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Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

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Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

Will arrive Narita airport around 1530 on April 12. Staying at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. What would you suggest as the most economical way ( time and money wise) to get to the hotel, take the Narita limobus or Narita Express to the Shinagawa train station and then the hotel shuttle to the hotel. Have heard that traffic may cause bus to take over 2 hours.

Also can you purchase the tickets for either the bus or train over the internet and if so what are the internet addresses?

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1. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

There is no need for reserving the bus or train (they are scheduled to meet the demands). Technically, you cannot reserve them outside Japan through internet.

The recommended way is to take the JR N'EX to Shinagawa and then perhaps the hotel shuttle. The limousine bus is okay if you don't mind taking time and if the schedule meets your demand.

You can check the schedules from the Narita Airport website.

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2. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

I prefer the NEX because I get so annoyed if the bus gets stuck in traffic. But some people like the limobus better since they don't have to drag their luggage to/from train stations. NRT to Shinagawa is ~45 miles and the bus usually takes just about 2 hours. The NEX takes 70 minutes. If you take the NEX, don't forget to buy the Suica/NEX package. You get a 1,500 yen discount:


NEX schedule:


Limobus schedule:


The hotel shuttle runs every 30 minutes. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station:


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3. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

Thank you both for the information. We are well traveled so wheeling a bag thru the airport and train stations is no big problem, I guess the train will be the fastest way to get to the hotel

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4. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

At that time of day the bus will most certainly take a long amount of time, something akin to 2 hours is not unreasonable to expect. Be advised that the 5-7 minute walk is up a slight hill. See: http://g.co/maps/hbzra

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5. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

The 5-minute walk is indeed slightly uphill but it's not bad provided that the weather is good. If you are mobile and you can handle your luggage, then I think you will be ok.

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6. Re: Narita limobus or Narita Express to Tokyo hotel

We actually prefered the Limousine bus, it's a door to door service and it's located right outside arrivals, you get your ticket at the limousine desk just before the outside doors and you're told the number of the bus stop you should get. aAter a long haul flight we just wanted an easy stress free way to get to our hotel and this was it.

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