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Updated: April 2, 2018

Narita Airport is located much further outside Tokyo than Haneda, but great transportation links means easy access into the city. Depending on your choice of transportation, it is possible to be in the city in around an hour.

By train: The JR operated Narita Express is your quickest way into Tokyo, connecting directly to the major areas of Tokyo Station, Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. Your Japan Rail Pass can be used on this service, however, seat reservations are required. The private railway company Keisei also runs the Skyliner express service from the airport to the Yamanote Line stations of Nippori and Ueno on the east side of Tokyo. All seats must be reserved. If you have a limited budget and no time constraints, take the leisurely local trains into Tokyo.

By bus: Express buses to major stations, hotel districts and sightseeing areas leave from the airport at regular intervals. If you are traveling to one of the major hotels with lots of baggage, buses are a good option.

By taxi: Taxis from Narita Airport are a convenient, if pricey, option for traveling into Tokyo. If you decide to take a cab, make sure to request a fixed fare as this is a relatively cost-effective and stress-free travel option.