Getting from Narita to Ueno

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Ueno is famous for its park and zoo (think pandas). | Photo by Rog01 used under CC

Ueno is a major hub that’s chock full of museums, green spots and temples. It’s in this district that you’ll find the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art, among other educational attractions. Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo are two other popular features of the area. To get from Narita to Ueno, we recommend the following options.

The best ways to get from Narita to Ueno

Fastest (and easiest): By far the quickest and simplest option is to board the Keisei Skyliner from Narita Airport (at either of the terminal stations). This train will take you right to Ueno Station in just 41 minutes for a fee of ¥2,470 yen one way. You can buy discounted Keisei Skyliner tickets online in advance. You might want to get a Tokyo Subway Pass later, too.

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Cheapest: If you’d like to save some yens, you can take the Keisei Main Line instead. The Limited Express trains (departing from Track 2 and 3 at Narita Airport stations) will get you to Keisei Ueno Station, a 5-10 minute walk from JR Ueno Station, in 90 minutes. To avoid a transfer at Nippori, make sure the train you board terminates at Keisei-Ueno. You’re looking at a total travel cost of just ¥1,030.

Easiest with luggage: If you’ve got heavy luggage and you don’t want to haul it through Ueno Station and into a taxi, a shared taxi transfer for the airport straight to your hotel like this shared taxi service for about ¥5,600 is the higher cost but lowest stress option.

Going somewhere else or want more details on the various routes from Narita to Tokyo? Check out our handy guide.

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