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Old Apr 5, 12, 12:08 pm   #1
 
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NRT to Shibuya

I've traveled from HND to Shibuya but never NRT to Shibuya. I need a little guidance. Can i take the Keisei Oshiage Line to Oshiage and transfer on to the Hanzomon Line for a direct to Shibuya? I reckon this will cost me close to 2000 yen...just guessing though.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 12:35 pm   #2
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try http://www.hyperdia.com/
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Old Apr 5, 12, 12:48 pm   #3
 
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Cheapest route:
Narita Airport to Nippori with Keisei line, transfer to JR Yamanote line to Shibuya.
It cost 1,190Yen and 1hour and 50minutes
If you have big luggage, avoid morning “Rush hour” on JR Yamanote line

Fastest route:
Narita Airport to Nippori with Sky liner on Keisei line, transfer to JR Yamanote line to Shibuya.
It cost 2,590Yen and 1hour and 10minutes
If you have big luggage, avoid morning “Rush hour” on JR Yamanote line

Easiest Route:
Narita Airport to Shibuya with JR Narita Express, there is no transfer.
It cost 3,110Yen and 1houre 20minutes
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Old Apr 5, 12, 12:50 pm   #4
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Check the hyperdia website for the timetables but you may as well just get the JR Narita Express direct to Shibuya. You can buy a combined NRT Express Suica combination ticket and as it comes with 1,500yen preloaded onto the Suica card the journey effectively costs the 2,000yen you're aiming for:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/
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Old Apr 5, 12, 1:01 pm   #5
 
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Narita Express is easiest and takes you directly to Shibuya. However it is probably the slowest train in Japan or at least among the slowest ones...
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Old Apr 5, 12, 1:35 pm   #6
 
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Old Apr 5, 12, 10:31 pm   #7
 
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Narita Express is easiest and takes you directly to Shibuya. However it is probably the slowest train in Japan or at least among the slowest ones...
NEX isn't particularly slow, it just takes a less direct route. Skyliner cuts more or less straight eastward from Tokyo while NEX has to go south to Chiba and then back north to the airport. You can get a sense of the difference from this map:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sk...eisei_Line.svg

That said, as noted in one of the posts above, the travel time difference to central Tokyo is pretty slim unless you are going to Nippori or Ueno.
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Check the hyperdia website for the timetables but you may as well just get the JR Narita Express direct to Shibuya. You can buy a combined NRT Express Suica combination ticket and as it comes with 1,500yen preloaded onto the Suica card the journey effectively costs the 2,000yen you're aiming for:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/
Don't forget to refund deposit(500Yen) and unused reloaded amount before leaving Japan.
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Also remember that the "fastest" route calculated online won't necessarily get you to your destination the earliest - Hyperdia and its ilk only calculate total time from first station to final station, ignoring waiting time. So if the next Skyliner with free seats is an hour from now but there's an NEX train leaving in five minutes, you're obviously better off with the NEX.
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Also remember that the "fastest" route calculated online won't necessarily get you to your destination the earliest - Hyperdia and its ilk only calculate total time from first station to final station, ignoring waiting time.
Not so -- they most definitely do include waiting time, and do quite a good job of telling you which option will actually get you there the fastest.
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just so I have this right, the NRT Exp runs directly from the airport to Shibuya with no transfers..correct? In that case wouldn't it make sense to get the Suica & N'EX Round-Trip card for 5,500 Yen?
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just so I have this right, the NRT Exp runs directly from the airport to Shibuya with no transfers..correct? In that case wouldn't it make sense to get the Suica & N'EX Round-Trip card for 5,500 Yen?
Yes, and yes. I've done it several times myself, and it's by far the easiest. Also, in addition to not having to transfer, you get the benefit of a train that was designed for airport travelers for the entire journey, including such amenities as large luggage storage at the ends of each compartment.
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Yes, and yes.
+1. And the seats.

Keisei trains.

Keisei by Ruke★, on Flickr

Yamanote Line.

[160yen - A day on the Yamanote line] - Osaki - 08:22 by fabuchan, on Flickr

N'EX

The New Narita Express by wongjp, on Flickr
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Old Apr 6, 12, 1:48 pm   #14
 
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Not so -- they most definitely do include waiting time, and do quite a good job of telling you which option will actually get you there the fastest.
Sorry, but that's not correct. The total time listed on Hyperdia and Jorudan includes waiting time between trains, but it doesn't include waiting time for the first train.

(And also, as I said, if the next train leaving doesn't have any free seats, Hyperdia certainly isn't going to tell you that.)

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+1. And the seats.

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O Sora, what you have there is a picture of the Keisei commuter train (the ¥1000 yen option), not the Keisei Skyliner.

Here is a picture of the interior of the Keisei Skyliner.

http://www.blue-works.com/jprail/wp-...eries_seat.jpg
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