Monday, September 29, 2008

Transfer guide from Keisei to JR Sobu Lines at Funabashi

This transfer is of use for those heading to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland, Disneysea), Shinjuku avoiding a Yamanote Line ride, each station on the Metro Tozai Line, JR Sobu, Yokosuka and Chuo Line.

funabashi location

How to catch the Keisei Line train from Narita Airport

It takes the Keisei Limited Express train approx. 48 minutes to get from Narita Airport to (Keisei-)Funabashi and it costs 720 yen each way. The train runs every 20 minutes.

Get off the Skyliner or the limited express at (Keisei-)Funabashi.

Go downstairs via the escalator.

Clear the turnstile and turn to the left to head toward JR Funabashi Station.

Go straight on through the shopping complex until you find a downward escalator to the ground level.

Take the escalator.

As soon as you leave the escalator, turn to the right and then turn to the left to purchase a JR portion ticket. If you have a suica, just head toward the entrance.

Entrance and departure boards. Those who head to Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama or Kamakura, go to track #3. Those heading to Nishi-Funabashi (onto Maihama and Tozai Line), Akihabara and Shinjuku, go to track #1.

Sobu rapid - Yokosuka Line train

Sobu-Chuo local train

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Sobu local Shinjuku bound timetable:

1) Weekdays

funabashi sobu local shinjuku bound timetable weekdays

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2) Weekends

funabashi sobu local shinjuku bound timetable weekends

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Get off the local train at Nishi-Funabashi, the next stop and change to the Keiyo Line Tokyo bound train to get to Maihama.

3) Maihama, Tokyo bound timetable:
a) Weekdays;

Nishi-funabashi tokyo bound timetable weekdays

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b) Weekends;

Nishi-funabashi tokyo bound timetable weekends

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Tokyo Disneyland


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Transfer from Keisei Line to JR Lines at Nippori Station

Information on how to catch the Keisei Line train from Narita Airport

JR Nippori Station has seen a sweeping change in the last couple of few years, and Keisei Station has still been under renovation, maybe until the super fast New Skyliner starts to run in a couple of years.

nrt keisei route

narita access map

Nippori Station overall map with transfer directions between Keisei and JR

If you intend to change to the JR Line from Keisei at Nippori, you might want to purchase a connection ticket sold at a ticket machine, or at the counter at Narita Airport Stations.

Skyliner on the Keisei platform

Limited express (Rapid service)

First, on arriving at Nippori, go upstairs by escalator. They are located at both ends of the track.

Escalator on the Ueno side

Escalator on the Narita side

Then clear the wicket if you have a connection ticket to JR.

Keisei - JR transfer gate area

Then walk diagonally forward right, and keep on walking.

You can see the signposts leading you to the right track before long.

Escalator to the Ueno, Tokyo bound track.

Lift to the Ueno, Tokyo bound track.

Escalator to the Ikebukuro, Shinjuku bound track.

Lift to Ikebukuro, Shinjuku bound track.

Then you're on the correct platform.

Yamanote Line train

Keihin Tohoku Line train (This doesn't stop at this station during the daytime.)

Inside the Yamanote Line train. It was much more crowded between Shinjuku and Ikebukuro.


Bus connections between Hakone-Yumoto and Gotemba

Gotemba - Kawaguchiko Bus timetable

1) Hakone-Yumoto to Sengoku:

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yumoto-sengoku weekends

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2) (Hakone-)Sengoku to Gotemba Station (and onto Shinjuku)

hakone to shinjuku timetable

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3) Gotemba Station to (Hakone-)Sengoku:

hakone bound timetable

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4) Sengoku to Hakone-Yumoto Station:

sengoku-yumoto weekdays

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sengoku-yumoto weekends

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5) Hakone Highway Bus faretable:


Train connections between Narita Airport and Western Japan

Related topic:
Japan Railpass validation procedures at Narita Airport and Narita Express info

All the data below are updated as of 14th March, 2009.

Connections between Narita Airport and the cities on the Tokaido - Sanyo Shinkansen:

1) Westbound connections:

nex-bullet train connections nrt to western japan 1
nex-bullet train connections nrt to western japan 2

2) Eastbound connections:

nex-bullet train connections western japan to nrt 1
nex-bullet train connections western japan to nrt 2

How to transfer between the Narita Express and the Shinkansen at Tokyo and Shinagawa