Central Japan International Airport Centrair (中部空港, Chūbu Kūkō, airport code: NGO), just outside Nagoya, is Japan's fourth most important international airport after Tokyo's Narita Airport and Haneda Airport and Osaka's Kansai Airport.

Constructed on a man made island in the Bay of Ise, Central Japan Airport was opened in February 2005 in time for the Expo 2005 Aichi, taking over all international and most domestic air traffic, formerly handled by Nagoya's Komaki Airport.

Access to Central Japan Airport

Central Japan Airport is located about 40 kilometers south of Nagoya. It is conveniently connected with Nagoya and various places across central Japan by public transportation. For access to Nagoya Station, the train is the fastest and cheapest option.

Meitetsu Railways

The one way journey between Nagoya Station and Central Japan Airport by Meitetsu Railways takes 30 minutes and costs 870 yen by non-reserved seat and 1230 yen by reserved seat. The airport trains also provide direct connections to Inuyama and Gifu City. To reach Toyohashi, a transfer of trains is required at Jingu-mae Station.

Several types of trains run between the airport and central Nagoya: Myu Sky limited express trains carry only reserved seats while limited express trains (tokkyu) carry both reserved and non-reserved sections. All other types of trains, such as express and local trains carry only non-reserved seats and are distinctly slower than the limited express trains.

The Japan Rail Pass is not valid on Meitetsu trains.

Airport Bus

Meitetsu Bus operates buses between the airport and several locations around Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and surrounding prefectures. In particular, there is a bus service connecting the airport with several hotels in central Nagoya, the bus terminal in Sakae and the Meitetsu Bus Center next to Nagoya Station once every two hours. The one way ride costs 1300 yen and takes between 45 and 85 minutes depending on the bus stop.


A taxi ride into central Nagoya costs about 12,500 yen.

Furthermore, there is a high-speed ferry connection between the airport and the city of Tsu in Mie Prefecture across the Bay of Ise.

Hotels around Nagoya

Recommended Hotels
Hotel Route Inn Nagoya Sakae
Reliable business hotel in the central Sakae district.
Nagoya Marriott Associa
Excellent hotel in one of the two towers that rise above JR Nagoya Station.
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Good value hotel in the central Sakae district.
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