Transportation

* The information given is as of September 2017.

Flight Access

Narita International Airport (with three terminals) and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda, the international terminal) together handle all major carriers, providing great access for visitors from around the globe. Together these airports serve as a key travel hub for the region as well. Narita offers over 1, 610 international flights every week, connecting to 103 cities around the world and has opened a dedicated low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal in line with efforts to further enhance convenience. Meanwhile, Haneda provides over 760 international flights weekly, serving 31 cities across the globe, and operates 24 hours a day. The number of international flights of both airports is expected to continue to increase. Haneda Airport is also convenient after arrival and can be reached by train in just around 10 minutes from the Shinagawa and Hamamatsucho hub stations. When including ordinary trains, there is one train departure and arrival every five minutes.

Flight Times to Tokyo

North America (JST) Flight Time (Narita/Haneda)
Chicago (-15) 11:45 (Narita)
11:50 (Haneda)
Dallas (-15) 11:35 (Narita)
Los Angeles (-17) 9:55 (Narita)
9:45 (Haneda)
New York (-14) 12:45 (Narita)
12:55 (Haneda)
San Francisco (-17) 9:30 (Narita)
9:20 (Haneda)
Vancouver (-17) 8:30 (Narita)
8:55 (Haneda)
Europe (JST) Flight Time (Narita/Haneda)
Amsterdam (-8) 11:40 (Narita)
Frankfurt (-8) 12:05 (Narita)
12:10 (Haneda)
London (-9) 12:35 (Narita)
12:20 (Haneda)
Milan (-8) 12:45 (Narita)
Moscow (-6) 10:10 (Narita)
Paris (-8) 12:30 (Narita)
12:25 (Haneda)
Asia and Oceania (JST) Flight Time (Narita/Haneda)
Bangkok (-2) 6:30 (Narita)
6:20 (Haneda)
Beijing (-1) 3:35 (Narita)
3:45 (Haneda)
Hong Kong (-1) 4:45 (Narita)
4:35 (Haneda)
Jakarta (-2) 7:45 (Narita)
7:10 (Haneda)
Kuala Lumpur (-1) 7:15 (Narita)
7:05 (Haneda)
Seoul (0) 2:25 (Narita)
2:20 (Haneda)
Shanghai (-1) PVG 3:10 (Narita)
SHA 3:05 (Haneda)
Singapore (-1) 7:10 (Narita)
7:00 (Haneda)
Sydney (+1) 9:45 (Narita)
9:20 (Haneda)
Taipei (-1) TPE 3:40 (Narita)
TSA 3:25 (Haneda)
Middle East (JST) Flight Time (Narita/Haneda)
Abu Dhabi (-5) 11:35 (Narita)
Dubai (-5) 10:40 (Narita)
10:45 (Haneda)

Notes: Since Japan does not observe daylight saving time (DST), add 1 hour for months during DST.
JST: Japan Standard Time

To and from the Airports

Transportation in and around Tokyo

Overview- A network of train lines run by JR East Japan and the subway lines of Tokyo Metro and Toei link stations that are located near hotels, convention venues and around districts for shopping, dining, cultural enrichment and leisure activities. International symbols and signage are available in English, Korean and Chinese at the stations. Train timetables are located on the platforms and are very reliable since the trains in Tokyo run on time. Taxis- In central Tokyo, taxis are a convenient way to get around town. At train stations, hotels and convention venues, passengers can board taxis that are lined up at designated spots. At the corner of an intersection or along a busy street, you can hail an approaching taxi by raising your hand. Shinkansen - All seven lines depart from Tokyo Station, and certain bullet trains also stop at Shinagawa Station and Ueno Station. Access from the Tokyo metropolitan area is very convenient. To the south, Tokyo is connected with Nagoya and Osaka via the Tokaido Shinkansen, all the way down to Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu via the Sanyo Shinkansen, and Kagoshima at the southern tip of Kyushu by the Kyushu Shinkansen. To the north, Tokyo is connected to Aomori, Akita and Yamagata by the Tohoku Shinkansen, and even up to Hakodate on Hokkaido Island by the new Hokkaido Shinkansen, created in 2016. Tokyo is also a short step from Niigata along the Japan Sea via the Joetsu Shinkansen, and the popular destination of Kanazawa via the Hokuriku Shinaksen, which opened in 2015. Here’s a sample of how convenient it is to reach several major cities from Tokyo by Shinkansen – Senda (1:40); Nagano (1:30); Kanazawa (2:30), Kyoto (2:20); and Osaka (2:30).