Getting around

*This article below is written as at 2013 and is only intended as a basic guide to relevant information. J-style makes no representations as to the suitability of the information.

A quick guide to where, when and how long for domestic flights and train travel.

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* Japan’s Major International Airports *

NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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).

Travelling to and from Tokyo

Trains

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., ¥2,940). The Keisei Sky Liner is the best choice for travel to
Nippori (36 min., ¥2,400).

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Buses

Airport Limousine buses stop at most major hotels and certain landmarks on the way to central Tokyo (75 – 155 min., ¥3,000).

Taxis

Taxis can be expensive depending on your destination. Central Tokyo costs approx.
¥15,000 to ¥24,000 by taxi.

KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Travelling to and from Osaka and Kyoto

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Trains

The Haruka limited express service travels from Kansai Airport Station to Kyoto Station

(75 – 95 min., ¥3,280), Shin-Osaka Station (50 -70min., ¥2,770) and Tennoji Station (32 – 50 min., ¥2,170) .

The Kansai Airport Rapid travels to Osaka Station (65 min., ¥1,160).

Nankai Electric Railway operates the fast Rapi:tα train (34min., ¥1,390) from Namba to Kansai Airport Station at 7am, 8am and 9am only on weekdays.

Buses

Buses travel to Osaka Station (60 min., ¥1,500);
Kyoto Station (90 min., ¥2,500); Namba Station (50 min., ¥1,000).

Taxis

¥18,000 to Shin-Osaka Station; ¥16,000 to Namba Station; ¥32,000 to Kyoto Station.