Haneda Airport : Transportation Options for Traveling into Tokyo

Serving as the gateway to the Tokyo metropolitan area is the Tokyo International Airport, which is also known as the Haneda Airport. There are a variety of transportation options connecting the airport to destinations across Tokyo, so it can feel a bit overwhelming deciding which one is right for you. So in this article, we’ll explain the different options that are available, including trains, buses and airport limousine buses so you can find the best route for you.

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    Train

    1. Keikyu Airport Line 京急空港線

    Keikyu Airport Line

    Keikyu Airport Line

    If you’re looking for the cheapest way of accessing Tokyo’s city center, then trains are recommended, with the Keikyu Airport Line being the most affordable. It’s a particularly convenient option if you’re traveling to the Asakusa area or the Tokyo Sky Tree as no transfer is needed.

    To Tokyo Station 東京駅
    You’ll need to change trains at Shinagawa for the JR Ueno Tokyo Line or JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line. It takes around 30 minutes and costs 580 yen for a one-way fare.

    To Asakusa Station 浅草駅
    It takes around 35 minutes on a direct connection that travels along the Keikyu Airport Line and Toei Asakusa Line. No transfers are needed and it costs 620 yen for a one-way fare.

    To Ginza Station 銀座駅
    You’ll need to transfer from the Keikyu Airport Line to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line at Higashi Ginza. It takes around 30 minutes and costs 690 yen for a one-way fare.

    To the Tokyo Skytree
    The journey takes around 50 minutes on a direction connection and it costs 620 yen for a one-way fare.You’ll need to travel to Oshiage Station 押上駅 from where it’s a five-minute walk to the Tokyo Skytree.


    How to get to the Haneda Airport International Terminal Station (Keikyu Line)

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    Keep walking to the right-hand side of the information desk

    Keep walking to the right-hand side of the information desk

    The ticket gate for the Keikyu train

    The ticket gate for the Keikyu train

    Tips:
    Opt for the “Limited Express (Kaitoku 快特)” for the easiest journey. The “Limited Express (Kyuko 急行)” adds an extra transfer to your trip.

    If you are planning on using the subway for sightseeing in Tokyo, opt for the “Welcome! Tokyo Subway Ticket”.

    Welcome! Tokyo Subway Ticket

    Welcome! Tokyo Subway Ticket

    The Welcome! Tokyo Subway Tickets allows you to travel one way from the Haneda Airport Terminal Station to Sengakuji Station on the Keikyu Line, plus a one-day subway pass for the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines. Tickets can be bought at the Keikyu Tourist Information Center next to the train gate and are valid on the day of purchase, costing 1,310 yen for adults and 660 yen for children.

    Keikyu Tourist Information Center

    Keikyu Tourist Information Center

    2. Tokyo Monorail 東京モノレール

    Tokyo Monorail

    Tokyo Monorail

    The Tokyo Monorail will not only access your destination but provides an entertaining, high-speed trip with great views. You can travel by monorail from the Haneda International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station, then transfer to the JR Yamanote Line to access the main stations such as Shibuya and Shinjuku. It’s fast, scenic and an enjoyable experience in itself.

    To Tokyo 東京, Shibuya 渋谷, Shinjuku 新宿, Ikebukoro 池袋, Ueno 上野 or Harajuku stations 原宿駅
    It will take between 20 and 40 minutes with a transfer at Hamamatsucho Station. Tickets cost between 650 and 750 yen, depending on your destination.

    To Roppongi 六本木, Asakusa 浅草 or the Tokyo Skytree (at Oshiage Station 押上駅)
    You’ll need to walk around 10 minutes from Hamamatsucho Station to Daimon Station to transfer to the Toei Oedo Line or Toei Asakusa Line. The journey will take between 20 and 40 minutes, with tickets costing from 650 to 750 yen.


    How to get to the Haneda Airport International Terminal Station (Monorail Line)

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    Keep walking to the left-hand side of the information desk

    Keep walking to the left-hand side of the information desk

    Ticket purchase area for the Tokyo monorail

    Ticket purchase area for the Tokyo monorail

    Tips:
    Use the “Monorail & JR Yamanote discount ticket” to travel on the Yamanote Line for just 500 yen extra !

