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The list of deals for Tokyo to/from Narita airport

Narita Airport departure floor © Y.Shimizu/© JNTO
Narita Airport departure floor © Y.Shimizu/© JNTO

It you use JR Pass, JR East Pass or Kanto Area Pass right after you arrive in Narita, you don’t need to purchase any more deals or passes. But some of you stay in Tokyo for the first several days and activate JR Pass or other deals. In this case, you might think about additional deal for the transfer to Tokyo from Narita.

In this post, I will show you the discount fare, budget type bus services and deals.

N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket

New train E259 series Narita Express
JR’s airport express train, Narita Express

This is the deal for taking Narita Express. Round trip deal, “N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket” is sold at 4000 yen. It is valid for 14 days. Unfortunately one way deal is no longer available.

Please see the post, to get the detailed information about Narita Express.

You can get Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro at 2000 yen for half amount of round trip ticket. This is most affordable option to get Shinjuku and Ikebukuro from Narita. And also you can take Narita Express to even Yokohama, Omiya and Ofuna at same price. If you do not exit the station, you can change trains as many as you want and go anywhere in coverage area, such as JR stations in downtown Tokyo, Yokohama, Omiya, Kamakura, Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland) and many more places.

You can find the map and more information about this deal in the link below:
N’EX Tokyo Round Trip Ticket, JR East official site.

Keisei Skyliner / Skyliner and Metro deal

Keisei Railway Skyliner
Keisei Railway Skyliner is the fastest train other than Shinkansen.

Keisai Railway is one of major private railway companies in Tokyo area. This railway’s limited express train that is called “Skyliner” is the fastest train service to get downtown Tokyo. It connects Narita and Ueno in about 45 minutes.

Keisei Skyliner official site

One way special discount fare is 2,200 yen which is higher than half amount of N’ex Tokyo Direct Ticket. But you can purchase either one way or round trip. One way deal is available for either directions, Narita to Nippori/Ueno or Ueno/Nippori to Narita. This is more flexible than Narita Express deal. Please see the link below to find this Skyliner special disctount deal:

Skyliner special discount ticket, Keisei railway official site

The seat is not very high-end but it is comfortable for 45 minutes ride.
The seat is not very high-end but it is comfortable for 45 minutes ride.

Keisei Railway offers Skyliner and Tokyo subway pass combo deal too. There are both one way and round trip available. One way deal can be used for either way, to Narita airport or from Narita airport. And also you can choose 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours subway pass. The price is from 2,800 yen for one way Skyliner trip and 24 hours Metro pass. Please see the link below to get the details.

Keisei Railway Skyliner and Metro Pass,, Keisei railway official site

If you want to the fastest service to get northern part of downtown Tokyo, Skyliner is the best choice.

Keisei Access Express

Some of Keisei Railway Access Express go to Haneda airport directly from Narita airport via Toei subway line.
Some of Keisei Railway Access Express go to Haneda airport directly from Narita airport via Toei subway line.

If you want to access to Asakusa, Ginza, Haneda or other places along Toei Subway Asakusa line, Keisei Railway’s Access Express takes you these places directly. This is a sort of commute train. It does not have luxury interior. However any express surcharges are not required. You can take this train by base fare ticket only.

There is no deals available for taking this train but the base fare is quite reasonable. The fare is around 1,300 yen from Narita airport to these areas. Please find “Fare table for main station on the Narita Sky Access Line” in the link below:

Keisei Railway Access Express site

This train connects Narita and Nippori, Ueno too. If you want to save your cost, this train may be suitable for you.

