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Booking train from Narita - 02-13-2011, 08:19 PM

Hello everyone... This will be our first trip to Japan and we are looking at landing at Narita Airport for a stay in Tokyo. We've not been on a high-speed train before so we are looking at taking the JR Narita Express (N'EX) train.

I understand you need reservations. We are flying standby so we could end up arriving the next day from our plans. How far in advance must you reserve seats on this train...... We are reading the forum as well to get some good travel points...

In advance, thank you and any travel hints are also welcomed...

Lance
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Hello everyone... This will be our first trip to Japan and we are looking at landing at Narita Airport for a stay in Tokyo. We've not been on a high-speed train before so we are looking at taking the JR Narita Express (N'EX) train.

I understand you need reservations. We are flying standby so we could end up arriving the next day from our plans. How far in advance must you reserve seats on this train...... We are reading the forum as well to get some good travel points...

In advance, thank you and any travel hints are also welcomed...

Lance
You need to purchase a ticket, but I don't think you even can in advance. It runs a couple times an hour, so I would suggest just going to the N'EX station and purchasing the next available ticket. I don't think it ever sells out.

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Thank you.. good news... we will be flying from eastern Canada so we'll be a little tired. Nice to see we can get on so easily... appreciate your help.
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Thank you.. good news... we will be flying from eastern Canada so we'll be a little tired. Nice to see we can get on so easily... appreciate your help.
There are frequent trains from NRT to Tokyo, so don't worry too much about it. The airport layout is also not complex.. it should be quite simple for you to get yourself to tokyo.....
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Godwine and Steel.. appreciated.. Interesting clip on the subway but, not having taken a high speed train - well, have to take it from the airport. But, I understand with the Nex train, you can get a deal that includes the transit card - we'll do that as we know we will be taking the subways while there.
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Interesting. I have never seen the Suica card before. How long have they been around? Does anyone know how to recharge them after you buy one?
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Interesting. I have never seen the Suica card before. How long have they been around? Does anyone know how to recharge them after you buy one?
Suica wiki: Suica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How to re-charge: Suica | Fares & Passes | JR-EAST

The SUICA development story: JR-EAST:Research and Development - R&D Story
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02-15-2011, 01:37 AM

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Godwine and Steel.. appreciated.. Interesting clip on the subway but, not having taken a high speed train - well, have to take it from the airport. But, I understand with the Nex train, you can get a deal that includes the transit card - we'll do that as we know we will be taking the subways while there.
I want to make sure you are not confusing N'ex with the bullet train, or Shinkansen.
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Just a question, where are you staying in Tokyo?

I just asked because, I want to suggest using the Limousine Bus instead. From the arrival area in Narita going to the platform is a few minutes walk and then there are the stairs too, with heavy luggage with you it is not fun.

The bus is basically just outside the arrival area and getting the ticket is much easier too. Someone will also stow your luggage in the bus for you.

there is also another train from narita, called the keisei line, have not used it personally but I heard good things about it and much cheaper than NEX.

anyways, lots of train and buses from narita to Tokyo, you won't have any problem


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