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Tokyo Narita Int'l - Narita Express

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Best Taxi Alternative: Narita Express.

Fare: $32.60.

Time to Downtown: As little as 53 minutes.

Drawback: Expensive—until you hear how much a taxi costs.

Taxi Facts: A whopping $220 for the 36-mile trip.

Bottom Line: Each terminal has its own station, so the train is easy to reach with your luggage in tow. New cars are being put into service; the fleet will be all new by June. The roomy reclining seats have foldout worktables, power outlets (don’t forget your converter plug), and adjustable headrests. There are also antitheft cameras in the luggage areas, multilingual display monitors overhead, and Western-style bathrooms in each car.


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