Tuesday, 30th November 2010
In Japan Travel News,
New bus service to benefit Japan's tourists
A new low-cost bus service between Narita Airport and key areas of Tokyo could appeal to tourists visiting the city.
Cab-Station Co believes the shuttle between the airport and the Ueno and Asakusa district could offer a value-for-money alternative to the normal transfer services, reports the Japan Times.
Costing 1,000 yen, the bus is around a third cheaper than limo bus services that currently operate from the airport, although passengers will be required to load and unload their own baggage.
"The areas of Ueno and Asakusa are dotted with budget inns for foreign tourists and we expect the number of passengers to reach 100,000 in the first year," explained a representative from Cab-Station Co.
The bus will make four round-trips per day and is capable of carrying around 45 to 60 passengers. Tickets need to be purchased by credit card in advance.
A number of airlines offer services to Narita Airport including British Airways, Japan Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Written by Mark Smith.