Haneda airport access guide and the list of deals

(C)  Yasufumi Nishi/ JNTO
(C) Yasufumi Nishi/ JNTO

Narita airport (成田空港) is well known as the international airport in Tokyo. But many flights arrives and departs at Haneda airport (羽田空港) too in these days.

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


View Narita Airport and Haneda Airport in a larger map

Haneda airport is connected with downtown Tokyo by Tokyo Monorail, Keihin Kyuko Railway (a.k.a. Keikyu railway) and Airport Limousine bus. In this post, I will explain about the access between airport and downtown Tokyo. And also I will mention some deals for airport access.


View Haneda Airport Access in a larger map

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 international terminal

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.

Japan Rail Pass exchange office

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

JR East has Travel Service Center at Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal station. You can exchange your JR pass here and you can start to use Japan Rail Pass (a.k.a. JR Pass) right after you arrive at Haneda in Japan.

However the window opens only between 7:45 and 18:30. If you arrive at Haneda in early morning or late night, you cannot exchange JR Pass. Shinagawa station is the closest location to Haneda airport. Please check the list of the exchange place and operation hours at Japan Rail Pass official site.

Japan Rail Pass covers Tokyo Monorail only. You cannot take Keihin Kyuko Railway and Airport Limousine bus.

Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール)

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail connects Haneda airport with Hamamatsucho (浜松町). 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 to 5 minutes in most of operation hours. And it runs in 5 to 10 minutes in very early morning and very late night. Monorail starts to run around 05:00 am and the last one run around midnight.

Please check the exact schedule on Tokyo Monorail official site.

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.

Please see the link below to find more information about Hamamatsucho station in the link below:

Hamamtsucho station guide. How to trasnsfer JR, Tokyo Monorail and Subway lines

Keihin Kyuko Railway (京浜急行)

Keihin Kyuko Railway - Airport Limited Express
Keihin Kyuko Railway – Airport Limited Express

Keihin Kyuko is one of the major private railway company it Tokyo. We call “Keikyu” (short word of Keihin Kyuko).

Keihin Kyuko connects Haneda airport with Shinagawa (品川). 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 minutes during early morning and late night. The first departure is around 05:20 am from Haneda to Shinagawa. The last departure is around midnight from Haneda to Shinagawa.

Please check the detailed schedule on Keihin Kyuko Haneda Access website.

Shinagawa is one of the biggest terminal stations in downtown Tokyo and Shinkansen stop at Shinagawa. Please see the detailed information about Shinagawa station in the link below:

Shinagawa station guide. Transfer among Shinkansen, Keihin Kyuko to Haneda, Narita Express

If you want to take Shinkansen which 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 bus

Airport Limousine

Airport Limousine takes you most of major hotels in Tokyo. The fare is starting from 600 yen. It is varied by the destination. Please check the details on their website.

Late arrival and early departure

Most of the flights arrive at Haneda in early morning or late night. If your flight arrives late night and/or depart in early morning, you have to think about access to/from downtown Tokyo and should have a back up plan in case of the flight delay.

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

Available deals

There are several deals available for access to downtown Tokyo. Unfortunately all deals apply to one way from airport to downtown Tokyo or round trip. There is no deals available from downtown Tokyo to Haneda airport.

Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket

It includes Monorail one way fare to Hamamatsucho and the fare to all stations on Yamanote line. You can get Shinbashi,Tokyo, Akihabara, Ueno, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya and many other stations on Yamanote line.

Please see the link below to find more information about this deal.

Tokyo Monorail official site, Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket

Keihin Kyuko Railway deals

Keihin Kyuko Railway offers several kinds of deal which include Keihin Kyuko train to Sengakuji and subway unlimited ride. Please see the link below to find more information about these deals.

Keihin Kyuko Railway official site, Discount tickets

260 thoughts on “Haneda airport access guide and the list of deals”

  1. Hi Takeshi,
    Day 0 – Arrival late at Hanade airport, spend the night in airport.
    Day 1 Tokyo (Stay in Shibuya area)
    Day 2 Kamakura & Enoshima (Use Kamuka Enoshima Pass)
    Day 3 Hakone (Fuji Hakone Pass)
    Day 4 Lake Kawaguchiko (Fuji Hakone Pass)
    Day 5 Back to Tokyo late, stay in Shibuya area, so will be using ICOCA card
    Day 6 Tokyo
    Day 7 Tokyo, flight at 11.45pm

    my concern is, on Day 1, I am thinking to buy the Welcome! Tokyo Subway ticket which inclusive of one way ticket from airport to Sengakuji Station and one day metro ticket for 24 hours.

    for day 6 & 7, should I get the the same ticket for 48 hours. The one way tickets can travel from Sengakuji to the airport?

  2. Hi,
    We arrived in Narita airport and will need to change to Haneda airport in August. Questions; is that far from each other? We arrived at 8:30 pm, is it pointless to go to Shibuya that late? We have a a day to spend, our flight is not till the next day, how do I get to Shibuya and what can I see to maximize our day?

    1. Hi Ruth,

      It takes more than one hour to get Shibuya by Narita Express. It costs around 3000 yen.
      http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/english/wb/common/timetable/e_nex_u/07.html

      Limousine bus connects Narita and Shibuya directly too but the last one depart at 21:00. I don’t think you can take it. Narita Express is only way to get Shibuya from Narita directly.

      Most of restaurants are closed when you get Shibuya. Because it’s almost 23:00. Shibuya is one of downtown core of Tokyo. There are lots of bars and bistros still open in midnight. But it may be hard to go to these places if you get there as first timer.

