Well-developed Transportation Network

Chiba Prefecture is located in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area and has convenient access to the center of Tokyo, Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport.

Chiba boasts a well developed network of public transportation and expressways, facilitating efficient industrial and economic activities and enriching people's daily lives.



Lower toll of Tokyo Bay Aqualine

Cars Trucks less than 8 tons, Minibuses Trucks from 8 tons to 25 tons Trailers, Buses more than 9m in length
Non-ETC3,000yen3,600yen4,950yen8,250yen
ETC
(August1,2009~)
800yen960yen1,320yen2,200yen

* ETC : Electronic Toll Collection

The toll for all vehicles including large vehicles was significantly reduced, resulting in affordable access to Tokyo metropolitan area.

Connections to and around Tokyo

Trains

Main railways run from Tokyo to the northern and eastern parts of Chiba in a radial pattern. Convenient limited express, express and rapid trains connect Chiba and Tokyo in a short time.

Examples of average transit time

From Kaihin Makuhari Station to Tokyo Station: 30 minutes via rapid train
From Kashiwanoha Station to Akihabara Station: 35 minutes via the Tsukuba Express

Narita Express (N'EX)

Narita Express connects Narita International Airport to the center of Tokyo, with the average journey taking less than one hour.

Narita Rapid Railway

This new express line is scheduled to enter service in 2010 and will connect Narita International Airport with Tokyo in 36 minutes.

The Tsukuba Express Line

This high-speed train connects Akihabara station in Tokyo to the northern portion of Chiba, and goes as far as Tsukuba Science City in Ibaraki Prefectre.

Expressways

Expressways extend to North, South and East of Chiba Prefecture and include the Tokyo Bay Aqua-line, which crosses over Tokyo Bay, forming a large circle of expressways surrounding the bay.

Tokyo Bay Aqua-line

Tokyo Bay Aqua-line connects Kisarazu city in Chiba Prefecture to Kawasaki city in Kanagawa Prefecture, with a one way journey taking approximately 15 minutes. The middle of the expressway features a large rest area, car park and junction named Umi-Hotaru from where people can enjoy the view over the bay.

Limousine Buses

Convenient limousine buses connect Chiba not only to Narita airport, but also to Haneda airport, with easy connections all over Japan. It takes about 30 minutes from Makuhari to Narita airport and about 40 minutes to Haneda airport.