But wait! Don’t buy that ticket yet! Let’s cut that price down even more with the Access Narita bus!
The Access Narita Bus
Notes about the NEX
- The website says that they are able to operate during late nights and early mornings, though I believe those times are only as long as the train stations are open.
- Roundtrip tickets have expiration dates. For example, some may be valid for only 2 weeks. Be careful of these time frames when buying your ticket!
- I think this is a given, but do not lose your ticket! Losing it will cause issues when you try to get through the ticket gate. Also, depending on what type of ticket you have, you may need to present it to the shinkansen officer who checks tickets during the ride.
Notes about the Access Narita Bus
- Reservations are not required. You are able to show up without a reservation and pay in cash/passmo/IC Card on the bus. No credit/debit cards. However, it is a first-come-first-serve basis. Whoever lines up first, gets on first!
- If you do want to make a reservations, you can do so through their website! However… the reservation site is in Japanese only. Getting a friend who understands Japanese would be a big help!
- Also, keep in mind that people who do have reservations are able to get onto the bus even if they didn’t come first. Although this only applies for buses bound for Narita, be sure to get there with a good amount of time to spare in case of long lines, those with priority reservations, as well as unfavorable weather conditions that can delay your departure.
- You are allowed one luggage to be stored in the bus’s luggage storage space, it must not exceed the size and weight limits, and oversized items are not allowed.
- Japan staff is normally careful when handling luggage, but, the bus company is not responsible for any items that are damaged during the trip, so pack carefully.
- The late night 1:05 (Ginza) and 1:10 (Tokyo) bus departure is women’s only! The fare for this bus is 2,000 yen.