Transportation

* The information given is as of January 2018.

Flight Access

Narita International Airport (with three terminals) and Tokyo International Airport (the international terminal of Haneda Airport) 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, 670 international flights every week, connecting to 119 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 780 international flights weekly, serving 31 cities across the globe, and has begun 24-hour operation. The number of international flights serving both airports is expected to continue to increase. Haneda Airport is also convenient after arrival and can be reached by train in around just 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
Chicago (-15) 13:15
Dallas (-15) 13:30
Los Angeles (-17) 11:45
New York (-14) 14:15
San Francisco (-17) 11:10
Vancouver (-17) 9:55
Europe (JST) Flight Time
Amsterdam (-8) 11:10
Frankfurt (-8) 11:10
London (-9) 11:45
Milan (-8) 12:10
Moscow (-6) 9:35
Paris (-8) 11:55
Asia and Oceania (JST) Flight Time
Bangkok (-2) 5:35
Beijing (-1) 3:10
Hong Kong (-1) 3:45
Jakarta (-2) 7:00
Kuala Lumpur (-1) 6:40
Seoul (0) 2:10
Shanghai (-1) 2:25
Singapore (-1) 6:30
Sydney (+1) 9:35
Taipei (-1) 2:40 (Haneda)
Middle East (JST) Flight Time
Abu Dhabi (-5) 9:50
Dubai (-5) 9:10

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 shopping, dining, cultural and leisure districts. International signage is 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 six lines depart from Tokyo Station, and certain bullet trains also stop at Shinagawa Station and Ueno Station, making access from the Tokyo metropolitan area much more convenient. Passengers can also reach such northern destinations as Aomori, Akita, Yamagata and Hakodate, head west to Kyoto(approx. 140 trains a day), or south to Hakata on Kyushu Island, and more. Niigata, Toyama and Kanazawa along the Japan Sea and Nagano in the central Highlands (known as the Roof of Japan) are a few of the many other popular destinations served by the bullet trains. Here's a sample of how convenient it is to reach other major cities from Tokyo by Shinkansen-Sendai(1:40); Nagano(1:30); Kanazawa(2:30); Kyoto(2:18, Nozomi); and Osaka(2:33, Nozomi).