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Haneda Airport to Tokyo: Easy & convenient ways to transfer


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Transportation from Haneda to central Tokyo has lots of options.

In fact, you just have to use your internet and Google Maps or HyperDia to board the correct train going to your destination or hotel.

Since Haneda Airport is closer to Tokyo, expect to be in the center in less than 20 minutes. This is why we always prefer flying into Haneda.

HEADS UP! Most international flights coming into Haneda airport arrive late at night. If your flight happens to be one of them, it’s important to pre-arrange a shared shuttle transfer which runs for 24 hrs. Otherwise, you’ll end up at the airport the entire night waiting for the first-morning train at 5:30 a.m.

But to give you an idea, here are some of the available options:

Option 1: Cheapest

Travel time: 30 minutes

Board the Keikyu-Kuko Line train from the international terminal towards Keisei-Takasago and ride until Shinagawa Station. From Shinagawa Station board the JR Yamanote Line to take you to your destination in Tokyo.

This option is the cheapest and only takes 30 minutes, but offer limited space for luggage.

Option 2: Easy and convenient

Travel time: 20 minutes

Just like with Narita, Haneda offers Airport Limousine Bus service to major stations like Shinjuku and even a direct stop at the hotels listed on their bus stops. It’s also much cheaper at ¥1,350 and takes half the time to get there.

Tickets can be purchased inside the Haneda International Terminal (your arrival terminal) near the bus stop. Just buy your ticket and hop aboard. For less hassle, you can also buy it online here.

Option 3: For JR Pass holders

Travel time: 31 minutes

All you need to do is use the Hyperdia website to get to your hotel accommodation in Tokyo.

On the “Route” settings, check the “Private Railway” because JR Pass now covers the Tokyo Monorail. (Don’t forget to uncheck it for your later trips!)

Arriving in Narita Airport instead? Here’s how to easily transfer from Narita Airport to central Tokyo.

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