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, and Ueno Park and Ueno Zoo are two other popular features of the area. To get from Narita to Ueno, we recommend the following options.
Pro tip: If you’re traveling with large bags, you can port them from the airport to your accommodation for an easier transfer.
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 train from Narita Airport (at either of the terminal stations). This will take you right to Keisei Ueno Station, a 5-10 minute walk from JR Ueno Station, in under 45 minutes for a fee of ¥2,470 yen one way. You can buy Keisei Skyliner tickets online in advance.
Cheapest way of getting from Narita to Ueno
If you have time and you’d like to save some yens, you can take the Keisei Main Line train instead. The Limited Express trains (departing from Track 2 and 3 at Narita Airport stations) will get you to Keisei Ueno Station in 80-90 minutes. To avoid a transfer at Nippori Station, 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 baggage and you don’t want to haul it through Ueno Station, a shared shuttle transfer from the airport straight to your accommodation, like this shared taxi service for about ¥6,180, is the higher cost but lowest stress option. Note: Ueno is in Taito-ku, the area you’ll see listed under drop-off points.
While we do our utmost to ensure it’s correct, information is subject to change. Post first published in December, 2016. Last updated January, 2019.
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