Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Late Night Airport Transfer

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Late Night Airport Transfer

    Hey folks,

    Having a bit of an issue figuring out how my friend and I are going to get to our resort from Narita this May. We're staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay and our flight gets in at 8:30PM. Neither of us will be checking bags for the flight from LAX.

    I was all prepared to take the JR Narita Express to Tokyo and do the transfer to Maihama, but I'm dismayed to see how early those trains stop running. Same goes for the Airport Limousine, which has an even more, ridiculously early final bus.

    I don't know how long customs/immigration will take, but we're obviously trying to completely avoid the pricey Tokyo cab services. I don't think the last Keisei train is late enough either.

    Any suggestions of what we can do?
    Last edited by pli1018; 01-19-2013, 10:18 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

    I did look into the Hyperdia time table and I see some ways to get from the airport to Maihama station at that late time. You're looking at either 60 or 90 minutes in travel time for roughly 1100-1200 yens per person. Hyperdia | Timetable and Route Search in Japan. . Enter your date, time you think you'll be out of immigration, start point as Narita airport terminal 1 or 2 and end point Maihama.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

      Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
      Hey folks,

      Having a bit of an issue figuring out how my friend and I are going to get to our resort from Narita this May. We're staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay and our flight gets in at 8:30PM. Neither of us will be checking bags for the flight from LAX.

      I was all prepared to take the JR Narita Express to Tokyo and do the transfer to Maihama, but I'm dismayed to see how early those trains stop running. Same goes for the Airport Limousine, which has an even more, ridiculously early final bus.

      I don't know how long customs/immigration will take, but we're obviously trying to completely avoid the pricey Tokyo cab services. I don't think the last Keisei train is late enough either.

      Any suggestions of what we can do?
      Very simple.
      1) Take the KEISEI LIMITED EXPRESS train from Narita Airport to Funabashi station. 45 mins or so travel time. Make sure you are on the LIMITED EXPRESS train because the Rapid and Local trains make MORE stops and take longer to get to Funabashi. DO NOT take the JR train from Narita Airport, as it does not go to Funabashi.
      2) At Funabashi, get off Keisei. Follow signs to JR Train. Its a 3 minute walk from the Keisei station to JR FUNABASHI station.
      3) From JR FUNABASHI, take Sobu Line (yellow train) one stop down to NISHI-FUNABASHI. 3 minutes travel time.
      4) At Nishi-Funabashi station, get off and go two levels up to Musashino Line (orange train) platform, bound for TOKYO station.
      5) Once on the Musashino Line..Maihama Station (TDR) is only 12 minutes away from Nishi-FUnabashi.
      5) Once you arrive at Tokyo Disney Resort MAIHAMA station, you can take the Disney Resort Line Monorail to Bayside Station, which is in front of the Hilton Hotel.

      Total travel time takes about 1:40 minutes and costs less than 1100 yen per person one way. Just make sure you buy your Keisei Tickey at Narita Airport to Funabashi. (aprox 800 yen per person). Then buy your connection JR ticket at JR Funabashi station.. and I recall from JR Funabashi to Maihama to be only 210 yen per person. Signs are in both english and japanese and you just can not get lost. Most of these train run until approximately 1AM. But do embark on your train trip to Tokyo Disney Resort as soon as you have cleared Customs and Immigration.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

        But according to the Keisei timetables, the last Limited Express train to leave Narita Terminal 2 departs at 9:34PM. Do they actually run later than that?
        Last edited by pli1018; 01-20-2013, 07:31 AM.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

          Check Hyperdia. According to what it says there are later trains.

          Hyperdia | Timetable and Route Search in Japan.

          The time table you shared also show later trains. They are just not the Limited Express.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

            Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
            But according to the Keisei timetables, the last Limited Express train to leave Narita Terminal 2 departs at 9:34PM. Do they actually run later than that?
            The Keisei Limited Express may only run until that time but if you miss it, you could try taking the Keisei Rapid or Local, but those trains make more stops and take about 20-25 minutes longer to get to Keisei Funabashi station than the Limited Express. But It can be done. However, if your flight arrives on time and you have no checked baggage to collect at the bag claim belt, then you should be able to make that last Keisei Limited Express.

