15 minutes, 500 yen to Hamamatsucho Station
First arrival at 5:12; last departure at 0:10
First arrival at 5:12; last departure at 0:10
Haneda Airport (羽田空港, Haneda Kūkō, HND), formally known as Tokyo International Airport, is located less than 30 minutes south of central Tokyo, considerably closer to the city center than Narita Airport, Tokyo's other airport. Compared to Narita Airport, Haneda Airport handles significantly more domestic flights, but fewer international flights. With over 80 million passengers per year overall, Haneda Airport is by far Japan's busiest airport and ranks among the world's five busiest airports.
Haneda Airport was opened in 1931. In 1978, the then newly constructed Narita Airport took over most of Tokyo's international air traffic, while Haneda Airport was designated to handle the capital's domestic air traffic. Haneda Airport resumed handling an increased number of international flights in 2010 with the completion of a new runway and a new international terminal building.
Today, Haneda has three terminal buildings. Terminal 3 handles most of the airport's international flights and offers a pleasant range of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Domestic flights use the airport's two other terminals: terminal 1, which is mainly used by JAL, and terminal 2, which is mainly used by ANA and also handles some international ANA flights.
Free shuttle buses operate frequently between all terminal buildings (outside of the security check). Transit passengers may also use the monorail or Keikyu Railway for free if they get a special transit pass at the information counter. In addition, ANA and JAL operate direct buses for checked-through passengers between the secure areas of their respective terminals.
|By Tokyo Monorail|
|1 transfer, 30 minutes, 660 yen, frequent connections|
|Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Hamamatsucho Station (5 minutes, 160 yen) and transfer to the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 500 yen).|
|By Keikyu Railways|
|1 transfer, 35 minutes, 470 yen, frequent connections|
|Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Keikyu Airport Line to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 300 yen).|
|By limousine bus|
|Direct, 40-55 minutes, 950 yen, 1-2 connections per hour|
|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 40 and 55 minutes and costs 950 yen.|
Above fees refer to transportation to/from terminal 3. Fees to terminals 1 and 2 may be slightly higher. The fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.
Terminal 3 is open 24 hours and could serve vigorous budget travelers as a place to spend their first or last night. For more comfort, each of the airport's three terminals comes with one hotel inside:
Two Villa Fontaine hotels are scheduled to newly open in the near future in the Haneda Airport Garden complex which is connected to terminal 3:
Accessible by free shuttle buses from the airport are a few hotels around the Otorii and Anamori-Inari Stations of the Keikyu Airport Line. The shuttle buses typically operate from around 4am to around midnight:
Some international flights arrive and depart in the early morning (between 4am and 6am) and the late evening (between 10pm and 2am). Travelers with flights arriving after 10pm or departing before 7am should note that public transportation to/from central Tokyo does not run 24 hours and are advised to use a hotel at the airport. Taxis remain available, but are a relatively expensive option with fares to central Tokyo costing between around 6,000 (Shinagawa area) and 11,000 (Ikebukuro area) yen in the late evening and early morning.
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 by around 1am. But note that many hotels do not allow late-hour check-ins.
Airport bus companies operate a few late-night connections from Haneda Airport's terminal 3 to various places in Tokyo and Yokohama until around 2am, but note that they are more expensive than buses departing before midnight (typically twice the regular fare).
The first connections to the airport by the Tokyo Monorail and Keikyu Railways arrive at terminal 3 around 5:15 and 5:30 respectively, while early morning buses from central Tokyo and Yokohama start arriving around 4:30.