Airport Taxi: When is it a Good Deal from Narita Airport?

How many passengers does it make it a good deal in Tokyo?

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Transportation to and from the airport in Japan can be a tricky thing. Not only do you have to get from point A to point B, but you also need to carry your luggage, which might be a large bag depending on your style of traveling. This can make the traveling experience a little more stressful if things don’t go the way you planned.

In the case of Japan, you may have heard that public transportation is really punctual and reliable. You may have also heard that depending on the time of day, public transportation such as trains and buses can get really crowded.

The alternative option that we’d like to suggest is Airport Taxi, which is a private transportation service that will take you to and from the airport. In this article, I will compare the costs of Airport Taxi with the train and bus, so that you can have an idea of which one to choose when you arrive at Narita Airport.

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What is Airport Taxi?

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First, let me explain what Airport Taxi is. Airport Taxi is a private taxi service that you can take from and to the main international airports in Japan.

Airport Taxi has services to and from airports such as Narita, Haneda, KIX, Itami, New Chitose, and Naha. You can book a single vehicle for up to 6 passengers for a stable price, making it a great option if you’re traveling in mid-sized groups. Another attractive point is that both customer service personnel and drivers speak English, so you won’t need to worry about any misunderstanding due to the language barrier.

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When is it a good deal to use Airport Taxi from Narita Airport?

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Ok, so now that you have an idea of the services that Airport Taxi offers, let’s compare prices. I have chosen the following five destinations. In the case of train and bus, the prices are per person. In the case of Airport Taxi, I’ll indicate the prices from 1 to 6 passengers.

1. Tokyo Station (東京駅)

  • Train: If you use the regular train, it will cost you 1,200 yen per person (100-minute ride / one or two changes of train needed). If you use the express train, it’s around 3,072 yen per person (50-minute ride / no change of trains needed).
  • Limousine Bus: 2,800 yen per person (70-minute ride). This is the fare for going to the Tokyo city air terminal.
  • Airport Taxi: 22,700 yen in total.
    • 2 people: 11,350 yen per person
    • 3 people: 7,567 yen per person
    • 4 people: 5,675 yen per person
    • 5 people: 4,540 yen per person
    • 6 people: 3,784 yen per person

2. Shinjuku (新宿)

  • Train: If you use the regular train, it will cost you 1,200 yen per person (120-minute ride / one change of train needed). If you use the express train, it’s around 3,200 yen per person (80-minute ride / no change of trains needed).
  • Limousine Bus: 3,200 yen per person (90-minute ride).
  • Airport Taxi: 22,700 yen in total.
    • 2 people: 11,350 yen per person
    • 3 people: 7,567 yen per person
    • 4 people: 5,675 yen per person
    • 5 people: 4,540 yen per person
    • 6 people: 3,784 yen per person

3. Hachio-ji (八王子)

  • Train: If you use the regular train, it will cost you 2,015 yen per person (130-minute ride / two changes of train needed).
  • Limousine Bus: 3,900 yen per person (165-minute ride).
  • Airport Taxi: 29,650 yen in total.
    • 2 people: 14,825 yen per person
    • 3 people: 9,883 yen per person
    • 4 people: 7,413 yen per person
    • 5 people: 5,930 yen per person
    • 6 people: 4,942 yen per person

4. Yokohama (横浜)

  • Train: If you use the regular train, it will cost you 1,515 yen per person (125-minute ride / one change of train needed). If you use the express train, it’s 4,370 yen per person (90-minute ride / no change of trains needed).
  • Limousine Bus: 3,700 yen per person (90-minute ride).
  • Airport Taxi: 27,650 yen in total.
    • 2 people: 13,825 yen per person
    • 3 people: 9,217 yen per person
    • 4 people: 6,913 yen per person
    • 5 people: 5,530 yen per person
    • 6 people: 4,608 yen per person

5. Omiya (大宮)

  • Train: If you use the regular train, it will cost you 1,515 yen per person (120-minute ride / two changes of train needed).
  • Limousine Bus: 2,850 yen per person (120-minute ride).
  • Airport Taxi: 28,350 yen in total.
    • 2 people: 14,175 yen per person
    • 3 people: 9,450 yen per person
    • 4 people: 7,088 yen per person
    • 5 people: 5,670 yen per person
    • 6 people: 4,725 yen per person

Conclusion

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In conclusion, if you’re simply looking for the cheapest prices, then taking the train will always be the one you’re looking for. However, there are downsides to this such as not being able to store your luggage, not having a guaranteed seat, and having to look for a way to get to your final destination after arriving at the train station.

In the case of taking a limousine bus, you will have a designated seat and your luggage will be safely stored in the trunk of the bus. However, the same as the train, you won’t be getting directly to your destination. You will have to see how to get there after arriving to the bus stop.

In the case of Airport Taxi, yes, it is a more expensive choice, but if you happen to travel in a large group, then prices are not that crazy compared to the other choices. And as I explained in the very beginning, this service has English-speaking staff and you will be heading directly to your final destination. It is simply the most stress-free option.

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