Airport Limousine bus / Limousine and Metro deal

Limousine Bus at Narita Airport South Wing (C) Rsa
Limousine Bus at Narita Airport South Wing (C) Rsa

Airport limousine is most convenient option if you stay in major hotel. You can get the hotel door directly from Narita Airport. But the fare to most places in downtown Tokyo is 3,100 yen. It is very pricey. But if you intend to make round trip by limousine bus, special round trip fare is available at 4,500 yen. Please refer the link below:

Welcome to Tokyo Airport Limousine Bus Return Voucher

If you explore in Tokyo after arrival, Limousine bus ticket and Metro combo deal is also available. The price starts from 1800 yen for one way ticket and 24 hours subway ticket. There are one way and round trip availabe. And also 48 hours and 72 hours subway ticket deals can be added. Please see the link below to find the detailed information:

Limousine and Metro Pass

The Access Narita

This low cost bus service runs between Tokyo/Ginza and Narita airport. One way fare is very attractive at only 1000 yen and child rate is half, 500 yen.

The Access Narita (LCC bus by Be-Transse Group / Heiwa Kotsu) official site

This bus company try to reduce the operation cost as much as they can. So some of the bus stop is a bit away from the station. However if you take a bus at Tokyo station, you can catch a bus at Yaesu exit easily. Please see the link below to find more information.

Official site “Where to board”

You may not be very familiar the place and you may have many baggage. If you take this bus service and transfer to trains in Tokyo station, 15 minutes gives you easy transfer in my opinion.

Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle

Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle (C) Keisei Bus H636 Tokyo Shuttle - Comyu
Keisei Bus Tokyo Shuttle (C) Keisei Bus H636 Tokyo Shuttle – Comyu

This is another low cost bus service between Narita and Tokyo/Ginza. The fare is cheaper at 900 yen. But if you take midnight and early morning service without booking, the fare is 1500 yen. And child rate does not apply. For family travellers, The Access Narita is better.

Keisei Bus official site

This bus service is cheaper than other bus service, The Access Narita. But the bus stop at Tokyo station is a bit away from the station. Please see the map below. I pointed both Access Narita and Keisei Bus in this map.

Keisei Bus sells the bus ticket and Tokyo Metro combo ticket from 1,700 yen. You can choose one way or round trip and for subway portion, 24, 48 and 72 hours are available. Please see the link below:

Tokyo Shuttle and subway pass combo deal

Actually Tokyo Subway Ticket 24 hours is sold at 800 yen. You can purchase only this subway pass at Narita airport too.

Tokyo Metro official site, Tokyo Subway Ticket

So this is just combination and it does not offer any combination discounted price. But you can purchase both at same time at Keisei bus ticket window.

197 thoughts on “The list of deals for Tokyo to/from Narita airport”

  1. Hi
    My husband and I will be arriving/departing from Narita for 7 nights. We have 2 nights in Tokyo; 1 night Hakone; 4 nights in Kyoto before heading black to Narita for a 6p flight. Can we do this all with a 7 day pass?

  2. Hi Takeshi-San

    Would like to ask for your opinion on the pass and deal which suit for my trip. This is my first trip to Japan and traveling solo.

    Day 1 to 3 Arrive at Narita (morning) to Tokyo Station. Travel mostly around East & west central of Tokyo.
    Day 4&5 – Hakone & Mt Fuji
    Day 6&7 -Kyoto, Nara & Kobe
    Day 8&9 – Osaka
    Day 10&11 – Hiroshima back to Osaka (noon)
    Day 12 – Fly back from Kansai

    Your help is much appreciated and I’ve booked return flight and accommodation.
    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Anne san,

      You may use JR pass 7-day for day 6 to 12.

      For day 1 to 3, you can find the deal in the post above, such as Skyliner and Metro, Limousine bus and Metro.

      Add a regular ticket for Tokyo to Hakone. And you may use Fuji Hakone Pass Odawara version.


      Takeshi /

      1. Hi Takashi san,

        Anne here again.
        When I try to book the JR pass online I realised there’re a variety types and I’m confuse which one should I get. You mentioned to me to get 7 days JR Pass but the online option is 5 days?

        1. Hi Anne san,

          I think you looked the different passes, like JR East Pass or JR West Pass. I don’t know which site you looked but JR Pass is available for 7-day, 14-day and 21-day only.


