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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does the Japan Rail Pass cover Narita Express (N'EX)?

Yes, the Narita Express (N'EX) is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, which means all JR holders can ride the train for free.

This is a great advantage, considering that a return Narita ticket would cost you between 3,000¥ and 5,000¥, depending on your destination.

Once at the airport, look for the nearest JR Ticket Counter and exchange your JR voucher (Exchange Order) for the actual Japan Rail Pass. Once you have the pass, make sure to book your seats on the Narita Express, as this train is reservation only.

Narita offers spacious seating areas, perfect for long-distance arrivals. Read more about the Narita Express in our in-depth article.

How to make a reservation on Narita Express (N'EX)?

Making a Narita Express (N'EX) reservation before boarding is obligatory. Passengers with no train reservation will not be allowed to board.

Japan Rail Pass holders can easily make their seat reservation at any of the JR ticket offices, located on all major transportation stations and at Narita Airport. Furthermore, you may book your seat at any of the Travel Service Centers.

All you need to do is go to any of those offices with your passport (stamped with a Tourist Visa) and your Japan Rail Pass. You will be asked to indicate the time you wish to travel and your final destination. The kind Japanese staff will take care of the rest.