Narita Airport is located in Narita City in Chibu prefecture, Japan. It is the main international airport serving Tokyo. The airport receives approximately 82,000 visitors each day, many of whom visit Narita or travel through there on their way to or from Tokyo. As of 2008, the airport was the fourth busiest in the world serving over 66 million passengers.
This is one of two airports in the Tokyo region, the other being Haneda Airport, which serves domestic flights.
For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.
Getting There and Away
- Rail: From Narita, there are two train options to Tokyo. The Narita Express offers service between the airport and Tokyo Station vary from as little as 53 minutes to 70 minutes depending on the time of departure. The price from the airport to Tokyo station is 3,140 yen in ordinary class. Keisei's Skyliner limited express travels to Nippori Station in 51 minutes and Keisei Ueno Station in 56 minutes. The price of the Skyliner from Narita Airport to Keisei Ueno Station is 1,920 yen. Remember that a JR pass covers the cost of this train.
- There is also a monorail service running between Haneda and Narita airports.
- Bus and taxi service also exists between the airport and Tokyo. However, they are much more expensive and take longer than the trains, so these are not recommended.
Airlines, Destinations and Terminals
There are two terminals, called Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 has a North and South section. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the details about flying with budget airlines.
Terminal 1 North
- Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
- Aeroméxico - Mexico City
- Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
- Air Calin - Nouméa
- Alitalia - Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
- British Airways - London-Heathrow
- Delta Airlines - Atlanta, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Busan, Detroit, Guam, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Manila, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, Palau, Portland (Oregon), Saipan, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan
- KLM - Amsterdam
- Korean Air - Busan, Jeju, Los Angeles, Seoul-Incheon
- Virgin Atlantic Airways - London-Heathrow
Terminal 1 South
- Air Canada - Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
- Air China - Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen
- All Nippon Airways - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Chicago-O'Hare, Dalian, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Munich, Nagoya-Centrair, New York-JFK, Okinawa, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Qingdao, San Francisco, Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Washington-Dulles
- Air Central - Nagoya-Centrair, Sendai
- Air Japan - Hong Kong, Honolulu, Singapore, Taipei-Taouyan
- Air Nippon - Fukuoka, Mumbai, Xiamen
- Ibex Airlines - Hiroshima, Komatsu, Sapporo-Chitose, Sendai
- Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
- Austrian Airlines - Vienna
- Continental Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
- Continental Micronesia - Guam
- Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
- EVA Air - Taipei-Taoyuan
- Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
- MIAT Mongolian Airlines - Seoul-Incheon, Ulan Bator
- Qatar Airways - Doha
- Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen
- Shenzhen Airlines - Fuzhou
- Singapore Airlines - Los Angeles, Singapore
- Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
- Thai Airways International - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
- Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
- United Airlines - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chicago-O'Hare, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Washington-Dulles
- Uzbekistan Airways - Tashkent
- Vladivostok Air - Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
- Air India - Delhi
- Air Macau - Macau
- Air New Zealand - Auckland
- Air Niugini - Port Moresby
- Air Tahiti Nui - Papeete
- American Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York-JFK
- Cathay Pacific Airways - Hong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan
- China Airlines - Honolulu, Taipei-Taoyuan
- China Eastern Airlines - Beijing-Capital, Nanjing, Shanghai-Pudong, Xi'an
- China Southern Airlines - Changchun, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenyang
- Egypte Air - Cairo
- Emirates - Dubai
- Finnair - Helsinki
- Garuda Indonesia - Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta
- Iran Air - Beijing-Capital, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
- Japan Airlines - Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Busan, Chicago-O'Hare, Dalian, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali, Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manila, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nagoya-Centrair, New York-JFK, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan, Vancouver
- JAL Express - Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Itami
- JALways - Brisbane, Guam, Honolulu, Kona, Sydney
- Japan Transocean Air - Okinawa
- Jetstar Airways - Cairns, Gold Coast
- Malaysia Airlines - Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur
- Pakistan International Airlines - Beijing-Capital, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore
- Philippine Airlines - Cebu, Manila
- Qantas Airways - Perth, Sydney
- SriLankan Airlines - Colombo, Malé
- Transaero Airlines - St. Petersburg
- Vietnam Airlines - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Narita airport is a top notch facility with comfortable seating and plenty of amenities. There is a room for showering and sleeping which can be rented short term. Plenty of shops exist in the terminal areas for last minute souvenir shopping. There is also a massage bar (but check early as bookings can fill up during busy times).
Eat and Drink
There are plenty of restaurants. You will, however, pay airport prices for most of your meals. There are Japanese restaurants available as well as familiar restaurants such as Starbucks and McDonald's.
There are no hotels near the airport terminals but there are many near Narita train station which is only a 10 minute train ride from the terminals. For short term rests, there is a day room for rent. Keep in mind that for overnight stays, you will need to find a hotel as the airport closes from 11PM to 6AM.
In addition to pay-phones, you will find both coin-operated internet booths and free wi-fi service throughout the airport. Visit the airport's web site for more information.