Haneda Airport to Tokyo: Best ways to travel

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Haneda Airport – at one time known as Tokyo International Airport – is an important hub for international travelers. If you’re flying into Japan or flying into Tokyo from another part of Japan, chances are Haneda may be on your itinerary.

How far is it from the airport to your preferred destination? How much does a taxi cost? How do you navigate the commuter train system? If you’re wondering how to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station or other nearby areas, check out this handy Haneda Airport travel guide.

Taking the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda

Tokyo Monorail train

The Tokyo Monorail was built for the 1964 Olympics and it’s been revamped several times since then.

The Monorail stops at each of the airport’s three terminals, and you can ride it to the JR Yamanote Line for as little as 490 yen – less than $5.00 U.S. The Monorail is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, so you can ride it for free with it!

Using the JR Pass from Haneda Airport

Many transportation options employ JR trains, and your Japan Rail pass can help you travel easily and inexpensively. You can activate your pass at the airport, at the JR EAST Travel Service Center in the International Terminal. The office is located right by the Tokyo Monorail gates and it is open from 6:45 pm to 8pm, every day of the year,

Location of the JR East office in Haneda Airport, International Terminal

Consider, however, when you will next be using your pass. If you plan on traveling by train the same or next day, activate your pass. However, if you will not be employing the trains until later in your trip, it could be advisable to wait and activate your pass at a later date. In this case, you can purchase a single-ride ticket for the Monorail to access your accommodations.

The Keikyu Line

The Keikyu Line departs in two directions from Haneda. Most trains travel northeast to Shinagawa Station, a 13-minute trip. Shinagawa is located on the JR Yamanote Line, providing easy access to Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Shibuya Stations. The trip costs 410 yen, or just under $4.00 U.S.

A few Keikyu Line trains head to Yokohama in the southwest. This trip takes 20 to 25 minutes and costs 450 yen, or just over $4.00 U.S.

Limousine bus from Haneda Airport

The limousine bus is a coach bus that travels to major hotels and train stations. One advantage of the limousine bus is the ample space for luggage storage.

Adult fares for a limousine bus to Tokyo Station generally range from 720 to 1,200 yen – about $6.00 to $11.00 U.S. – and children travel with half-price fares. Travel time of course depends on the traffic, but you should consider at least 25 minutes to the Tokyo Station area.

Travel by taxi

Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal. These, however, are a more expensive mode of transportation. Shared shuttles are somewhat cheaper at a price of around 5,000 yen, or just over $45.00 U.S. As with limousine buses, it is advisable to check the traffic with travel apps like Google Maps.

Late night transportation

Red-eye flights may leave you looking for transportation late night. Taxis remain available after midnight, as do a few buses. Expect more expensive fares for inconvenient hours; bus fares may be double their daytime price.

Haneda to Tokyo Station

Platforms of the Yamanote line at Tokyo Station

You have several options available when traveling from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. If you wish to use your JR Pass, you can take the Tokyo Monorail from the airport to Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes). From there, take the JR Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku Lines to Tokyo Station (10 minutes).

Alternatively, as mentioned above, you can take the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Shinagawa Station. From there you can take the JR Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku Lines to Tokyo Station.

Haneda to Shinjuku

Getting to Shinjuku Station is similar to getting to Tokyo Station. One option is taking the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes). From there, you can take the JR Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station (35 minutes).

Another option is taking the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Shinagawa Station. From there, take the Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station.

Haneda to Shibuya

You can also use the Tokyo Monorail to travel to Shibuya Station. Take the Monorail to Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes), then take the Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station (20 minutes).

Alternatively, you can take the Keikyu Airport Line from Haneda to Shinagawa Station. From there, you can use the Yamanote Line to reach Shibuya.

Haneda to Tokyo Disneyland

Headed to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort? In one hour, you can reach your destination using the JR Pass. First, take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes). From there, take the Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station and transfer to the JR Keiyo or JR Musashino Line to Maihama Station (15 minutes). Maihama Station is located adjacent to the resort welcome center so you can just walk to Disneyland!

If you’re in a hurry, you can take the Monorail to Tennozu Isle Station, and transfer to the Rinkai Line. At the Shin-Kiba Station, transfer to the JR Keiyo or Musashino Lines to Maihama Station. This method will save you 15 minutes of time, but it is not fully covered by the JR Pass.

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