Most Useful and Most Practical Travel Tips in Japan

Narita Express round ticket merit and demerit


This ticket is strongly recommended if you fly in and out at Narita Airport and want to use Narita Express.

It would be much beneficial if you visit the outside area of Tokyo, Ofuna, Yokosuka or Hachioji, etc.

Narita Express
Narita Express


Great discount deal for a round ticket!!

You can sit and spend cozy time from Narita station to the Tokyo area.

The Tokyo area covers of course Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and more.

North Omiya

East Toride

South Yokohama, Ofuna, Kamamura, Kurihama

West Hachioji, Takao, Okutama

Fare of the N’EX Round-trip

Adult 4,070 Yen (age 12 and over)

Child 2,030 Yen  (age 6 to 11)

It costs you 5680 Yen from Narita Airport to Ofuna one way.

It seems a great deal!


– It is a kind of pre-paid. You need to pay the fare on the return way in advance.

– Usage period limit


– Schedule flexibility

You may want to change your schedule.

1. you can change your schedule once before you purchase.

2. The ticket can refund only before you have started using it.

So, there is almost no room to change the schedule.

Which Station you can purchase it?

It would be best to make a reservation in advance and pick up it at Narita airport.

But the vending machine to issue the ticket is limited.

The vending machine should have the capability to read your passport.


Only non-Japanese passport holders can purchase the N’EX TOKYO Round Trip Ticket.

Only 14-day valid. You need to use the returning ticket within 14 days.

Comparison with other choices

If you want to go to Ueno or Nippori, Keisei line is an option to consider.

You can use Keisei Skyliner with 2570 Yen and it takes 50 minutes. Narita Express (N’EX) TOKYO Round Trip Ticket is cheaper.

Keisei line


You can use Keisei sky access express train for 1270 Yen and it takes 1 hour. This option is much cheaper than Narita Express (N’EX) TOKYO Round Trip Ticket.


Limousine bus   2800 Yen Narita Tokyo City Air Terminal

limousine bus
limousine bus

Airport Bus TYO-NRT  it costs you only 1300 Yen. 1hour 5minutes

Summary again

You may need to consider which transportation system is to fit you best from Narita to the Tokyo area. Of course, Narita Express (N’EX) TOKYO Round Trip Ticket would be the best and most cost-effective way to go to the western or southern limit of JR Tokyo area.

However, the relaxing and comfortable Narita Express by JR East is also irresistible and attractive.