That means the taxi fare will be very reasonable. It costs about 2,800yen to 2,980 yen (midnight surcharge included) There are some standard class hotels around Kamata station at the reasonable rate. You may not know about Kamata. It is not major location in Tokyo. But Kamata has both JR and Keihin kyuko staions. There are many hotels and restaurants. Keihin Kyuko Kamata station is only 5 minutes away from JR Kamata station. So you can take JR train next morning very easily.

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220 Comments to “How to access from Haneda airport to downtown Tokyo”

  1. Mario3692 says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    Im landing in Haneda at 6:45 pm and my flight leaves at 12 am. I wanted to try and get to Shibuya, but cant seem to find a definitive answer as to the fastest way of getting there. Any tips or suggestions? Thanks

  2. Will says:

    Dear Takeshi
    What is the best way to get from Haneda to Akasaka area if I arrive around 6am in the morning? Can I catch a direct train from the airport to Shimbashi and then a taxi? Thank you!

    • Hi Will,

      The easiest way is taking Keihin Kyuko. Most of Keihin Kyuko train go through subway Toei Asakusa line. The train takes you to Hibiya directly most of times. (You might have to transfer at Shinagawa or Sengakuji)

      But if you take train after 7:00 am on weekday, it’s peak hour. Train is crowded. Some lines are crazy.

      You can take Monorail to Hamamatsucho. This line is better than Keihin Kyuko. You may take taxi from Hamamatsucho. Trains after Hamamatsucho is crazy too if you travel on weekday.


      Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. Denise says:

    Hi, Takeshi, How to travel from Haneda International to Shinjuku Washington Hotel since we will arrived @ 2230. Should we take bus or train. Appreciated yr advise. TQ

  4. cks says:

    hi takeshi, i was looking for info on getting from narita t1 to haneda domestic terminal 2 but couldn’t find it so i have to ask you here.

    my inbound flight on ANA arrives 1400 sunday at narita t1.
    from there i need to get to haneda domestic t2 for a flight to KIX also on ANA – flight time is 1800.
    Seems a bit tight!

    it looks like the best option is to use keisei access express direct to haneda – from keisei website i either take the 1444 train (if i breeze thru immigration) or more likely the 1524. I should arrive either at 1622 or 1702.

    some questions:
    1. what is the latest checkin time for domestic flights? i’m carrying 1 check-in baggage + 1 carry-on.

    2. a bit confused on hyperdia – which option should i pick?


    • Hi cks,

      It’s Haneda airport domestic terminal. Because other two are monorail station.
      If I were you, I will take airport limousine because it’s easier.

      I have just visited Japan a few weeks ago. I spent two hours to clear custom and immigration.
      You can check in 30 minutes prior to departure time. There are lots of last minutes check in passengers in Haneda, especially business travellers. As long as you check in 30 minutes before, you will be fine.


      Takeshi / JP Rail

      • cks says:

        the last time i landed in narita it took me maybe 40-50 mins to clear immigration – so i’m hopeful it’s the same this time. were you travelling during peak period?

        i thought the limo may take longer i.e. unpredictable traffic jam.

        • Hi Cks,

          I arrived in Japan on Feb 26. That was a shoulder season. I don’t know why. I usually spend 45 minutes to clear but at that time, it was so crowded. In these days, number of tourist to Japan is increasing. So it may be getting longer than before.


          Takeshi / JP Rail

  5. miecky says:

    Hi, Takeshi,

    Im planning to go to Nagoya ski resort, can i know what is the cheapest way (by train or by bus in 2-ways) to there from Haneda airport, i will be arrive in Haneda airport in midnight 11pm.

    Tq very much.


  6. Hewkw says:

    Hi Takeshi…i will be arriving late in Haneda and read about a place called Heiwajima. In their website,they have the late night package which includes shuttle to Heiwajima. What i could not find is how frequent is the shuttle back to Haneda after 7am? As we want to go back to Haneda in the morning to buy the discount metro day pass.


  7. Novita says:

    Hi takeshi,

    I will be staying at Sheraton Miyako Hotel in tokyo. Leaving tokyo on 29th December and going straight to osaka.

    My question is: from sheraton, should i go to Shinagawa station by train and then take Nozomi shinkansen to Shin-Osaka station? Fyi we have many luggages and plan not to puchase jr pass (as we don’t do roud trip) Is this the best option? Thanks :)

  8. Nad says:

    Dear Takeshi,

    I will arrive at Haneda airport around 12am (midninght). There will be 4 of us (3 adults & 1 baby). I will stay at Tama Ward, Kawasaki.

    What is the best way / route to get there?

    Can u suggest me any transport to go there? Really appreciate your help.


  9. jerome/sydney says:

    Hi takashi will be arriving at haneda airport around 1240 midnight can you suggest a hotel nearby that we can stay for the night

  10. Sweet fun says:

    Dear Takeshi,
    A family of 5 of us will arrive at Haneda airport on 23/11/14 , 2230 and will be staying at Hotel Monterey Hanzomon.
    What is the best way /route to get there? Bit worry on catching the last train to the hotel , usually do we have enough time to reach there before the train off? Is there any agency can pick us up from Haneada to Hanzomon?
    Thank you.

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