      You can use Tokyo Subway ticket to see many places in Tokyo.
      https://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
      http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/index.html

      When you to Haneda, you can take subway to Sengakuji. And then take Keihin Kyuko line from Sengakuji to Haneda. Keihin Kyuko is not covered by subway pass. You have to pay single fare that is around 400 yen.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. Hi, I’ll be arriving at Haneda Airport on 2nd April and departing from Haneda Airport on 9th April.

    I’ve planned my itinerary for Tokyo to Kyoto to Hakone and Nara. I would like to confirm if purchasing JR pass (7days) makes more sense for me?

    first day (2/4)- arrival at Tokyo
    second day (3/4) – DisneySea
    third day (4/4) – travel to Kyoto
    forth day (5/4) – Kyoto
    fifth day (6/4) – Kyoto to Nara and spend half day at Nara and travel back to Tokyo
    sixth day (7/4) – Tokyo to Hakone
    seventh day (8/4) – Tokyo
    eighth day (9/4) – departure from Tokyo

    I’d like to get your recommendation on my itinerary also, would it make sense for me to go to Osaka?

    As my Arrival and Departure will be Tokyo, purchasing JR pass (7days) will be the most cost effective ways?

    Thanks! Any recommendation will be good as it’s my first time to Japan.

    1. Hi En Lam,

      JR pass 7 days is recommended. You may use it for the last 7 days. On arrival day, just pay regular fare or use other deal.
      http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/airport_bus/index.html

      Regarding trip to Osaka, it depends on how much you want to see Kyoto. At this point, you have 1.5 days in Kyoto. If you go to Osaka, you have to give up your time in Kyoto. If you want see all major spots in Kyoto, I don’t think you can get Osaka. You will use JR pass and you can get Osaka by this pass. So you can decide that you go or not when you are in Kyoto.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  4. Hello Takeshi,
    Ill be traveling to Thailand and have a longggg stop in Tokyo. (21 hours to be exact) I land at Haneda Airport at 21:50 and would love to explore tokyo before heading to my final destination, not sure which will be the most economic way to travel to the city and specially at that time.
    I also will be departing the next day from Narita Airport.
    Thank you kindly in advance 🙂

  5. Hello.

    I am planning to go from Haneda International airport to Ikebukuro and exploring some area.

    My full itinerary will be as below :
    1. Haneda International Airport to Ikebukuro
    a. Keikyu – Shinagawa station (Keikyu Main/Airport Line Rapid Ltd. Exp. for IMBA NIHON-IDAI)
    b. Shinagawa – Osaki – Ikebukuro station (JR Yamanote Line(Outer loop) for OSAKI
    [ Arrival track No.7 ] at Ikebukuro Station)

    2. Ikebukuro to Zojoji Temple.
    a. Ikebukuro – Yurakucho station. (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line for SHIN-KIBA)
    b. Walk to Hibiya station.
    c. Hibiya – Shibakoen station (Toei subway Mita line for HIYOSHI)

    3. Zojoji to Odaiba.
    a. Shibakoen – Mita Station (Toei subway Mita line for HIYOSHI)
    b. Walk to Tamachi Tokyo station.
    c. Tamachi Tokyo – Oimachi station (JRKeihin-Tohoku/Negishi line local for KAMATA)
    d. Oimachi – Tokyo Teleport station (Rinkai line for SHIN-KIBA)

    4. Odaiba to Caretta Shiodome.
    a. Tokyo Teleport – Shin-kiba station (Rinkai line for SHIN-KIBA)
    b. Shin-kiba – Tsukishima station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line for WAKOSHI)
    c. Tsukishima – Shiodome station (Toei subway Oedo Line for HIKARIGAOKA)

    5. Caretta Shiodome – Ikebukuro
    a. Shiodome – Aoyama-itchome station (Toei Subway Oedo line for HIKARIGAOKA)
    b. Aoyama-itchome – Shibuya station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line for Chuo-rinkan)
    c. Shibuya – Ikebukuro station (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line Exp. For WAKOSHI)

    Questions :
    1. Is above schedule is efficient?

    2. Will it be cheaper if i purchase keikyu / subway pass (JPY 1,300) for above schedule?

    3. In tokyo metro website, it is stated that the valid route for the pass is from Haneda
    Airport Domestic Terminal Station or International Terminal Station to Sengakuji Station on the
    Keikyu Line.
    Is it possible if i want to take off on Shinagawa station instead of Sengakuji station if i
    use the pass which mentioned above?
    I have learned that Shinagawa is one station before Sengakuji.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Angelina,

      1. I suggest you to change only one segment. When you go to Shiodome from Odaiba, I recommend you to take Yurikamome.
      http://www.yurikamome.tokyo/
      You can take it from Odaiba-Kaihinkoen or Daiba to Shiodome. You can get Shiodome directly.

      2. Yes. But it does not cover JR, Rinkai line and Yurikamome.

      3. Actually I have never tried it before. I think if you get off at Shinagawa, you have to pay for Shinagawa to Sengakuji. Please make sure when you purchase this ticket.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  6. i have a 5 hour stopover at haneda and would like to find a bar/pub close the the rail line in tokyo
    can you please advise

    Thankyou

  7. 1. Am thinking of taking the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Hakodate. Should I use Narita Airport of Haneda Airport?

    2. How do I get to Tokyo JR to take the Hokkaido Shinkansen?

  8. Hi Takeshi,

    I will arrive at Haneda Airport at 10.30 pm on 12th April,
    and I need to go to Higashi Shinjuku station, since I will stay near the metro station. How to reach the station from Shinjuku station?

    Much thanks 🙂

      1. Hi Takeshi,
        I planned to go from sheraton disney to oshiage station near tokyo skytree.
        What route that I should take via train?
        Is there any coin locker in oshiage station to keep my baggage for a while?
        Thanks.

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