Airports in Tokyo
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) north-east 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. Depending on line fares are roughly US$30. 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. Tickets should be bought at the ticket counter for about US$31. Fixed fare taxis are available and a concierge directs passengers to available cars. Fares are determined by city zone but are between US$150 and US$240 (Tel: +81 (0)476-34-8755) . 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.
The airport is located 8.7 miles (14km) south of Tokyo.
Getting to the city
There are both railway and monorail connections for getting into Tokyo from Haneda Airport. Nonstop express routes take roughly 16 minutes to get into downtown Tokyo.
Tokyo Narita International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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