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28 Jun 2013

Haneda Airport 羽田空港, Japan

Tokyo [東京] • JUNE 2013
Haneda handles almost all domestic flights to and from Tokyo, while Narita International Airport handles the vast majority of international flights. In 2010, a dedicated international terminal was opened at Haneda in conjunction with the completion of a fourth runway. 

This allowed for a dramatic increase in international flights going to Haneda, which previously had only "scheduled charter" flights to Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. The Japanese government plans to further expand Haneda's international role in the future.



Haneda Airport is located less than 30 minutes south of central Tokyo. It consists of three terminal buildings: terminal 1 which is mainly used by JAL and its subsidiary airlines, terminal 2 which is mainly used by ANA and its subsidiary airlines, and the international terminal which handles all international flights. 


With over 60 million passengers per year, Haneda Airport is by far Japan's busiest airport and ranks among the world's five busiest airports.


By Tokyo Monorail
1 transfer, 30 minutes, 620 yen, frequent connections
Last connection of the day leaves international terminal at 0:10
Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Hamamatsucho Station (5 minutes, 150 yen) and transfer to the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 470 yen).


By Keikyu Railways
1 transfer, 35 minutes, 560 yen, frequent connections
Last connection of the day leaves international terminal at 0:01
Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station (10 minutes, 160 yen) and transfer to the Keikyu Airport Line to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 400 yen).


By Limousine bus
Direct, 25-45 minutes, 900 yen, 1-2 connections per hour
Last connection of the day leaves international terminal at 19:50
Limousine buses to Haneda Airport depart Tokyo Station every 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on the traffic situation, the one way journey usually takes between 25 and 45 minutes and costs 900 yen.


Means of access to/from Haneda Airport
Tokyo Monorail
15 minutes, 470 yen to Hamamatsucho Station 
First arrival at 5:12; last departure at 0:10
The Tokyo Monorail connects Haneda Airport with Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line. Although the monorail is not a JR line, it is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and JR East Pass.
"Suica & Monorail" is a discount ticket package for holders of a foreign passport, that consists of a monorail ticket (one-way or roundtrip) and a Suica prepaid card at a small discount. However, the ticket counter, through which this package can be purchased, is not open during the early morning and late evening when most intercontinental flights arrive.
Keikyu Railways
15 minutes, 400 yen to Shinagawa Station 
First arrival at 5:29; last departure at 0:01
Keikyu Railways connects Haneda Airport with Tokyo's Shinagawa Station and the Asakusa Subway Line, as well as Yokohama and Kanagawa Prefecture.
Keikyu offers arriving foreign tourists a special combination package of a train ride from Haneda to Shinagawa or Yokohama (one-way or roundtrip) and a Pasmo prepaid card at a small discount. It is available at the Keikyu information counter which is open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Limousine Bus
30-80 minutes, 500-2000 yen to various places in central Tokyo 
First arrivals around 5:30; last departure around 0:30
Multiple bus companies offer connections to various places in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures, including direct connections to major hotels.
"Limousine & Metro Pass" is a discount ticket package for arriving tourists, that consists of a bus ticket into Tokyo and a 1-day pass for the Tokyo Metro subway lines (cannot be used on the Toei subway lines).
Taxi
A taxi ride into central Tokyo typically costs between 4,000 and 10,000 yen depending on the destination and time of the day (there is a surcharge during late night; typically 20% between 10pm and 5am).

The Tokyo Monorail and Keikyu Railways stop operation shortly after midnight. The last services still provide a connection to the JR Yamanote Line at Hamamatsucho Station and Shinagawa Station respectively, from where the Yamanote Line can take you to most of Tokyo's main districts, including Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro and Tokyo Station until around 1am.

Airport bus companies operate a few late-night connections from Haneda Airport's international terminal to various places in Tokyo and Yokohama, but note that they are more expensive than buses departing before midnight (typically twice the regular fare). Below are some of the most useful departures:

                                     

to Shinjuku at 0:00
to Shibuya at 0:00 and 0:30
to Ikebukuro at 0:00
to Shinagawa at 0:40
to Yokohama Station at 0:00 and 0:30
Hotels around the airport

There are two hotels located inside the domestic terminals of the airport. An additional hotel will be opened in the international terminal in autumn 2014: 

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu (Domestic Terminal 2, regular hotel)
First Cabin Tokyo Haneda (Domestic Terminal 1, capsule hotel)
Accessible in a short train or taxi ride (1000 to 1500 yen) from the international terminal building are a few hotels around the Otorii and Anamori-Inari Stations of the Keikyu Airport Line: 

Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo (free shuttle bus 4:10 to 0:20)
Toyoko Inn Haneda Kuko (free shuttle bus 4:15 to midnight)
Haneda Inn (free shuttle bus 4:00 to midnight)

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