Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s older districts. It’s characterized by narrow alleyways packed with noodle shops, shopping streets, and a grand temple — Sensōji — all of which are flanked by modern department stores. The richly cultured area is a must-visit for anyone coming to Tokyo, and is also an accommodation hub. If you’re looking to get from Narita to Asakusa, these are your top transport options.
Quick comparison of transport options from Narita Airport to Ueno
Narita Airport is about 62km from Asakusa Station. Here’s how to cover the distance.
|Train – Keisei Skyliner||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||¥2,750||1 hr||Ginza Line Aat Ueno||Book here|
|Train – Keisei Sky Access||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||¥1,170||1 hr 23 min||No||Not available|
|Train – Narita Express||★★★★★||★★★★☆||¥3,250||90 minutes||Ginza Line at Tokyo||Not available|
|Bus – Limousine bus||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||¥3,200||approx 90 min (depends on traffic)||Ginza Line at Tokyo||Book here|
|Taxi – pre-booked||★★★★★||★★★★★||¥18,000 (per car)||approx 90 min (depends on traffic)||No||Book here|
Keisei Skyliner: Fastest (and generally easiest) option
Our recommendation is to hop onto the Keisei Skyaccess train (not the more expensive Skyliner) from either of the terminal stations at Narita Airport, and cruise right over to Asakusa Station. The trip takes under an hour and costs just ¥1,310 — and no transfers are required.
Pro tip: Asakusa Station is served by four train lines: the Toei Asakusa Subway Line, the Tobu Skytree Line, the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and the Tsukuba Express Line — but not the JR train lines. The Keisei Access Express train (sometimes referred to as the Asakusa Access Express) merges to become part of the Toei Asakusa Subway Line.
Pro tip: Keen to get straight from Narita to Sensōji Temple, arguably Asakusa’s biggest drawcard? The temple is at most a few minutes’ walk from Asakusa Station.
Keisei Main Line: The cheapest option
If you’re set on saving about ¥200, there is a slightly cheaper option than the Keisei Access Express mentioned above.
You can take the Keisei Main Line train to Aoto Station, then transfer to the Keisei Oshiage Line for a 12-minute ride over to Asakusa Station. You’re looking at around 80-90 minutes of total travel time. Our advice? Go for the Keisei Access Express train instead — it’s much easier.
Pro tip: Read our guide to taking the Keisei Line from Narita.
Pre-booked taxi: Most convenient option if you have lots of luggage
If you’ve got heavy bags and you don’t want to haul them through Asakusa Station, then an airport shuttle like this taxi service for about ¥18,402 is the higher cost but lowest stress option.
Note: Asakusa is in an area called Taito-ku, which is in the Tokyo 23 ward area you’ll see on the drop-off list.
Alternative: Airport limousine bus to Asakusa
You can also take an airport limousine bus from Narita to Asakusa for about ¥3,100. These buses run to the Asakusa View Hotel, from where you can walk or take a taxi to your accommodation, if you are staying somewhere else, like the Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International. The trip from Narita to Asakusa View Hotel takes about two hours.
Looking for other transfer options or more details? Head over to our mega guide on getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo. You might also want to see what there is to do in Asakusa for free or for cheap.
Looking for the best way to get from Asakusa to Narita Airport? Your options are virtually identical — simply reverse the route.
While we do our best to ensure it’s correct, information is subject to change. Post first published in December, 2016. Last updated in May, 2022 by Heidi Sarol.