A quick guide to where, when and how long for domestic flights and train travel.
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Domestic flights from Tokyo (by JAL or ANA)
NARITA International Airport
Travelling to and from Tokyo
Narita Airport has two key rail connections operating between central Tokyo Station and the Narita Airport terminals. JR East’s Narita Express (N’EX) is the fastest option (60 min., ¥3,020). The Keisei Sky Liner is the best choice for travel to Nippori (36 min., ¥2,470).
Airport Limousine buses stop at most major hotels and certain landmarks on the way to central Tokyo (75 – 125 min., ¥3,100).
Taxis can be expensive depending on your destination. Travelling to central Tokyo costs approx. ¥15,000 to ¥24,000 by taxi.
A few domestic flights do leave from Narita, but most domestic flights leave from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (95min. from Narita by the Airport Limousine bus).
KANSAI international airport
Travelling to and from Osaka and Kyoto
The Haruka limited express service travels from Kansai Airport Station to Kyoto Station (75 – 95 min., ¥3,080), Shin-Osaka Station (50 -70min., ¥2,570) and Tennoji Station (32 – 50 min., ¥1,970).
The Kansai Airport Rapid travels to Osaka Station (65 min., ¥1,160). Nankai Electric Railway operates the fast Rapi:tα train (34min., ¥1,430) from Namba to Kansai Airport Station at 7am, 8am and 9am only on weekdays.
Buses travel to Osaka Station (60 min., ¥1,550); Kyoto Station (90 min., ¥2,550); Namba Station (50 min., ¥1,050).
¥18,000 to Shin-Osaka Station; ¥16,000 to Namba Station; ¥32,000 to Kyoto Station.