About Sendai Airport
Sendai Airport, located in Miyagi Prefecture straddling Natori City and Iwanuma City, is the largest airport in Tohoku. It is known as an essential air gateway for tourism in the Tohoku region, with a full range of services for the comfort of domestic and international travelers.
Sendai Airport is the base airport for the Tohoku region, with many users on both international and domestic flights. Located 14 km from Sendai Station, the airport is accessible by train, bus, and car.
How to get there
Trains from Sendai Station, served by JR lines and the Tohoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen lines, to the airport are connected by the Sendai Airport Access Line. It takes about 25 minutes from Sendai Station, and is very convenient because the ticket gate is located on the 2nd floor of the terminal building where the check-in counter is located.
You can also use the Iwanuma Shimin Bus, which travels around Iwanuma City and arrives at and departs from JR Iwanuma Station. The fare is 200 yen per ride, and the trip takes about 23 minutes. The bus runs about six times a day, and the earliest bus arrives at Sendai Airport at 9:54 a.m. (9:34 a.m. on holidays).
The airport seems to be privatized now, and the airport itself has become a destination as well.
Events are held on the second floor, and there are many souvenir stores; on the third floor, there are many restaurants and a flight simulator that can be enjoyed for a few hundred yen. Also, going up from the third floor, there is an observation deck called “Smile Terrace” where you can see two runways. Two runways could be seen.
Please note that there are times when there is only one train every 30 minutes from the airport.