Getting From Narita to Shibuya

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Shibuya Crossing, where you’ll be soon. | Photo by Candida.Performa used under CC

This central hub is the hopping-off point for many travelers to Tokyo, as it’s the gateway to heaps of accommodation and shopping options. To get from Narita to Shibuya, your best bet is to pick one of the rail options below. We’ve categorized them so that you can choose according to your yen, time and energy budget.

The 3 best ways to get from Narita to Shibuya

Fastest: Take the Keisei Skyliner from Narita Airport (Terminal 1 or Terminal 2|3 Station) to Nippori Station and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line there. You’ll see Shibuya clearly marked on the boards. The trip takes 63 minutes and will set you back 2,670 yen (slightly discounted if you use a Pasmo or Suica card).

Cheapest: You’re looking at the same route, but on a regular Keisei train instead of the fancy liner. It costs just 1,230 yen (roughly the same as taking a shuttle and then transferring to a train at Tokyo Station), but takes just under two hours—and you may face crowds of daily commuters.

Easiest: If you’ve got a few coins to spare, get yourself a ticket on the Narita Express – N’EX. These comfortable, quiet trains take you directly from Narita to Shibuya in about an hour and a half, at a cost of 3,190 yen (or 4,000 yen for a round trip). Check the timetable to see which N’EX trains go to Shibuya—some don’t go through this station.


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Going somewhere else or want more details on this route? Read our mega guide on the cheapest ways of getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo. This list of 10 free things to do in Shibuya makes for good reading material, too.


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