20 Minute Direct Commute to Shinjuku Station: List of all 108 Stations and Apartment Listings

There are two important factors that will likely decide where you’ll live in Tokyo: your commute and your budget.

With that information, you will be able to browse areas, neighborhoods, and stations much more easily and to get a pretty good idea of how much your budget will get you in different areas.

To solve for half of this equation, today we’re going to list all the stations within a 20 minute commute to Shinjuku on a direct line (no transfers). Note that this isn’t your final commute time! You’ll likely need to factor in the time from your apartment to the station, and then from Shinjuku Station to your final destination. There were also a few stations right at the 21 min mark in our research, but we decided to omit them from the tables to stay very true to the 20 minute cutoff.

Keep in mind that train times vary depending on time of day. The times used in the tables below are for a weekday morning (around 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM). Once you narrow down your neighborhood search, it is imperative to research the train schedule for your closest station.

Without further ado, bring on the list sorted by train line. Click on the station name to jump to current listings for apartments for rent near that station!


Yamanote Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
JY 08 Nishi-Nippori 西日暮里 20 min
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
  • Nippori-Toneri Liner
Nishi-Nippori Area Guide
JY 09 Tabata 田端 19 min
  • Keihin-Tohoku
Tabata Area Guide
JY 10 Komagome 駒込 16 min
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
Komagome Area Guide
JY 11 Sugamo 巣鴨 14 min
  • Toei Mita
JY 12 Otsuka 大塚 12 min
  • Toden Arakawa
Otsuka Area Guide
JY 13 Ikebukuro 池袋 9 min
  • Saikyo
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Seibu Ikebukuro
  • Tobu Tojo
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
Ikebukuro Area Guide
JY 14 Mejiro 目白 7 min Mejiro Area Guide
JY 15 Takadanobaba 高田馬場 5 min
  • Seibu Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
Takadanobaba Area Guide
JY 16 Shin-Okubo 新大久保 2 min Shin-Okubo Area Guide
JY 17 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
JY 18 Yoyogi 代々木 3 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Toei Oedo
Yoyogi Area Guide
JY 19 Harajuku 原宿 5 min
JY 20 Shibuya 渋谷 7 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Saikyo
  • Keio Inokashira
  • Tokyu Denentoshi
  • Tokyu Toyoko
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
JY 21 Ebisu 恵比寿 10 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Saikyo
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
Ebisu Area Guide
JY 22 Meguro 目黒 13 min
  • Tokyu Meguro
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
  • Toei Mita
Meguro Area Guide
JY 23 Gotanda 五反田 15 min
  • Tokyu Ikegami
  • Toei Asakusa
Gotanda Area Guide
JY 24 Osaki 大崎 17 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Saikyo
  • Rinkai
Osaki Area Guide
JY 25 Shinagawa 品川 20 min
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Tokaido
  • Yokosuka
  • Keikyu
Shinagawa Area Guide

Chuo Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
JC 11 Kichijoji 吉祥寺 19 min
  • Keio Inokashira
Kichijoji Area Guide
JC 10 Nishi-Ogikubo 西荻窪 17 min Nishi-Ogikubo Area Guide
JC 09 Ogikubo 荻窪 14 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
Ogikubo Area Guide
JC 08 Asagaya 阿佐ヶ谷 12 min Asagaya Area Guide
JC 07 Koenji 高円寺 9 min Koenji Area Guide
JC 06 Nakano 中野 6 min
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
Nakano Area Guide
JC 05 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
JC 04 Yotsuya 四ツ谷 6 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
Yotsuya Area Guide
JC 03 Ochanomizu 御茶ノ水 11 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
JC 02 Kanda 神田 13 min
  • Yamanote
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
Kanda Area Guide
JC 01 Tokyo 東京 15 min
  • Yamanote
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Yokosuka
  • Keiyo
  • Ueno-Tokyo
  • Joban
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
Tokyo Station Area Guide

*The Commuter Express is not included because the closest stop on the Commuter Express is Kokubunji Station, which is 27 min away so it falls outside our 20 min cutoff for this article.

Chuo-Sobu Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
JB 02 Kichijoji 吉祥寺 20 min
  • Keio Inokashira
Kichijoji Area Guide
JB 03 Nishi-Ogikubo 西荻窪 18 min Nishi-Ogikubo Area Guide
JB 04 Ogikubo 荻窪 15 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
Ogikubo Area Guide
JB 05 Asagaya 阿佐ヶ谷 13 min Asagaya Area Guide
JB 06 Koenji 高円寺 11 min Koenji Area Guide
JB 07 Nakano 中野 7 min
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
Nakano Area Guide
JB 08 Higashi-Nakano 東中野 5 min
  • Toei Oedo
JB 09 Okubo 大久保 2 min
JB 10 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
JB 11 Yoyogi 代々木 2 min
  • Toei Oedo
Yoyogi Area Guide
JB 12 Sendagaya 千駄ヶ谷 4 min
  • Toei Oedo
JB 13 Shinanomachi 信濃町 6 min
JB 14 Yotsuya 四ツ谷 8 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
Yotsuya Area Guide
JB 15 Ichigaya 市ヶ谷 10 min
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
  • Toei Shinjuku
JB 16 Iidabashi 飯田橋 12 min
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
  • Toei Oedo
Iidabashi Area Guide
JB 17 Suidobashi 水道橋 14 min
  • Toei Mita
JB 18 Ochanomizu 御茶ノ水 17 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
JB 19 Akihabara 秋葉原 19 min
  • Yamanote
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
  • Tsukuba Express

