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getting from and to narita: jr sobu line rapid train "airport narita"

Getting from and to Narita: JR Sobu Line Rapid Train "Airport Narita"

Please note that this was posted in 2011 and is long outdated. It was posted during the Tohoku Earthquake and the Narita Express is running at full service again! This post has been retained for reference sake only!

Transportation around Tokyo is currently running a reduced service. At the time of writing the Narita Express is currently suspended. Here is more information on the alternative, operational, JR Sobu Line Rapid Train "Airport Narita" (JR総武線快速 エアポート成田) route that runs between Narita Airport and Tokyo station.

Please note that this information is a guide and may change at any time. If you are running to a schedule, please allow extra time to reach your destination as all routes are likely to be congested.

JR Sobu line Airport Narita

JR Soubu sen Kaisoku Airport Narita (JR 総武線快速 エアポート成田)

Duration: about 1.5 hours


  • Tokyo 東京
  • Shin Nihonbashi 新日本橋
  • Bakuro cho 馬喰町
  • Kinshi cho 錦糸町
  • Shin Koiwa 新小岩
  • Ichikawa 市川
  • Funabashi 船橋
  • Tsudanuma 津田沼
  • Inage 稲毛
  • Chiba 千葉
  • Higashi Chiba (Chiba East) 東千葉
  • Tsuga 都賀
  • Yotsukaido 四街道
  • Monoi 物井
  • Sakura 佐倉
  • Shisui 酒々井
  • Narita 成田
  • Kuukou Dai ni biru (Airport No.2 Building) 空港第二ビル
  • Narita airport 成田空港

[All stops are from this timetable] (

How to use the JR Sobu line Airport Narita

If you are Japan Rail Pass holder, you can use it to take this train. The "Airport Narita" is categorized as a normal JR rapid express and you do not need to book seats in advance.
If you are not Japan Rail Pass holder or if your Pass has expired, buy ticket from ticket office. The fee is 1280 yen.

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