    JR Yamanote, Monorail

    JR Yamanote, Monorail

    If you’re planning on traveling by the Tokyo Monorail from the Haneda International Airport, you can save 150 yen by purchasing the Monorail & JR Yamanote discount ticket. It allows you one-way travel from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station, then access to all stations on the JR Yamanote Line (Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno and Harajuku).
    Tickets can be purchased from Tokyo Monorail ticket machines at the airport and cost 500 yen for an adult. Keep in mind that they are limited on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, particularly special holiday periods such as Golden Week and New Years.


    Catch the Monorail for free by purchasing a「Japan Rail Pass」and「JR Tokyo Wide Pass」.

    「Japan Rail Pass」and「JR Tokyo Wide Pass」

    「Japan Rail Pass」and「JR Tokyo Wide Pass」

    The Japan Rail Pass allows you unlimited travel on trains and buses operated by the JR Corporation across Japan. A standard card costs 29,110 yen for 7 days of consecutive travel, 46,390 yen for 14 days of consecutive travel and 59,350 yen for 21 days of consecutive travel. So it’s a good idea to calculate how much you will be using the trains and buses to see if it will save you money.

    The JR Tokyo Wide Pass is a discounted pass for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area over three consecutive days. It’s only sold to foreign nationals in possession of a foreign passport and costs 10,000 yen for adults and 5,000 yen for children.

    Both Japan Rail Passes and JR Tokyo Wide Passes can be purchased from the JR EAST Travel Service Center near the JR train gate. Remember, you can also ride JR lines using this ticket, meaning there’s no need to buy separate tickets to Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno or Harajuku when traveling from the Haneda International Airport.


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    JR EAST Travel Service Center

    JR EAST Travel Service Center

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    Train ride to Haneda Airport from Tokyo

    You can get a train direct to the Haneda International Airport from Shinagawa Station 品川駅(Keikyu Line 京急線) and Hamamatsucho Station 浜松町駅 (Tokyo Monorail 東京モノレール) when traveling from Tokyo to the airport.


    Shinagawa Station (Keikyu Line)

    Shinagawa Station (Keikyu Line)

    Shinagawa Station (Keikyu Line)

    The journey from Shinagawa on the Keikyu Line takes about fifteen minutes (with departures every 10 minutes during peak periods) and costs 410 yen.


    Tips:
    The Limited Express with a green sign (Kaitoku 快特) will take you directly to the airport without requiring a transfer.
    If you have trouble finding the correct train to catch, just check the electronic board on the platform. There are Limited Express lines with green signs that go to different destinations. Simply catch the one that has Haneda Airport as the destination.

    Electronic board

    Electronic board

    The platform for the train to Haneda Airport is also used for trains to other destinations. So wait for the Haneda Airport train by standing on the blue sign on the ground.

    The gate for Keikyu Line

    The gate for Keikyu Line

    Blue sign on the ground

    Blue sign on the ground

    Blue sign on the ground

    Blue sign on the ground

    From the Asakusa area, including Asakusa Station and Oshiage Station (the closest station to Skytree), you can catch the Toei Asakusa Line. This line connects to the Keikyu Line, which will take you to Shinagawa Station without requiring a transfer. The travel time is around 40 minutes and tickets cost 620 yen.

    From the Asakusa area to the Haneda Airport (Toei Asakusa Line)

    From the Asakusa area to the Haneda Airport (Toei Asakusa Line)

    Monorail Hamamatsu Station (Tokyo Monorail)

    Monorail Hamamatsu Station (Tokyo Monorail)

    Monorail Hamamatsu Station (Tokyo Monorail)

    If you’re traveling from Hamamatsucho Station on the Tokyo Monorail to the Haneda International Airport, the journey takes around 15 minutes and costs 490 yen.


    Tips:
    There are Local, Rapid and Haneda Express trains, all of which will take you to the airport without requiring a transfer. The fastest one is the Haneda Express, which takes just 13 minutes and departs every 10 minutes.
    If you have trouble deciding on which train to take, check the information on the electric signboard.

    Electronic board

    Electronic board

    Entrance to the Tokyo Monorail’s Hamamatsucho Station

    Entrance to the Tokyo Monorail’s Hamamatsucho Station

    Marked sign on the ground

    Marked sign on the ground

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    Bus

    Limousine and Keikyu buses リムジンバス 京急バス

    Limousine bus

    Limousine bus

    Keikyu bus

    Keikyu bus

    The main bus companies traveling from the Haneda Airport are Limousine and Keikyu. Price-wise, they charge about the same, so select the one with the best timing for you. Buses travel into central Tokyo in around 40-60 minutes and cost around 1,000 yen.

