On track to saving time and money

June 09, 2009

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from the terminal for as little as $7.50 and be there in just over an hour. That's what you call a no-brainer. Here's a sampling of cities with economical direct rail service from the airport. Keep in mind that taxi travel times are variable; rush-hour traffic can sometimes cause dramatic increases.

ATLANTA$15/ 15-20 minutes$1.50/ 15 minutes
BALTIMORE$17/ 15-25 minutes$1.35/ 25 minutes
CHICAGO$30/ 20-60 minutes$1.50/ 30-45 minutes
PHILADELPHIA$20/ 15-30 minutes$5/ 25 minutes
WASHINGTON (NATIONAL) $9-$16/ 10-20 minutes$1.35/ 25 minutes
AMSTERDAM$33/ 30 minutes$3/ 20 minutes
BARCELONA$17/ 40 minutes$2/ 21 minutes
FRANKFURT$23/ 20 minutes$3.15/ 11 minutes
LONDON (HEATHROW) $50/ 30-45 minutes$5/ 50 minutes
PARIS (CHARLES DE GAULLE) $40/ 35-45 minutes$11/ 45 minutes
TOKYO (NARITA) $152/ 90-120 minutes$7.50-$14/ 60-75 minutes
ZURICH$35/ 20 minutes$3.75/ 10 minutes

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