Haneda Airport is the largest airport in Japan, and 85 million people use it including those who use international flight. It is the gateway of Japan, so to say. On the other hand, Narita airport is the most famous international airport in Japan, with its long business history.
Haneda Airport and Narita Airport are located very close to each other, so you can get not only wide range of the choice of flight conbination, but also cheaper flight.
However, if you move from Haneda to Narita, it is necessary to take a closer look at the means of transportation, because transit time is sometimes too short to travel between them, or there is a lot of risk if you have big laggage.
This article introduces the advantages and disadvantages of 5 methods to access Narita Airport from Haneda Airport. If you have a plan to travel between Haneda Airport and Narita Airport, please check it out.
- 1 Distance between Haneda Airport and Narita Airport
- 2 Merit and disadvantage of each method of moving between Haneda and Narita
- 2.1 Basic information and benefits / demerits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
- 2.1.1 “Limousine Bus” Charges and Time required
- 2.1.2 How to Buy “Limousine Bus” ticket
- 2.1.3 The stop of “Limousine Bus”
- 2.1.4 “Limousine Bus” Arrival / departure time interval
- 2.1.5 From Narita Airport
- 2.1.6 Benefits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
- 2.1.7 Demerits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
- 2.2 Basic information and merit / disadvantage when moving Haneda and Narita with Airport Special Express
- 2.3 Basic information and advantages / demerits to move Haneda Airport and Narita Airport by “Narita Express”
- 2.4 Basic information and advantages / demerits to move Haneda and Narita with “Airport Narita”
- 2.5 Basic information and merit / disadvantage to move Haneda and Narita by taxi
- 2.1 Basic information and benefits / demerits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
Distance between Haneda Airport and Narita Airport
Haneda Airport is Japan’s largest airport in Ota Ward, Tokyo. And Narita Airport is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. It takes about 80 kilometers to travel by car, and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The big 2 airports and the most troublesome ones are the size and the number of terminals! Before introducing each mobile method, it is essential to check which terminal your plane will depart from! So, I have summarized each terminal information.
Arrival / Departure terminal at Haneda Airport
- International Terminal : All international flights will depart from here and depart from here.
- Domestic passenger terminal 1 : JAL, Skymark Airplane (some StarFlyer Airlines)
- Domestic passenger terminal 2 : ANA, Solaseed Air plane (some StarFlyer Airlines)
At the international terminal, the second floor is the arrival lobby and the third floor is the departure lobby. On the domestic flight, the first floor is the arrival lobby, and the second floor is the departure lobby.
I recommend “Free shuttle bus between terminals” that runs between the first and the second terminal of domestic flights, between the international terminal and the Domestic Terminal railway station, every 4 minutes.
(It is possible to move without being caught in the crowd by using the underground passageway for each domestic terminal, but it will take 5 minutes since it is 400 meters.)
Arrival / Departure terminal at Narita Airport
- Terminal 1 (including ANA affiliated domestic flights)
- North Wing : Sky Team Series Airlines (Delta, Korean Air, Air France)
- South Wing : Star Alliance series airlines (ANA, United, Asiana, Singapore Airlines)
- Terminal 2 (including JAL’s domestic flights) : One World Airlines (JAL, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific)
- Terminal 3 : Mainly LCC (Low-Cost carrier) (JetStar, etc.)
The way to divide a terminal at Narita Airport is complicated, and it may change depending on the flight, so please check it out from the official website.
Merit and disadvantage of each method of moving between Haneda and Narita
Basic information and benefits / demerits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
when moving Haneda Airport and Narita Airport by “Limousine Bus”
When you travel from Haneda Airport to Narita Airport by limousine bus, you use Airport Limousine operated by Tokyo Airport Transport Co., Ltd.
“Limousine Bus” Charges and Time required
- Adult fee is 3100 yen
- Child fare is 1550 yen
(If you have a disability certificate, it will be a fifty percent off from the regular fare.).)
It depends on time, but it usually takes 1 to 1 hours and 30 minutes.Also, it takes a little time depending on which bus stop you get on and where you get off (approximately 10 minutes).
Where to get off, where to get off, depends on international flights, domestic flights, and airline airlines, so please check it on the list or on the official website!
How to Buy “Limousine Bus” ticket
There are 4 major ways to buy tickets.
- Limousine Web
- Wellnet Corporation
- Phone Reservation
- Airport Contact
The number of buses is limited to 1 hours, so if you purchase in advance by net or phone, you can prevent the tickets from being sold out and waiting for you! (Phone correspondence is from 9 am to 19 pm, Saturday holiday is from 9 am to 18 am.)
Please check on the official website for details!
The stop of “Limousine Bus”
The boarding place depends on the airport and terminal.
The case of Haneda Airport
- International flight : Do not get down from the arrival lobby on the second floor to the first floor, walk to the place labeled Bus taxi stand, and get off the stairs.(Number 5)
- Domestic Terminal 1 : After receiving your baggage, go out of the center of the street side of the arrival lobby and look for Platform 7.
