haneda international terminal

Haneda airport access guide. Haneda Airport to Tokyo discount ticket and deal guide.

haneda (C)  Yasufumi Nishi/ JNTO
Haneda airport (C) Yasufumi Nishi/ JNTO

Narita airport is well known as the international airport in Tokyo. But since the government allows Haneda to increase the slot of the international flights, the number of the international flights departs from and arrive at Haneda airport has been increasing in these days.

In this post, I would like to show you the access between Haneda airport and downtown Tokyo. I will explain you about the deals too.

Overview

Haneda is located in the metro Tokyo 23 municipalities. Haneda is much closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita.

You may get downtown Tokyo by Tokyo Monorail, Keikyu railway and Airport Limousine bus. In this post, I will explain about these access between airport and downtown Tokyo and some deals for these airport access. But before I explain this I would like to tell about the procedure of arrival.

How to find the way to get a bus or a train at Haneda airport international terminal

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

You will find Airport Limousine bus ticket counter on your left hand side right after you exit from the immigration and the custom area.

Airport Limousine bus ticket counter

Just keep going straight from the exit and you will find Tokyo Monorail station and Keikyu station. Those are just a few steps away from.

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

It takes less than one minute to get the station from the exit of the immigration and the custom. Many station staffs are there to help you how to buy a ticket and find a direction. And also there are lots of signages in a few languages. It is very travelers friendly.

JR East Travel Service Center (JR Pass and other JR passes exchange place)

JR East Travel Service Center is next to Tokyo Monorail ticket gate. This photo was take in a few years ago. Now this travel center is bigger.

JR East has Travel Service Center at Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal station. You can exchange/purchase JR pass, JR East Pass, Tokyo Wide Pass and some more JR deals here. You can start using the pass right after you arrive at Haneda in Japan if you like. Please see the link below to find the detailed information:

JR East official site – Haneda Airport service center

If you arrive at Haneda in very early morning or very late night, you may not be able to exchange/purchase Pass. Shinagawa station or Tokyo station is the substitute choice.

JR Pass and all JR deals cover Tokyo Monorail only. You cannot take Keikyu Railway, Airport Limousine bus and any other bus services.

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail runs between Haneda airport and Hamamatsucho. It takes 18 minutes by the fastest train, “Haneda Express” which stops at a few major stations only. It takes 23 minutes by other monorail trains.

Tokyo Monorail runs every 3 to 5 minutes in daytime. 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.

Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal station platform

Please see the official site in the link below to find more information:

Tokyo Monorail official site.

Hamamatsucho is three stations away from Tokyo station by JR Yamanote line. If you want to take the Shinkansen to Nagoya, Kyoto or Osaka after arrival at Haneda, you have to take Yamanote line to get Tokyo station.

You may find the information about Hamamatsucho station in the post below:

If you use JR Pass or other JR rail passes, Tokyo Monorail is covered and you may take this. However if you Keikyu Railway, you can get Shinagawa directly from Haneda and catch the Shinkansen to Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Even though Keikyu is not covered by JR Pass or other JR deals, please consider to pay extra and get Keikyu railway. It is much easier to take the Shinkansen to Nagoya, Kyoto or Osaka. I will explain about Keihin Kyuko Railway later.

If you take the Shinkansen to get Kanazawa, Toyama, Sendai, Hakodate, you can get Tokyo station by Tokyo Monorail and Yamanote line. You cannot catch the Shinkansen to these places at Shinagawa.

If you stay at the major hotel in downtown Tokyo, you may take Airport Limousine bus. You can get the hotel directly. I will explain about Airport Limousine later as well.

Recommended deal – 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 at 500 yen.

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

Tokyo Monorail official site, Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket

Keikyu Railway

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

Keikyu is one of the major private railway companies in Tokyo. This railway connects Haneda airport and Shinagawa. It takes 16 to 18 minutes by the fastest train, Airport Limited Express. 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 a few stations between Keikyu-Kamata and Shinagawa. It takes about 25 minutes by Airport Express.

The train runs every 5 minutes during daytime and 10 minutes during early morning and late night.

Please check the detailed information in the official site:

Keihin Kyuko Haneda Access website

Shinagawa is one of the biggest terminal stations in downtown Tokyo. And as I mentioned above, the Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka stops at Shinagawa. You can change the trains easily in Shinagawa. Please find the information about Shinagawa station in the post below:

Keikyu Railway also runs on Toei Subway Asakusa line. Please see the route map at the beginning in this post. Keikyu Railway, Toei Subway and Keisei Railway are connected and these three company’s trains go through each other. That means you can get Asakusa and other stations on Toei Subway directly from Haneda. Most of Airport Limited Express and Airport Express go through this subway line.

As I told you above, if you stay at the major hotel in other areas in Tokyo, you may take Airport Limousine bus.

Recommended deal – Keikyu Haneda/Subway Common Pass

This deal offers Keikyu Railway from Haneda to downtown Tokyo and Tokyo subway one day unlimited ride. Keikyu Railway offers several deals. Please see the link below to find more information about these deals.

Keihin Kyuko Railway official site, Discount tickets

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

Recommended deal – Limousine and Tokyo Subway Ticket, Return Voucher and combo deals

There are many deals available.

The first one is “Multi voucher” and “Return voucher”. These are two round trips and round trip discount ticket. If you look for the deal which covers only Limousine bus, this deal is recommended.

The second one is Limousine and Subway pass. This is same type of the deal as Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Subway Ticket which I explained above in this post.

I picked only two deals here but you can find all deals in the official site :

Airport Limousine official site – Discounted Ticket

Late arrival and early departure

Many 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 how to move between Tokyo and Haneda. You may find the late night and early morning train schedule in my PDF timetable. Please find it in the link below:

Timetable is not available until further notice due to the train suspenstion due to COVID-19.

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.

I hope this post gave you the way to move between Tokyo and Haneda.

278 thoughts on “Haneda airport access guide. Haneda Airport to Tokyo discount ticket and deal guide.”

  1. Hello We arrive fromAustralia Haneda airport 2/5/18 at 5.15am and depart Tokyo on the Norwegian Cruise line 6/5/18, what rail line is closest to where the ship will leave from, are we best to stay in central Tokyo close to rail to access the most we can see in 4 days and then rail to the wharf area. By looking at JR rail site the Bus delivers straight to our hotel whereas there is a train change to Tokyofrom Haneda & could be confusing. Having been an Art teacher I am keen to see Ceramics particularly the way Japanese potters put clay down for generations to come also to see art galleries , your fantastic traditional architecture and furniture as well as Japanese gardens so much to cover in 4 days. As well as Mt.Fuji thank you

    1. Hi Maggie,

      I don’t know where the cruise depart from. So please make sure the location of the port and let me know. And then we can discuss about the location of stay and access.

      I’m not very familiar with pottery but if you google it, you find some info, like the page below:
      https://itsyonobi.com/blogs/news/147412615-the-ceramic-travel-guide-tokyo

      You can find lots of gardens in Tokyo. Please see the link below:
      https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

      Regarding Mt. Fuji, please see the link below:
      https://jprail.com/destinations/chubu-area/fuji-hakone-access-guide-by-train-and-bus-from-both-tokyo-and-osaka-kyoto-nagoya.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Hi. If I buy the 24 hour airport + subway pass, does the 24 hours start when I ride from the airport on the Keikyu line or does the 24 start with my first subway ride?
    Thanks!

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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?

  10. 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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