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Public Transportation from Haneda to Tokyo

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Public Transportation from Haneda to Tokyo

Haneda Airport serves as a major hub for international travel to Japan, but there are so many options out there for getting around once you land. We've put together our list of the best options to get you to Tokyo Station, from the cheapest routes to the most comfortable and convenient methods out there.

The Simplest, Most Convenient Route: Tokyo Monorail & JR Lines

The Simplest, Most Convenient Route: Tokyo Monorail & JR Lines

The simplest, easiest way to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station is to use the Tokyo Monorail. Domestic terminals 1 and 2 each have underground stations where you can board the monorail. There is also a station at the international terminal. The Tokyo Monorail only has a single line, which runs from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho, so it’s impossible to go wrong. There are three types of train: the Haneda Express, the rapid train and the local train.

The Haneda Express, which is the fastest, only stops at four stations: Monorail Hamamatsucho, Haneda Airport International Terminal, Haneda Airport Terminal 1 and Haneda Airport Terminal 2. From the Hamamatsucho Station Monorail, it takes 13 minutes, 17 minutes and 19 minutes respectively. To get to Tokyo Station, you need to change to the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin Tohoku Line. From Hamamatsucho Station, there's a ticket gate that allows you to transfer directly to JR lines, which is very convenient for saving time.

Tokyo Monorail + JR fare: Adult ¥650 (IC Card: ¥637)

The Cheapest Route to Tokyo Station: Keikyu Line to JR

The Cheapest Route to Tokyo Station: Keikyu Line to JR

There's one more railway route from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. The Keihin Electric Express Railway (Keikyu) + JR. You have to change trains at Shinagawa Station. From Shinagawa Station, you can use the JR Yamanote Line or the Keihin Tohoku Line, so it's almost the same timewise at about 30 minutes, but the fare is a little cheaper. Shinagawa Station has a ticket gate which you can use to transfer directly to JR lines.

If you're coming from a domestic flight, you can use the Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station, which is midway between Terminals 1 and 2. If you're coming from an international flight, you can use Haneda Airport International Terminal Station.

When using the Keikyu, please note that there are trains heading to Yokohama that stop on the same platform as the ones going to Shinagawa. Many trains display destinations before Shinagawa, and if it's your first time, you might get a little confused. At both Shinagawa and Kamata Stations, make doubly sure of the destination before you change trains.

Keikyu + JR fare: ¥572 (IC Card: ¥580)

Discount Tickets Connect Haneda Airport & Tokyo Station

Discount Tickets Connect Haneda Airport & Tokyo Station

Monorail “Hanewari” Roundtrip Ticket
A discount ticket that you can use for a roundtrip anywhere between Hamamatsucho Station Monorail and Haneda Airport International Terminal, Haneda Airport Terminal 1 or Haneda Airport Terminal 2. Adults get a discount of ¥180, children get a discount of ¥100. (This is not sold at Tokyo Monorail Stations)

Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket
From Haneda Airport International Terminal Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station or Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station through Hamamatsucho Station Monorail to any station on the JR Yamanote Line for only ¥500. Only sold on weekends, holidays and other select dates.

There are also bargain tickets available at Haneda Airport. But unlike with the Tokyo Monorail, these aren't specifically for the Tokyo Station roundtrip. Instead, they're for moving around Tokyo and are more aimed at long term residents. One such ticket is the Haneda Airport Roundtrip Ticket. For long term residents who are going on business trips, vacations or returning home, there is a discount ticket that starts from Haneda and allows you to visit anywhere on the Toei Subway Line. These are only sold for limited periods, such as during Golden Week, summer vacation or at the end of the year. Adults: ¥1,020, children ¥510.

Keikyu Haneda/Subway Common Pass

This ticket is for a one-way trip from Keikyu Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station / Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Sengakuji Station and allows unlimited use of the subway within Tokyo. Valid for one day. Adults: ¥1,310, Children ¥660.

Haneda Keikyu Ticket

This is a ticket set that connects airports in Japan to nearby cities, including from Keikyu Shinagawa (Sengakuji) and Yokohama Station to Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station and Haneda Airport International Terminal Station. It can be used for one round-trip or two one-way trips. It's valid for 10 days.

Avoid Transfers! Use the Comfortable Limousine Bus

Avoid Transfers! Use the Comfortable Limousine Bus

If you go by railway, you have to change trains at least once. But if you go to Tokyo Station via bus, then it's easy, because there are no transfers. The fare is a little high when compared with the trains, but I really recommend this if you have bulky luggage. If you take the limousine bus, you are guaranteed a comfortable seat. There are chargers on every seat, and in some buses, you can also use Wi-Fi.

Buses from Haneda Airport arrive at Tokyo Station's Yaesu South Exit. They take about 40 minutes. At Haneda Airport, the Limousine Bus stops at Bus Stop No. 1 at Terminal 1, Bus Stop No. 4 at Terminal 2 and at International Terminal 1. It's operated by Friendly Airport Limousine.

Haneda Airport - Tokyo Station: Adults ¥930.

Use Fixed Rate Taxis for Peace of Mind

Use Fixed Rate Taxis for Peace of Mind

For when you have a lot of luggage or would like to go somewhere with pinpoint accuracy, you can use a convenient taxi, though the price is very high. If you've decided to use a taxi, we recommend Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association's Haneda Airport - Tokyo Fixed Rate Taxi. The fee is determined beforehand, so even if the roads are congested, you don't need to worry. They are available at both the domestic and international terminals, and you don't need a reservation.

Also, the Haneda Airport Domestic / International Terminal access search tool HND Route Master has started a service for searching for fixed rate taxis from Haneda Airport. When moving by taxi, you can use it to look up the estimated arrival time and fare.

Fixed rate fare (Haneda Airport - Chiyoda District) = ¥5,600 (Toll roads separate)