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NRT Airport: Narita International Airport

The Tokyo Airport (NRT) is Japan's most important airport, not least because it is the capital's largest international airport. Tokyo is located on Honshu, the largest island in Japan, and is the largest metropolitan area in the world with 8.5 million inhabitants in the city center and 34.5 million in the surrounding area. The city is not only the political, but also the financial, cultural and mercantile center of Japan. Accordingly, the position that Tokyo Airport has in the Japanese air traffic network is also important. The airport opened in 1978 and is operated by a public company that is wholly owned by the state. However, privatization is already being planned. Tokyo Airport has two terminals. Around 33.5 million passengers are handled there every year. Most flight connections go from the airport to the American continent. But cities in Europe are also served. The more than 60 airlines that serve the airport also include British Airways, United Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Lufthansa, Iberia, China Airlines, Air France and Air India. A flight to Frankfurt takes an average of 11 hours and to Vienna the airplanes take about 13 hours. Many domestic flights are also offered from Tokyo Airport. There is a distance of around 1.5 kilometers between the two terminals, which is why they are connected by a shuttle bus. However, this is free and runs at regular intervals. Information desks can be found in both terminals at Tokyo Airport. Not only can questions about flight operations be answered there, but hotel rooms can also be reserved. The switches are open all the time.

Tokyo airport information

  • Airport location: Tokyo Airport is located northeast of the city, close to the cities of Chiba and Narita. The distance to the center of Tokyo is 60 kilometers.
  • Address: Narita Airport, PO Box 80, Narita-Shi, Chiba 282-8601, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Phone: The airport phone number is 04 76 32 28 02. The country code is +81, dialed as: 0081.
  • Local time: The local time at Narita International Airport is: CET + 8 hours. Time zone UTC + 9
  • To eat and drink: There are a total of 52 different restaurants, cafes and bars with a diverse selection of dishes at Tokyo Airport. There are not only restaurants with Japanese cuisine, but also with Western and Chinese specialties. They are not only offered in classic dining restaurants, but also at takeaways or in fast food restaurants. There are also bars, such as an Irish pub. There you can enjoy a drink between flights. The catering facilities are spread across both terminals.
  • Money / finance For passengers who still need banknotes in the local currency, the yen, there are several money exchange counters in both terminals at Tokyo Airport. You are both in front of and behind passport control. In addition, there are several banks where you can not only change money, but also withdraw money: the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, for example. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If no bank counters are open, there are several ATMs at both terminals.
  • Telecommunications: The post offices in the two terminals at Tokyo Airport are open on working days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to the classic postal service, there is also the option of establishing a wireless connection to the Internet via hotspots or, if you do not have your own laptop, using one of the computer desks in Terminal 1. There is also internet access in the airport lounges. If you want to make a phone call, you can borrow a cell phone at the airport or use one of the public telephone stations.
  • Shops: Those who have a little more time can go on a shopping spree at Tokyo Airport. There are numerous shops with a wide range of products in both terminals. Fashion boutiques, jewelers and perfumeries can be found there as well as sporting goods retailers, libraries and electronics stores. The shops are usually open until 10:30 p.m. In the departure halls there are of course the classic duty-free shops where you can buy tax-free souvenirs, tobacco, cosmetics, drinks and regional products.
  • Luggage: Various luggage storage services are available at Tokyo Airport for longer stays. Passengers can lock their bags in a safety cabinet or hand them over to the responsible staff at a baggage counter. It is then put back there. Luggage transport through the airport is a special service. Passengers can pick up their suitcases at the location and have them brought to the aircraft. This simplifies the check-in process.
  • Meeting and business facilities: The business center at Tokyo Airport is located on the fifth floor of Terminal 1. There are several meeting and conference rooms that can be rented. They are equipped with all audiovisual media as well as printers, fax machines and copiers. There is also a messenger and secretarial service on request. There are individual work areas for carrying out business tasks in both terminals.
  • Airport hotel: There is no airport hotel of its own. However, there are several hotels around Tokyo Airport. Most can be reached free of charge with a shuttle bus. Hotels near the airport include the ANA Hotel Narita, the Hilton Narita and the Radisson Hotel Narita Airport. Passengers who want to reserve a room can do so at the tourism desk in Terminal 1.
  • Passengers with reduced mobility: Tokyo Airport is barrier-free and handicapped accessible. All areas and public facilities are accessible with wheelchairs. There are also guide strips for visually impaired people to facilitate movement at the capital's airport.
  • Children's facilities: At Tokyo Airport there are various day rooms with supervision for children. There the children can play in peace and the parents can do important things in the meantime, such as checking-in. For families with small children there are separate changing rooms that are accessible free of charge.
  • Other facilities: Tokyo Airport has hair salons, massage centers, lottery shops, pet hotels, dentists and a medical center. No wishes remain unfulfilled at the airport.
  • Airport Lounges: At Tokyo Airport, you can make yourself comfortable in four different lounges. The Rental Lounge and the Waiting Lounge are accessible to everyone free of charge. The Credit Card Company Lounge is for Gold credit card holders and there is a specific fee payable in the Pay Lounge. This costs 1,260 yen per hour. But you get full service there. The lounges are operated by the airlines.
  • Arrival and departure from Tokyo Airport

