table of contents
- 1 introduce the method of access from Shinjuku to Yokohama!
- 2 Is Shinjuku Station the largest terminal in Japan?
- 3 is a Shinjuku Busta of Shinjuku Station direct connection?
- 4 from Shinjuku to Yokohama of the access method (1) JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line
- 5 method of access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (2) Fukutoshin line and Tokyu Toyoko Line
- 6 method of access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (3) bus
- 7 Access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (4) Taxi
- 8 place to spend a late night at Yokohama Station
- 9 Let’s move comfortably from Shinjuku to Yokohama!
Introducing access from Shinjuku to Yokohama!
There may be many people who used Shinjuku Station, which is crowded with customers from the Tokyo metropolitan area and domestic and overseas. There are a lot of ticket gates in the station where various lines can enter, so it is also a station that is easy to get lost. This time, we will introduce the access from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station.
We researched and compiled detailed directions on trains (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line and Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line), midnight express buses, and taxis. We will also introduce the required time and fee to Yokohama Station, so please look for the access method that suits you.
Is Shinjuku Station the largest terminal in Japan?
Shinjuku Station is the largest terminal in Japan where 12 lines of 5 companies can board. In addition, there is a huge bus terminal “Shinjuku Busta” that opened in 2016 and is directly connected to Shinjuku Station. Because there are many ticket gates and the inside of the station is complex, there are many people who have lost their way at Shinjuku Station.
Shinjuku Station is a key station for traveling to the Tokyo metropolitan area and other parts of Japan by train or express bus. If you have the opportunity to use Shinjuku Station, you want to move to your destination as much as possible. If you keep in mind the structure of the station, you will be able to move relatively smoothly.
There are many routes depending on the route and destination that you get off at Shinjuku Station, so it is safe to change trains as easily as possible. Even if you go from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station, there are a number of ways to access it.
Centered on JR Shinjuku Station, Odakyu Line and Keio Line on the west side, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line on the east side, “Shinjuku Sanchome Station” on the south side, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line on the north side, and Seibu Railway “Seibu” There is Shinjuku Station. You can imagine how difficult Shinjuku Station is.
If you want to travel from Shinjuku to Yokohama by train, it is convenient to use the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line in the center of the station or the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line or Tokyu Toyoko Line on the east side. If you are going by highway bus or taxi, the Shinjuku Busta, which is directly connected to the Shinnan Gate, is recommended.
What is Shinjuku Busta directly connected to Shinjuku Station?
“Shinjuku Busta” opened at the south exit of Shinjuku Station in the spring of 2016 is a high-speed bus terminal at Shinjuku Station. It is a large building directly connected to Shinjuku Station, which is said to have the highest number of users in the world, and is open from early morning to midnight. Previously, it was also a hot topic on TV as a bus terminal that was scattered around Shinjuku Station and a huge bus terminal that combined taxi stops.
Although it is directly connected to Shinjuku Station, more precisely, it is a bus terminal that is directly connected to Shinnan Gate from Shinjuku Station. The main terminal of Tokyo, Shinjuku Station, is wide and has many routes, so in some cases it may be away from Shinjuku Busta.
The Shinnan ticket gate is on the second floor of Shinjuku Station, and if you exit there, you can reach Shinjuku Busta in a 2-minute walk. The Shinnan ticket gate is on the other side of the Koshu Kaido ticket gate, and there are NeWoman and Takashimaya Times Square in addition to Shinjuku Busta. It is easily accessible when you get off at Shinjuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
Access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (1) JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
First of all, we will guide you about access by train. There are two ways to get there by train: JR Shonan Shinjuku Line or Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line. Let’s guide here from the relatively easy to understand JR Shonan Shinjuku line even within Shinjuku Station.
The JR Shonan Shinjuku Line is the fastest and most convenient way to go to Yokohama directly from Shinjuku Station. Take the southbound train from Shinjuku to Yokohama. The southbound direction is Yokohama, Ofuna, Odawara and Choshi, and the opposite northbound direction is Omiya, Utsunomiya and Takasaki. Get on from the 1st and 2nd platforms on the 1st floor of Shinjuku Station.
Travel time and fee
Let’s check the time required and the charge from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station. Because it is direct to Yokohama Station, it takes about 35 minutes and is comfortable. JR Shonan Shinjuku Line departs about every 5-10 minutes. The charge is 550 yen one way.
