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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 much 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.


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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 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. Please see the link below to find the detailed information:

JR East official site – Haneda Airport service center

If you arrive at Haneda in early morning or late night, you may not be able to exchange JR Pass. Shinagawa station or Tokyo station is the substitute choice. 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, Airport Limousine bus and any other bus services.

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 transfer 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 in the official site:

Tokyo Airport Limousine Bus official site

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

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

  1. If I arrive later haneda airport at 10.30pm. I will stay at shinagawa prince hotel. So what model of transport i can use.

  2. Hi..Takeshi
    I want to ask you about Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket…if my final destination in mikawashima station…can i used the ticket for entire trip or is there separate fares apply because it’s outside yamanote line?
    Thank u in advance

    1. Hi Yuvi,

      You have to pay 160 yen extra because as you noticed, it’s outside Yamanote line and you have to pay for Ueno to Mikawashima. You can pay this extra when you get off at Mikawashima. Show your discount ticket and the station staff will correct extra.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  3. Hi Takeshi, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to help everyone with transportation in Japan.

    I have a question I would like to ask. I will be having a layover in Haneda airport, arriving in late morning and have 10 hours until my next flight. That is not a lot of time, but I would like to visit downtown Tokyo to get some nice sushi and maybe do a little bit sightseeing.

    After arriving, I will stick my luggage in locker and take the Tokyo monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsucho station. From the Hamamatsucho station, I will find the JR Hamamatsucho station and transfer to the Yamanote loop to go to Shibuya.

    Does this sound ok for my layover? Is it enough time, with travel time, traffic, and also check in for my next flight?

    Is Akihabara or Tokyo better than Shibuya? Thank you.

  4. Please can you advise is it cheaper to get a JR pass for my Itinerary:
    4Nov arrived at Haneda airport at 4pm
    4 & 5Nov sighseeing around Tokyo, visit Asakusa,Shinjuku,Meji Shrine,Ginza & Imperial Palace.
    6Nov day trip to Hakone(get a Hakone pass?)
    7Nov from Tokyo to Kyoto by train, visit Fushimi,Hgashiyam, Ginkakuji,
    8 & 9Nov Kyoto – visit Arashiyama,Kinkakuji,Nijo Castle
    10Nov Kyoto – visit Nara Park, then to Osaka by train
    11Nov Osaka -to Kobe by train, visit Himeji Castle & Robeway/Herb garden
    12 & 13Nov Osaka- visit Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Shinsekai,Umeda Sky Building & Kaiyukan Aquarium. fly out from Kansai airport late at night.
    I would very much appreciated if you can tell me
    1) is it cheaper to buy a JR pass? or it is about the same cost if I buy each train trips when I travel.
    2) If use JR pass, do I still need to get other passes for my Itinerary?
    3) Do I need to make reservations in advance for November travel?
    4) Can I get the Shinkansen Nozomi train Tokyo – Kyoto -Nara Park -Osaka on one pass?
    5) What would you recomend for the train passes/subway if I do not have the JR pass?
    I look forward to your reply. It is much appreciated to your times & help.
    Many Thanks
    Pauline Porter

    1. Hi Pauline,

      You can use JR pass 7 days for Nov 6 to 12. But you have to take Shinkansen for Tokyo to/from Odawara when you go to Hakone, and need to take Shinkansen for Shin-Osaka to/from Himeji. If you don’t take Shinkansen, you cannot get the worth.

      Even if you use JR pass, you still need to pay extra for Hakone and Kyoto because JR Pass does not cover non JR train and subway, city bus. Please see the link below to find the detailed info of JR pass.
      https://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
      https://jprail.com/sample-itineraries/1to3-days/how-to-build-the-trip-plan-to-hakone-various-sample-itineraries-of-hakone.html
      https://jprail.com/destinations/kansai-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-kyoto-how-to-choose-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html

      You may use the deal in the post above before using JR pass.

