Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Fastest Route To/From Narita

Such a cool looking train, don't you agree?

The new Skyliner Airport Express connects Nippori station and Narita Airport Terminal 2 in a minimum of 36 minutes, zipping along a new access route at 160 km/h top speed. Whoa! I guess I won't have enough time to catch up on my sleep if I use this train.

The 2,400yen fare one way is a bit steep to us. We actually preferred to use the much cheaper Keisei Limited Express Train at just 1,000yen per way (a 70 minutes ride) although last year, we opted to take the Narita Express (N'EX) because of its Suica & N'EX package which made taking the N'EX quite an affordable option. And we can still use our Suica card this year because the card only becomes void if not used within 10 years.

We'll see if we have excess money at the end of our vacation, then we can probably get on this train. Zaini is a train nut, and I know he wouldn't want a chance to ride this train at least once! And take lots of photos of the exterior and interior of the train.

There are a myriad of options for transportation to/from Narita Airport. For more info, check out Japan Guide.

15 comments:

  1. Pssssst lina.
    yang ni dengan yang erl pegi KLIA tu, mana lagi laju ah?

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  2. it sure looks like a great train. hope you'll be able to board the train and take cool pictures.

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  3. Wow...we should have this super trains here. Will definitely solve KL's traffic woes!

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  4. @zezebel,
    actually on paper, both our ERL and Skyliner has the same speed.

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  5. @Life Ramblings,
    We are looking forward to board one. :)

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  6. @Mei Teng,
    Not only super trains. What we need is actually efficiency and an effective and reliable public transportation available in the city.

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  7. Now that's what you call a train, Japan is always so far ahead of every other country in terms of technology.

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  8. @Ryan,
    I actually want to ride the new bullet train in Kyushu. :)

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  9. @foong,
    it sure does, doesn't it. Hope we have extra $$$ to get on one for our return trip to Narita. :)

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  10. Lina.
    Thats mean I cannot look at the scenery outside because I will get dizzy. Sleeping also not an option since you will be arriving at the destination very fast.

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  11. @zezebel,
    I tell you, once you get on a train in Japan, you'll definitely start nodding and get sleepy, regardless fast or slow train. Ask anyone in Japan and I think they'll agree. LOL

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  12. that sure looks cool for a train, like it's gonna zoom away!

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  13. @Ayie,
    It sure does. I want to try get a photo of the train's head when we get there. :)

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  14. Nice blog & really cool looking train.Good information for Skyliner Airport Express.

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