Narita Express (N’EX) is fast and convenient way to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo without too much hassle. The N’EX takes only 53 minutes and requires you to purchase the tickets the day of your travel. I have read somewhere that you can purchase your ticket a day before. After standing in the long line for an hour, we found out that you can not purchase your tickets a day in advanced. You must purchase tickets for N’EX the day of traveling. We were fortunate to purchase the limited edition Suica card and N’EX special. JR East Rails is not currently offering that limited edition Suica Card and N’EX deal, that deal expired March 31, 2014.
Currently and till the end of 2014, there is a discount for gaijin (foreigner) travelers. From Narita Airport Terminal 1 and 2 to Tokyo’s major train station in the metropolitan area, including Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Yokohama without the hassle of transferring. Adult fare is ¥1500 (one way) for children (6-11) ¥750 yen (one way). Your guaranteed a seat. Your seat reclines back so you can relax, all seats are equipped with a large tray. For your convenience there are large spaces overhead for your luggages and if thats not large enough not to fret, at the end of each car there is a section for storing your large suitcases. Theres also a dial lock so you can set and safely lock your suitcases.
In the train are restrooms and even a baby changing station. Each car has an overhead monitor in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Theres even an attendant that comes through the train selling drinks and snacks. For more information on where to purchase your N’EX tickets please refer to the JR East Japan Railway.
We found the N’EX to be fast, convenient and affordable way to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport.