Domestic flights function as the main airport, and many international flights also operate at Tokyo International Airport (commonly known as Haneda Airport | HND). There are many means of transportation from the airport to various places in Tokyo, so many tourists may be wondering which means of transportation to use, right?

In this article, we introduce transportation methods from Haneda Airport to downtown Tokyo. In addition, we also provide a comparison of travel times and fares to popular tourist areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Asakusa.

※The information featured in this article is as of January 2024. Please check the official websites for the most recent information.
※The travel times for each transportation method are approximate times from Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station (Keikyu Electric Railway), Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station (Tokyo Monorail), or the bus stop at Haneda Airport Terminal 3 to the destination. The actual times may vary depending on the train or flight used.

There are mainly three types of transportation from Haneda Airport to downtown Tokyo

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Haneda Airport, located in Ota Ward, Tokyo, is an international airport situated just 15km from the city center. It offers easy access to the city center, with major stations such as Tokyo Station and tourist areas accessible within 30 minutes to an hour.

The main modes of transportation from Haneda Airport to Tokyo city include trains (Keikyu Corporation, Tokyo Monorail) and airport buses. The stopping stations vary depending on the railway company, so it is recommended to choose according to your destination or accommodation. On the other hand, the advantage of airport buses is that they save the trouble of changing trains while carrying luggage and can go directly to various railway stations and hotels in the city.

1. Travel time & fare for Keikyu Corporation (Airport Rapid Express, Rapid Express, Express etc.)

Departure and Arrival Stations at Haneda Airport: Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & 2 Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station

The 'Keikyu Corporation (abbreviated as: Keikyu)', which connects Haneda Airport and the city center, goes directly to Shinagawa Station where several JR lines and Shinkansen also enter, making it a convenient railway line for going to Shinjuku Station and Shibuya Station. Some trains also operate direct services between multiple railway companies, stopping at stations such as Toei Subway's Higashi-Ginza Station, Asakusa Station, and Oshiage Station.

There are five types of trains, including the "Airport Rapid Express," "Rapid Express," and "Express," each with different stops and travel times. The "Airport Rapid Express," which operates every 40 minutes, connects Haneda Airport to Shinagawa Station in as little as 14 minutes. The "Rapid Express" and "Express," which alternate every 10 minutes, also arrive at Shinagawa Station in about 20 minutes.

The fare is set uniformly regardless of the type of train, so use the train that gets you to your destination the fastest.

Example of stops in TokyoShinagawa Station 
Higashi Ginza Station 
Asakusa Station

Travel Time & Standard Fare

About 14 minutes (*1) | 330 yen
About 27 minutes (*2) | 590 yen
About 36 minutes (*2) | 650 yen

*1: Travel time when using the "Airport Rapid Express"
*2: Travel time when using the Toei Subway Direct Operation Train

2. Travel Time & Fare of Tokyo Monorail

Stations within Haneda Airport: Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station

The Tokyo Monorail is an elevated railway (straddle-beam monorail) that operates three types of trains: "Airport Rapid", "Section Rapid", and "Local". The "Airport Rapid", which operates at intervals of about 10 minutes during the day, connects Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station to Monorail Hamamatsucho Station non-stop in as fast as 18 minutes. As it runs along Tokyo Bay, you can enjoy the feeling of a skywalk while looking at the scenery of the bay area.

The vehicle is equipped with ample suitcase storage, and the LCD display provides station and transfer information in four languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

If you are heading towards Tokyo Station or Ueno Station, it is convenient to transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line at the terminal station, Monorail Hamamatsucho Station. If you are sightseeing in the Odaiba area, transfer to the Tokyo Waterfront Rapid Transit at Tennozu Isle Station.

Example of stations in TokyoTennozu Isle Station
Monorail Hamamatsucho Station
Shortest travel time & standard fare (adult ticket fare) (*3)
About 19 minutes (*4) | 500 yen
About 18 minutes (*5) | 500 yen

*3: Travel time from Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station
*4: Travel time when using the 'Normal' service
*5: Travel time when using the 'Airport Express' service

3. Travel time & fare for airport buses (such as Limousine buses)

Bus Stop at Haneda Airport: Each Terminal's Bus Stop

The airport bus connects Haneda Airport with major tourist areas. It departs in the order of Terminal 3, Terminal 2, and Terminal 1, stopping at each stop to Tokyo Station, Shibuya area and Shinjuku area (Shinjuku Station, Busta Shinjuku, Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, etc.) in about 60 minutes.

