Tel: (0476) 322 802. Fax: (0476) 301 571.
Narita Airport (also known as New Tokyo
International Airport) is situated 66 kilometres (41 miles)
east of central Tokyo and is the gateway to Japan, with 47 airlines
operating from its 2 terminals. The airport is used for international
flights only, Haneda Airport hosts all domestic flights
(and China Airlines flights to Taiwan).
(tel: (03) 5460 0511) and ANA
(tel: (03) 5435 0333) are Japan’s two main international
Other major airlines include: Air India, Malaysia Airlines, Thai
International, Air China, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Alitalia,
American Airlines, British Airways, Continental Ailines, Qantas,
Cathay Pacific, Garuda, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Northwest, United
Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
These include bureaux de change, travel agent ATMs, tourist information,
many restaurants and souvenir shops (including duty-free shopping),
luggage delivery service, left-luggage service, showers and day
rooms, clinic, children’s play room, post office and car rental
from Avis and Hertz.
There are copy and fax facilities located at the TEI Lounge, situated
both in terminal 1 (tel: (0476) 329 450) and in terminal 2 (tel:
(0476) 348 781). Internet
access is available in both terminals.
The departure tax of ¥2040 is included in the
airfare. There is no arrival tax
Transport to the city
Railway’s Narita Express (tel: (03) 3423 0111) and Keisei
Railway’s Skyliner (tel: (0476) 328 505) provide quick,
very frequent services to the city centre 06:00–22:00. In
addition, both companies operate cheaper regular services. The journey
time is between 60–90 minutes and tickets
cost ¥1000–3000, depending on the type of train
and destination within Tokyo.
Airport Limousine buses (tel: (03) 3665 7220) run many times
an hour 07:00–22:00, serving major hotels
in central Tokyo, Haneda Airport and Yokohama. The journey time,
depending on destination and traffic, is approximately 90
minutes and tickets cost approximately ¥3000.
the city centre are notoriously expensive, costing
approximately ¥25,000. The journey time is around 90
minutes, depending on traffic.
Haneda Airport (HND)
Telephone: (03) 5757 8111.
Haneda, Tokyo’s domestic airport, is suitably situated 16
kilometres (10 miles) south of central Tokyo. Confusingly, Haneda
is still officially known as Tokyo International Airport, even though
all international flights, other than China Airlines flights to
and from Taiwan and those carrying high-ranking official visitors
from abroad, now use Narita Airport.
All major domestic airlines, including JAL
(tel: (03) 5460 0522) and ANA
(tel: (03) 3490 8800), operate out of Haneda Airport.
Facilities include travel agent, ATMs, restaurants and souvenir
shops, left-luggage delivery service, luggage service, post office
and car rental from Nissan and Toyota.
There are no business facilities offered at this airport.
There is no arrival or departure tax.
Transport to the city
Tokyo Monorail Co. links the airport to Hamamatsu-cho Station
on the JR Yamanote loop line, the city’s main transport artery
(the journey time is 22 minutes). The monorail operates
between 05:00 and 24:00 and tickets cost ¥470.
Keihin railway runs to Shinagawa Station (the journey time is
19 minutes) and other stations in the centre of the city, operating
daily 05;30–24:00. The fare is ¥400.
Limousine buses (tel: (03) 3665 7220) run to major Tokyo railway
stations. Tickets cost about ¥1000.
Taxi service to central Tokyo cost approximately
To Tokyo from:
11 hours 40 minutes
York: 14 hours
Angeles: 11 hours 40 minutes
(via Chicago) is 14 hours 30 minutes
9 hours 30 minutes