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Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« on: June 27, 2012, 02:28:01 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm visiting the States this summer and I have a 6:50am depature out of Haneda. I'm trying to figure out the best solution to getting to Haneda.

From all I can tell, I have two options.
1) Spend the night at a near by hotel and get a taxi to Haneda.
2) Spend the night at Haneda.

Has anyone had any experience with either of these options. I'm currently favoring number 2, as then I don't have to spend any money on a hotel room or taxi, but I'm curious as to whether or not any of you have spent the night at Haneda or have any advice. Also, perhaps one of you know of a way to get to Haneda from Kofu before 4:40 in the morning. 

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 02:37:16 PM »
There aren't any buses or trains that run that early. If you take one of the last trains into Haneda you'd probably end up getting in at around midnight.
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 02:48:15 PM »
I've spent the night at an airport before and it wasn't fun. I would rather sleep in a hotel. I don't know about Haneda but I know some airports close for the night so if you decide to sleep over at the airport, make sure they remain open!
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 02:54:56 PM »
Was Haneda where Clough had his eventful night at xmas? Or was that Narita....
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 03:02:34 PM »
There aren't any buses or trains that run that early. If you take one of the last trains into Haneda you'd probably end up getting in at around midnight.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Thanks anyways though.
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 03:31:39 PM »
There's a couple of Toyoko Inns near the airport  that offer a free shuttle starting at like 4am or something.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 03:56:40 PM »
There's a couple of Toyoko Inns near the airport  that offer a free shuttle starting at like 4am or something.


I don't know what the people of Yamanashi are going to do without you, Beth.
You know more about traveling to-and-from Yamanashi than anyone.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 04:08:00 PM »
Was Haneda where Clough had his eventful night at xmas? Or was that Narita....

That was actually in Chitose airport coming back from Yukimatsuri, and the airport had an overnight onsen on the top floor for 3,000 yen.  It was excellent.  Check to see if Haneda has anything crazy convenient like that.  Being one of the Tokyo airports, I would assume they have something.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 04:10:39 PM »
There's a couple of Toyoko Inns near the airport  that offer a free shuttle starting at like 4am or something.


I don't know what the people of Yamanashi are going to do without you, Beth.
You know more about traveling to-and-from Yamanashi than anyone.

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I only know this because I'm also flying out from Haneda at 6:50 am when I leave.

And Nick and I stay at Toyoko Inns probably 10+ night a year.  Other hotels in the area probably offer the same service, but I don't know any specifically.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 04:14:11 PM »
Also, this seems like a good answer to your question about sleeping at the airport:

http://www.jessicatiare.com/1/post/2011/07/yes-you-can-sleep-in-haneda-airport.html

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 04:57:15 PM »
I've got a 6am flight from Haneda on July 31st - is anyone else going to be there?  We can spoon.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 05:03:31 PM »
Depending on what time-zone you're travelling to, it might make sense to just stay up until you board your plane.  There's free wifi in Haneda btw.  I'm probably just going to watch a movie or two to pass the time, get on the plane, fall asleep and wake up in London at 10:30am.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 05:20:19 PM »
Haneda scores decently on sleepinginairports.net...

Reviews- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/list.asp?region=6&country=Japan&city=Tokyo&terminal=HND
General airport info for the airport sleeper- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/asia/tokyo_haneda.htm#terminalGuide

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 07:29:44 PM »
Haneda scores decently on sleepinginairports.net...

Reviews- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/list.asp?region=6&country=Japan&city=Tokyo&terminal=HND
General airport info for the airport sleeper- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/asia/tokyo_haneda.htm#terminalGuide

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 11:03:40 PM »
Indeed.
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 11:37:52 PM »
It's a phenomenally handy site when you do a fair bit of travelling. My parents heard about it on NPR or something a few years back and told me about it, now I check it out before any flight where I think there's a chance of being delayed/having a layover

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2012, 09:20:35 AM »
I've got a 6am flight from Haneda on July 31st - is anyone else going to be there?  We can spoon.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012, 09:28:16 AM »
Are you sure the bus wont get you there on time.  I've taken an 8am flight out before and made it to the airport terminal with well over an hour to spare.  The lines at Haneda have never held me up when going through security or checking in.  If the bus will drop you off by 6-6:15 you should be fine.  They will call ahead when you check in and let the flight know you are on your way.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2012, 09:36:24 AM »
Are you sure the bus wont get you there on time.  I've taken an 8am flight out before and made it to the airport terminal with well over an hour to spare.  The lines at Haneda have never held me up when going through security or checking in.  If the bus will drop you off by 6-6:15 you should be fine.  They will call ahead when you check in and let the flight know you are on your way.

I took the 4am bus from Kofu and I think I got to Narita at 7ish.  I don't know how long it is to Haneda, but if it's shorter, then I suppose it's plausible.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2012, 09:42:16 AM »
Anyone have the arrival times for Haneda??

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2012, 09:48:30 AM »
Looks like the earliest bus would arrive at Haneda around 7.
http://hnd-bus.com/route/ryuo.html
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 09:50:30 AM »
http://hnd-bus.com/route/ryuo.html#timetable

Only 4 departure times from Kofu to Haneda Int.

4:00 - 7:09
5:15 - 8:54
6:45 - 10.24
8:55 - 12.34

Looks like the train the night before is the only way to go for us early birds.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 09:52:54 AM »
Looks like the earliest bus would arrive at Haneda around 7.
http://hnd-bus.com/route/ryuo.html

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 10:01:42 AM »
Well, there you go... looks like a night in Haneda... enjoy.

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2012, 10:04:25 AM »
Looks like the earliest bus would arrive at Haneda around 7.
http://hnd-bus.com/route/ryuo.html

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 10:19:59 AM »
Looks like the best option is to take the 21.09 Azusa to Shinjuku and then hop on this 11pm bus from the station: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/platform_searches/index/3/214 

Arrives in Haneda just before midnight.  So that's Y4200 in total to get there. 

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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2012, 11:48:34 AM »
Yeah, I looked up the Bus schedules yesterday in the vain hope they had one that left Kofu at midnight for Haneda. My plan is to take the train to Shinjuku and then bum around the city for a couple hours, maybe get a real meal, then head off to Haneda around 11ish.

Depending on what time-zone you're travelling to, it might make sense to just stay up until you board your plane.  There's free wifi in Haneda btw.  I'm probably just going to watch a movie or two to pass the time, get on the plane, fall asleep and wake up in London at 10:30am.

Yeah, that's what I'm going to do. My flight lands at JFK at 6:30 in the morning, so if I don't sleep on the plane, I'll be jet lagged for a week. Luckly, I have a ton of reading to catch up on, so I'll be doing that.  It looks like they have a 24 hour resturant, so I'll hit that up.

Haneda scores decently on sleepinginairports.net...

Reviews- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/list.asp?region=6&country=Japan&city=Tokyo&terminal=HND
General airport info for the airport sleeper- http://www.sleepinginairports.net/asia/tokyo_haneda.htm#terminalGuide

Yeah, that's a great site. I was looking at the other day for Haneda information as well.

BTW, anyone flying out on July 25th, that's when my flight is.
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Re: Early Morning Flight out of Haneda
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2012, 11:05:13 AM »
I am sure that no-one will actually do this, but I can confirm that it is possible to walk to Haneda Airport with no issues at all.
I takyubinned by main rucksack ahead and then walked from Meguro to Haneda making sure that I went to the International terminal. I waltzed straight in, picked up my bag from the counter and took a shower using the shower facilities in Arrivals.