    If you’re traveling to Tokyo Station, it will take around 45 minutes and the fare is 930 yen while Tokyo Skytree takes around an hour and costs 920 yen. The Tokyo Disney Resort area can be accessed by bus in around 40 minutes and fares cost 830 yen. If you’re traveling to the metropolitan area, such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza and Asakusa, the journey time is approximately one hour and fares are 1,000 yen.
    Limousine buses depart from the Haneda Airport International Terminal on level 1F.


    How to get to the Bus Terminal

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    Keep walking to the left-hand side of the information desk

    Keep walking to the left-hand side of the information desk

    Pass the elevator and keep walking

    Pass the elevator and keep walking

    Continue walking to the right

    Continue walking to the right

    An elevator to your left and escalators to your right

    An elevator to your left and escalators to your right

    To the first floor

    To the first floor

    Bus departure area

    Bus departure area

    Tips:
    You will need to purchase your bus ticket at the ticket counter (2F) or from one of the ticket selling machines (1F and 2F).
    Keep in mind you can only purchase tickets on the day of travel.

    Bus ticket counters to your left and ticket selling machines to your right(2F)

    Bus ticket counters to your left and ticket selling machines to your right(2F)

    Bus ticket counter

    Bus ticket counter

    Ticket selling machines (left: Keikyu bus, right: Limousine bus)

    Ticket selling machines (left: Keikyu bus, right: Limousine bus)

    How to purchase a bus ticket using the machines

    Ticket machine for Limousine

    Ticket machine for Limousine

    At the ticket vending machine, simply select your destination from the areas shown and the number of people who will be traveling, then select the bus service you prefer. You can either pay by cash or credit cards.

    Select your destination area

    Select your destination area

    Select the station you want to get off

    Select the station you want to get off

    Select the number of passengers

    Select the number of passengers

    Select the departure time

    Select the departure time

    Select your preferred payment method (cash, credit card or IC card)

    Select your preferred payment method (cash, credit card or IC card)

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    Taxi

    Taxi

    Taxi

    Taxis departing from the Haneda International Airport use a flat rate fare system and cost around 6,000+ yen for traveling to the Tokyo metropolitan area. You don’t need a reservation to use the taxis and you can travel late at night, which makes them a convenient option if you miss the last train or bus.
    Taxis depart from the Haneda Airport International Terminal on level 1F.


    How to get to the Taxi Set-down Area

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk straight

    Walk behind the information desk

    Walk behind the information desk

    Travel up to the first floor using the elevator or escalators

    Travel up to the first floor using the elevator or escalators

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    Rental Cars

    Rental Cars

    Rental Cars

    Haneda International Airport also has car rental services if you prefer to drive yourself, with a standard Toyota car costing around 7,000 - 8,000 yen for one day, then 6,000 yen for every additional day. You can hire a rental car on the same day, without a reservation, and the rental car help desk is open from 8:00 am to 20:00 pm. It’s located on level 2F of the Haneda International Terminal.

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk to the left

    From the arrival lobby (2F), walk to the left

    Rental car help desk next to the bus ticket counter

    Rental car help desk next to the bus ticket counter

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    How to get to the Narita Airport

    Narita Airport

    Narita Airport

    The most convenient ways of traveling from Haneda International Airport to Narita International Airport are by train or airport limousine bus. If you’re traveling by train, the journey will take around one hour and 45 minutes and costs 1,570 yen. The train travels along a direction connection that’s operated by the Keisei and Keikyu companies, although you may need to transfer trains on some services.

    If you prefer to travel by limousine bus, the journey takes from 1 to 1.5 hours and costs 3,100 yen. The price is much higher but it’s faster, requires no transfer and you can leave your luggage on the limousine bus.

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    The Name of the Haneda International Terminal will be changed

    Haneda International Terminal

    Haneda International Terminal

    From March 2020, the Haneda International Terminal will officially be renamed “Terminal 3 Building” and abbreviated to “Terminal 3”. The Keikyu Airport Line’s station name will also be changed from Haneda Airport International Terminal to Haneda Airport Terminal 3. The Tokyo Monorail station name will also be changed from Haneda Airport International Terminal Building to Haneda Airport Terminal 3.

    Haneda Airport International Terminal
    place
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedakukou 2-6-5
    phone
    0364280888
    opening-hour
    Depending on the store

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