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how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

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how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Need help on the fastest way to travel from Narita Airport to Shinjuku.

found 2 options:

1. Via Narita Express

2. Via Keisei to Nippori, then Via JR Yamanote Line to Shinjuku

but which is cheaper and faster??

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1. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Use www.hyperdia.com next time for timing/schedule/fare

1. 3110yen, 1:25

2. 1190yen, 1:40 using Keisei Limited Express; 2110yen, 1:29 using Keisei Skyliner. Total time may vary slightly due to connection timing

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2. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

hi bibimbob,

thanks for the useful link.

judging from the savings, i'll go for Keisei Limited express.

But how big and complicated is the Nippori Station?

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3. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Just follow the signs. Nippori was undergoing renovation as of 1 month ago but there were clear signs and railway staff on hand. Maybe a 2 minute walk along some escalators and foot bridges.

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4. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Maps of Nippori Station:

http://www.ecomo-rakuraku.jp/guide/22862.html ( Japanese )

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e1184.html ( English )

The Keisei limited express from NRT arrives on track #1, and the Yamanote Line inner loop Shinjuku bound train leaves from #11.

Both platforms have escalators as seen on the map, so you don't need to be concerned about how to handle your luggage unless these parts are being renovated.

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5. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Consider the NEX-Suica combination ticket. The effective price of Narita Express to Shinjuku becomes 1,500 Yen. With the extra 300 Yen or so you are paying, you should get to Shinjuku 20 minutes quicker with no transfers in between.

www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/index.html

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6. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

this brings me to this question, because essentially, im being drowned with so much information regarding all the various lines in Tokyo.....

Is it just easier to get a SUICA-NEX card for the duration of a 5 day trip to Tokyo??

Is this kind of a one pass fits all card that should be sufficient for me to go sightseeing all over tokyo without having to worry about how much to this site how much to that?

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7. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

>>>Is this kind of a one pass fits all card that should be sufficient for me to go sightseeing all over tokyo without having to worry about how much to this site how much to that?<<<

Yes, that's exactly it! Get a Suica/NEX package. Not having a Suica card in Tokyo is like going to Oregon in winter without a rain jacket ;-) See:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2359_002.html

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8. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

Shibuyako!!! that was awesome!!..I owe you a Stumptown Latte!

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9. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

okay--so now that i figured that out, second question:

When getting the SUICA NEX card, does it come precharged with a set amount or am I gonna have to tweak the amount somewhat for a 5 day stay within tokyo?

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10. Re: how to get to Shinjuku station from Narita airport?

The NEX-Suica package gives you a one-way Narita Airport to Greater Tokyo (including Shinjuku) NEX ticket. You can use the ticket to travel to anywhere within Greater Tokyo and Yokohama as long as you don't exit the JR turnstiles so transfers to other JR lines are possible for destinations not reached by NEX.

The package gives you a Suica card separately, and it comes with 1,500 Yen pre-loaded into the card. When the value runs low, you can use any of the recharge machines at the stations and put more money in.

Remember Suica comes with a 500 Yen refundable deposit. If you don't use all of the value and want to get a refund, there is a handling charge of 210 Yen.