Maihama Station is the closest station to DisneySea and Tokyo Disney. If you’re travelling to the parks by public transport then you’ll aim to get to this station where you’ll be able to transfer onto Disney transport for the remainder of your journey.
Today, it’s the Disney transport from Maihama Station to DisneySea we’re going to cover.
When you arrive at Maihama Station you’ll want to follow the signs for the Resort Gateway. Everyone else who is leaving the station is likely to be heading in the same direction.
At the Resort Gateway Station, you’ll be able to purchase a ticket to board the train.
There are multiple different ticket options – the right one for you will likely depend on the number of days you’re planning on visiting the park along with any park hopping you plan to do.
Once you’ve purchased your ticket you’ll be able to move through the barrier and board the train.
The train runs in a circle, so simply board the first one that arrives with availability.
The attention to detail and decoration is fantastic, this doesn’t even match up to the monorail at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The map below shows the route in which the train runs. It departs from the Resort Gateway Station and stops at Tokyo Disneyland before stopping at Bayside Station which is home to the many official Tokyo Disney hotels. From there it’ll leave for DisneySea and finally returning back to the Resort Gateway.
The loop journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Tickets can also be purchased from any of the stops on the map. Here’s a look at the ticket machines at Tokyo DisneySea station.
It’s worth mentioning that you can in fact walk from Maihama Station to DisneySea, Tokyo Disneyland and any of the official hotels onsite. There are multiple shops on the way to purchase souvenirs etc. and it’s a great way to save money.
However, do remember you’ll be doing a lot of walking around the park so sometimes it’s best to skip the walking where you can and save your energy for the park itself.
Side note: It was actually quicker for us to walk from our FlexStay Inn hotel to DisneySea than it was to catch a bus from the hotel to the resort gateway then the train from the gateway onto the park – not to mention cheaper too!