Narita International Airport, also called Tokyo Narita Airport, is located in Chiba prefecture, about 40 miles away from central Tokyo. The airport offers direct bus service to some of Japan’s most popular destinations, as well as express train service to Tokyo’s major stations. Here are the best ways to get from the airport to wherever you’re headed in Tokyo.
To Tokyo Station
To Shibuya Station
The most convenient way to get from the airport to the bustling neighborhood of Shibuya is to take the Narita Express from Terminals 1, 2, and 3. This route is direct, and takes about an hour and 20 minutes. Make sure to double check the timetable before boarding the train, to ensure you’re getting on a Narita Express train that stops at Shibuya. A slightly cheaper way is to take the Keisei Skyliner to Nippori Station and transfer to the JR Yamanote line to Shibuya Station.
To Asakusa Station
The quickest way to get to Asakusa is to take the Keisei Narita Skyaccess from Terminal 1. The train becomes the Asakusa subway line midway through the hour-long journey.
To Shinjuku Station
The easiest way to get to Shinjuku is to take the Narita Express, which offers a transfer-free route directly to Shinjuku’s main station. Slightly faster is to take the Keisei Skyliner to Nippori Station and transfer to the JR Yamanote line to Shinjuku Station.