- Domestic Terminal 2 : After receiving your baggage, go out of the door on the right side of the coin locker C near the center of the road in the arrival lobby, and look for Platform 7.
The case of Narita Airport
- Terminal 2 : Exit from the south exit, or exit the north exit, and look for Platform 15 on Platform 5.Terminal 1 South Wing : Look for platform number 3 or 12 located at both ends.
- First Terminal North Wing : Look for 3 or 12 platform located on both ends.
- third Terminal : Exit the terminal and look for Platform 5.
“Limousine Bus” Arrival / departure time interval
From Haneda Airport
- Start (from the international bus stop) 6:25 → Narita arrival (Terminal 2) 7:35
- Start (from Domestic Terminal 2 Terminal) 7:50 → Narita arrival (Terminal 2) 9:00
- Last flight (from international bus stop) 18:10 → Narita arrival (Terminal 2) 19:40
- Last flight (from Domestic Terminal 2 Terminal) 21:00 → Narita arrival (Terminal 2) 22:10
From Narita Airport
- Start (from Terminal 2) 6:55 → Arrival at Haneda (Domestic Terminal No. 2 Terminal) 8:30
- Start (from Terminal 3) 7:00 → Arrival at Haneda (Domestic Terminal No. 2 Terminal) 8:40
- Last flight (from Terminal 3) 21:20 → Arrival at Haneda (Domestic Terminal 2 Terminal) 22:40
Basically, it takes about every 15 minutes to move from either side to either side.(However, since the number of buses departing from Haneda Airport International Terminal and Narita Airport Terminal 3 terminals is very small, I recommend you to check it in advance on the timetable below!)!)
The official timetable is This! (as of January 7, 2019)
(Until March 2019, it is not possible to ride from the south wing of Narita Terminal 1.)
Benefits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
There are 2 major advantages of moving by limousine bus.
- You do not need to manage your package yourself
- If you take a limousine, you can take it to the front of the lobby of the boarding lobby
Especially if you travel abroad, you will have to carry your baggage on 2 big suitcases.A limousine can be used to put all large suitcases into a bus compartment, so you don’t have to carry them, you don’t need to worry about it, you can sit down and relax on your seat.
Also, if you know where you get off, you just get off and get off!You can borrow the cart from the cart parking nearby and go to the swivel check in!
I think you can find a person who often travels abroad, but there is nothing more difficult than having a big suitcase with a large suitcase.If you use limousine bus, there is no such dissatisfaction!
Demerits of moving between airports using “Limousine Bus”
On the other hand, there are 3 major disadvantages of moving in a limousine.
- High price
- Less number of train
- Delay problem when caught in traffic jam
Compared to other methods, the price is really high. It’s not a good choice for people who want to spend less money on a trip that’s important to keep it cheap.
Also, the flight of an airplane is life. I don’t recommend it if a delay of a few minutes is fatal.
Basic information and merit / disadvantage when moving Haneda and Narita with Airport Special Express
Charges and time required when using Airport special Express
Airport Express is a direct train that runs from Haneda Airport to Narita Airport, operated by Keikyu Corporation.
After leaving Haneda Airport, you get on Toei Asakusa Line from Sengakuji Station, get on keisei line from Oshiage Station, change your name to Access express, and drive to Narita Airport.
It is easy to get confused because the name changes or the line changes, but all trains run directly between Haneda Airport on the same train. (When you go from Narita to Haneda, you will get on the Access express and the name will change from Oshiage to Airport.)
It takes about 1 hours and 45 minutes, and the fare is 1800 yen for regular fare, and 1787 yen for IC card.
“Airport special Express” ticket’s purchase place
Access to Airport Special Express from Haneda Airport
From Haneda Airport, you take an escalator from the arrival lobby to the first basement floor, and follow the guide of Keihin Electric Express Railway line and Keikyu Corporation to walk. I’m looking for an escalator that connects to the Keikyu line on the way.
When you arrive at the Keikyu Line, you can choose the option “ Keisei Sky Access Line on the ticket vending machine of the ticket. And then just follow the guide board! If you don’t know the bus stop, I recommend you to ask the station staff! It may be confusing because there is a few of them.
Access to Airport Special Express from Narita Airport
From Narita Airport, you need to get down to the basement first floor from any terminal. (From the third terminal, please use the passageway to move to the Second terminal.).When you get down, follow the Keisei Dentetsu guide board and go to Narita Airport Station (Terminal 1) or Airport Terminal 2 Station (Terminal 2).
On the ticket vending machine, please look for “Access Line” or “Airport Express” on the Keikyu Line.If you can’t find either of them, I recommend you to ask the station staff. The destination is “Haneda Airport”.
Benefits of using “Airport Special Express”
The 2 benefits of using Airport Special Express are as follows.
