Tokyo Narita International Airport is located around 40 miles east of the centre of Tokyo, although due to the extreme sprawl of the city, it is still well within the urban area that Tokyo encompasses. The airport is one of the busiest in the world, and each year around 35 million people pass through the two main Terminal buildings on their way into and out of Tokyo. Narita Airport is the main gateway to the whole of Japan, and has been designed to make transit between Internationaland domestic flights as simple as possible
Driving in Tokyo itself can be very difficult due to the heavy traffic and lack of English signage on the roads, however away from the city centre when you get out into rural parts of Japan, it is an absolute pleasure to drive in the country with plenty of stunning scenery to enjoy during your visit. It is essential to have an Internationaldriving permit in addition to your standard driving license, and this must be arranged in advance of your trip to allow you to drive in the country.
Car hire in Tokyo airport is available in both the Terminal s. In Terminal 1, the rental desks can be found on the first floor of the central building in the arrivals area just past baggage reclaim. In Terminal 2, the rental desks are found on the first floor arrivals area just inside the main hall as you walk towards the exit. The car hire companies at the airport are Nippon, Japarex, ORIX, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda.
Driving from the centre of Tokyo to Narita Airport can take up to three hours depending on the amount of traffic on the streets, however if your flight is outside rush hour, the drive can be pretty straightforward. From the centre of the city, you should follow the coastal highway towards Chiba at which point you would turn inland towards Yotsukaido on the Higashi Kanto Highway. The airport is well signposted and is on Route 295, although no road signs are in English.
Information about flight arrivals and departures at Tokyo International Airport is available in English via their website at narita-airport.jp/en/, which also provides up to date news about traffic in the area. It is possible to get Internationallanguage customer services at Tokyo Narita airport by dialling +81(0)476-34-8000. You can also email the team at the airport via the website if you cannot find the answer to your query on the website.
Tokyo Narita Airport,
Telephone: (0)476 322 802