Keisei Railway have announced the new name for their train running between Tokyo and Narita Airport. They are calling it “Narita Sky Access”, similar to the JR run “Narita Express”. In the past, the line was known as the Keisei Skyliner. The new name should make it more obvious to customers that you can get straight to Narita Airport on it.
One of the reasons for the new name and new train, is the use of a new line which will cut the trip to the airport down to just 36 minutes. Currently, the NEX (Narita Express) takes 53 minutes between the airport and Tokyo station.
The one drawback of the Narita Sky Access is its entry station into Tokyo, which is at Nippori. For those living north of Tokyo this is great. If you live further down towards Shinagawa or Yokohama then the NEX will probably be more convenient.
The new line starts next year, 2010, in July.
Do you prefer the Keisei Skyliner or the Narita Express when traveling from the airport?