- Since it is a direct train, you do not have to stop on the bus stop
- Price is less expensive than bus or taxi
Disadvantages of using “Airport Special Express”
There are 2 disadvantages of using “Airport Special Express” to move.
- Less number of train
- There are many users, so likely crowded
Unlike buses, there isn’t a single seat, so it might be difficult to find a seat. It may not be a very recommended means to work hard for a trip.
Basic information and advantages / demerits to move Haneda Airport and Narita Airport by “Narita Express”
“Narita Express” Usage Fee and Time required
If you use the Narita Express operated by JR East, you need to transfer at Shinagawa Station.
From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu Line (bound for Imba Nihon-idai Direction), get off at Shinagawa Station, and get on the JR Narita Express.You use this reverse when you go to Haneda Airport from Narita Airport.
It takes about 1 hours and 40 minutes, and the fare is about 3600 yen.
How to access to “Narita Express” from Haneda Airport
From Haneda Airport, just like using the above Airport Amenity, you move underground, look for a Keikyu Corporation stand, and then buy a regular ticket at the ticket vending machine. The first ticket to purchase is to Shinagawa Station (410 yen).
Then, when you arrive at Shinagawa station, look for the JR bus stop, and buy a ticket for Narita Express. At that time, the price of the limited express seat will be charged in addition to the ticket price, so the total will be 3190 yen.
How to access to “Narita Express” from Narita Airport
From Narita Airport, you will go to a railway stand on the first basement floor, buy a ticket for the JR Narita Express, take a Keikyu Corporation at Shinagawa Station, and then go to Haneda Airport.
Benefits to travel between airports with Narita Express
The advantage of using Keikyu Corporation and Narita Express is that you can definitely sit on seat for about 1 hours from Shinagawa. It’s a reserved seat, so it’s easy to make it for 1 hours.And there is a lot of numbers.
It is a good choice when you want to move during the time when there is no airport pleasure special, as there are not many air port pleasures.
Demerits to travel between airports with Narita Express
On the other hand, the disadvantage is that the transfer is necessary and the price is high.It’s a train, so it’s very punctual, but it might be a bit annoying to be a bit more expensive than a limousine bus.And if you have a lot of baggage, it might be a little difficult to transfer at a Shinagawa station with many people.
Basic information and advantages / demerits to move Haneda and Narita with “Airport Narita”
Charges when using Airport Narita
Since March 2018, the limited express of JR East, which was known as the nickname of Airport Narita, has been discontinued, and now it is just a rapid train.
From Haneda Airport, Keikyu Corporation is used to Shinagawa Station as in the case of Narita Express.After that, you buy a ticket from Shinagawa Station to Narita Airport, and get on the regular Yokosuka Sōbu Line train. It takes about 2 hours, and the fare is about 1900 yen.
From Narita Airport, we run on the opposite side of the road.
Airport Narita ticket purchase place
As in the above 2, we use Keikyu Corporation, so we go to the basement first floor at Haneda airport, and go to Keikyu Corporation.After that, transfer at Shinagawa Station and take a rapid train bound for Narita Airport.
At Narita Airport, you go down to the first basement floor and proceed to the JR bus stop. You can buy a ticket to Shinagawa, and take Keikyu Corporation at Shinagawa station.
Benefits of moving between airports with Airport Narita
All of them are ordinary cars, so the price will be considerably cheaper.
Demerits of moving between airports with Airport Narita
However, it takes time, and there is a transfer, so I can’t recommend it very much. But it’s a regular train, so you don’t have to tie it up for time, so it’s a good option for those who want to move slowly.
Basic information and merit / disadvantage to move Haneda and Narita by taxi
Charges when using taxi
The last way to travel by taxi is different depending on the taxi company, but it costs about 30000 yen. And if you use the expressway, it will arrive in about 1 hours and 30 minutes.
At the taxi stand, Haneda Airport is located on both ends of the arrival lobby and on both ends.At Narita Airport, you will get out of the arrival lobby, and it’s near the center, and it’s a little bit closer to the south. I think it will be easy if you go out from the exit close to the center.
Benefits of moving between airports by taxi
It is very easy to move by taxi.
First, if you take a taxi, you can sleep for 1 hours and 30 minutes, and you will be guided to the entrance of the terminal at the airport. If you get to the driver and get out of the airport right away, you will be in front of the airport departure lobby. I think it’s the easiest way to do it.
There is always a taxi at all times in 2. You can get on a taxi at any time, but you can get on a taxi at any time.There is no such good means of transportation for life as a transit of life.
Demerits of moving between airportsby taxi
However, as long as you run on a road, there is a possibility of delay due to the congestion of the road, and the price is very high because it is a taxi. Even if you get on a car, it will be more expensive than other options.
And if you travel with your family, it will be difficult to put all your luggage on a taxi if you have a lot of luggage, so it will cost about 60000 yen for 2 cars. It is easy, but I think that traveling by taxi will be the last resort for many people.