Saikyo Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
JA 16 Kita-Akabane 北赤羽 19 min
JA 15 Akabane 赤羽 17 min
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Utsunomiya
  • Takasaki
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
JA 14 Jujo 十条 13 min
JA 13 Itabashi 板橋宿 10 min
  • Toei Mita
  • Tobu Tojo
JA 12 Ikebukuro 池袋 6 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Seibu Ikebukuro
  • Tobu Tojo
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
Ikebukuro Area Guide
JA 11 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
JA 10 Shibuya 渋谷 5 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Keio Inokashira
  • Tokyu Denentoshi
  • Tokyu Toyoko
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
JA 09 Ebisu 恵比寿 7 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
Ebisu Area Guide
JA 08 Osaki 大崎 12 min
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Rinkai
Osaki Area Guide

Shonan-Shinjuku Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
JS 22 Akabane 赤羽 17 min
  • Saikyo
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Utsunomiya
  • Takasaki
JS 21 Ikebukuro 池袋 5 min
  • Saikyo
  • Shonan-Shinjuku
  • Seibu Ikebukuro
  • Tobu Tojo
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
Ikebukuro Area Guide
JS 20 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
JS 19 Shibuya 渋谷 5 min
  • Saikyo
  • Keio Inokashira
  • Tokyu Denentoshi
  • Tokyu Toyoko
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
JS 18 Ebisu 恵比寿 7 min
  • Saikyo
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
Ebisu Area Guide
JS 17 Osaki 大崎 12 min
  • Saikyo
  • Rinkai
Osaki Area Guide
JS 16 Nishioi 西大井 16 min
  • Yokosuka

Odakyu Line

Local service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
OH 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
OH 02 Minami-Shinjuku 南新宿 2 min
OH 03 Sangubashi 参宮橋 4 min
OH 04 Yoyogi-Hachiman 代々木八幡 6 min
OH 05 Yoyogi-Uehara 代々木上原 8 min
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
OH 06 Higashi-Kitazawa 東北沢 10 min
OH 07 Shimo-Kitazawa 下北沢 12 min
  • Keio Inokashira
Shimokitazawa Area Guide
OH 08 Setagaya-Daita 世田谷代田 14 min
OH 09 Umegaoka 梅ヶ丘 15 min
OH 10 Gotokuji 豪徳寺 17 min
  • Tokyu Setagaya
OH 11 Kyodo 経堂 19 min

Express service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
OH 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
OH 05 Yoyogi-Uehara 代々木上原 7 min
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
OH 07 Shimo-Kitazawa 下北沢 11 min
  • Keio Inokashira
Shimokitazawa Area Guide
OH 11 Kyodo 経堂 15 min
OH 14 Seijogakuen-mae 成城学園前 19 min

Commuter Express service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
OH 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
OH 05 Yoyogi-Uehara 代々木上原 6 min
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
OH 07 Shimo-Kitazawa 下北沢 9 min
  • Keio Inokashira
Shimokitazawa Area Guide
OH 14 Seijogakuen-mae 成城学園前 15 min
OH 19 Mukogaoka-Yuen 向ヶ丘遊園 20 min

Keio Line

Local service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
KO 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
KO 02 (via Keio New Line) Hatsudai 初台 3 min Hatsudai Area Guide
KO 03 (via Keio New Line) Hatagaya 幡ヶ谷 5 min Hatagaya Area Guide
KO 04 Sasazuka 笹塚 6 min
KO 05 Daitabashi 代田橋 9 min
KO 06 Meidaimae 明大前 11 min
  • Keio Inokashira
KO 07 Shimo-Takaido 下高井戸 14 min
  • Tokyu Setagaya
KO 08 Sakurajosui 桜上水 16 min

Express service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
KO 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
KO 04 Sasazuka 笹塚 5 min
KO 06 Meidaimae 明大前 9 min
  • Keio Inokashira
KO 08 Sakurajosui 桜上水 13 min
KO 12 Chitose-Karasuyama 千歳烏山 20 min

Special Express service

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
KO 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
KO 06 Meidaimae 明大前 9 min
  • Keio Inokashira
KO 18 Chofu 調布 20 min
  • Keio Sagamihara

