Tokyo Airports

Tokyo has two main airports Narita International Airport (mainly for international flights) and Tokyo International Airport, Haneda (mainly for domestic flights).

Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport is the main airport serving international travelers. It is located in Narita, Chiba, in the eastern part of the Greater Tokyo Area, about 60 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. Known as New Tokyo International Airport until 2004, Narita International Airport is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, busiest air freight hub in Japan, and third-busiest air freight hub in the world handling the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan. It was opened in 1978 as replacement for the overcrowded Haneda Airport. Besides handling most of international flights, Narita also operates services to 8 domestic airports Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Komatsu, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Naha.

Narita Airport has two terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 has two wings North Wing and South Wing. The North Wing handles the following airlines: Aeromexico, Aeroflot, Air France, Aircalin, Alitalia, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Continental Micronesia, Delta Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The South Wing handles Air Canada, Air China, Air Japan, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Eva Air, IBEX, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Mongolian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Uzbekistan Airways. Terminal 2 handles Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Tahiti, Air Pacific, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Egypt Air, Finnair, Garuda, Iberia, Iran Air, JAL, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Mexicana, PIA, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Sri Lankan Airlines, Transaero, Vietnam Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines.


Facilities at both the terminals include information desks located in the Arrival and Departure areas; banks, bureaux de change and ATMs; post offices; medical clinics; dentists; baby change facilities; nurseries; children's play areas; sleeping rooms and showers; internet, mobile phone hire, telephone, fax, and photocopying services; duty free shops; newsagents; and restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets.


Free shuttle bus service between the terminals is available. Both the terminals have their own train stations with both the JR and Keisei lines serving them. Buses connect Narita Airport to the domestic airport and hotels in the city centre. Taxis and limousines are also available from in front of the terminal buildings. Transfer to the city from the airport by road is about 1 to 2 hours depending on the traffic.

For those arriving at the airport by car, there are five 24-hour car parks in front of the terminals. Where to park the car depends on which terminal the passenger is using. Car Parks 1 and 5 are for Terminal 1 users; and Car Parks 2 and 3 are for Terminal 2 users. Car Park 4 is for those going to the cargo area.


General Information -


Name: Narita International Airport


Airport Code: NRT


Address: Narita International Airport
Chiba 282-8601


Phone: 04-7632-2802



Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport, or Tokyo International Airport as it was previously known as, is mainly a domestic airport opened in 1931. Located in Ota along Tokyo Bay, it is the busiest airport in Asia and the fourth-busiest airport in the world, handling over 65 million passengers annually. Until 1978, when Narita International Airport opened, Haneda Airport was handling all international air traffic as well. Today it handles only a few international flights.

Haneda Airport has 3 terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are for domestic flights. Terminal 1 is for passengers using JAL (Japan Airlines), JTA (Japan Transocean Airlines), SKY (Skymark Airlines), SFJ (Star Flyer), and ANA (All Nippon Airlines - Kitakyushu flights only). Terminal 2 is for passengers using ANA (all flights except Kitakyushu), ADO (Air Do), and SNA (Skynet Asia Airways). The third terminal is the International Terminal. It handles all flights to and from Seoul, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.


Facilities at all the terminals include Banks, Post Offices, and Currency Exchanges; ATM and Cash Dispensers; Baggage Storages; Delivery Services; Car Rentals; Clinics; Barber and Relaxation Salons; Pay Lounges; Restaurants and Banquet Halls; and Duty Free Shops. Terminal 2 also features an open-air rooftop restaurant.

Terminals 1 and 2 each have their own Tokyo Monorail Station, while Keihin Kyuko Railway operates a single station between the terminals. There is a bus service between these stations and the International Terminal, as well as between all terminals. Buses also connect Haneda Airport to Narita International Airport and to several points in Tokyo. Taxi and limousine services are available from the terminals to various centers and hotels of Tokyo.


There are 5 car parks for those arriving by car. Where to park depends on which airline the passenger is using. P1 for passengers using JAL, JTA, SFJ, and ANA (Kitakyushu flights only); P2 for passengers using JAL and SKY; P3 for those using ANA (except Kitakyushu flights), ADO, and SNA; P4 for all airport users with large-sized vehicles; and P5 for passengers using the International Terminal.

General Information -


Name: Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)


Airport Code: HND


Address: Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)

3-3-2 Haneda-kukou

Ota-ku, Tokyo


Phone: 03-5757-8888


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