Although it takes a little longer than the train, the advantage is that you can move stress-free without having to change trains with luggage, avoiding crowded trains and bad weather. Tickets can be purchased at the bus ticket counter or ticket vending machine, and some buses can be reserved online.

Example of destinations in TokyoTokyo Station
Shinjuku Area
Shibuya Area
Asakusa Area
Bus Stop
Yaesu North Exit (Steel Building)
Shinjuku Station West Exit (in front of Keio Department Store),
Busta Shinjuku,
Shinjuku Washington Hotel,
1-20-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Tokyu Kabukicho Tower) etc.
Shibuya Station (Shibuya Fukuras),
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel,
Shibuya Mark City (Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu)
Asakusa View Hotel
Travel Time & General Fare

About 55 minutes|1,000 yen

About 60 minutes to Shinjuku Station|1,400 yen

※Night flights are 2,800 yen

About 60 minutes to Shibuya Station|1,100 yen

About 80 minutes|1,100 yen
Example of bus companies
Limousine Bus, Keikyu Bus
Limousine Bus, Tokyu Bus
Limousine Bus, Tokyu Transse, Keikyu Bus
Limousine Bus

※The bus routes vary depending on the bus company

Official Website:

How to get from Haneda Airport to Shinjuku Area

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Keikyu (Airport Rapid) & JR Yamanote Line

Airport Bus
(Limousine Bus, Tokyu Bus)

Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

Shinagawa Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line

JR Shinjuku Station

Between Haneda Airport Terminals (3rd, 2nd, 1st)

Shinjuku Station West Exit, Busta Shinjuku, and other hotels around Shinjuku Station

Travel Time & Standard Fare

About 33 minutes | 540 yen

About 60 minutes to Shinjuku Station West Exit | 1,400 yen
※Nighttime fare is 2,800 yen

About 65 minutes to Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, 1-20-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | 1,300 yen

If you want to get from Haneda Airport to the Shinjuku area in the shortest time, it is efficient to use the Keikyu Electric Railway.

On the other hand, if you use the airport bus, you can choose from many drop-off locations such as Shinjuku Station West Exit, Busta Shinjuku, Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, and major surrounding hotels (Keio Plaza Hotel, Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku). There are many services per day and they run at relatively short intervals, so you don't have to wait, which is also attractive.

However, please be careful not to get on the wrong bus as the bus to Tokyu Kabukicho Tower does not stop at places like Shinjuku Station.

There are other tourist attractions in Tokyo and Shinjuku!

How to get from Haneda Airport to the Shibuya area

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Keikyu (Airport Rapid Express) & JR Yamanote Line

Airport Bus
(Limousine Bus, Tokyu Transse, Keihin Express Bus)

Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

Shinagawa Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line

JR Shibuya Station

Between Haneda Airport Terminals (3rd, 2nd, 1st)

Shibuya Station (Shibuya Fukuras), Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, Shibuya Mark City (Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu)

Travel Time & General Fare
About 26 minutes | 510 yen
About 60 minutes to Shibuya Station | 1,100 yen

If you want to get to Shibuya as quickly as possible, we recommend using the JR Yamanote Line from Shinagawa Station via the Keikyu Electric Railway.

The airport bus to the Shibuya area operates at intervals of about one hour, so there may be waiting time depending on the departure time. However, it can avoid the congestion and stairs at the station, and it can go directly to several hotels around Shibuya Station, so if you prioritize convenience to the hotel, we recommend using the airport bus.

There are other tourist attractions in Tokyo and Shibuya!