Toei Shinjuku Line

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
S 01 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
S 02 Shinjuku-sanchome 新宿三丁目 2 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
S 03 Akebonobashi 曙橋 5 min
S 04 Ichigaya 市ヶ谷 7 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
S 05 Kudanshita 九段下 9 min
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
S 06 Jimbocho 神保町 11 min
  • Toei Mita
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
S 07 Ogawamachi 小川町 13 min
S 08 Iwamotocho 岩本町 15 min
S 09 Bakuro-yokoyama 馬喰横山 16 min
S 10 Hamacho 浜町 18 min

Toei Oedo Line

To Shinjuku Station

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
E 35 Nerima 練馬 19 min
  • Seibu Ikebukuro
  • Seibu Yurakucho
  • Seibu Toshima
E 34 Shin-Egota 新江古田 16 min
E 33 Ochiai-minami-nagasaki 落合南長崎 13 min
E 32 Nakai 中井 11 min
  • Seibu Shinjuku
E 31 Higashi-Nakano 東中野 9 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
E 30 Nakano-Sakaue 中野坂上 6 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
E 29 Nishi-Shinjuku-Gochome 西新宿五丁目 4 min
E 28 Tochomae 都庁前 2 min
E 27 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
E 26 Yoyogi 代々木 1 min
  • Yamanote
  • Chuo-Sobu
Yoyogi Area Guide
E 25 Kokuritsu-kyogijo 国立競技場 4 min
E 24 Aoyama-itchome 青山一丁目 6 min
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
E 23 Roppongi 六本木 9 min
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
Roppongi Area Guide
E 22 Azabu-juban 麻布十番 11 min
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
E 21 Akabanebashi 赤羽橋 13 min
E 20 Daimon 大門 16 min
E 19 Shiodome 汐留 19 min
  • Yurikamome

To Shinjuku-Nishiguchi Station

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku-Nishiguchi Connecting train lines Area Guide
E 01 Shinjuku-Nishiguchi 新宿西口
E 02 Higashi-Shinjuku 東新宿 2 min
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
E 03 Wakamatsu-kawada 若松河田 4 min
E 04 Ushigome-yanagicho 牛込柳町 6 min
E 05 Ushigome-kagurazaka 牛込神楽坂 8 min
E 06 Iidabashi 飯田橋 11 min
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
  • Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
Iidabashi Area Guide
E 07 Kasuga 春日 13 min
  • Toei Mita
E 08 Hongo-sanchome 本郷三丁目 15 min
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
E 09 Ueno-okachimachi 上野御徒町 17 min
E 10 Shin-okachimachi 新御徒町 19 min
  • Tsukuba Express
E 11 Kuramae 蔵前 20 min
  • Toei Asakusa
Kuramae Area Guide

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Main

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
M 01 Ogikubo 荻窪 16 min
  • Chuo
  • Chuo-Sobu
Ogikubo Area Guide
M 02 Minami-asagaya 南阿佐ヶ谷 13 min
M 03 Shin-koenji 新高円寺 11 min
M 04 Higashi-koenji 東高円寺 9 min
M 05 Shin-nakano 新中野 7 min
M 06 Nakano-sakaue 中野坂上 4 min
  • Marunouchi Honancho
  • Toei Oedo
M 07 Nishi-shinjuku 西新宿 2 min
M 08 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
M 09 Shinjuku-sanchome 新宿三丁目 1 min
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin
  • Toei Shinjuku
M 10 Shinjuku-gyoenmae 新宿御苑前 3 min
M 11 Yotsuya-sanchome 四谷三丁目 4 min
M 12 Yotsuya 四ツ谷 7 min
  • Chuo
  • Chuo-Sobu
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku
Yotsuya Area Guide
M 13 Akasaka-mitsuke 赤坂見附 9 min
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
M 14 Kokkai-gijidomae 国会議事堂前 12 min
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
M 15 Kasumigaseki 霞ヶ関 14 min
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
M 16 Ginza 銀座 16 min
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya
M 17 Tokyo 東京 19 min
  • Yamanote
  • Keihin-Tohoku
  • Chuo
  • Yokosuka
  • Keiyo
  • Ueno-Tokyo
  • Joban
Tokyo Station Area Guide
M 18 Otemachi 大手町 20 min
  • Tokyo Metro Tozai
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzomon
  • Toei Mita

Honancho

Station Number Station Station (Japanese) Time to Shinjuku Connecting train lines Area Guide
M 08 Shinjuku 新宿 n/a Shinjuku Area Guide
M 07 Nishi-shinjuku 西新宿 2 min
M 06 Nakano-sakaue 中野坂上 4 min
  • Marunouchi Main
  • Toei Oedo
Mb 05 Nakano-shinbashi 中野新橋 7 min
Mb 04 Nakano-fujimicho 中野富士見町 8 min
Mb 03 Honancho 方南町 11 min

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