          Takeshi /

          1. Hi Takeshi san,

            I’m clear now with the JR pass. I’ll purchase the ordinary JR pass 7-day and activate it when I travel from Hakone to Kyoto, right?

            My next question is, since I’ll be travel from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko via Otsuki, would it be possible if I purchase the Fuji Hakone pass,for Odawara version, from Shinjuku Odakyu Sightseeing service? And correct me if I’m wrong, this pass covers only the 5 Fuji lakes admission and transportation in Hakone.

            Thank you again for your assistance.

  3. Hello Takeshi! I bought the 7 day JR pass. I intend to use it for our airport transfers too from Narita to Tokyo. I read that you are supposed to make a reservation on the NEX. Can we do that when we arrive in Narita? So if we arrive at 1:25pm, maybe I can reserve to take the NEX like 3pm?

  4. Hi Takeshi,

    Its Jet here again. I am planning a one day Hakone trip from Setagaya area and unfortunately I would need to return to Setagaya at the end of the day.

    What’s the best deal I should get? If I get the Hakone round trip from Shinjuku plus a romancecar booking, is that the fastest way to get to hakone to save time so I have the whole day to spend in hakone?

    Also, getting back from hakone, where do we normally catch the train back to shinjuku? is that from odawara train station as well?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Jet,

      For trip from Narita airport to Kamimachi, there is no deals available. If you want the easiest and the fastest way, take Narita Express to Shibuya and change Tokyu railway Denen Toshi line. You have to change to Tokyu Setagaya line at Sangen-Jaya. The cost is around 3300 yen. If you want the cheapest way, Keisei railway and subway. The cost is around 1500 yen but you need to change trains at least 5 times. Please use hyperdia to find the route.

      For the trip to Hakone, you can use Hakone Free Pass and Romancecar ticket. Please see the link below to find more info:


      Takeshi /

  5. Hi Takeshi,

    It’s Jet here and I am arriving at Narita Airport at 8pm on a Friday and would like to travel to Kamimachi station. I have no JR pass activated and therefore would like to check as to what is relatively time efficient and cost effective way to get from Narita to Kamimachi station.

    I would like somewhere in between where it’s not too expensive and doesn’t take too long.

    Hope you could help.
    Thank you.

  6. Hello dear,
    am planning to visit on 02/02/2018 will be at narita terminal 2 by 7:50 am till we are back to mumbai by 11:30 am ana flight on 09/04/2018
    Can you please share me the eternity am new and daring first time to visit on my own not by packages as always
    Help if possible with best plan we are two as couple to japan for first time

  7. Hi Takeshi-san,

    Would like your clarification. I’ll be travelling to Narita T3 to fly to Sapporo on a Tuesday. I’m staying near Kanamecho station, near to Ikebukuro station as well. My flight is 9am in the morning. I thought to depart from Ikebukuro taking the Narita Express. After a few search, found that this is not possible due to the timing. We’re foreigners thus I think we’ll need to arrive the airport by 730 latest. Is it confirm that I can’t take the Narita Express from Ikebukuro station as it’ll only depart at around 640am? Nearest station I should go is Shinjuku? We have 7-day JR Pass.

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Hi Takeshi,
    My bnb host had advice me to take the limousine bus from Narita T1 direct to kichijoji. I had check the above web but realize that the bus route only reach shinjuku. How do I check whether the bus will arrive Kichijoji?

  9. Hi Takeshi-San,

    Two of us have booked our air tickets to fly in to NRT at 2:30pm on Sunday and fly out at HND on the following Sunday at 11:00pm (8 days). We are planning to stay about 4 days in Kyoto area and 3 days in Tokyo area. We are going to buy our 7-day JR pass. We will try to squeeze in a day trip either 1. Kyoto to Hiroshima/Miyajima, 2. Tokyo to Nikko, or 3. Tokyo to Kamakura/Hakone.


