The Narita Express – besides known as N ’ EX – is the most commodious Tokyo city transfer from and to Narita International Airport, which hosts most of the oversea flights to Japan. This limited express train avail is firm, authentic and punctual, and you can ride it for free with your Japan Rail Pass. Find out all the travel details in this post.

Narita Express is a Limited Express train, provided by JR East. To access the string, the desired seats must be reserved in advance ( valid for JR Pass holders angstrom well ). You can do this easily at any of the take after locations :

  • Narita Airport Stations (Terminal 1 and 2-3)
  • Japan Railways ticket offices
  • Travel service centers
  • Reserved seat ticket machines

Important note : Passengers with no seat reservations will not be allowed to circuit board any of the N ’ EX trains. Please, make surely to reserve your seat before boarding. Furthermore, all passengers must follow the instructions and seat indications, written on their reservation ticket. You may find it interesting to read our article How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo.

Narita Express trains

similar to most trains, Narita Express uses a separate railway, which means traffic never blocks it. The educate offers beautiful views to and from the city, as the airport is located outside of Tokyo area. Snack cars inside the trains pass by at regular intervals, offering tasty and low-cost japanese appetizers and drinks. Facilities on the train are well maintained and immaculate – in the true japanese liveliness .Green car interior Narita Express trains offer luggage space and areas where you can lock your bags. Each separate seat provides a quite big seating area, which can besides be used for placing your all baggage just before you. Besides, overhead compartments above each seat are besides available .

Narita Express map

The N ’ EX has two stops in Narita Airport, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2-3. The routes are marked in red in the keep up function .Narita Express route map Main stations include :

  • Narita (town)
  • Chiba
  • Tokyo Station
  • Shinbashi
  • Hamamatshucho (connection with Haneda Airport via Tokyo Monorail)
  • Shinagawa
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Yokohama
  • Ikebukuro

Travel times and schedules

N ’ EX trains take approximately 1 hour to get from and to Tokyo Station ( first stop city center ), 1 hour and 15 minutes to Shibuya Station and around 1 hour and 20 minutes to Shinjuku Station.

The avail operates 27 trains daily, which allows for the regularity and punctuality of the service. All N ’ EX trains anew their journey from Tokyo or Narita Airport every 30 minutes. Please refer to the JR East schedules page to check the latest schedules from and to Narita Airport .

Narita Express tickets

There are two types of N’EX tickets : for Standard and Green Cars ( First Class, alike to the Japan Rail Standard and Green class tickets ). The price for each class is different ( detail under ), however, the standard seats are extremely comfortable and roomy. All N ’ EX seat reservations are available for free to any Japan Rail Pass holder. The airport transfer serve is character of the many benefits the JR Pass has to offer. Holders can reserve a seat at any JR ticket office in Narita Airport, before boarding the train and without any extra requital. furthermore, there is no limitation to the number of times a JR holder can use Narita Express, whereas early transportation system cards like SUICA, are not valid for the service. Book your Japan Rail Pass now Keep in beware that the Keisei Skyliner  service, an alternative transportation system from Narita Airport to Ueno Station, is besides not included in the JR Pass .Narita Express train with Mount Fuji

Prices without the JR Pass

For all other cases, the single-trip prices of N ’ EX are the postdate : Terminals 1, 2 and 3 to

  • 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

Round-trip ticket fares are normally around 33 % off two single trips. Please refer to JR East foliate for further information. original cover photograph by Nanashinodenshaku @ Wikimedia