Airport transfer from/to Narita airport : Keisei skyliner

Step by step of how to airport transfer using Keisei Skyliner


In the previous blog, I introduced the Keisei Skyliner and talked about price, the place to purchase and advantages of taking the skyliner.

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Keisei Skyliner

In this blog I will explain in detail how to take the train from Narita airport to Ueno and vice versa. Follow the guidelines in this blog and you will never get lost.


From Narita to Ueno


1.Once you pass through immigration and customs, go to the nearest exit.

Narita airport arrival exit A
Look for the sign – Train


2. If you get out from exit B, turn right and take the elevator down to B1 floor

Go to B1 floor



3.For those who have purchased the ticket in advance in your country, you will need to exchange your tickets to seat reservation tickets.

Information center on B1 floor
These are the tickets purchased from HIS overseas branches
Exchange here!
Show your passport and choose departure time
round trip tickets with seat reservation and 3 day Tokyo metro pass (5400 yen)




  • English and Chinese speaking staff are available at the Keisei information center. Operating hours are until 9PM everyday. If your flight arrival time is later than 9PM, you can contact the Keisei counter at the entrance.


Keisei tourist information center open until 21.00
Keisei ticket counter opens until 22.30


  • You can reserve you return ticket from Ueno on the same day if you like (since most of you know your departure date & flight). Choose the latest one. You are allowed to change the time once if you want to leave earlier (depends on availability).
  • In case of round trip ticket, once activate, return ticket must be used within 6 months.


  • Free wifi is available on the train. Please ask the information center for the username & password. You can also use AC power outlets on the train.


  • One way ticket regular price is 3470 yen. 3 day metro ticket is 1500 yen. If you buy round trip skyliner plus 3 days metro pass, you actually save almost 4000yen! 


Single trip ticket from 2800 yen (saved 1740 yen)



Tokyo subway ticket 1/2/3 days available



4. Board the train


Insert ticket here
Follow the orange line to platform
Train approaching


5. Look for your seat number

As all seats need advance reservation, once you reserve, please check the car and seat numbers.

Car no. 05 Seats 11 B
11 A and B
Your luggage should be stored in the luggage area


6. Get comfortable and enjoy the ride!


Final stop at Ueno station




From Ueno to Narita



—- AT UENO —-

Ueno station is a big station. Within the vicinity, there are 3 main entrances for 3 different operators, JR, Subway and Keisei line.

As Keisei skyliner ticket comes as combo with Tokyo subway ticket, many of you might be using subway to transfer from your hotel to Ueno station.

Be sure to reserve your seat in advance. If the train is full, you might need to wait for another one in 20-30 mins.



Subway exit Ueno station
Take exit no 6. to Keisei Ueno station
For those who haven’t reserved the seat, you can do so here
Ticket counter for same date purchase
You can also use ticketing machine too, English available
Follow the arrow Skyliner platform
Insert the ticket here (don’t forget to take it back!)
Train approaching!


Car no.6 Seat no. 13D



—- Arriving at Narita airport —-


From Ueno, it takes 41 mins to Narita.

Time went by really fast!


Arriving at Narita airport terminal 2・3


Exit from Keisei Narita station
Simply follow the instructions on the board
Check your terminal (depends on airlines)


Terminal 2 

Jet Asia, Tiget air, Air asia X, HK express, Japan airlines, Finnair and more

Terminal 3

All nippon airways, Peach, Swiss air, Lufthansa, Delta, Air Berlin, Korean air, Thai airways and many more


Departure hall on 3F


Keisei skyliner  tickets

Sales Locations : Contact your local HIS offices to purchase before arriving in Japan *special rates

(Korea, China Shianghai-Suzhou, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand)

You can also purchase when you arrive at Narita as well (regular price)

  • Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station . B1F
  • Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station, B1F

The business hours are from 07:00 ~ 22:30.


For optional tour reservation and inquiry, please contact tic-tokyo@his-world.com or
visit one of our Tourist information centers in Tokyo.




15 thoughts on “Airport transfer from/to Narita airport : Keisei skyliner

  1. Hi! Thanks for this useful post! My flight arives after 17h00 on a Sunday😦 I either have to Ueno then use the Ginza metro for asakusa or chage stations for Asakusa… I’ll see when I get to Narita. Do you have any idea how long it takes to customs and find the ticket counter to book a ticket?

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    1. It really depends how many flights are landing at the same time. Usually it takes 30-45 mins to pass thru immigration and custom


  2. Great post — very helpful and informative.🙂

    I’m booking the Skyliner/Tokyo Subway round-trip pass right now, but I can’t find information on how many days after my arrival I can use the return trip ticket. For example, if I purchase the Skyliner round-trip ticket, can I get my return ticket as far out as two weeks after my arrival?

    For some reason I’m having a hard time finding this answer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


    1. you are right! I search everywhere and come up with no answer too.

      In the website, it mentioned that ticket can be used within the 6 months but I am not sure it counts when the ticket is purchased or when it’s activated. We called Keisei to confirm and are informed that once activate, the return ticket need to be used within 6 months!

      Did you purchase your ticket with HIS? if you do, you can ask our operator if there are any additional questions.


  3. Hi, thanks for your post, it’s really helps….
    My flight will be arrived at Narita International Airport Terminal 3 from Kansai Airport at 9.25pm. Is it ok for me to catch up the last train of Keisei skyliner?


  4. Hi, thanks for the post. It’s really helps….
    My flight will be arrived at Narita International Airport Terminal 3 from Kansai Airport at 9.25pm. Is it ok for me to catch up the last train of Keisei skyliner to Ueno station?


  5. Hi, thanks for the post. It really help a lot….
    My flight will be arrived at Narita International Airport Terminal 3 from Kansai Airport at 9.25pm. Is it ok for me to catch up the last train for Keisei skyliner to Ueno Station?


    1. I am not sure it depends how long it takes for you to get thru immigration and pick up your luggage. The last train is at 22:30 so you need to hurry


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