First trip to Japan in October. I have read that the Narita Express is covered by JR pass holders. If my 7-day pass expires before my return to NRT, then I’m assuming I will have to purchase the return ticket on the Narita Express, right? Thought I’d ask to make sure. Thanks in advance!
Hi. Yes, the Narita Express (N'EX) is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, which means all JR Pass holders can ride the train for free. Thus, indeed if your 7-day JR Pass expires before your return to NRT, you will have to purchase a return ticket on the Narita Express which will cost around JPY 3000-5000 depending on your destination. On that note, if you are staying a bit longer in Japan, try purchasing the 14-day JR Pass because it is more cost-effective than purchasing tickets on express railways.
Exactly, the Narita Express is covered by JR Pass. When your pass expires, you will need to purchase a return ticket. The single-trip prices of N’EX are the following:
Tokyo Station – 3,020¥ / 4,560¥ Green Class (GR)
Shinagawa – 3,190¥ / 4,730¥ GR
Shibuya – 3,190¥ / 4,730¥ GR
Shinjuku – 3,190¥ / 4,730¥ GR
Ikebukuro – 3,190¥ / 4,730¥ GR
Omiya – 3, 840¥ / 5,380¥ GR
Yokohama – 4,290¥ / 5,830¥ GR
Ofuna – 4,620¥ / 6,160¥ GR
In case you need more information about it, I recommend to have a look at this travel guide https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/narita-express. It helped me when I was planning my trip to Japan.
Hope this information helps you!