Opinion Narita to Ueno

argento

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I remember a discussion which went on for many posts but what I cannot remember was the conclusion...
so, which was first the cheapest and, second, quickest method to make your way from Narita Int'l Terminal to Ueno? Was it the skyliner? How much is the ticket for that trip?
 

Donza

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Skyliner is quicker. . 44 mins at 2400 yen.
vs regular exp on keisei line... 75mins at 1200 yen
 

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we were stuck on the regular line when we tried to get Narita Express tickets and the service had malfunctioned.

It wasnt what we'd hoped for.

Also, when you get to Ueno, you have to depart the station and go to a different station to catch the Shink to Nagano (if that is your plan)
 

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I remember a discussion which went on for many posts but what I cannot remember was the conclusion...
so, which was first the cheapest and, second, quickest method to make your way from Narita Int'l Terminal to Ueno? Was it the skyliner? How much is the ticket for that trip?

The long discussion generally centered around the best way to get from Narita to the Shinkansen and beyond. Options being JR Narita express via Tokyo vs Keisei Skyliner via Ueno. There were arguments both ways which I won't repeat here.

But for simply Narita to Ueno the choice is simple - Keisei line, either Skyliner or regular express (if you want cheap and have the time) as Donza has suggested.
 

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Don't forget that the NeX has a special at the moment for Y1500. ( only from Narita to Tokyo - not return) I'd get that to Tokyo and then the Shink from there. That's what I'll be doing first thing Tuesday morning!! :)
 

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Yes if you have a JR East Pass then the NE'X is included, makes sense to use that. If not, then it's Y1500 one way on the NE'X vs. Keisei prices above, use your judgement.
 

argento

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my plan is to get from Narita to Ueno, sleep over at Ueno. Next morning make my way to Yoskosuka-shi (outskirts of Tokyo if I am not mistaken) to meet friends and then either return to Ueno or Tokyo station to catch a Shinkansen to Nagano.
It thus seems that the Keisei (being cheaper and me not being in any hurry) is the best option....
 
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Don't forget that the NeX has a special at the moment for Y1500. ( only from Narita to Tokyo - not return) I'd get that to Tokyo and then the Shink from there. That's what I'll be doing first thing Tuesday morning!! :)

But NEX doesn't go to Ueno as per the thread title.
 

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my plan is to get from Narita to Ueno, sleep over at Ueno. Next morning make my way to Yoskosuka-shi (outskirts of Tokyo if I am not mistaken) to meet friends and then either return to Ueno or Tokyo station to catch a Shinkansen to Nagano.
It thus seems that the Keisei (being cheaper and me not being in any hurry) is the best option....

100% correct.
 

argento

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took the regular keisei line into Ueno. I wasn't in a hurry so it worked well for me. What didn't work like a charm was finding our hotel which took a wee longer than we had planned. All good :)
 
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