            And thanks Roger55 for sharing that link. I will add to my favorites since we are planning to visit Tokyo Disney Resort again later this year.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

              Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
              Hey folks,

              Having a bit of an issue figuring out how my friend and I are going to get to our resort from Narita this May. We're staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay and our flight gets in at 8:30PM. Neither of us will be checking bags for the flight from LAX.
              I don't know the answer to your query, but congratulations on your ability to pack light. It's an art form lost on most travelers, and it makes travel so much easier, even when you are crossing oceans.
              Fight On!:sc: Beat the Red Wolves!

              Tom Chaney Memorial Debate Lounge Quote of the Week:

              [None]
              The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough - Randy Pausch

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                Thanks all for the advice!

                If customs & immigration doesn't take long I will be ecstatic as I will catch the express trains. If not, I'm confident with everyone's guidance. I'm a seasoned New Yorker so hopefully that will help us through all the transfers and crisscrossing train patterns!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                  Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
                  Thanks all for the advice!

                  If customs & immigration doesn't take long I will be ecstatic as I will catch the express trains. If not, I'm confident with everyone's guidance. I'm a seasoned New Yorker so hopefully that will help us through all the transfers and crisscrossing train patterns!
                  My husband has flown into Narita Airport several times on business with only a roller bag in hand. He says it only takes him on average 25 minutes from the moment he gets off his flight, to the time he exits customs and immigration, and he says that arriving at later hours of the day will be faster because most international flights arrive by 6pm and the later you arrive, the shorter the customs lines usually are.

                  One thing that I should clarify is this.. On the Keisei line, there are two tracks.. The MAIN LINE, and the AIRPORT ACCESS line. You want to take the Keisei LIMITED EXPRESS train (if possible) on the MAIN LINE, until you arrive in Funabashi where you have to connect to the JR Train. Again DO NOT take any of the trains on the Airport Access line.. as those go primarily towards downtown Tokyo and the mistake will cost you more money and take you longer to arrive into Tokyo Disney Resort.

                  Is that info clear enough? If you have additional questions, please ask. Note this routing worked for us, as explained by local friends. For our party of four, we paid approximately $40 to travel one way from Tokyo Disney to Narita airport. Can't make that trip cheaper than that.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                    Originally posted by Aotphks View Post
                    My husband has flown into Narita Airport several times on business with only a roller bag in hand. He says it only takes him on average 25 minutes from the moment he gets off his flight, to the time he exits customs and immigration, and he says that arriving at later hours of the day will be faster because most international flights arrive by 6pm and the later you arrive, the shorter the customs lines usually are.

                    One thing that I should clarify is this.. On the Keisei line, there are two tracks.. The MAIN LINE, and the AIRPORT ACCESS line. You want to take the Keisei LIMITED EXPRESS train (if possible) on the MAIN LINE, until you arrive in Funabashi where you have to connect to the JR Train. Again DO NOT take any of the trains on the Airport Access line.. as those go primarily towards downtown Tokyo and the mistake will cost you more money and take you longer to arrive into Tokyo Disney Resort.

                    Is that info clear enough? If you have additional questions, please ask. Note this routing worked for us, as explained by local friends. For our party of four, we paid approximately $40 to travel one way from Tokyo Disney to Narita airport. Can't make that trip cheaper than that.
                    Yes! Very clear, thank you! Does it make sense to also buy my JR ticket at Narita or should the main concern just be catching that last Keisei train? The Disney monorail ticket requires a different, non-JR ticket, right? If that's not the case, I'll just buy two rides. We won't be taking any trips away from the Disney resort until Day 5 of our trip, so there's not really a point to getting a multi-day pass for the JR just yet.

