Tokyo Narita Airport
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Narita (NRT) is one of Tokyo two major international airports. Narita serves more passengers than Haneda (HND) and still has much more international destination options.
Getting in and out
Narita is located approximately 60 minutes by express train to central Tokyo.
Taxi & rideshare
Uber is currently available at Narita. If you never tried it, you could get your first ride for free.
You'll find taxi stands outside the main entrances of each terminal. Far rates are calculated at approximately $3-4USD or the first 1.025km. Following this per km the charge will be an extra $0.73. Ride share such as Uber can be ordered here too (likely to be a lot cheaper).
The quickest, cheapest and easiest way to get to downtown Tokyo is by boarding the JR Narita Express. This will take you directly from NRT to Tokyo central. Here you can choose other subway lines/trains which lead you to your destination of choice.
The Narita Express and all JR lines are free for Japan Rail Pass holders. If you are staying short term in Japan this is the most time and cost effective and method of travel within Japan.
Ensure that you book a ticket at a local ticket desk. You will find the monorail in each terminals basement floor.
Parking & rental cars
With 6 different airport carparks to choose from, parking can be tailored to the terminal you will be departing/arriving from. The main parking building is at terminal 2.
For short term parking between 3.5 hours to 24 hours you the fee is fixed at approx. $20USD. Long term parking over 120 hours will incur a fee of $95.92 USD with an additional $5USD every day following.
3 terminals may seem slightly intimidating, however Narita has made it easy with a shuttle bus. This shuttle bus is bright yellow and will take you from terminal to terminal!
Narita provides a variety of food options to satisfy any craving. Choose from Japanese, Chinese, Western, Cafes, Fast Food and more. These exist in all 3 terminals
Narita airport has WiFi that can be accessed throughout all 3 terminals. It is advised to understand that during peak times of travel WiFi can be slower than usual.
The best way to find SIM cards and prepaid plans would be to visit a vending machine. These are scattered around the arrival halls. Other than this you can pick up a SIM or prepaid plan from any 'Mobal'.
Cash & ATMs
You'll easily find ATM accepting every major credits cards at NRT airport. Changing money at the airport, altought usually simple, is almost always a bad deal. If you plan on changing a sizable sum, it's really worth using TransferWise to save on the exchange rate and fees.
Flight deals from Tokyo
All prices estiamtes are for round trips, in jpy , inclusives of taxes.
Tokyo is the capital and hotspot of Japan. Not only can you experience the modern vibe of a bustling city. but you will never be far from immersing yourself in some of Japan's history. From Tokyo popular destinations to travel to include: Kyoto, Osaka and Nara.
If you are needing to get some downtime during your long layover, check out 'Narita Rest House'. This is located in terminal 1 and is perfect for a night (or a few!). Other than this you'll also find a '9 Hours Capsule Hotel. Prices vary upon length of stay. You'll find plenty of luxury or budget options on Airbnb.
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