This entry was inspired by a recent post to Flyertalk, from a person that will be staying at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills hotel soon, and was wondering about the best way of getting there from Narita Airport.
Hopefully in the not-too-distant future, the answer will be simple: take the Limousine Bus direct to the hotel. Unfortunately, bus service to the Andaz has not begun yet, and there is no definite timetable as to when it will start.
The nearest subway station to the hotel is still a few minutes walk from the hotel, and requires a train transfer, so it wouldn’t result in a route that I would recommend. And a taxi from the airport to the hotel would cost nearly as much as a night’s stay in an Andaz Twin, so I certainly don’t recommend that either.
So until the Limousine Bus service to the Andaz Tokyo starts up, here are three alternatives to getting there from Narita airport, that you may select based on your top priority:
1. Speed: The fastest route to the Andaz Tokyo would be to take a 60 minute ride on the Narita Express train from the airport to Tokyo Station (2817 yen per person), then a 10-15 minute taxi ride to the hotel (about 1500 to 2500 yen per taxi) If you have a lot of luggage and more than two people, you may need to take two taxis to get there.
2. Convenience: There is a Limousine Bus that does stop at the nearby Hotel Okura. It costs 3100 yen per person (half price for children), and will take about 2 hours to get from the airport to the Hotel Okura. From there it is a very short taxi ride, or a 10 minute walk away from the Andaz Tokyo.
3. Cost: Take the local line from the airport to Shinbashi station. This will be about a 90 minute ride that will cost 1490 yen per person. If you get out of the Hibiya exit, you will be able to see the Andaz Tokyo in the distance.
Keeping the hotel in sight, you can walk there in about 15-20 minutes.
If you coming in a several hour flight from several hours away, I would actually recommend a fourth option: spend the first night at the Hyatt Regency. You can get there direct from the airport on a Limousine Bus, sleep off your jet lag, and head over to the Andaz the following day, while saving yourself enough money to try out all of the fantastic burgers at Bebu.