Airports in Japan

Airports in Japan. This is Part 1 of "Airports in Japan" pages. This section features one of Japan's airports, the Narita Airport, the International Gateway to Japan from countries around the world.

International Airports in Japan

Narita Airport

Narita Airport is one of the busiest international airports in Japan. Narita Airport is located about 57 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. It is one of the international gateways serving the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is accessible by train or bus from Narita Airport. Narita Airport is located in the city of Narita, but some portions of the airport extend into the town of Shibayana.

What is an international gateway? It is an airport where flights from international countries come in. International gateways, like the Narita Airport, are equipped with customs and immigration facilities. As an international gateway, Narita Airport is used by several international airlines ("or carriers"). See the List here .

Wikipedia's Information about Narita Airport: "Narita handles the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan, and is also a major connecting point for air traffic between Asia and the Americas. The airport handled 35,478,146 passengers in 2007. It is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, busiest air freight hub in Japan, and eighth-busiest air freight hub in the world. It serves as the main international hub of Japan's Flag carriers Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines."

Several U.S. airlines use Narita Airport as their destination in Japan. Northwest Airlines, now Delta Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, has been using the Narita Airport for many years, but recently started flying into Haneda Airport, the Japan airport closest to the City of Tokyo.

How to Get to Tokyo from Narita Airport

Going to downtown Tokyo from Japan's Narita Airport is so easy. You can take a bus shuttle from Narita to Tokyo downtown. The fare varies but originally from around 3,000 yen. You will see the bus stops outside the arrival lobby. You can always ask English-speaking workers at Narita Airport.

You can also take a train. There is an JR express train that you can take from Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo. It takes around 60 minutes. It operates until late at night.

Of course, you can also take a taxi, which can cost you more than the train or bus shuttle. The fares in Japan are a little higher than in the U.S. so be sure to check the schedule of either the bus shuttle or the train if you do not want to spend more money than you have to. When the train stops operating at night, the only way to and from Narita Airport to Tokyo is by taxi.

If you are coming from the U.S., there are U.S. airlines that fly into the closest airport to downtown Tokyo, the Haneda Airport. That is another option you can choose.

The video below is very helpful to new visitors to Japan's Narita airport:

The following airlines use the Tokyo - Narita Airport:

List of Airlines that Uses Narita Aeroflot Russia SU/AFL
Aeromexico AM/AMX
Air Canada AC / ACA
Air China CA / CCA
Air France AF / AFR
Air India AI / AIC
Air Japan NQ / AJX
Air New Zealand NZ / ANZ
Air Niugini PX / ANG
Air Tahiti Nui TN / THT
Aircalin SB / ACI
Alitalia AZ / AZA
All Nippon
Airways NH / ANA
American Airlines AA / AAL
Asiana Airlines OZ / AAR
Austrian Airlines OS / AUA

British Airways BA / BAW

Cathay Pacific Airways CX / CPA
China Airlines CI / CAL
China Eastern Airlines MU / CES
China Southern Airlines CZ / CSN
Continental Airlines CO / COA

Delta Air Lines DL / DAL

Egypt Air MS / MSR
Emirates EK / UAE
Etihad Airways EY / ETD
Eva Air BR / EVA

Finnair AY / FIN

Garuda Indonesia GA / GIA

HongKong AirlinesHX / CRK

Iberia IB / IBE
IBEX Airlines FW / IBX
Iran Air IR / IRA

Japan Airlines JL / JAL
Jet Airways 9W / JAI
Jetstar Airways JQ / JST

KLM - Royal Dutch
Airlines KL / KLM
Korean Air KE / KAL

Lufthansa German Airlines LH / DLH

Malaysia Airlines MH / MAS
Mexicana MX / MXA
MIAT Mongolian Airlines OM / MGL

Pakistan International Airlines PK / PIA
Philippine Airlines PR / PAL

Qantas Airways QF / QFA
Qatar Airways QR / QTR

Scandinavian Airlines System SK / SAS
Shenzhen Airlines ZH / CSZ
Singapore Airlines SQ / SIA
South African Airways SA / SAA
SriLankan Airlines UL / ALK
Swiss International Air Lines LX / SWR

TAM Airlines JJ / TAM
Thai Airways International TG / THA
Transaero Airlines UN / TSO
Turkish Airlines TK / THY

United Airlines UA / UAL
US Airways US / USA
Uzbekistan Airways HY / UZB

Vietnam Airlines VN / HVN
Virgin Atlantic Airways VS / VIR
Vladivostok Air XF / VLK

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