Ibaraki (IBR) Airport
Ibaraki IBR Airport Overview
Ibaraki Airport IBR, the former Hyakuri Airfield, is a new airport opened in March 2010, intended to serve as low-cost alternative to Tokyo's Narita & Haneda airports, and is to serve the northeast fringes of Tokyo comprising over 2 million residents, and thereby bypassing Tokyo air traffic on certain flights. The Airport will be flexible in accommodating domestic & international flights, charter flights and business jet service.
Ibaraki Airport is located in Omitama city, Ibaraki Prefecture, 80 km northeast of Tokyo, and is accessible via the Joban Expressway. It is about 90 minutes from either (a) direct bus to Tokyo Station, or (b) the Akihabara station (via bus/car to Tsukuba Station), or (c) the Tokyo Disney resort.
With two runways and an estimated passenger count of 300,000 passengers a year, presently , Skymark airlines offers flights to Kobe, Sapporo /Shinchitose and Naha; and Spring Airlines offers flights to Shanghai's Pudong Airport.
The two-story passenger terminal at Ibari Airport - designed to have one combined arrival & departure lobby, houses the following amenities and services: The Ground floor has Customs, Immigration, VIP room, domestic arrivals, domestic & international departure halls, & check-in counters. The upper floor has a food court, shops, VIP room, airline offices & an observation deck.
After security check you pass Customs & Immigration and arrive in the International Boarding Lobby, and on to your gate.
Parking at Ibaraki Airport is free with the parking lot being rights across from the terminal.
To get from Ibaraki Airport to your destination, you can board a bus to various train stations in Ibarak Prefecture, wich in turn connect to Tokyo station: (a) the Ishioka Station on the JR Joban Line is the closest one, and from there you can get to Tokyo station within 100 minutes. (b) Buses also connect to Mito Station (Ibraki) to the north, as well as to Narita Airport via Kashima Rinkai Railway from Mito.
The Airport Limousine Bus to Tokyo Station takes 85 minutes; to get to Tsukuba Station the bus takes 45 minutes; to the Akihabara station the TX Railway takes 45 minutes, and the bus to Tokyo Disney Resort takes 90 minutes.
Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture
- Website for Ibaraki: http://www.ibaraki-airport.net/en/index.html
Ibaraki IBR Airport Update History
- IBR Airports - Oct 28, 2013