Tokyo Narita International Airport
The smaller of the two airports serving Tokyo, Narita International Airport is nonetheless a huge facility serving more than 32 million passengers each year. Formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport, the facility is made up of two terminals; Terminal 1 is larger and contains the largest duty-free brand boutique mall in Japan. The facility is clean and modern, and has amenities like massage and reflexology parlours, barbers and beauty salons, a dentist and a pet hotel.
Located 35 miles (57km) east of downtown Tokyo, Narita International Airport is served by a number of convenient and quick public transport options, including buses, taxis, and trains. High-speed trains are the fastest way to get into Tokyo from the airport, and can take 20 minutes less than a bus or taxi.
Flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport come in from all over the world, including destinations like Moscow, Toronto, Mexico City, Paris, Delhi, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Rome, Bangkok, Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, London, Honolulu, Vienna, Washington DC, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Helsinki, Sydney, Doha and Istanbul.
The airport is located 40 miles (66km) northeast of Tokyo.
Getting to the city
Trains, buses and taxis connect to the city centre. Each airport terminal has a separate railway station. Terminal one uses Narita Airport Station and Terminal 2 is Airport Terminal 2 Station. Different train services on the JR or Keisei lines serve Tokyo and surrounding destinations. The journey to Tokyo takes one hour; if possible book a seat in advance but remember to use the correct departing airport station. Terminal 1 Tel: JR +81 (0)476-33-1655, and Keisei: +81 (0)476-32-8501. From Terminal 2 for JR and Keisei +81 (0)476-34-6005 and +81 (0)476-34-8763. Buses connect to the domestic airport and hotels in the city centre; the journey takes between one and two hours from the pick up at departure lobbies of terminals 1 and 2. Fixed fare taxis are available and a concierge directs passengers to available cars; fares are determined by city zones. The tourist information desk in the arrivals hall can help travellers with their transport needs.
Switchboard: + 81 (0)476 322 802. Flight Information: +81 (0)476 34 5000.
Rental cars can be organised at the airport, though most visitors wisely avoid driving in Tokyo and instead take the efficient public transport.
Airport TaxisFixed fare taxis are available from outside the airport's arrival area, and there are assistants available at the designated fixed fare taxi stands in the airport. Fares into the city start at JPY 15,000.
Transfer between terminals
A free shuttle bus connects the two terminals.
The facilities at New Tokyo Airport are extensive and include shops (including duty-free), banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaux, massage, baby changing areas, a pet hotel, beauty salons and left luggage. A variety of restaurants catering for Japanese, Chinese and Western tastes are available, including a new revolving Sushi Bar. Both terminals have shower facilities and Day Rooms (bedrooms which can be hired by the hour). There are Internet cafes situated throughout the airport, as well as wireless Internet.
Terminal 1 parking is in P1 and P5, while Terminal 2 parking is in P2 and P3. Parking at Tokyo Narita International Airport starts at ¥400 per hour and ¥1,500 per day for P3 and P5, and ¥500 per hour and ¥2,000 per day for P1 and P2.
Flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport are available via a number of airlines, including All Nipon Airways, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Delta Airlines, Egypt Air, Air France, Air India, Swiss International Airlines, Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Alitalia, American Airlines, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Hong Kong Airlines, Iran Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
There are several free wifi hotspots in each terminal.
There is a business service centre in Terminal 1 with internet, phone and fax facilities.
Tokyo Narita International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.