How to get from Haneda Airport to the Ikebukuro area


Keikyu (Airport Express) & JR Yamanote Line
Tokyo Monorail (Airport Express) & JR Yamanote Line
Limousine Bus
Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

Shinagawa Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line

JR Ikebukuro Station

Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station

Monorail Hamamatsucho Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line

JR Ikebukuro Station

Between Haneda Airport Terminals (Terminal 3, Terminal 2, Terminal 1)

Ikebukuro Station West Exit, Hotel Metropolitan, Sunshine City Prince Hotel, Ikebukuro Sunshine Bus Terminal

Travel Time & Standard Fare
About 50 minutes|610 yen 
About 55 minutes|780 yen

About 70 minutes to Ikebukuro Station|1,400 yen
※Nighttime fare is 2,800 yen

The Keikyu Electric Railway is the fastest way to access Shinjuku Station and Shibuya Station, but there is not much difference in the time required to move to Ikebukuro Station by the Keikyu Electric Railway and the Tokyo Monorail. You will need to transfer to the JR Yamanote Line on the way, but be careful as the JR Yamanote Line is a loop line and can be confusing. When transferring at Shinagawa Station, you need to use the outer loop train (towards Shibuya/Shinjuku), and when transferring at Hamamatsucho Station, you need to use the inner loop train (towards Tokyo/Ueno), so be careful.

The airport bus to the Ikebukuro area basically departs every 30 minutes. It stops in front of several hotels in the Sunshine City area, making it a convenient means of transportation for users of nearby hotels.

How to get from Haneda Airport to Asakusa Station/Oshiage Area


Keikyu (Airport Express) & Toei Subway Asakusa Line
Limousine Bus
Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

↓ Toei Subway Asakusa Line Direct Operation

Asakusa Station

Oshiage Station

Haneda Airport Terminal (Terminal 3, 2, 1)

Asakusa View Hotel

Travel Time & General Fare

 Approximately 36 minutes to Asakusa Station | 650 yen

Approximately 39 minutes to Oshiage Station | 650 yen

Approximately 80 minutes | 1,200 yen

The easiest and most convenient way to get from Haneda Airport to the Asakusa and Oshiage areas is to use the Keikyu Electric Railway. If you take the Toei Subway's direct train (towards Narita Airport, Inba Nihon Medical University, Aoto, etc.), you can access two popular tourist areas in less than 40 minutes.

If you use the airport bus, it will take nearly twice as long as the train because it stops in the Asakusa area after passing through Toyocho Station and Kinshicho Station. Also, as there are only five services a day, choose the one that best suits your travel needs.

There's more to see and do in Asakusa, Tokyo!

How to get from Haneda Airport to the Ueno area

Photo provided by: Taito City

Keikyu (Airport Express) & JR Lines
Tokyo Monorail (Airport Express) & JR Lines
Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

Shinagawa Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line or Ueno Tokyo Line

JR Ueno Station

Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station

Monorail Hamamatsucho Station

↓Transfer to JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line

JR Ueno Station

Travel Time & General Fare
About 45 minutes | 540 yen
About 35 minutes | 680 yen

As of December 2023, there are no airport buses running from Haneda Airport to the Ueno area, so it is common to use the railway.

You will need to transfer to the JR line at Shinagawa Station via Keikyu Electric Railway, and at Hamamatsucho Station via Tokyo Monorail. If you are moving to the east side of the Yamanote Line, including Ueno Station, it is faster to use the Tokyo Monorail.

There's more to see in Tokyo and Ueno!

How to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station area


Keikyu (Airport Rapid Express) & JR Lines

Tokyo Monorail (Airport Rapid) & JR Lines 
Limousine Bus
Route

Haneda Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 Station

Shinagawa Station

↓Change to JR Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line Ueno Tokyo Line, or Yokosuka Line

JR Tokyo Station

Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station

Monorail Hamamatsucho Station

↓Change to JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line

JR Tokyo Station

Between Haneda Airport Terminals (3rd, 2nd, 1st)

Tokyo Station (Tekko Building)

Travel Time & Standard Fare
About 35 minutes | 510 yen
About 30 minutes | 670 yen
About 55 minutes | 1,000 yen

Tokyo Station, one of the major terminal stations in Tokyo, is convenient for access from Shinagawa Station and Hamamatsucho Station because many JR lines enter it. Both routes require at least one transfer, so if you are moving with large luggage, we recommend using the airport bus.

There's more to see and do at Tokyo Station!

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