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I have an Air Asia flight into Haneda, Tokyo's smaller airport. I then need to get to Narita. What public transport options do I have?

(Assume during the day, as I'll likely nap in the airport until services start running in the morning)

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Actually, Haneda is much bigger than Narita (4th in the world, while Narita is 38th). ;) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… –  fkraiem Jun 21 at 19:42

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You can take the airport shuttle (Airport Limousine Bus) direct from Haneda (International Terminal) to Narita (Terminal 1 then Terminal 2) for 3,100 JPY. It comes fairly regularly (roughly hourly) and takes around 95 minutes. The earliest departure is 06:25.

Alternatively you can take the train. The best route depends on time of arrival, but your main options will be:

Route A

  • Haneda -> Shinagawa (Keikyu Main/Airport Line Rapid Ltd. Exp., 13 mins)
  • Shinagawa -> Narita (Narita Express, 68 mins)

Total route cost: 3,600 JPY.

Route B

  • Haneda (through Sengakuji, Oshiage and Aoto) -> Narita (it's one physical line but changes name across the journey, starting out as the Keikyu Main/Airport Line and changing to Toei Asakusa Line, then Keisei Oshiage Line and finally Keisei Narita Sky Access, 94 minutes)

Total route cost: 1,760 JPY

If you want specific timings to plan your train journey and see which of the routes is better for you, check out the always-useful Hyperdia website.

Having taken the bus I strongly recommend it - very comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned. What's more, you can see some incredible urban views on the elevated express ways and drops you right at departures at Narita.

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The bus is by far the best option for this, especially if you've got bags. However, there are occasional direct trains from Haneda to Narita; cheaper than the bus, and no transfers needed, but slower and less comfortable. –  jpatokal Jun 21 at 4:32
    
Agreed. That's the 'Route B' I mention - no changes and direct. –  codinghands Jun 21 at 4:41
    
Note that if you are connecting to a flight (which is still very normal) on the same ticket that leaves from the other airport your airline will go to a reasonable effort to inform you of how to catch the bus and the flight times will be generally coordinated with the bus time. –  zxq9 Jun 21 at 11:57

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