How to get from Narita Airport to Ueno Station

How to get from Narita Airport to Ueno Station

Access Guide★
Narita Airport → Ueno station

How to get from Narita Airport(NRT) to Ueno Sta.

This article presents easy-to-understand for traveling from Narita Airport to Ueno Station!

You should be able to find the perfect way to get there!


First, let’s understand its position on the map!

Airport to Tokyo Map

Narita Airport to Tokyo Train Map how to get Ueno

Narita Airport is a bit distant from Tokyo, taking 1 to 2 hours by train or car.


It takes 1h~1h30min to Ueno.

Four-Ways of Access

▼ This is a characteristic of each mode of transportation.

Narita Airport to Tokyo Station Access Methods

Please choose transportation based on price and destination.

Access comparison

Here’s the summary of actual fares and travel times▼

Narita Airport (NRT) to Ueno Station Access comparison How to get

Next, access methods for each transportation.

How to get by Train

Narita airport to Ueno station How to get by Train

There are two train lines at the airport: the “Keisei Line” and the “JR Line.”

For Ueno, it is recommended to use the “SKYLINER” or “JR local train”. (The Keisei local line is a bit complicated transfer.)

Narita airport to Ueno station How to get by Train 2

How to buy a ticket

There is a station on the basement floor of Narita Airport, and the ticket counters and platforms are divided between JR and the Keisei Line.

Tickets can be purchased at one of the following:

  1. Express ticket vending machines
  2. Local line ticket vending machines
  3. Ticket counter

You can easily purchase tickets at the vending machines by selecting English, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese for display!


★Express ticket machines

Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machine

Source: JR EAST purchasing ticket★

You can also use credit cards in addition to cash.


★Local train ticket machines

At this ticket machine, you can also purchase transportation IC cards such as “Suica” and “Pasmo.”

There is a 500 yen charge for purchasing an IC card, but you can get a refund at the ticket counter after use.*Refund handling fee of 220 yen.

about japanise transportation ic cart

★Ticket Counter

If you’re unsure how to use the ticket vending machine, you can always go to the ticket counter!

Advance Reservation

Both Express train lines require seat reservations, so it’s advisable to book in advance!

You can purchase tickets from the vending machine on the day of travel, but please be aware that seats on the last train are often fully occupied!

※Both require free membership registration.

Narita Airport Station

Narita Airport has three terminals.

Before heading to Narita Airport, please check which terminal you will be using.

Narita Airport Station Map
source:Narita Airport
  • Terminal1…Skyteam, Star Alliance, Non-alliance, Oneworld
  • Terminal2…Skyteam, Star Alliance, Non-alliance, Oneworld
  • Terminal3mainly LCC *No station

If you’re using Terminal 3, you’ll need to move to Terminal 2.

You can walk from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2, but it’s about a 15-minute walk.


There is a free shuttle bus available, so I recommend using that!


If you want to keep costs down, it’s recommended to take a train!

How to get by Bus

Narita airport to Ueno station How to get by bus

There are no direct buses to Ueno.

If you want to go by bus, you will need to take a bus to Tokyo and transfer to a train.

It is recommended to use this bus to go to Tokyo ▼.

★Airport Bus TYO-NRT

Narita Airport ⇔ Tokyo Sta.
¥1,300 / Child ¥650
(From 11 PM to 5 AM, there is a late-night/early-morning surcharge of 2600 yen.)
about 70min.
7:30-23:20 (Operates 2 to 3 times per hour.)

How to buy a ticket

There is no advance booking for this bus.

You will pay the fare directly to the bus staff before taking the bus.

Payment can be made only in cash or using transportation IC cards.

Credit cards are not accepted.

Bus stop

This bus is currently only available for boarding from Terminal 3, No.5 bus stop.

If you arrive at Terminal 1 or 2, please use the shuttle bus.


★The bus drop-off point★

Tokyo station “Nihonbashi exit”.

Transfer to a train

Tokyo station Yaes exit.

When you arrive at Tokyo Station, please purchase a ticket and take a train.

To get to Ueno, it’s just 3stops on the JR Yamanote Line.


Traveling by bus might be a bit difficult!

How to get by Taxi

Narita airport to Ueno station How to get by taxi

There is 【fixed-rate taxi】 from NRT to each place of Tokyo. *Advance reservation required

Japan TAXI like that.

“NRT ⇔ Tokyo” has a fixed rate of ¥20,000, but you need to pay a highway toll in addition to the fixed-rate fare and pickup fee.

The highway toll is not fixed (the specific highway to be used has not been decided), and the actual toll is not known in advance.


It is estimated to be approximately between ¥25,000 and ¥30,000.

A taxi waiting at the airport (Local taxi) also cost about the same price or more.

Affordable Airport Shuttle Taxi!

If you need airport transportation, I recommend airport shuttles taxi.

Because they have a higher passenger capacity and are affordable!

Airport Shuttle TaxiTaxi

6 persons4 persons
/Per person.
/Per person.

And you can specify destination as you wish!


If you have a large group and want to travel comfortably, It’s recommended airport shuttle services!

Airport Shuttle Taxi ★BOOK


That’s how to get to from Narita Airport to Ueno.

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