Something very usefull for travellers from/to Narita Airport to Tokyo city center. You know Tokyo’s amazing subway system, signs and huge, crowded stations are really overwhelming 🙂
How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo city center
When I was there for the first time I didn’t figure out the way by myself. Even the information is given in both languages – Japanese and English. But eventually traveling by public transport in Japan is really easy. So I went to the tourist information in the airport to ask about simplest way to get to the city center. They pointed the Skyliner, which is the quickest but most expensive train. In public Japanese transport everything is very intuitive. So you don’t need to worry that you’re gonna get lost. It’s not gonna happen. Even when there are 20 subway station exits, they way out is always clearly marked.
Skyliner – the blue line.
Skyliner is a blue line. It’s a very popular quick train line. It takes 30 minutes to get from the Narita airport to the Tokyo center and costs 2400 Yen. As I said it’s the most expensive train. There are plenty cheaper lines going from Narita Airport to Tokyo. One of them is Keisei – the orange line. It takes 70 minutes to get from Narita airport to Tokyo and costs only 1000 Yen. The colors blue and orange are seen everywhere on the train signs. So it’s easy to recognize the train lines.
Shinkasen – the fast trains.
Shinkasen are the famous famous fast trains in Japan. I used Shinkasen to get to Kyoto and Nara. The distance from Tokyo to Kyoto is 550 km and it takes only 2h 15 min to get there. But unfortunately Shinkasen are very expensive. As for my couple months budget traveling 250 Euros per round trip was quite a lot! Well of course you have to know that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world and I really wanted to try those famous Shinkasen trains. While driving you can admire an incredible view of Fuji Mountain. The weather was quite good so I was lucky to clearly see this amazing Mountain.