                    Please tell me if my decisions are poor!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                      Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
                      Yes! Very clear, thank you! Does it make sense to also buy my JR ticket at Narita or should the main concern just be catching that last Keisei train?
                      NO. Your priority is to buy the Keisei ticket and get on the next available Keisei Limited Express train on the Main Line, because it takes 45 minutes to travel to FUNABASHI. So go to Keisei machine and by the 720 yen (per person) ticket and get going. Once you arrive at Keisei Funabashi station, get off there and follow signs to JR Train. Its a 3 minute walk through the second floor of the building located between the keisei and JR stations. You will see others doing the same connecting walk as it is a connecting point for many locals. Once you walk over to and arrive at the JR Train Funabashi station, buy the 210 yen (per person) ticket to arrive at Maihama (tokyo Disney station). Remember you take the JR SOBU LINE (yellow) train one stop down to NISHI-FUNABASHI station. Once at NISHI-FUNABASHI, the JR Musashino Line (orange) train is on the 3rd level. Take the Musashino train bound for TOKYO station, and 12 minutes later, you will be at Tokyo Disney Resort. It's easy but you need to pay attention to the overhead signs and make sure you catch the train going in the proper direction. If in doubt, ask anyone, they will point the way. Japanese people are very helpful..even if they don't understand much english. Trust me when I say it's very easy to do. We did this train trip with two kids and rollerbags in tow from Disney to Narita and we were fine and we saved a lot of money as opposed to taking the airport bus.
                      The Disney monorail ticket requires a different, non-JR ticket, right? If that's not the case, I'll just buy two rides. We won't be taking any trips away from the Disney resort until Day 5 of our trip, so there's not really a point to getting a multi-day pass for the JR just yet.
                      Yes you need a different ticket to the Disney monorail. The ticket to ride the Disney Line monorail can be bought at the Resort Gateway station next to Maihama. If you're going to visit Tokyo Disney for 2 or 3 days, I would advise you to buy the 2, 3 or 4 multi-day monorail ticket which will save you money and will allow you unlimited rides for the duration of the ticket (eg- 3 day ticket = 3 days of unlimited rides). You can also ride the complimentary Disney Cruiser bus from the front of the parks to the Hilton hotel.
                      Refer to this link and click on Disney Resort Line for specifics...
                      Disney Resort Line | Tokyo Disney Resort

                      NOTE: only the electronic fare cards named SUICA and PASMO can be used for Keisei, JR Trains and Disney monorails. Those are rechargeable plastic cards and used widely by locals.

                      Please tell me if my decisions are poor!
                      I don't think your decisions are poor. It would be smart to save money to get from the airport to Tokyo Disney resort. If you follow the overhead signs, you should be OK. However, your flight has to arrive on time or else you will have to make alternate plans...but avoid taxis at all cost if possible as they are very expensive in Tokyo.

                      One more thing: train schedules vary, depending on the day of the week. Monday through Fridays follow a set train schedule. But Saturday, Sunday and national holidays follow a slightly different schedule, so know what day of the week you will arrive in Narita airport so you know what train timetable to rely on.

                      IMPORTANT: once you have a train ticket and use it at the turnstyle to acess the train stations, you must keep the ticket because you need it to exit the station as well..so keep the train tickets in a safe and accessible place during your travels.
                      Last edited by Aotphks; 01-25-2013, 08:51 PM.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                        About JR Train tickets.. If you buy the JR Rail pass before arriving in Japan, then YOU MUST activate it at the Narita Airport JR Trains Office before you leave for Tokyo Disney resort. Otherwise skip the JR office and head for the Keisei since you are coming in late in the day.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                          Originally posted by Aotphks View Post
                          About JR Train tickets.. If you buy the JR Rail pass before arriving in Japan, then YOU MUST activate it at the Narita Airport JR Trains Office before you leave for Tokyo Disney resort. Otherwise skip the JR office and head for the Keisei since you are coming in late in the day.
                          You don't have to activate it at Narita if you aren't going to start using it right away. The clock starts on your 7 or 14 day rail pass from the day you activate it regardless of what time of the day you do it.

                          You can activate the JR Rail Pass in the Tokyo metro area at... Narita airport, Haneda airport, Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, Shinjuku Station, Shibuya Station, Ikebukuro Station or Shinagawa Station.

                          There are 46 other locations throughout Japan where you can activate a Japan Rail Pass.

                          Stations with JAPAN RAIL PASS exchange offices

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                            While we're on the subject of transportation, and both of you seem quite well-versed in the subject, would you mind reviewing my transportation plans and sharing your opinions on them?