      After you finish to use JR pass, you can find the deal in the link below:
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-residents/how-to-choose-the-best-train-pass-for-sightseeing-in-osaka.html
      https://jprail.com/sample-itineraries/airport-access/kansai-kix/how-to-choose-the-deals-for-access-tofrom-kansai-airport.html

      You cannot book a seat before you arrive in Japan unfortunately. If you use JR pass, you can book all train tickets when you exchange the pass. You can exchange the pass in advance.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Hello Takeshi,

    How about making seat reservations there? I mean, can I make seat reservation for other than JR East line also, like Tokyo to Osaka and Osaka to Hiroshima, etc? And not just for one day (just for the day when I exchange the JR Pass) but for multiple days (until two weeks later).
    Yes thank you for the link, you wrote in this article the office only opens between 7.45 and 18.30.

    Thanks in advance,
    Eddy

    1. Hi Eddy,

      You can reserve your seat at JR East travel center Haneda. You can make all seat booking when you exchange the pass if you want. Whenever I use JR pass, I complete all seat booking when I exchange the pass.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  6. Hello Takeshi,

    Is it possible to exchange my JR Pass at JR East Travel Service Center at Haneda and then reserve all my train seats there?
    Is it possible to buy the 9000 yen Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (one way) there also?
    What time is the opening time of JR East Travel Service Center there, 06.45 or 07.45?

    Thanks in advance,
    Eddy

  7. Hi Takeshi-san,

    Kindly ignore my comment on the Kansai deals as I’ve found guide this right after I left my comment. Anyway, I’ve mentioned in that comment that I’ll be going to Tokyo this spring. Could you help me with a few questions of mine?

    First, here is my draft itinerary for Mar30-Apr5:

    DAY 1
    KOMAGOME STATION
    GHIBLI MUSEUM
    SANRIO PUROLAND
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 2
    KOMAGOME STATION
    HANEDA AIRPORT
    KAWAGUCHIKO STATION (VIA EXPRESS BUS)
    PLEASURE BOAT
    KACHIKACHI-YAMA ROPEWAY
    FUDO CHAYA
    KAWAGUCHIKO HERB HALL
    KAWAGUCHIKO STATION
    HANEDA AIRPORT (VIA EXPRESS BUS)
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 3
    KOMAGOME STATION
    TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM
    JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICE
    HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK
    TSUKIJI STATION
    AKIHABARA STATION
    ASAKUSA, SENSOJI, NAKAMISE
    UENO PARK
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 4
    KOMAGOME STATION
    IMPERIAL PALACE
    TOKYO TOWER
    SHIBUYA
    MEIJI-JINGUMAE STATION
    MEIJI SHRINE
    POKEMON MEGA CENTER
    J-WORLD TOKYO
    IIDABASHI STATION
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 5
    KOMAGOME STATION
    TOKYO DISNEYLAND
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 6
    KOMAGOME STATION
    MAIHAMA STATION
    TOKYO DISNEY SEA
    MAIHAMA STATION
    KOMAGOME STATION

    DAY 7
    KOMAGOME STATION
    HANEDA AIRPORT

    1) For days 3 & 4, I planned on buying the 2day Tokyo Subway Pass. Any suggestions for day 1?

    2) Could I use the Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket for days 2 & 7? Also, is there a discount pass for the buses in Lake Kawaguchiko area?

    3) As for days 5 & 6, I think it’ll be better to use the ICOCA card I still have last April 2017 and reload it accordingly, right?

    4) As for arriving nearly after midnight, I’d expect to get out of the airport by 0100 the next day. If I can’t find a direct transfer to my airbnb near Komagome Station, I planned on taking the Airport Limousine Night Bus to Sunshine City Prince Hotel in Ikebukuro then take a taxi to my airbnb. Would that be wise?

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards,
    Ria

    1. Hi Ria san,

      1. Yes, you can.

      2. I think you meant the deal in the link below:
      http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/english/tickets/value/yamanote.html

      This is available from Haneda only. I recommend you to take express bus from Shinjuku. It’s much easier and closer to Komagome. Bus fare is cheaper too.
      http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/detail/id/1

      3. You can use ICOCA. You may use ICOCA for day 1 too.

      4. That is the best way. It’s short ride by taxi but taxi fare may be more than 2000 yen. Please expect it.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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