Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

There are quite a few ways to get from Narita Airport in Tokyo to Shinjuku. My favourite is the Airport Bus but for this trip, I needed to be at Shin-Okubu (one stop away from Shinjuku). So I tried out the Keisei Skyliner method to reach Shinjuku.

Now you will note that there are two (separate) trips involved. It is critical as there is a step not frequently mentioned in the web site which requires you to “top up” the fare at the ticket window to reach Shinjuku.

Anyhow, here’s what it involves:

If you have bought your tickets online (to earn the foreigner discount), and once you passed the immigration, you will go down one level to the trains. You will then see this:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei

Look backwards (do a 180 degree turn) and you will see the Keisei office. Pick up your tickets from there:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Collect your tickets. You can see that I am taking the 18:49 train and the seats are pre-assignd with train and seat numbers.
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Now proceed to the Keisei Line:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Now look for the Keisei Skyliner Elevator.
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

If you see this, you have gone too far. This is for the normal trains, not the more expensive Skyliner that you purchased.
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Look for the lift to bring you down:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

This is the RIGHT track
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Because Tokyo trains are always on time, so please plan your train timing carefully:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Inside the train and your last chance to make sure you are on the right train:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

As mentioned, the trip is a two step process. You are now on step 1….
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Take the train to Nippori
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Welcome to Nippori Station !!
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

After getting out of the Keisei Skyliner, please look for the JR line (should not be difficult):
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Once you reach the ground level, Please do NOT rush to exit the station (even if the signs say this way to JR line). This is because you need to “top up” your fare for the JR Line !
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Instead look for this ticket counter (JR Line Tickets)
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

And tell the gentleman where you are going (e.g. Shinjuku). You will then turn in your Keisei line tickets and get the Shinjuku tickets
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

For me, this is the amount to top up:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

And the tickets (JR line) that I got back:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Ok. NOW you can go to the JR line. You are going to the Yamanote line (Green Line… Lines 10,11)
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Because you are going Shinjuku, you are going to take Line 11:
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

You cannot possibly be lost by now 🙂
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

And the electronic boards inside the train will show you where you are and how far you are from Shinjuku 🙂
Getting from Narita to Shinjuku by Keisei Skyliner

Now, surviving the Shinjuku Station when you arrive is a separate story 🙂 🙂

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