                            May 6th: Arrival - Kesei->JR->Disney Cruiser->Hilton (720Y for Keisei, 210 Y for JR, Cruiser free)
                            May 7th - 10th: Tokyo Disney parks- 4-day Monorail pass (1,400Y)
                            May 11th - 13th: Day trip to Mt. Fuji area, day exploring central Tokyo, day trip to Nikko- 3-Day JR Kanto Pass (8000Y)
                            May 14th: Another day exploring central Tokyo (3500Y One-Way Suica & N'EX Pass)
                            May 15th: Departure - Hilton->Cruiser->Maihama->Tokyo->Narita (Cruiser free, use remaining JR credit on the Suica card and the N'EX one way)

                            I've yet to figure out if a JR single ride pass functions the same way as a New York City single ride pass. Say I take the train from Maihama to Tokyo and then from Tokyo to Shibuya, would that all be covered under the same fare or are transfers not included?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                              Thank You so much Roger55 for clarifying the JR Rail pass information. I have never purchased one and was told it needed to be activated at Narita Airport upon arrival, so thanks for the great info and for correcting my post.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                                Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
                                While we're on the subject of transportation, and both of you seem quite well-versed in the subject, would you mind reviewing my transportation plans and sharing your opinions on them?

                                May 6th: Arrival - Kesei->JR->Disney Cruiser->Hilton (720Y for Keisei, 210 Y for JR, Cruiser free)
                                May 7th - 10th: Tokyo Disney parks- 4-day Monorail pass (1,400Y)
                                May 11th - 13th: Day trip to Mt. Fuji area, day exploring central Tokyo, day trip to Nikko- 3-Day JR Kanto Pass (8000Y)
                                May 14th: Another day exploring central Tokyo (3500Y One-Way Suica & N'EX Pass)
                                May 15th: Departure - Hilton->Cruiser->Maihama->Tokyo->Narita (Cruiser free, use remaining JR credit on the Suica card and the N'EX one way)

                                I've yet to figure out if a JR single ride pass functions the same way as a New York City single ride pass. Say I take the train from Maihama to Tokyo and then from Tokyo to Shibuya, would that all be covered under the same fare or are transfers not included?
                                Your trip surely sounds like it will be a lot of fun. And based on what I see, I believe your plans look fine with me. Roger55 seems more knowledgeable and will probably add his opinion shortly, which I'm also eager to read.

                                Just a couple of items to discuss. When we visited Japan, we didn't have the chance to visit Nikko so I'm not familiar with the amount of time it takes to get there and back. We did visit the Mt. Fuji area and Hakone and it did take most of the day. Left early and got back around 10pm. Keep an eye out on the weather.. because I would not recommend going to Mount Fuji on a rainy or very overcast day, as these conditions don't make it easy to appreciate the scenery and majesty of Fuji. The day we visited, the skies were mostly cloudy and we didn't have the best of views of Fuji since it was mostly covered by clouds, and we were a bit disappointed by that.
                                Also, I am not familiar with the 1-way Suica N'EX pass you refer, but my understanding is that you can get a rechargeable Suica or Pasmo card upon arrival at Narita Airport and use it on the Keisei, JR lines and Metro (subway) system in Tokyo. Maybe getting a Suica or Pasmo card when you arrive and loading it with yen may make it easier for you to travel between train systems during your stay.
                                As for your last question, YES, you can use the single ride ticket to get you from Maihama to Shibuya as long as you ONLY use the JR trains. You can't use the JR single ticket if your travel plans include switching to the subway, Keio or Keisei lines. This is when a Suica or Pasmo card comes in handy as you can transfer between different train companies with ease. Hope that help.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                                  Originally posted by pli1018 View Post
                                  May 6th: Arrival - Kesei->JR->Disney Cruiser->Hilton (720Y for Keisei, 210 Y for JR, Cruiser free)
                                  May 7th - 10th: Tokyo Disney parks- 4-day Monorail pass (1,400Y)
                                  May 11th - 13th: Day trip to Mt. Fuji area, day exploring central Tokyo, day trip to Nikko- 3-Day JR Kanto Pass (8000Y)
                                  May 14th: Another day exploring central Tokyo (3500Y One-Way Suica & N'EX Pass)
                                  May 15th: Departure - Hilton->Cruiser->Maihama->Tokyo->Narita (Cruiser free, use remaining JR credit on the Suica card and the N'EX one way)

                                  I've yet to figure out if a JR single ride pass functions the same way as a New York City single ride pass. Say I take the train from Maihama to Tokyo and then from Tokyo to Shibuya, would that all be covered under the same fare or are transfers not included?
                                  Here are some comments....