The JR Shonan Shinjuku line is recommended if you want to arrive early with a short travel time. Entering from the JR ticket gate and leaving from the 1st and 2nd platforms on the 1st floor of the station, it is convenient even if you do not want to walk too much in a huge station. Recommended for those who are easily lost.
Access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (2) Fukutoshin Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line
Next, we will show you how to get to Yokohama Station by Fukutoshin Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line. Since it is a route that starts and ends at “Shinjuku Sanchome Station” on the east side of Shinjuku Station, it is recommended if you ride from there. To access from Shinjuku Station, take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and transfer at Shinjuku Sanchome Station.
From Shinjuku Station to Shinjuku Sanchome Station, the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line is 1 minute away so you can walk without using a train. It takes about 6 minutes to walk, but if you use the underground walkway from Shinjuku Station E10 exit, you will be able to reach it smoothly.
You can walk to Shinjuku Sanchome Station by the shortest route from E6 Exit, which is ahead of Shinjuku Station E10 Exit, but it may be a little difficult to understand if it is the first route that goes outdoors on the way. The Fukutoshin Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line are easy to use via Shinjuku Sanchome Station, but the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line is the most convenient way to go to Yokohama via JR Shinjuku Station.
Travel time and fee
Information on travel time and fees from Shinjuku Sanchome Station to Yokohama Station. If you use the Fukutoshin Line commuter express, the time required is about 35 minutes and the fee will be 440 yen (IC 432 yen). The price does not change, but it is approximately 37 minutes on the Fukutoshin Line and Tokyu Toyoko Line via Shibuya. Although it is via Shibuya, there is no need to drop off, but it will take about 1 minute to stop.
Access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (3) Bus
From here, we will show you how to get to Yokohama Station by bus from Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Busta, known for its bus terminal directly connected to Shinjuku Station, has high-speed and late-night buses to and from Japan. It is very convenient when you want to go far away from Shinjuku.
There are regular high-speed buses to Haneda / Narita Airport, Osaka, Kyoto, Sendai, Nagano, Kanazawa, Shizuoka and other prefectures. In addition, there are many destinations such as Tokyo Disney Resort, Fujikyu Highland, Gotemba Outlet, Hakone Togendai, Kusatsu Onsen.
Yokohama is close to Shinjuku, but Shinjuku Busta is a convenient bus terminal when you want to travel a little longer and enjoy sightseeing. Traveling by train is also emotional, but why not go out of Shinjuku for a bus trip?
There is no direct bus to Yokohama
Shinjuku Busta is very convenient for accessing distant places from Shinjuku Station and nearby tourist attractions, but unfortunately there is no direct bus at Yokohama Station during the daytime. In the direction of Kanagawa, there are 4 route buses for Hakone, Fujisawa / Chigasaki, Ebina / Honatsugi, Yokohama Station / Ofuna.
Of these four route buses, only the express bus bound for Hakone runs in the daytime. Departures for Shinjuku Busta depart daily from 6:35 to 23:35 at a rate of approximately 2 flights per hour. Stop at Gotemba Station, Hakone Glass Forest, Sengoku Kogen through each Tomei Expressway stop.
The other three buses are operated only by midnight express buses. Take the “Midnight Express Bus Ofuna Line” to access Yokohama Station. There is only one flight every day at midnight from Monday to Friday. Depart Shinjuku Busta at 0:55 and the next stop will arrive at Yokohama Station West Exit at 1:45.
Although it is a late-night express bus, it is very quick from Shinjuku Busta to Yokohama Station, so please be careful not to oversleep. I also want to think about where to stay because it is late-night arrival. If you plan to travel during the day or weekend, consider a method other than highway buses.
Travel time and fee
Let’s check the time and price of the midnight express bus. It takes about 50 minutes from Shinjuku Busta to the West Exit of Yokohama Station. At midnight, the roads are more vacant than during the day, so you will feel as if you arrive early. Please do not oversleep.
Even if you cannot get off at the Yokohama Station West Exit, you can get back to Yokohama Station from the next stop, Hodogaya Station East Exit. However, since it is late at night, there may be few options other than taxis.
Next is the fare for the midnight express bus, but it costs 2,000 yen from Shinjuku Busta to the West Exit of Yokohama Station. Although it is late at night, it will be expensive, but it may be available when you want to arrive at Yokohama Station late at night or if you have a plan in Yokohama early in the morning.
