Connecting Flights

Transfers Between International Airlines

This page provides information on how to connect between international flights without collecting your baggage or entering Japan.
Please check with your airline before departing to ensure that you are able to use this method to connect.

Please Note When Transiting Overnight

Aircraft can only operate between 6:00AM and 12:00AM at Narita Airport. 

Passengers cannot remain in the passenger terminals on the airside (before arrival procedures and after departure procedures) outside of those times. 

Passengers transiting overnight must complete arrival immigration and customs procedures. However, some passengers may need a visa at that time.

 If you are in doubt concerning this, please contact your airline of the Immigration office directly in advance.

Security Checks When Connecting Between International Flights

Passengers who have already been inspected in the country of departure will be required to take screening again when transiting in Japan except for some cases.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation.

Going Outside the Airport During Your Waiting Time

When connecting between international flights, passengers are not required to undergo Immigration procedures if they are staying in the departure area (airside) until their next flight. However, Immigration procedures will be required if passengers wish to leave this area to meet a friend or to go outside the airport. In some cases, a visa may also be required. Please contact your airline or the Immigration Bureau directly in advance, if you are unsure of the requirements.

While Waiting for Your Connecting Flight

Various other facilities and services are available. Click here for further information.