Chubu Centrair International Airport

Traveling to and from Chubu Centrair International Airport

On this page, you will find the information you need to easily make your way through Chubu Centrair International Airport to your destination.

Guide to Japan’s Chubu Centrair International Airport

Arrival and departure terminal maps and other information for navigating through Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Arrival Terminal

Arrival map of Nagoya airport

Please present your passport and Immigration card.


Customers with goods to declare must turn in their Customs Declaration forms.

Departure Terminal

Departure map of Nagoya airport
Airport Map Information

City Information on Nagoya City

Nagoya is a city located in the western part of Aichi prefecture in the Chubu region. It is the economic center of the Chubu region and has a population of 2,326,518 (as of February 1, 2024). It is the fourth largest metropolitan area after Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama in the population ranking. The climate of Nagoya is said to be relatively mild, but in the summer the humidity often exceeds 70% so it gets very hot and humid. On the other hand, in winter, a cold seasonal wind called ibuki oroshi blows. Nagoya is located between Edo (present day Tokyo) and Kyoto/Osaka, and has developed since long ago as a transportation hub. Furthermore, in the Edo period (1603-1868), Nagoya Castle was built as the backdrop to the power of the Tokugawa family, and various craftsmen gathered in the castle town to hone their skills and compete. The manufacturing spirit of these craftsmen has been passed down to the present day, and it continues to develop as an industrial city with much of the automobile industry and the aerospace industry based there. A must-see spot in Nagoya, which has abundant historical tourist destinations, is Nagoya Castle, whose trademark is the golden shachihoko. Both the castle tower and the Honmaru Palace were destroyed by war damage from the air raid in 1945, but the castle tower was rebuilt in 1959. In addition, at Atsuta Jingu, which is visited by many worshipers, three types of sacred treasures, the Kusanagi no Tsurugi, are enshrined. It has been called Atsuta-san for a long time and is loved by locals and people all over the country. In addition to historic tourist attractions, you can visit the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park where Shinkansen and Superconducting Maglev (MAGnetically LEVitated) trains are on exhibit. There are also plenty of family-friendly facilities such as the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium where, under the theme of "a 3.5 billion year journey," you can see exhibits of killer whales, dolphins, seals, etc. Also, when it comes to Nagoya, you don't want to miss out on Nagoya Meshi, such as miso katsu (miso cutlet), miso nikomi udon (udon cooked in miso soup), and hitsumabushi (eel dish with rice). Nagoya food has evolved into a unique food culture that differs from Tokyo and Osaka. Nagoya food is characterized by something being added to the original dish, and it has a strong flavor which comes from hacchomiso that is often used. In addition to miso katsu, miso nikomi udon, and hitsumabushi, there is a wide variety of dishes such as tenmusu (rice balls with tempura), kishimen (flat noodles), chicken wings (deep-fried chicken), ogura toast (toast with sweet bean paste), and Taiwan ramen (Taiwanese-style noodles). You will wonder what to eat since there are so many options! Remember to keep an eye on the ever-evolving Nagoya Meshi.

Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) to Nagoya City Center


Centrair (Chubu International Airport Station) to Nagoya Station

Meitetsu Limited Express "μ-SKY"

Required Time : About 30 - 40 minutes
Fare : 1,430 yen
Hours : Weekdays 7:03 - 22:07, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 7:13 - 22:07

Meitetsu Normal/Semi-Express/Express/Limited Express

Required Time : About 40 - 60 minutes
Fare : 980 yen
Hours : 5:24 - 23:31


Centrair (Chubu International Airport Station) to Nagoya City Center

Meitetsu Bus Center (Centrair Limousine)

Required Time : About 85 minutes (depending on traffic)
Fare : 1,500 yen
Hours : 9:40-21:40

Nagoya Bus (Midnight/Early Morning Airport Liner)

Required Time : About 55 minutes (depending on traffic)
Fare : 1,500 yen
Hours : 7:00, 00:40


Centrair (Chubu International Airport Station) to Nagoya Station

Fixed Fare Taxi (MK Taxi)

Required Time : About 70 minutes
Estimated Fare : 13,000 yen (not including toll road charges)
Hours : 24 hours

High-Speed Boat

Operates daily between Tsu and Matsusaka in Mie prefecture.
Centrair (Chubu International Airport Station) to Tsu (Nagisamachi)
Required Time : About 45 minutes
Fare : 2,980 yen
Hours : 7:00 - 22:00 (Nine boats per day Monday through Thursday and 11 from Friday to Sunday and on holidays)

Car Rental

Go out the Arrivals Exit and to the Information Counter in the Access Plaza.
Business Hours : Depending on each rental car company, Toyota Rent-A-Car is open 7:30-22:00, Nippon Rent-A-Car and Nissan Rent-A-Car are open 8:00-22:00.

