I am planning to travel to Osaka for a few days in Sept 2012. My flight will be arrived on Narita (Tokyo) Airport and I would like to take the JR (by hikari or kodama trains). Would like to ask the following questions:
- How can I get to Osaka (Shin-Osaka) from the Narita airport?
- How much will be the cheapest round trip JR ticket (by Hikari or Kodama trains) in Sept 2012 i.e. from Narita airport to Osaka and from Osaka to Narita airport as I need to go back to the Narita airport to take a flight?
- I tried to check the ticket fares online through http://www.jreast.co.jp. and the following information comes up. It said the total amount is 13,750 yen fone one way. And the total is included Basic fare: 8,510 yen + Express charge (regular season): 5,240 yen. What is meaning of basic fare and express charge? If I just need the non reserved seat (in September - low season), does it mean I only need to pay the basic fares, which is 8,510 yen?
The search result below indicates the total amount for basic fares and limited-express charges (one way).
Line Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari and Kodama trains)
Travel Segment Tokyo~Shin-Osaka
Operating range 552.6 km
Total amount 13,750 yen (for adult passengers)
[Basic fare: 8,510 yen + Express charge (during regular season periods): 5,240 yen ]