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How to take the new Airport Limousine Bus from Narita and Haneda airports into Tokyo

This is a special bus service for international travellers arriving in Japan under Covid-19 restrictions

Kaila Imada
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International travellers arriving in Tokyo have continued to struggle with finding an affordable solution to get them from the airport into the city. To curb the spread of Covid-19, overseas arrivals are not allowed to take public transport within their first 14 days in the country – and that includes taxis. Narita Airport, especially, is far from central Tokyo; a private car making the trip could easily set you back around ¥30,000.

To help with the situation, Japan’s transport and tourism ministry is looking into offering alternative transport options for overseas arrivals, including special shuttle buses and potential trains with designated cars. 

You’ll be glad to know that the former option is now up and running. The special Airport Limousine Bus, run by the Airport Transfer Service, is now in operation since Wednesday December 16. The bus will shuttle international arrivals from both Narita and Haneda airports to selected hotels in Tokyo. Do note that the bus service is limited to those who are staying at one of the hotels where the bus stops.

These buses from Narita and Haneda airports will stop at the following hotels: 

Akasaka area
The Okura Tokyo 
ANA InterContinental Tokyo 
New Otani 
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu 
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu

Shinjuku area
Century Southern Tower 
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku 
Keio Plaza Hotel (from Dec 21, bookings from Dec 17) 
Hyatt Regency Tokyo 
Shinjuku Washington Hotel 
Park Hyatt Tokyo 
Hilton Tokyo

The buses will run three times a day from each airport; you’ll find the time table here. The fares from Narita airport are ¥4,000 for adults and ¥2,000 for children. The fares from Haneda airport are cheaper: ¥1,500 for adults and ¥750 for children. Tickets are available only through advance reservation

With the volatile nature of the coronavirus pandemic, airport and transport rules might change abruptly. Please check the official website for more information, especially before making a booking.

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