How to Easily Transfer from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport in 2019

How to Easily Transfer from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport

It is not uncommon for people to have to transfer directly from Narita Airport NRT to Haneda Airport HND or do the reverse from Haneda Airport HND to Narita Airport NRT to catch transferring flights.

When booking their flights people may be unaware that the two airports are located quite a distance apart, with Narita Airport being located 70km to the east of Tokyo Station and Haneda Airport being located 19km to the south of Tokyo Station.

As a result I have put together a detailed range of options to help you most efficiently travel between the two airports, and to identify the option which best meets your budget and connection timeframe.

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I have also developed a set of articles to help you work out the best way to transfer between Narita Airport and the following major areas in Tokyo.  Click on the article below to see the options which will best suit your situation (note that some articles are located on Japan Travel Planning and some articles are on Pretraveller).

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5 Options to Most Easily Transfer from Narita to Haneda

To help you work out the best option to suit your personal situation I have put together the five options to most easily and most cost effectively transfer from Narita to Haneda, or in reverse from Haneda to Narita Airport.  They are sequenced with the easiest and most cost effective options first.

There are other public transportation options you can utilise to travel between Narita and Haneda Airports, however each of them require more than one transfer so they do not meet my criteria for the ‘easiest’ option.

Below is a comparison table for the five options – click on the links to quickly make your booking, or read further below for more information about each option.

Note that pricing was accurate as at 17 March 2018, however is subject to fluctuate due to changes in pricing and exchange rates.  This article will be periodically updated to reflect the latest prices.

No. Transfer Description Cost per adult ($US) (estimate) Cost for 2 adults and 2 children ($US) (estimate) Transfer Time Click below to pre-book
1 Limousine Bus  $30  $120 65-85 minutes direct Click here to pre-book through Voyagin
2 Shared Airport Shuttle Bus  $91  $251 65-85 minutes direct Click here to pre-book through Get Your Guide
3 Private Airport Shuttle Bus (up to 9 passengers – see further below for group pricing)  $239 (price reduces for each additional passenger)  $327 65-85 minutes direct Click here to pre-book through Get Your Guide
4a Taxi (up to 4-5 passengers)  $225 or up to $290 between 10pm and 5am  $225 or up to $290 between 10pm and 5am 65-85 minutes direct  Walk out to the airport taxi rank
4b Uber (up to 6 passengers)  $255 (4 passengers) to $265 (6 passengers)  $255 65-85 minutes direct  After passing through the arrival hall book through the Uber app
5 Narita Express  $35  $105 105 minutes, one transfer at Shinagawa Station  Walk to the train station and purchase your ticket, or activate your Japan Rail Pass

1.    Limousine Bus Narita NRT to Haneda Airport

A very affordable option to travel from NRT to HND is using the shared Limousine Bus.  This is a great affordable option to travel direct.  You can book a one way or return ticket for the Limousine Bus service from either Narita Airport to Haneda Airport or in reverse.

My recommended option to book the main Tokyo Limousine Bus service is through Voyagin.  Click here to check out availability and prices and to make your booking.  Details as follows:

  • Service Area. Includes airport transfer between Narita Airport and Haneda Airport.
  • Travel Time. Travel time is 65-85 minutes.
  • Hours of Operation. This service from Narita to Haneda operates from 6.55am to 9.25pm and runs every 15-20 minutes within those times.  In reverse from Haneda to Narita the service operates from 6.25am to 6.10pm and runs every 20 minutes during the main part of the day, and up to every 45 minutes at the beginning and end of the schedule.
  • Timeframe to Pre-Book. It is recommended that you book this service at least 72 hours prior to your pick up time.
  • Price.  Pricing is $US 30 per person each way, a flat rate to cover all drop off locations within Tokyo.

Here are several pricing scenarios for the Tokyo Limousine bus transfer option from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and in reverse:

  • Solo traveller: $US 30
  • Couple: $US 60
  • Family: 2 Adults and 2 children: $US 120

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2.    Narita NRT Airport Shuttle Bus to Haneda Airport HND

My recommended option to book an airport shuttle bus from Narita to Haneda and in reverse is through Get Your Guide.  Click here to check out availability and prices and to make your booking.  Details as follows:

  • Service Area. A door to door service between Narita Airport and Haneda Airport, and in the opposite direction.
  • Travel Time. 60-80 minutes depending on traffic
  • Hours of Operation. This service also operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week so will cater well for late night flight arrivals as well as early morning departures.
  • Timeframe to Pre-Book. It is recommended that you book this service at least 72 hours prior to your pick up time.
  • Price. Pricing for a one way shared airport shuttle service is $US 91 per adult and $US 23 per child, and does not have a maximum number – the company will provide an appropriate vehicle of multiple vehicles.

Here are several pricing scenarios for the shared airport shuttle bus option to from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and in reverse:

  • Solo traveller: $US 91
  • Couple: $US 182
  • Family: 2 Adults and 2 children: $US 251

3.    Narita Airport Private Transfer to Haneda Airport HND

A private airport transfer is a great option to get from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and in reverse as quickly and as easily as possible, and is particularly good for larger groups and families.