Getting off at Yokohama Station
The Midnight Bus Ofuna Line has a stop at the West Exit of Yokohama Station. Depart from Shinjuku Station and get off at the first stop. The next stops are Hodogaya Station East Exit, Higashi Totsuka Station, Kaminagaya Station, Konandai Station, Global Citizen Plaza (in front of Hongodai Station), and the end of the station, Ofuna Station.
Getting off at Yokohama Station is the bus terminal at the west exit. There are Yokohama Mores and Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers around the bus terminal. The highway bus from Shinjuku arrives in the middle of the night, so it is safe to secure a place to stay and how to travel afterwards.
Access from Shinjuku to Yokohama (4) Taxi
In addition to trains and buses, you can also take a taxi from Shinjuku Busta to Yokohama Station. If you use it alone, it will be expensive, but you can use it according to the situation such as when you have a lot of luggage or if you want to go to Yokohama easily. If there are many passengers, the division will be cheaper.
When you take a taxi with a group or several people, you can ride up to 4 adults over 12 years old. If you take a taxi, it is economical to take 3-4 people rather than one person. Please refer to the taxi fare and time from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station.
Shinjuku Busta has a taxi stand as well as a high-speed bus. There is no direct bus from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station, so it may be smooth to include a taxi in your choice. Depending on road conditions and traffic congestion, the arrival time may be affected, so if you want to arrive at a certain time as much as possible, a train is better.
Travel time and fee
How long does it cost to travel to Yokohama Station by taxi from Shinjuku Station? The travel time depends on the route and road conditions, so it can not be said unconditionally, but if it goes smoothly, it takes about 45 minutes using the highway, and about 1 hour 15 minutes on ordinary roads.
The approximate taxi fare is approximately 12,730 yen in the daytime for routes using high speeds, approximately 15,290 yen in the middle of the night, and approximately 10,250 yen in the daytime and approximately 12,330 yen in the middle of the night on public roads. This is when accessing from the Shinjuku Busta to the Yokohama Station East Exit.
Taxi late night hours are from 22:00 to 5:00 regardless of weekdays, weekends and holidays. If you take a taxi on a regular road on weekdays, it is about 12,730 yen for one person, but it will be about 6,365 yen for a two-seater, about 4,244 yen for a three-seater, and about 3,183 yen for a four-seater.
Shinjuku Busta taxi stand
Also check the taxi stand of Shinjuku Busta. Currently, there is a taxi stand and a stop on the 3rd floor of Shinjuku Busta. There is no taxi stand at the south exit of Shinjuku Station because it is a parking-prohibited area. Please note that ordinary vehicles cannot pass.
If you are taking a taxi from Shinjuku Station, look for a good taxi stand on the 3rd floor of Shinjuku Busta. There is a stop and a stop on the Koshu Kaido side of Shinjuku Busta. After exiting the Shinnan ticket gate, take the escalator on the right to the 3rd floor of Shinjuku Busta.
As with Shinjuku Station, there are many customers who use Shinjuku Busta, so there are signs on every corner. The directions to the taxi stand are written in an easy-to-understand manner, so you can get there smoothly if you follow the signs.
A place where you can spend the night at Yokohama Station
When staying at Yokohama Station or arriving by midnight express bus, check out places where you can spend the night. Directly connected to Yokohama Station, Sky Spa Yokohama is a popular capsule hotel where you can enjoy spa and meals. A single woman can spend time with peace of mind.
If you want to spend a late night at a fashionable cafe, check out “Chanoma” in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.2. It is open until 5:00 in the morning if it is the day before Friday, Saturday and public holidays. However, the last order is until 4:00. Mat seats where you can relax in a relaxed atmosphere are popular.
The internet cafe “My Room” in front of Yokohama Station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since it is a 3-minute walk from the Sotetsu Exit, it is a convenient place to spend the night around Yokohama Station. You can choose from 3 types of rate plans in a complete private room, and the basic plan can be used from 500 yen per hour.
Let’s move comfortably from Shinjuku to Yokohama!
How was the access guide from Shinjuku Station to Yokohama Station? In Shinjuku Station, a huge terminal, including Shinjuku Busta, trains, express buses and taxis are gathered, making it convenient for going out to various areas. Trains are the fastest and cheapest way to Yokohama Station, but depending on the time of day and circumstances, highway buses and taxis may be more convenient. Let’s move comfortably in a way that suits you.