Travelling to Shinjuku from Narita Airport or Haneda Airport – via TRAIN

How to Travel and Purchase Train Tickets from the Airport to Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

Train

Train is the most common way people arrive to Shinjuku. One of the major issues when riding to Shinjuku by train is that is very crowded and busy. Also carrying luggage is also a hassle as space is a premium and is very crowded on the train. This is the cheapest option using the train.

Keisei Limited Express From Narita International Airport to Shinjuku

Keisei Limited Express

Keisei Limited Express

Cost

Narita Airport to Nippori Station – ¥1,030

Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station – ¥200

Total Cost – ¥1,230

Time

Narita Airport to Nippori Station – 1 hour 15 minutes

Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station – 20 minutes

Total Time – 1 hour 35 minutes

Frequency

3 connections an hour

Where to buy tickets?

From train station or travel agent. Can also use Suica card or J-rail pass. Suica card can be purchased from the station. J-Rail pass can only be purchased from country of origin and cannot be bought in Japan. You do not need to pay for a ticket, just show you J-Rail pass after you have registered it. You can reserve your ticket at the ticket JR East Travel Service Center ticket office

JR Ticket Office to buy train tickets

JR Ticket Office to buy train tickets

JR Ticket Office to buy train tickets

JR Ticket Office to buy train tickets

Ticket Machine to buy SUICA IC card to catch the train

Ticket Machine to buy SUICA IC card to catch the train

Ticket Machine to buy SUICA - has several language options including english

Ticket Machine to buy SUICA – has several language options including english

 ticket JR East Travel Service Center ticket office - near train station to get your J-Rail pass and reservation tickets

Narita International Airport – JR East Travel Service Center ticket office – near train station to get your J-Rail pass and reservation tickets

To register your J-rail pass you need to get your passport ready

To register your J-rail pass you need to get your passport ready

Keisei Skyliner from Narita International Airport to Shinjuku 

This is the fastest way to get to Shinjuku in only 1 hour.

Keisei Skyliner at Narita Airport

Keisei Skyliner at Narita Airport

Keisei Skyliner has spacious seating

Keisei Skyliner has spacious seating

Cost

Narita Airport to Nippori Station – ¥2,470 (¥2,200 if reserved online or via travel agent)

Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station – ¥200

Total Cost – ¥2,670

Time

Narita Airport to Nippori Station – 40 minutes

Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station – 20 minutes

Total Time – 60 minutes

Frequency

2 connections an hour

Where to buy tickets?

From train station or travel agent. At the airport you can purchase at the Keisei Ticket booth in the Departure section in Narita Airport.

Keisei Ticket booth in the Departure section in Narita Airport

Keisei Ticket booth in the Departure section in Narita Airport for Keisei Express Skyliner

JR Narita Express from Narita International Airport to Shinjuku

This is the most expensive but direct goes directly to Shinjuku. It can be reserved online or via a travel agent to get a discount on the ticket prices. 

JR Narita Express

JR Narita Express

NEX Narita Express Seating

NEX Narita Express Seating

Cost

Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station – ¥3,200 (If reserved ticket ¥4,000 round trip. Must be used in 2 week for return)

Time

Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station – 90 minutes

Frequency

1-2 connections an hour

Where to buy tickets?

At the airport in the departure section NEX Ticket booth at Narita Airport or travel agent. Booking online can give you a bigger discount on the ticket. J-Rail pass can only be purchased from country of origin and cannot be bought in Japan. You can reserve your ticket at the ticket JR East Travel Service Center ticket office to get a seat on the JR Narita Express and also to get your J-Rail pass registered.

Ticket booth for JR Narita Express at Narita International Airport

Ticket booth for JR Narita Express at Narita International Airport

Keikyu Railways from Haneda Airport to Shinjuku

Keikyu Railways to Shinjuku

Keikyu Railways to Shinjuku

Cost

Haneda Airport to Shinagawa Station – ¥410 minutes

Shinagawa Station to Haneda Station – ¥200 minutes

Total Cost – ¥610

Time

Haneda Airport to Shinagawa Station – 20 minutes

Shinagawa Station to Haneda Station – 20 minutes

Total Time – 40 minutes

Frequency

Very frequent 4-5 times an hour

Where to buy tickets?

From train station or travel agent. Can also use Suica or PASMO card or J-rail pass. Suica card can be purchased from the station. J-Rail pass can only be purchased from country of origin and cannot be bought in Japan. You do not need to pay for a ticket, just show you J-Rail pass after you have registered it.

Haneda Airport - JR East Travel Service Center ticket office - near train station to get your J-Rail pass and reservation tickets

Haneda Airport – JR East Travel Service Center ticket office – near train station to get your J-Rail pass and/or reservation tickets

You can purchase a PASMO card to ride on the Tokyo Subway, Keikyu Railways and other train and bus services

You can purchase a PASMO card to ride on the Tokyo Subway, Keikyu Railways and other train and bus services

Keikyu Information to help you purchase tickets and route for your destination

Keikyu Information to help you purchase tickets and route for your destination

Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Shinjuku

Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail

Cost

Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station – ¥490

Hamamatsucho Station to Haneda Station – ¥200

Total Cost – ¥690

Time

Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station – 25 minutes

Hamamatsucho Station to Haneda Station – 20 minutes

Total Time – 45 minutes

Frequency

Very frequent 4-5 times an hour

Where to purchase your tickets?

You can purchase your tickets at the ticket office near the train station at Haneda Airport

Tokyo Monorail Ticket booth

Tokyo Monorail Ticket booth

Tokyo Monorail Ticket machine

Tokyo Monorail Ticket machine