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Transfer at Tokyo Haneda Airport

David Eiselt updated 3. 2. 2024

Haneda operates a total of 3 terminals, which are divided into domestic and international, as well as by airline.

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Terminals

The international terminal, together with terminals 1 and 2 (domestic), is connected by a free bus that departs every 6 minutes for a total journey time of approximately 10 minutes. Between Terminal 1 and 2, you can take the subway or the aforementioned bus.

  • Terminal 1
    • Japan domestic airline flights only: Japan Airlines (JAL), Skymark Airlines, Star Flyer
  • Terminal 2
    • Domestic flights within Japan by the following airlines: All Nippon Airways (ANA), Air Do, Solaseed Air
    • International flights: All Nippon Airways (ANA) to Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Taipei only
  • Terminal 3
    • All international flights except ANA flights to Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Taipei

Airport map

An interactive map of the entire airport and each terminal can be found on the airport's official website: maps.tokyo-haneda.com.

Getting between terminals

You will often move between terminals when transferring from international to domestic flights or vice versa.

You may also have to transfer on ANA's international flights from Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Taipei, which land in Terminal 2, while other flights use Terminal 3.

Official information can be found on the airport's website: tokyo-haneda.com//travel_between_terminals.

Terminal 2 <-> Terminal 3

You have several options when transferring between Terminals 2 and 3.

1. International Transit Bus

This option can only be used by passengers on purely international transfers (e.g. Shanghai - Haneda - Los Angeles), watch for the "International Transit (Terminal 2 or 3)" signs.

The bus runs on the tarmac, so you do not have to leave the transit area and go through passport control.

The ride is free and takes about 10 minutes. The bus runs at intervals of 15-20 minutes from about 4:45 to 13:30 (at other times there are no international flights to Terminal 2).

2. Free Shuttle Bus

Free airport buses run between the terminals in the public area.

During the day they run at an interval of 4 minutes, while in the late evening the frequency is 8 minutes. The bus between Terminals 2 and 3 runs from approximately 4:45 to 0:25 and also stops at Terminal 1.

  • Stop at Terminal 2 - Arrivals level 1F, stop number 9
  • Stop at Terminal 3 - Arrivals level 1F, stop number 0
  • Travel time - 10 minutes

3. Trains Keikyu Line / Tokyo Monorail

For transport between terminals, there is also a rail service running from central Tokyo. The journey between the terminals is free, but you need to pick up a special free paper ticket at the information desk before entering the platform, which you insert into the turnstile.

  • Tokyo Monorail - journey time 10 minutes, frequency 4-5 minutes
  • Keikyu Line - journey time 2 minutes, frequency 5 minutes

Terminal 3 <-> Terminal 1

When transferring between terminals 2 and 3 you have two options, always only the outdoor section (landside).

1. Free Shuttle Bus

Free airport buses run between the terminals in the public area.

During the day they run at an interval of 4 minutes, while late in the evening the frequency is 8 minutes. The bus between terminals 2 and 3 runs from approximately 4:45 to 0:25 and also stops at terminal 1.

  • Stop at Terminal 1 - Arrivals level 1F, stop number 8
  • Stop at Terminal 3 - Arrivals level 1F, stop number 0
  • Travel time - 7 minutes

2. Trains Keikyu Line / Tokyo Monorail

For transport between terminals, there is also a rail service running from central Tokyo. The journey between the terminals is free, but you need to pick up a special free paper ticket at the information desk before entering the platform, which you insert into the turnstile.

  • Tokyo Monorail - journey time 10 minutes, frequency 4-5 minutes
  • Keikyu Line - journey time 2 minutes, frequency 5 minutes

Terminal 1 <-> Terminal 2

Terminal 1 and 2 are the closest buildings to each other and can be conveniently moved between on foot. Transfer is only ever possible via the public area (landside).

The terminals are connected by an underground passageway, which is entered near the Keikyu train station.

The corridor is over 400 metres long and is equipped with travelators.

Transfer between flights - procedures

Most transfers purchased as part of a single booking will take place within the same terminal if the transfer is between two domestic or two international flights.

On the other hand, if you are transferring from an international flight to a domestic flight within Japan, you will usually have to move between terminals.

Official transfer instructions for Haneda Airport can be found at: tokyo-haneda.com/en/transit.

International -> Domestic

In this case, you always have to go through immigration and collect your luggage, even if you have a boarding pass issued all the way to your Japanese destination.

Immigration check usually takes 30-60 minutes and transferring to another terminal even with waiting time for a bus or train then takes about 20-25 minutes.

For ANA flights from Hong Kong, London, Shanghai or Taipei, you do not have to move between terminals, but transfer within Terminal 2.

  1. Exit the aircraft
  2. Immigration control
  3. Baggage reclaim and exit from the transit area
  4. Transfer to another terminal, or transfer to the departure level if you are staying in the same terminal
  5. Check in your baggage
  6. Security check and access to departure gates

Domestic -> International

If you are flying from a Japanese destination via Haneda Airport to an international destination, you usually do not worry about your baggage when you transfer. It will be automatically transferred to your final destination.

Again, you will usually have to transfer between terminals. The exceptions are ANA's flights to Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Taipei, which take place in Terminal 2.

  1. Exiting the aircraft
  2. Transfer to another terminal or if transferring within Terminal 2, follow the "International Flight Connections" signs (in this case you do not need to leave the transit area)
  3. Security check
  4. Passport control and access to departure gates

International -> International

Haneda Airport is a frequent transfer point between flights from East Asia and flights to the USA, or between Europe and Oceania.

You do not need to go through passport control during a purely international transfer.

  1. Exiting the aircraft
  2. Follow the "International Transit" signs to the departure gates. If you are transferring between Terminals 2 and 3, use the transit bus that runs on the tarmac.
  3. Security control and access to the departure gates

Domestic -> Domestic

With Tokyo's central location and wide range of flights around Japan, Haneda Airport is a central transfer hub for domestic flights.

  1. Exiting the aircraft
  2. Follow the "Domestic Connecting Flights" signs to the departure gates. If you are transferring between terminals, you must leave the transit area and use outside buses or trains.
  3. You do not go through security if you are transferring within a single terminal.
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