Travel From Narita Airport / Haneda Airport to Sendai, Japan

Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi prefecture and city of Tohoku region. Getting from Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport to Sendai has several ways as follows:

1. Getting From Narita Airport to Tokyo Station

1.1 NEX (Narita Express) to Tokyo Station (60-65 minutes approximately). The earliest train is 7:44. JR Pass covers NEX. If you don't buy JR Pass, you can buy the special ticket price. The original fare is 3,000+ yen per trip. Checking the promotion on NEX website. NEX requires seat reservation.

1.2 JR Rapid line: In case of early arrival in the morning and unavailability of NEX at that time, you can take JR Sobu/Narita Line Rapid to Tokyo Station. It takes time about 90 minutes which longer than NEX but the fare is cheaper. Fare is 1,300 yen+ approximately. No seat reservation. 

1.3 Keisei Skyliner: Taking the train from airport to Nippori Station (40 minutes) and change to JR Yamanote Line / Keihin-Tohoku / Negishi Line / Joban Line to Tokyo Station (12 minutes). Total duration 60 minutes approximately. Skyliner requires seat reservation. Fare is 2,470 yen (one way). The discount ticket and e-ticket are available. You can check the promotion on website.  

Keisei Skyliner Route Map: Keisei Electric Railway

Keisei Skyliner & Tokyo Subway Ticket is the ticket includes the fare one-way or roundtrip between Narita airport and Keisei Ueno Station plus the Tokyo Subway (Toei Subway + Tokyo Metro Subway) Free Ticket (24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours). 

1.4 Tokyo Shuttle Bus: The bus operated by Keisei group. The bus departs every 20 minutes. Duration is 72-77 minutes. Fare is 1,000 (adult) and 500 yen (child). The first bus from Narita Airport Terminal 3,2,1 is 5:55 /  06:00-06:05 / 06:10 respectively. The bus timetable, click here.

Bus Stops

Terminal 1: Bus Stop 31
Terminal 2: Bus Stop 2 (North), Bus Stop 19 (South)
Terminal 3: Boarding Area no.1

1.5 Limousine Bus 

Fare from airport to Tokyo Station is 2,800 yen for adult and 1,400 yen for child. For more information, click here.

1.6 Access Narita Bus

Fare is 1,000 yen for adult and 500 yen for child, pay on the bus. The bus departs every 20 minutes. Click here for more information.

2. Getting From Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station

2.1 Limousine Bus

Fare is 930 yen for adult and 470 yen for child. It takes 45 minutes.
For more information, click here

2.2 Tokyo Monorail is convenient and fast. Haneda Airport is closer to Tokyo than Narita Airport. It takes only 13 minutes from Haneda Airport to Hamamamatsucho Station (Tokyo). The fare is 490 yen. JR Pass covers the fare. For more information, click here.

The discount ticket (500 yen for adult and 250 yen for child), travelling from airport through Monorail Hamamatsucho Station to any stations on the JR Yamanote Line. (One-way and one use only). The areas covered are Tokyo, Kanda, Akihabara, Shinagawa, Ueno, Okachimachi, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yoyogi, Harajuku, Shibuya and etc. You can purchase at the ticket machine. 

3. Getting from Tokyo to Sendai 

3.1 Shinkansen

Shinkansen Hayabusa and Komachi require seat reservation and Yamabiko has both reserved and unreserved seat. One way fare is 11,000+ yen approximately. Komachi and Hayabusa train are the fastest train (90 minutes). In fact, these two trains run together and separate the train at Morioka Station. In my opinion, Hayabusa has enough space to put your luggage in front of your seat while I have to keep the luggage at the front or the rear of the car of Komachi train. Komachi is the slowest which takes 2 hours.

3.2 Bus

3.2.1 Willer Express bus runs from Tokyo to Sendai. The fare is 2,200-10,200 yen. Bus departs at Shinjuku Station and Ikebukuro. It takes 5 hours and 35 minutes from Ikebukuro and 6 hours 10 minutes from Shinjuku. You can book it online up to 3 months in advance.


3.2.2 Japan Bus Online

The website provides the many bus routes in Japan. You can check the price and booking the seat online. The bus departs at Tokyo Station / Shinjuku Bus Terminal at night and arrive Sendai in the morning.


4. Getting from Narita Airport to Sendai by night bus

The bus departs from airport around 10 p.m. and arrive Sendai Station early in the morning.
You can check the fare and timetable on website.

5. By Airplane

ANA has direct flights between Narita Airport and Sendai. It takes 60-65 minutes. You may compare the flight with Shinkansen. In case of having the promotion, the price of ANA may be cheaper than taking Shinkansen.

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