    1. After arriving 2:30pm at NRT, is it reasonable for us to assume that we can check in to a hotel in Kyoto by 10PM?
    2. We will have a large luggage each, will we able to get space for those luggages in the Narita Express, in connecting Shinkansen Hikari train to Kyoto and in the local train to the Kyoto hotel?
    3. Is it better for us to stop at Odawara for a night, visit Hakone/Kamakura and then go to Kyoto the next day?
    4. Is there a place to store our large luggages in the train station for few hours so we can go out to visit some places?

    Thank you for your help.

    1. Hi KH san,

      1. As long as flight arrives on time, you can get Kyoto by 22:00.

      2. Narita Express has luggage space but Shinkansen does not. Please refer the link below to find more info:

      3. I think visit Hakone from Tokyo is better idea than staying in Odawara. And I recommend you to spend one whole day for Hakone. It’s not impossible to see Hakone and Kamakura in one day, but not recommended. It is a bit tight.

      4. The link in regards to luggage space on board shows you the info about storage in the station too. Please refer it.


      Takeshi /

  10. Hi Takeshi-San

    I would like to ask for your opinion the best ground transportation for my trip in August:

    Day 1 – Arrive at Narita to Shinjuku Station
    Day 2 – 4 Tokyo
    Day 4 – Fly Haneda to Okinawa (Naha) (booked)
    Day 7 – Fly Naha to Osaka (KIX) (booked)
    Day 8-10 Kyoto w/ side trip to Hiroshima
    Day 10 –Kyoto to Hakone
    Day 12 – Hakone to Haneda to fly out

    I’ve looked at the full JR Rail Pass but I’m not sure if I need the full pass for 14 days. We are 6 including children and my mother so I want to keep it easy on everyone (and less expensive!).
    If not the JR Rail Pass, I can’t figure out the best way to get to Shinjuku from the airport.
    I’ve also looked at the Kansai Thru Pass and definitely the Hakone Free Pass but I can’t seem to figure out the Kyoto to Hakone to Haneda part of the trip.

    Thank you so much for any help!

    1. Hi Bel san,

      JR pass is required but 7 days for the second part after trip to Okinawa is okay. Limousine bus and subway pass is the best deal for the first part of your trip.

      But you can get only one way bus and 24 hours subway pass. Because you can fly out from Haneda, not Narita. So you may need to add another subway pass for the rest of your stay in Tokyo. Single ticket is your choice to get Haneda. Subway cannot take you there.

      You may start using JR pass 7 days after trip to Okinawa. But you need to add other deals in Osaka, Kyoto and Hakone because JR pass does not cover Non JR trains, subways and city bus. But JR pass is still your choice.


      Takeshi /

      1. Hello Takeshi-san,
        I’ll be flying to Narita & my accommodation can be accessed by Shin-Okubo or Higashi-Shinjuku. My flight arrives at 7.30am on 16 March 2019, & I’m not in a hurry as the check in will not be allowed yet. I’m wondering which will be the easier way to get to my accommodation. I’ll be getting the Tokyo Subway pass for 72 hours too. I did a search on Hyperdia & I’m quite confused. I’m thinking it might be better for me to take the Morning Liner to Nippori to change to JR Yamanote Line to Shin-Okubo. But the duration would be the same if I take the Keisei Main Line Ltd Exp then change to JR. The second option will save me 400¥ but I’m guessing that the Morning Liner has seats allocated, correct me if I’m wrong. Can you recommend the best route to take without going through several transfers.

        1. Hi Naomi san,

          If you want to secure a seat, morning liner is better option. Main line limited express is a sort of commute train. I think when you move from Narita airport, it will be after the peak period. But you may have to stand up in the train.

          And you will get 72 hours subway ticket, so you can use Skyliner and subway deal:

          But you have to pay for Yamanote line from Nippori to Shin-Okubo. This is not subway and not covered.


          Takeshi /

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