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.
- How to find the way to get a bus or a train at Haneda airport international terminal
- Tokyo Monorail
- Keikyu Railway
- Airport Limousine bus
- Late arrival and early departure
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Please see the official site in the link below to find more information:
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 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 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
Hotels in Shinagawa Station – Tokyo
Hotels in Haneda Airport
Hotels in Shinjuku Station – Tokyo
Hotels in Tokyo Disney Resort – Maihama, Tokyo/Chiba
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:
Due to COVID-19, it may be operated on a schedule different from the normal timetable. Check the train schedule on Hyperdia.
Hyperdia perfect guide, train timetable and route search engine
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.
If I arrive later haneda airport at 10.30pm. I will stay at shinagawa prince hotel. So what model of transport i can use.
You can take Keihin Kyuko railway. The last one departs at 0:02. As long as the flight will arrive on time, you will be fine. If you miss it, midnight bus is still available:
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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
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.
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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.
If you go to Shibuya, the following route is faster.
Haneda (Keikyu railway) Shinagawa (Yamanote loop line) Shibuya
If you go to Tokyo or Akihabara, you can take Hamamatsucho route. You can take either place. 10 hours is enough.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Takeshi / JPRail.com
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,
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.
Takeshi / JPRail.com
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,
You can exchange the pass and can purchase Tateyama Kurobe option ticket if it’s available in this season. It’s open at 6:45. Please see the link below:
Takeshi / JPRail.com
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:
KAWAGUCHIKO STATION (VIA EXPRESS BUS)
KAWAGUCHIKO HERB HALL
HANEDA AIRPORT (VIA EXPRESS BUS)
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM
JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICE
HAKUHINKAN TOY PARK
ASAKUSA, SENSOJI, NAKAMISE
POKEMON MEGA CENTER
TOKYO DISNEY SEA
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.
Hi Ria san,
1. Yes, you can.
2. I think you meant the deal in the link below:
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.
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.
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