My recommended option to pre-book an airport shuttle bus is through Get Your Guide.  Click here to check out availability and prices and to make your booking.  Details as follows:

  • Service Area. A door to door service between Narita Airport and Haneda Airport in both directions.
  • Travel Time. 60-80 minutes depending on traffic
  • Hours of Operation. This service also operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week so will cater well for late night flight arrivals as well as early morning departures.
  • Timeframe to Pre-Book. It is recommended that you book this service at least 72 hours prior to your pick up time.
  • Price. Pricing for a one way private airport transfer service is $US 239 for up to three passengers.  For four to six passengers the price is $US 327.  For seven to nine passengers the price is $US 381.

Here are several pricing scenarios for the Tokyo airport private transfer option from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport or in reverse:

  • Solo traveller: $US 239
  • Couple: $US 239
  • Family: 2 Adults and 2 children: $US 327

4.    Taxi or Uber from Narita NRT to Haneda Airport HND

A question many people ask is whether Uber is available in Tokyo.  You will be pleased to know that you can catch either a taxi or an Uber from Narita Airport NRT to Haneda Airport.  For taxis you can just walk out to the taxi rank, for Uber you can book via the Uber app and be picked up directly from the airport.

Details are as follows:

  • Service Area. A door to door service between Narita and Haneda Airport.
  • Travel Time. 60-80 minutes depending on traffic
  • Hours of Operation. This service also operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week so will cater well for late night flight arrivals as well as early morning departures.  Note that taxis in Japan charge a surcharge of 20-30% for rides between 10pm and 5am.
  • Timeframe to Pre-Book. Pre-booking not required
  • Taxis come in three sizes – small for up to 4 passengers, medium for up to 5 passengers and large for up to 5 passengers, however some medium and large taxis may still only take up to 4 passengers. Taxis are typically immaculately maintained and provide good service.
  • Estimated pricing for a one way taxi fare from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and reverse is $US 225 (no surcharge). Most taxis take credit card but check before you commit.
  • Uber is available only in Tokyo in Japan however is typically more expensive than a taxi. Your Uber options include either a Black Car which can accommodate up to 4 passengers or a Black Van which can accommodate up to 6 passengers.  Estimated pricing for a one way Uber fare from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport is $US 255 for a Black Car and $US 265 for a Black Van.  Uber can be paid via the app so this is a cashless transaction.

Here are several pricing scenarios for the Tokyo airport private transfer option from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and in reverse:

  • Solo traveller: $US 225 or up to $US 290 between 10pm and 5am or $US 255 (Uber)
  • Couple: $US 225 or up to $US 290 between 10pm and 5am or $US 255 (Uber)
  • Family: 2 Adults and 2 children: $US 225 or up to $US 290 between 10pm and 5am or $US 255 (Uber)

5.    JR Narita Express from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport

A public transportation option to travel from Narita Airport NRT is using the Narita Express or N’EX train.  You catch the Narita Express to Shinagawa Station and then have to catch one further train to get to Haneda Station and in the reverse direction, with details in the map below.

You can book a one way or return ticket at either Narita Terminal 1 Station or Narita Terminal 2-3 Station for the Narita Express service with prices varying depending on your specific destination.  If you have purchased a Japan Rail Pass and it has been activated you can use this pass to travel on the Narita Express with no extra charges.  Click here to check out pricing and how to purchase a Japan Rail Pass, note you need to order at least one week before you depart.

Details are as follows:

  • Service Area. Includes a direct train trip to Shinagawa Station and you can then change trains to travel to Haneda Station.
  • Travel Time. This option is 72 minutes to Shinagawa Station, and 25 minutes to get to Haneda Station (which is also covered by the Japan Rail Pass). (Total travel time of 97 minutes plus transfer time in Shinagawa)
  • Hours of Operation. This service operates from 7.45am to the final departure from Narita at 9.44pm, and runs every 15 to 30 minutes within those times.
  • Timeframe to Pre-Book. Pre-booking not required.  (Japan Rail Pass MUST be pre-booked)
  • Price. Pricing is $US 44 per person each way for Green Car (First Class) tickets, and $US 29 per person each way for the Ordinary Car (2nd Class) to Shinagawa Statio.   From Shinagawa Station to Haneda Station there is an additional ticket cost of $US6.10 per adult.  Tickets for children aged 6 – 11 years old is 50% of the adult fare.

Here are several pricing scenarios for the Narita Express transfer option:

  • Solo traveller: $US 35 for Ordinary Car (or JR Pass)
  • Couple: $US 70 for Ordinary Car (or JR Pass)
  • Family: 2 Adults and 2 children: $US 105 for Ordinary Car (or use JR Pass)

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  • You might mention that using a Rail Pass to get from Narita to Haneda or Tokyo means they activate it and the clock on their pass starts ticking. For budget travelers who may be starting their trips with a few days in Tokyo it might make more sense to pay cash for the train and therefore extend the time they can use the pass.

  • I have about 10 hrs for transfer from Haneda to Narita airport. And I am thinking of taking Limo bus. But I am wondering if they will let me in with all my luggage! My travel agent said that I have to take my luggage at Haneda and check back at Narita.

    • Fakhera, the Limousine Bus will be able to take your luggage as you transfer between the airports with no problem. The Limousine Bus will be much easier than having to catch the train and change stations while carrying everything.

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