How Early To Arrive At Haneda Airport (Domestic & International Flights)

Haneda Airport, once known as Tokyo International Airport, is one of two airports in Tokyo.

You should arrive at Haneda Airport at least 2 hours before a domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight.

Haneda Airport has three different airport terminals:

  • Terminal 1: Domestic Flights
  • Terminal 2: Domestic Flights
  • Terminal 3: International Flights

If you are flying domestically within Japan, you will be flying from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. The terminal will depend on which airline you’re flying with; there is a complete breakdown here.

You can travel between terminals at Haneda Airport in several ways:

  1. Free shuttle bus
  2. Keikyu Line
  3. Tokyo Monorail
  4. Underground Passageway (T1 & T2 only)
  5. Transit Ramp Bus

When to Arrive at Haneda Airport?

Aim to arrive at Haneda Airport at least two hours before a domestic flight or three hours before an international flight. This should give you enough time to:

  • Arrive at the airport
  • Check-in for your flight
  • Drop off any luggage
  • Go through security
  • Arrive at your gate

Why Do You Need Longer for International Flights?

You should arrive 3 hours before departure for international flights from Haneda Airport. This extra time is required for several reasons, including:

  • Check visas & entry requirements
  • Immigration control
  • Customs

Long-haul international flights often begin boarding one hour before departure. This gives staff enough time to get all passengers onboard what is often a larger plane before the scheduled departure.

Other Factors to Consider When Flying From Haneda Airport

There are other factors you’ll want to consider when flying from Haneda Airport:

  1. How you’re getting to the airport: If you’re travelling long-distance to Haneda Airport, you may experience delays.
  2. The time of year you’re travelling: New Year’s and Cherry Blossom Season see a higher number of passengers.
  3. Checking in for your flight: Allow extra time if you need to check in in person at the airport rather than online.
  4. Dropping off bags: Allow extra time at the airport if you have checked luggage. Most bag drop locations close one hour before the flight’s departure (exact times vary).

Which Haneda Airport Terminal Do You Need?

Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 handle domestic flights from Haneda Airport. The terminal you need will depend on the airline you’re flying with:

Domestic Terminal 1

  • Japan Airlines
  • Skymark Airlines 
  • StarFlyer

Domestic Terminal 2

  • All Nippon Airways
  • Air Do
  • Solaseed Air

International Terminal (Terminal 3)

  • ANA
  • Japan Airlines
  • Peach Aviation
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • Air Asia X
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Eva Air
  • Finnair
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • HK Express
  • ITA Airways
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Okay Airways
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas Airways Limited
  • Qatar Airways
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • S7 Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Spring Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tianjin Airlines
  • Tigerair Taiwan
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • VietJet Air
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Australia Airlines
  • Vistara


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