    Parking facilities: There are four different airports for passengers at Tokyo Airport. Multi-storey car park P1 and car park P5 are intended for access to Terminal 1 and multi-storey car park P2 and car park P3 for passengers who want to use Terminal 2. There are around 1,000 parking spaces in car park P1, some of which are also kept free for buses or motorbikes. The amount of the fee depends on the type of vehicle. At P1, a driver pays 260 yen per hour and 6,300 yen for three days. For long-term parkers, the parking fee for one day at Tokyo Airport drops after one week. The P5 car park is a little cheaper than the multi-storey car park because the parking spaces there are not covered. But you can park there for a week or more. The price structures in car park P2 are similar to the price structures in car park P1. There are separate parking spaces for people with disabilities in both parking garages at Tokyo Airport.
  • Rental car: Several car rental companies have their branches at Tokyo Airport. These include Toyota, Nissan, Nippon, and Japaren. All companies have a counter in both terminals. In Terminal 1, you can also rent a car from Mazda. The car rental companies also offer vehicles suitable for the disabled, but these should be booked in advance.
  • Cars: Tokyo Airport can be easily reached by car from all directions. The southern part of the airport can be reached via Route 296 using the turns into Yokaichiba-Sakura Road or Narita-Matuso Road. If you want to drive to Tokyo Airport via Route 295, you can drive directly up to Gate 2. Another way to get to the airport is the Higashi Kanto Expressway. Tokyo Airport can be reached from this via the Shin-Kuko Expressway exit. The signage is very good on all roads.
  • Taxi: There are taxi ranks at both terminals at Tokyo Airport. You are right at the exits and entrances to the terminals. However, if the traffic situation is unfavorable, a taxi ride from Tokyo Airport to the city center can take a long time. It is also very important that you inquire about prices for trips to remote destinations beforehand. If possible, you should also use a city taxi. In addition to the taxis, there is also the option of ordering a limousine with a chauffeur.
  • Bus: There are numerous bus routes that serve the airport. Your stops are the bus stations, which are directly opposite the arrival halls of both terminals. The lines are operated by different bus companies and not only go to the center of Tokyo, but also to the surrounding area. The lines with destinations in the city center are the Keisei Bus and the Airport Limousine Bus. They travel to 23 stations in the center of Tokyo. The lines that go from Tokyo Airport to the outskirts of the city go to Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki and Gunma. Passengers can already buy their tickets in the ticket centers located in both terminals. In addition, limousines can be ordered.
  • Train / train / underground: Both terminals at Tokyo Airport have their own train station. Several lines depart from these to the city and the surrounding region. The Keisei Electric Railway runs into downtown Tokyo at regular intervals and stops at all major stops in the area. The Narita Express goes to Yokohama and Ofuna. However, passengers must reserve seats on the Narita Express and Narita Rapid Service in advance because both trains are very busy. If you have any questions about train connections, you can contact the staff at the information desks.
  • Miscellaneous: The terminals at Tokyo Airport are very far apart. However, they are connected by a free shuttle bus.
  • Particularities: Because Tokyo Airport is very large, passengers can bridge the waiting time there very well. There are numerous opportunities to distract yourself during your stay. Numerous shops invite you to shop, and those looking for wellness offers can go to the massage studios or for foot care. The fully automatic washing system for aircraft at Tokyo Airport, which no other airport in the world has, is unique.
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Status: August 2010 - current information can be found on the airport website.