                                  Is there a reason you don't buy a Suica & N'EX round trip pass and take the N'EX directly to Tokyo Station on May 6th? You could then use your SUICA from Tokyo Station to get to Maihama and from there take your Cruiser. The Keisei fair you listed is the local train and will take a longer time and you have to make several transfers to get to Maihama. I'm not sure which Keisei you are talking about that will get you to a JR station for 720 yen. Is saving money the highest priority?

                                  If you buy a round trip SUICA & N'EX you have no stops or transfers all the way to Tokyo Station. From there you take the Keiyo/Musashino line directly to Maihama with no transfers.

                                  Regardless if you buy a round trip or one way pass you will receive 2000 yen SUICA credit when you buy the SUICA & N'EX pass. 500 yen of the 2000 is a deposit for the SUICA card and can be refunded if you surrender your card at the end of the trip. Any remaining balance above the deposit will be returned to you MINUS a 210 yen return feel. Remeber to allocate time at the end of your trip if you want to get back your deposit.

                                  So you will actually have 1500 yen of SUICA credit you can use. Is that how much you think you will spend for all the trips you plan to use the SUICA? It really will depend on how much expolring you do using the JR/Tokyo Metro/misc other subway lines. You already plan to use your Kanto Pass for the three days going to Mt Fuji, Nikko and exploring central Tokyo. If you have to put more funds in your SUICA I believe the minimum ammount you can load the card with is 1000 yen.

                                  Something other things to keep in mind with the Kanto Pass. Unlike the SUICA, you can NOT use it on the Tokyo Metro and other independant subway lines. So on your three Kanto Pass days, you might end up using your SUICA for the non-JR trains you ride. When and where do you plan to buy and activate your Kanto Pass? You can not buy it at Maihama so you will have to use your SUICA or pay cash to get to a station that does sell and activate the Kanto Pass.

                                  If you really do just buy a one-way SUICA & N'EX I take it you will buy it when you first arrive at Narita so you can use the SUICA that day to get to Maihama even though you won't use the N'EX. This means you will have to go to both the JR ticketing office and the Keisei ticketing. Remember this all requires that you allocate time to do so. Also, I've never bought a one way SUICA & N'EX without using the N'EX right away. My guess is that you will be given a voucher for the N'EX which you will have to exchange for a reserved seat ticket on the exact train you will be taking back to Narita. Again, you will need to make sure you allocate time to go to the ticket office at Tokyo Station to get your reserved seat ticket. If there is no voucher process, you might have to commit to a return time on the day you purchase your SUICA & N'EX.

                                  In general I think you have a basic outline of a plan that will work. However I'm not sure that this plan will cover all your transportation costs. On the days you have the Kanto Pass I have a suspicion you might be using your SUICA for Tokyo Metro or other rail lines in order to have efficient travels through the Tokyo metropolitan area. I'm also not sure if you've accounted for in your plan the tickets you will need to buy to get to one of the major stations to buy andor activate your Kanto Pass and your return N'EX.

                                  If it were me, I'd probably buy the round trip SUICA & N'EX pass. The Kanto Pass for the three days to Mt Fuji and Nikko is the way to go. Just have your SUICA with you for any non-JR rail you might end up riding in Tokyo those days. Your last two days you should probably use the SUICA. I'm guessing you will have to charge it up by then.

                                  Regarding your question about how single trip fares work, fares are determined by the distance traveled, not necessarily the route taken. This of course assumes you stay within the rail system from point A to point B. If you ever leave the rail system (i.e. exit through the ticketing gates to change rail company systems or exit the station) prior to reaching your destination, that effectively ends your trip and re-entering will start a new fare. This includes if you transfer from a JR line to a Tokyo Metro Line for instance.

                                  So using your example of Maihama to Shibuya, the fare would be 190 yen. You would either buy a ticket for 190 yen at Maihama, use that ticket to enter the system, ride Keiyo/Musashino line to Tokyo Station, stay within the system and walk to the Yamanote Line, ride the Yamanote line to Shibuya and use the same ticket to exit out of the system at Shibuya.

