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Narita Airport (NRT)
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).

Major airlines

JAL (tel: (03) 5460 0511) and ANA (tel: (03) 5435 0333) are Japan’s two main international airlines.

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.

Airport facilities

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.

Business facilities

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.

Arrival/departure tax

The departure tax of ¥2040 is included in the airfare. There is no arrival tax

Transport to the city

Japan 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.

Taxis to 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.

Major airlines

All major domestic airlines, including JAL (tel: (03) 5460 0522) and ANA (tel: (03) 3490 8800), operate out of Haneda Airport.

Airport facilities

Facilities include travel agent, ATMs, restaurants and souvenir shops, left-luggage delivery service, luggage service, post office and car rental from Nissan and Toyota.

Business facilities

There are no business facilities offered at this airport.

Arrival/departure tax

There is no arrival or departure tax.

Transport to the city

The 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. The 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.

Airport Limousine buses (tel: (03) 3665 7220) run to major Tokyo railway stations. Tickets cost about ¥1000.

Taxi service to central Tokyo cost approximately ¥7000.

Approximate flight times

To Tokyo from:

 London: 11 hours 40 minutes

 New York: 14 hours

 Los Angeles: 11 hours 40 minutes

 Toronto: (via Chicago) is 14 hours 30 minutes

 Sydney: 9 hours 30 minutes
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