Getting from Haneda Airport International Terminal to Central Tokyo – by Keikyu Line

when you come to tokyo, you may worry about which airport to choose. as you know, tokyo has two airports, haneda and narita. to use airports in shanghai as an analogy, haneda would be like Hongqiao International Airport and narita would be pudong. like Hongqiao International Airport, Haneda Airport is closer to the tokyo metropolitan area, taking less time to get to tokyo from haneda than from narita.

here, we will introduce the effective way to board the train at Haneda Airport. when it comes to trains at Haneda Airport, we must discuss the keikyu line. many people may have mixed feelings towards the keikyu line. tthose familiar with the line see it as necessary for going to Haneda Airport, while those who are unfamiliar with it might get confused or lost when they take the keikyu. but not to worry! check the content below and you won’t be fooled and may even shorten your boarding time.

now then, let’s get this journey started!
How to get to the Keikyu Line Station
Your journey to Japan starts the moment you leave customs. Step out into the International Terminal Arrivals area on the second floor and you will see an information board before you.
Follow the sign to the Keikyu Line, and you will see the entrance to the Keikyu Line on your right. How convenient!
Enter the Keikyu Line Station and take the elevator on the right down to the platform.
Tips for not getting lost on the Keikyu Line
You are on the platform. Which train should you take?
The information board shows two kinds of trains bound for two different directions on the same platform. Which train should you choose, and how do you make sure it’s the right one? Anyone would be confused.

Now for the tip. The Keikyu Line trains departing from Haneda Airport goes in two directions, bound for Shinagawa and Yokohama . Yokohama is in Kanagawa Prefecture, next to Tokyo, and is the liveliest in Kanagawa, with many shopping centers around the station.

If you are planning to go to Shinagawa, Shinbashi, Ginza, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, or other stations within Tokyo, take the train for Shinagawa and transfer at Shinagawa Station. Most people take the Yamanote Line. If you want to go to stations in Kanagawa, such as Kawasaki, Yokohama, or Kamakura, take the train for Yokohama.
Now that you know which way to go, the next question is how to tell the train for Shinagawa apart from the one for Yokohama. It’s actually quite easy—just check the bulletin board. Take a look at picture above. If you want to go to Shinagawa or Shinjuku, take the 16:42 train. If you want to go to Yokohama, take the 16:38 train.

As you can see in the picture, all the trains shown on the bulletin board are express trains, but there are occasionally special express trains as well. The special express has fewer stops and arrives at its destination earlier than the regular express.
Transfer from the Keikyu Line to the JR Line (Ex. the Yamanote Line).
It’s easy to transfer from Keikyu to JR. Get off at Shinagawa Station and there will be a transfer gate for the JR Line. Enter the JR station at this gate and change to the Yamanote Line.
Get off at Shinagawa Station, follow the directions on the green signs, and you will find the JR Line transfer gate.
Enter the transfer gate labeled “Tranfer to JR Line Gate” and you will find the JR platform. Here you can transfer to the Yamanote Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line, the Tokaido Line, or the Shinkansen. Those heading to Shinjuku can transfer to the Yamanote Line here.
The Keikyu Line, the best choice for these destinations!
Everyone has a different destination. There are monorails, buses, trains, and more that will take you to yours. Now, which destinations can be reached the fastest on the Keikyu Line?

First up is Shinagawa. The Keikyu Line is the best choice for those who want to go to Shinagawa. Other than a hotel shuttle bus, the Keikyu Line is the fastest choice. Take the special express for Shinagawa, and Shinagawa will be one stop from Haneda Airport International Terminal Station. It takes just 13 minutes!

Other stations besides Shinagawa where the Keikyu Line stops:
For Shinagawa: Shinbashi, Higashi-ginza, Nihonbashi, Asakusa
For Yokohama: Keikyu-Kawasaki, Yokohama
What should you do if you take the wrong train?
destination on the same platform like the Keikyu Line, it is easy to get confused. If you realize you’ve taken the wrong train after boarding at Haneda, there is no need to go back to Haneda. We’ll show you a better way!

In fact, both of the trains departing from Haneda Station go to Keikyu-Kamata Station. The Keikyu Line branches into two directions at Keikyu-Kamata Station, meaning you can get off the train at Keikyu-Kamata and transfer to the train for your destination.
Let’s take a look at Keikyu-Kamata Station!
The train for Yokohama is on the third floor, the train for Shinagawa is on the second, and the exit on the first. If you take the wrong train, get off at this station and change to the right one here.
My luggage is heavy and I want to send it to my hotel!
Japan is working to improve services for visitors. Keikyu Service Center in the Haneda Airport International Terminal arrival area provides luggage delivery services for visitors.
English and Chinese language support is available as well as luggage delivery services to hotels. Business hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. If you leave luggage in the center by 11a.m, your luggage will be delivered to your hotel on the same day. After 11 a.m. it will be delivered the next day. At 1700 to 1900 yen, the price of sending your suitcase here is lower than that of other delivery services.

Did you enjoy this article? The Keikyu Line is not as complicated as you have thought, right? Take the Keikyu Line for a more comfortable journey!