                                  If you use your SUICA, you would do everything the same except you would just have to swipe your SUICA entering and exiting the system instead of using your paper ticket. The SUICA system figures out where you entered and exited and deducts the proper amout from your SUICA.

                                  It seems like you are good at doing research on your own. I'd suggest you make sure you understand how ticketing works and that you know when and where you should buy and activate the various tickets/passes. If you plan to use paper tickets insted of the SUICA, make sure you understand how to determine fares and what to do if you didn't buy the right fare tickets. You probably also want to read up on how to add funds to your SUICA.

                                  I'm not sure if all this is helpful or makes things more confusing. The more specific questions you can ask the more simpler and concise the answers can be.
                                  Last edited by Roger55; 01-28-2013, 10:56 PM.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                                    Just thought of another option to consider...

                                    On your return to Narita, you could just take the Airport Limousine bus. It may cost a little more, but you get on the bus at the lobby of your hotel and you don't have to ride the train all the way to Tokyo Station and then have to walk to the N'EX platform and ride the N'EX all the way to Narita.

                                    If you didn't already know, TDR is located in between Tokyo Station and Narita.

                                    If you choose this option, you don't have to buy a SUICA & N'EX pass if you decide to do the Keisei multi-transfer option, or you would just buy a one way SUICA & N'EX if you decide to take the N'EX in to Tokyo Station. You can always just buy a SUICA card only.

                                    I like this Airport Limousine option for its simplicity.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                                      While living in Japan, we often gave up trying to figure out how much fares would cost from point A to point B. What we wound up doing instead, unless we KNEW exactly how much a fare was going to cost, we would buy a pass, pay the nominal fee, and then at our stopping point, we'd go to the "Fare Adjustment" machines, stick in our ticket, and it would tell us how much we owe, pay the difference, and then exit the station.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Re: Late Night Airport Transfer

                                        Originally posted by Roger55 View Post
                                        Is there a reason you don't buy a Suica & N'EX round trip pass and take the N'EX directly to Tokyo Station on May 6th? You could then use your SUICA from Tokyo Station to get to Maihama and from there take your Cruiser. The Keisei fair you listed is the local train and will take a longer time and you have to make several transfers to get to Maihama. I'm not sure which Keisei you are talking about that will get you to a JR station for 720 yen. Is saving money the highest priority?
                                        I would love to just deal with the N'EX or the Airport limousine, but unfortunately my plane gets in at 8:30PM, well after the last of those trains/buses depart the airport. The fare price I got for the Keisei is based on a figure from Aotphks and from Hyperdia.

                                        Saving money is not the highest priority, but purchasing a pass that will allow me to move from line to line with the least amount of stress is. I hadn't realized how many different lines/rail operating companies there were, so what you've said paints a clearer picture for me now.

                                        Now that you've told me to check it, I've discovered if I buy the one-way SUICA/N'EX, it is only valid for one day. Looks like instead I will just buy a base SUICA card at Narita for 2000Y from a JR booth. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the SUICA is valid on the JR East lines, the Keisei lines, Tokyo Metro & the Disneyland Monorail. With the SUICA pass, the initial 1500Y should be enough to get me to Maihama without having to worry about buying another ticket that evening. I'm anticipating spending around 800Y a day, so refilling will definitely occur.

                                        The plan was to buy and activate the Kanto pass at Tokyo station. I would use my SUICA to get there. Most of the itineraries on the Kanto page of the JR website resemble my own plans and stick to JR lines. If I do need to use another line in those 3 days, that SUICA will be the back up. I plan on monitoring the funds on the SUICA card daily and the aim is to have 800Y on there at all times. Apparently, my home base of the Maihama station has a SUICA ticket machine, so I will have the option to refill every day.

                                        I am considering the Airport Limousine for the return. It will depend on how crazy our final day is, but it is a much much simpler option. Obviously I'd buy it in advance from the hotel lobby. Our flight leaves at 8:30PM so I figured the last possible one to take would be the bus at 4:54PM.

                                        How does this new plan based on your advice sound? Any issues you see or things I could make simpler? Thank you so much for your help!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X