Instructions for Chubu Centrair International Airport

Busy Periods

  • Airports may be very crowded during long public holidays in Japan such as the year-end/New Year period, Golden Week and during the Bon Festival.
    • Please arrive at the airport with adequate time to spare.
  • Nearby roads may be very congested and parking facilities may operate at full capacity during the period above.
    • We recommend using public transportation. When traveling to the airport by car, please check the availability status of the parking facilities at the relevant airport.
  • Reminder: You can check-in online 24 hours before your departure to avoid check-in at the airport.

Hand Baggage and Unaccompanied Baggage

  • All passengers entering Japan are required to submit a Customs Declaration Form for hand baggage and unaccompanied baggage to the Customs Officer.
  • Please note that if a passenger does not submit the Customs Declaration Form, the Customs inspection may take some time, and the passenger may not be permitted to take their baggage into Japan.
  • The Customs Declaration Form is available for printing in advance (A4 size) from the Japan Customs website.

Immigration Procedure

As part of efforts to combat terrorism, anti-terror measures have been put in place to use the personally identifying information provided to Immigration. Under a revised section of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, foreign nationals will now have their fingerprints and a photograph taken.

Exempt Individuals

The following foreign nationals entering (or re-entering) Japan do not have to get their photo or fingerprints taken:

  • Special permanent residents
  • Children under age 16
  • Persons seeking to conduct activities that apply under a “diplomacy” or “official business” visa status
  • Persons invited by the head of a national administrative body
  • Persons prescribed by decree of the Ministry of Justice in accordance with 3 or 4
Immigration Procedure Flow
  • Submit passport and Embarkation Card For Reentrant (ED card) to the Immigration Officer.
  • After receiving instruction from the Immigration Officer, place both index fingers on the fingerprint reader, while your fingerprint information is read electromagnetically.
  • The camera above the fingerprint reader will take your photograph.
  • You will be interviewed by the Immigration Officer.
  • The examination is over once the Immigration Officer returns your passport and other documents.
Important Notice
  • Foreign nationals who refuse to have their fingerprints or photograph taken will be refused entry to Japan, and ordered to leave.
  • Incomplete ED cards may result in extremely long Immigration processing times, so please ensure you do not miss any items on the ED card.
  • For more details, see the Japan Ministry of Justice website.


Note: All customers arriving from Southeast Asia must submit a health questionnaire.

Plant Protection Act

When bringing plants into Japan, it is legally required to submit a Phytosanitary certificate issued by the government of the exporting country. Based on the Plant Protection Act, you will have to undergo import inspection and, if you don’t have these Phytosanitary certificates, the plants will be disposed. For the latest information on the plant quarantine program, please refer to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Plant Protection Station website.

Note: Plants are defined as fruits, vegetables, cereals, cut or dry flowers, seeds, or seedlings. Any violations might result in legal penalties (e.g., three-year jail sentence and/or a maximum fine of one million yens).

Prohibited Imports

The following are examples of plants and/or plant-related items that cannot be brought into Japan:

  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Lychee
  • Longan
  • Blueberry
  • Mangosteen
  • Rambutan
  • Guava
  • Pitaya (dragon fruit)
  • Cashew nut
  • Lianwu
  • Balsam pear
  • Marrow bean
  • Chili pepper
  • Tomato
  • Soil (including potted plant)
  • Injurious insects that are harmful to plants
  • Rice straw and unhulled rice (except for those brought in from the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan)

Certain fruits or vegetables may be banned based on the country/region where they were purchased. For more information, please go here.

Plumeria Plants from Hawaiian Islands

As of May 24, 2017, it is prohibited to import Plumeria plants and cuttings from the Hawaiian Islands into Japan unless certain conditions are met.