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About Sendai Airport (SDJ)

Sendai Airport serves the city of Sendai in the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Our Sendai Airport guide includes airport contact details and information relating to terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby hotels.



There are a number of information points and counters conveniently positioned near the entrance doors within the terminal building.



Driving directions:

From Sendai city centre, drive south along Route 286, continue onto Route 273, then follow Route 4. Turn left onto Route 20 and follow the airport signs to Sendai Airport. The journey time is around 35 minutes.


Airport Info


Minamihara Shimomasuda

Sendai Airport is located about 13.6km (8.4 miles) southeast of Sendai.


No. of terminals:

+81 22 382 0080

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Local and sightseeing buses leave to surrounding destinations from the bus bays in front of the terminal building, but there is no direct bus to Sendai city.

Taxi: Two taxi stops are located in front of the terminal building. Four taxi companies serve the airport: Inari Taxi, Masuda Taxi, Natorigawa Kotsu and Kikuya Taxi. Taxi fares to Sendai are around 5,800-6,200 Yen or around 10,400 Yen with the use of the highway. The travel time to destinations in Sendai city is around 35-45 minutes.

Public transport rail:

The airport rail link service Sendai Airport Access Line runs between the airport and JR Sendai Station in Sendai city. The train station is located within the terminal. Standard journey time is 25 minutes but a rapid train is also available with a journey time of 17 minutes. The adult fare to JR Sendai Station is 330 Yen.


Terminal facilities


77 Bank’s Sendai Airport branch offers currency exchange services. ATM machines from Japan Post Bank and Aeon Bank are available in the domestic arrival lobby. 


There are a number of restaurants at the airport offering Japanese and Western cuisine, sweets and snacks. 


There are numerous shops at the airport selling souvenirs, Japanese products, books, and sweets. Duty-free shopping is also available. 


A lost and found service operates at the information counter. Coin lockers are available at the domestic arrival lobby and domestic departure lobby. The first 12 hours cost 400-800 Yen depending on luggage size. 400-800 Yen is charged for each subsequent 24-hour period. Yamato Transport Service Counter offers a service to send your luggage from the airport to anywhere within Japan. 


Further facilities at the airport include overseas travel insurance services, a police station, tourist information, travel agencies, a nursery room, relaxation area with massage chairs and business lounges. 

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are two airline lounges at the airport as well as a business lounge offering basic business facilities.


Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport, except at the boarding areas and the International Departures waiting rooms. Coin-operated computers are also available at two locations: in front of the domestic airline counter and the international airline counter. A post box is located outside the first exit at the domestic arrival lobby. A SIM card vending machine stands at the international arrival lobby. 

Disabled facilities:

The airport is wheelchair accessible. A vehicle stop zone in front of the terminal building is dedicated to disabled parking. Wheelchairs are available for passengers at the information counter. Contact the airport service (tel: +81 22 382 0080) or your airline for specific assistance.


Car parking:

There are two parking lots on the premises of the airport. A large car park with a capacity of 1,100 is found directly outside the arrival lobby. Large vehicles and motorcycles may only park in this area. A smaller car park with a capacity of 440 is situated to the right of the main terminal building. The parking rate for standard sized vehicles is 100-150 Yen for every hour and up to 600-800 Yen for every 24 hours. Long-term parking is only allowed for up to 14 days.


Car rental:

Car hire companies represented at Sendai Airport include: Times Car RENTAL, Nissan Rent a Car, Nippon Rent-A-Car, Toyota Rent a Car Miyagi and Orix Rent-A-Car.


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