After Arriving at Narita Airport, Head to the Skyliner and Keisei Information Center!
Keisei Electric Railway, the railway company operating trains between Tokyo and neighboring Chiba Prefecture, offers the fastest, easiest, and most efficient way to get into Tokyo from Narita Airport. Keisei Electric Railway’s trains, especially its Skyliner and Access Express, directly link the airport with numerous sites in central Tokyo.
Direct access to Tokyo
After you arrive in Narita, you can get on the train from within the airport. The Keisei Electric Railway ticket counter is in the SKYLINER & KEISEI INFORMATION CENTER is nearby the customs and baggage claim exit in the basement floor of all Narita terminals, so it’s easy to find upon arrival. Here you can purchase tickets and receive tourism information. From there, the Skyliner goes directly from Narita Airport to Nippori in the Tokyo metropolis area in 36 minutes, and to Ueno in 41 minutes*. If you think you’d like to purchase your tickets in advance, you can do so online. Tickets purchased online can be discounted ¥270, for a total of ¥2200 one way.
* This is the shortest available time from Narita Airport Terminal 2･3 Station.
Travelers can also use the Access Express for direct trains to tourism destinations such as Oshiage (SkyTree area, 47 minutes), Asakusa (location of the famed Sensoji temple, 51 minutes), upscale Nihombashi (luxury shopping district, 59 minutes), and Higashi Ginza (62 minutes, close to the Kabuki-za Theater), without a limited express ticket charge. And with a train change, stations like Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro are easily accessible.
Keisei Electric Railway offers free Wi-Fi in 15 of its train stations, so you can check a map or check in with a friend on the go. Additionally, travelers from abroad can show their passports at Narita when picking up their Skyliner tickets in order to receive an ID and password for Wi-Fi access aboard the Skyliner trains for nationwide Wi-Fi access points. And as a bonus, all passenger seats on the Skyliner have power outlets, so you can charge your device of choice while riding the train.
Further packages and discounts
Other special discount tickets are also available, such as the Keisei Skyliner & Tokyo Subway Ticket (Skyliner + subway ticket package). For example, for a 4 day/3 night stay in Tokyo, you can get the Skyliner round-trip ticket plus a 72 hour unlimited ride subway ticket for ¥5400, ¥2540 (Adult) less than it would cost to buy the tickets separately. The subway enables you to visit various Tokyo attractions, such as the National Museum of Western Art at Ueno Station, Sensoji (temple) at Asakusa Station, Tokyo Tower at Akabanebashi Station, the famous scramble crossing at Shibuya Station, and of course, much more. Other subway pass sets, in increments of 24 and 48 hours of unlimited use, are also available.
When you’re visiting a new place whose rail system can be confusing, especially when you’re tired and carrying bulky luggage, speed and convenience is key. The Keisei Electric Railway is the clear choice for travelers who want to get to and from the airport as painlessly as possible.