How to navigate through Narita Airport


If you are heading to Tokyo you’ll land in either Haneda or Narita Airport. Here is some information on travelling through Narita Airport and options for getting into Tokyo.

Getting out of the Airport

You have the following options available to you when leaving Narita Airport:

Example destination station Shinjuku

Skyliner (¥2,670 57mins), Narita Express ( ¥3,190 73mins) or High-speed bus (¥3,100 average 80mins)

The Skyliner takes 16 fewer minutes than Narita Express but it does include a transfer.

We decided that the Narita express was our best option as we did not want to try to run between platforms with our suitcases (many platforms in Tokyo don’t have an elevator, may have an escalator but will mainly just be stairs).

All of these services offer Wifi so this is a good time to load the directions to your hotel.

At the time of purchasing your ticket for whichever service you decide; purchase your Suica card! You will have to let someone know you do not have a Suica and they may need to direct you to a different booth.

*We haven’t included the cost of a taxi as the rate would be substantially higher with no real benefit. Instead, you may want to consider a taxi from the train station to your hotel. *

Airport Terminals

We landed in Terminal 3 (different airlines land in different terminals) if you land in Terminal 3 you can catch the free shuttle bus that runs between the terminals to Terminal 2 for Trains. High-Speed busses leave from every terminal.

Visit the Narita website for more information. Narita Airport also has an app to help you navigate through the airport!

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We are Tom and Maddy. 27 Year old Australians living in Brisbane, Queensland. Tom is a Machinist by trade, foodie at heart and skilled cook at home. Maddy has travelled to 15 countries, studies Japanese and has an insatiable hunger. What will you find in our blogs? Tips on travelling to Japan, the language and customs. Our lives in Brisbane, our favourite food spots and the occasional recipe. What does お好みNOMS mean? お好み焼き Okonomiyaki is one of our favourite Japanese meals! Yaki means ‘Grilled’ in English and Okonomi means ‘What you like’. We’ve played with the Japanese here a bit to create ‘What you like... Read more

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