About Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) (NGO)
Also known as Chubu Centrair International Airport, Central Japan International Airport serves the city of Nagoya and Japan’s central Chubu region. Our guide to the airport includes information on terminal facilities, local transportation access and details of nearby hotels.
The airport has recently added a second terminal, at the southern end of the main complex, catering for domestic 'low-cost carrier' flights.
There are five information counters at the airport; these are located on the first, second and third levels of the terminal building. Staff at these desks can also help with registration for use of rental wheelchairs and baby pushchairs. Volunteers dressed in orange jackets can also assist with queries.
Tourist information is available from the information desk in the Access Plaza.
It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from central Nagoya to Central Japan International Airport. First, head south on the Nagoya Expressway (tolls apply), then merge onto the Chita Peninsula Road, before finally following the Centrair Line westwards to the airport.
Transfer between terminals:
The new 'LCC' terminal is adjacent to the main complex.
Central Japan International Airport is located on a man-made island 35km (22 miles) south of Nagoya.
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Public transport road:
Bus:Buses to many destinations in the region, which are operated by a number of different companies, leave from outside the terminal building. The transfer time into Nagoya is about one hour, and the fare is around ¥1,400. Detailed information on other destinations is available from the airport information desks and on the official airport website.
Shuttle:Shared-ride minibuses, known as Noriai taxis, operate to a number of destinations in Nagoya and Ishikawa prefectures.
Taxi:Taxi ranks are located directly outside the Access Plaza, on the second level. A taxi information desk is positioned next to the central information counter on the second level for bookings and information. The fare to central Nagoya is around ¥15,000.
Public transport rail:
Rail:The fastest means of transport between the airport and central Nagoya, the Nagoya Railroad (www.meitetsu.co.jp/eng) transports passengers from Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Central Japan International Airport in as little as 28 minutes. Tickets must be purchased before travel at a vending machine for a fee of ¥870. The Airport Station is connected to the terminal building by a walkway. There are also direct express services to a number of other destinations in the region, and connections from Nagoya via Japanese Railways' high-speed network.
Public transport water:
Boat: Regular high-speed boat services (www.tsu-airportline.co.jp) operate across Ise Bay to Tsu (journey time 45 minutes) and Matsusaka (75 minutes). The ferry berth is reached by covered passageway from the airport's Access Plaza.
There is a full-service bank in the main departures concourse on the third level of the main terminal. Numerous ATMs are available throughout the terminal building. Currency exchange services are provided on the terminal's second and third floors (arrival and departure areas respectively), as well as in the Access Plaza.
There are many places offering meals, snacks and drinks at the airport. Several Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Western restaurants can be found, and there are plenty of cafés, bento kiosks and ramen noodle bars. The widest choice is available in the Sky Town area on the fourth level of the terminal.
Most shops are located on the third and fourth levels of the main terminal building. Among the options are several food shops selling Japanese and local specialities, fashion boutiques, electronics and gadget retailers, bookshops, and outlets selling travel accessories. Duty-free shopping is located in International Departures.
Coin-operated luggage lockers are located at nine different locations around the airport, with facilities on each level of the terminal. Temporary storage facilities for carry-on luggage and luggage home delivery services are available on the second and third levels of the terminal building.
A medical office (tel: +81 5 6938 7050) is located on the terminal's second level – doctors are on hand at all times to provide first aid and medical care.
Nurseries with baby changing facilities are located next to most of the toilets at the airport. Play areas for children are located in departure lounges after security inspection for both international and domestic flights.
Other facilities at Central Japan International Airport include massage and beauty treatment services, a relaxation area with a Japanese bath and a multifaith prayer room.
All lifts and toilets can accommodate wheelchair users. Parking spaces reserved for disabled travellers are located on all floors of the airport's multistorey car parks. Wheelchairs can be hired at the information counters.
Long and short-term rates are available at the multistorey P1 and P2 car parks that are linked to the terminal by a walkway. Reservations can be made via the airport website or by contacting the parking office (tel: +81 5 6938 1195).
A car rental information desk is located next to the main airport information desk on the ground level of the Access Plaza. Among the rental companies represented at the airport are Toyota, Nippon, Nissan, Orix and Times.