Touching down at Haneda Airport at some absurd hour? Stressing about how you’re going to get into the city once you clear customs? No need to worry — you have a few choices for Haneda to Tokyo late-night transfers. Here’s what they are.
Late-night transfer options from Haneda Airport to Tokyo
|Transport||Last service||Cost||Notes||Booking Links|
|Train – Tokyo Monorail||11:44 p.m.||¥500 (to Hamamatsuchō Station)||May arrive too late to make transfers|
|Train – Keikyū Line||11:48 p.m.||¥300 (to Shinagawa Station)||May arrive too late to make transfers|
|Limousine Bus||11:40pm||¥1,300+||Last departure might be earlier depending on destination||Book with: Klook|
|Midnight/Early Morning Limousine Bus||2:10 a.m.||¥2,600+||Last departure and cost vary depending on final destination|
|Pre-booked Taxi||NA||From ¥9,500 per vehicle||Easiest & most convenient, especially for groups||Book with: Klook | Viator|
|Taxi||NA||¥8,000+||From Haneda to Shinagawa Station (11 km)|
Getting in well before midnight or wanting more information on airport transfers? Check out our general guide to the cheapest transport options from Haneda to Tokyo.
Haneda is served by two train lines — the Tokyo Monorail and the Keikyū Line. However, if you arrive late at night, neither will be of much use to you. Despite its reputation as a futuristic, always-on city, Tokyo shuts its railways down between roughly midnight and 5 a.m. every day (except New Year’s Eve). The last monorail leaves Haneda Airport Terminal 3 (where most international flights touch down) at 11:44 p.m., getting you to Hamamatsuchō Station 19 minutes later. Unless you’re staying in the area, that won’t be much use to you; most people transfer to the JR Line there (but that also stops running around that time — so be careful).
The final Keikyū train for the day heads out of Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station at 11:48 p.m. and gets you to Shinagawa, arriving about 20 minutes later. Again, unless you’re staying in the area, you might have to use a taxi to get the rest of the way to your accommodation. If you’re flying in late, relying on a bus or taxi is a safer bet.
Unlike Narita Airport, Haneda has a few late-night bus options for passengers. The last regular Airport Limousine Bus (which is actually nowhere near as fancy as it sounds) leaves from the terminal anytime from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (depending on the destination). This will get you to central Tokyo in about 35 to 90 minutes and cost around ¥1,300. You can book Limousine Bus tickets online to save yourself some time at the airport.
There is also a special after service that runs between midnight and 2:20 a.m., depending on your destination. There fares for tickets cost ¥2,600. The timetable can be found here.
NOTE: As of the July 2023 update, the midnight/early morning service is still suspended due to COVID-19(!). For future updates, check the website here.
Outside the airport you’ll find a long line of black, green, and yellow taxi cabs waiting to ferry you to your accommodation. And if you haven’t pre-booked a taxi, you’ll have to join the human queue. If your flight was full, or several flights landed around the same time, you may end up waiting 30 minutes or more in line. But once it’s your turn you’re good to go. Japanese taxis are generally very trustworthy and professional, but their rates tend to be rather high, except for short trips. And of course, there is an additional 20% surcharge from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A cheaper option (with potentially less wait time) is to take advantage of a shared pre-booked taxi — fares start from as low as ¥5,651 and the vehicles run to central Tokyo. There are no extra charges for late-night or dawn transfers, and the driver will meet you with one of those name-boards that make people look important. Importantly, for peace-of-mind you can book these services online in advance with Klook and also Viator.
Other Haneda to Tokyo late-night transfer options
If you’re rolling in at pumpkin hour and aren’t keen on schlepping to your accommodation in the dark, you could always book into one of the nearby hotels. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the airport — you can catch some shuteye at First Cabin Haneda (a slightly roomier version of a capsule hotel) in Terminal 1, and make your way into the city in the morning. For ideas of what to do in and around Haneda Airport, check out this layover guide (it has some useful information even if you aren’t transiting).
While we do our best to ensure it’s correct, information is subject to change. Last updated in July 2023 by Maria Danuco.