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Kansai Int’l Airport Access Bridge Toll Cut Roughly by Half & Parking Fees Reduced

Kansai Int’l Airport Access Bridge Toll Cut Roughly by Half & Parking Fees Reduced

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Starting at midnight on April 29, when West Nippon Expressway Company (NEXCO West Japan) took over management of the Access Bridge connecting Kansai International Airport (Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture) to the mainland, the toll was reduced by about one-half. The entire structure spans 4.6 km (the bridge section itself being 3.75 km) and is 29.5 meters wide. The Access Bridge, with three-lane traffic running in each direction, is the sole road connection between the airport and the mainland.

New roundtrip tolls are 600 yen for light cars (previously 1,200 yen on weekdays, 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays), 800 yen for standard size vehicles (1,500/1,000 yen), 1,000 for medium size vehicles (1,800 yen) and 1,300 for large vehicles (2,700 yen). There is also a Special Transfer of Management Discount for vehicles equipped with ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) until August 31. A maximum 50% Commuter Discount applies for ETC vehicles crossing between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., as well as a Late Night Discount of up to 30% between midnight and 4:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the Access Bridge toll reduction, the airport has also reduced the price of short-term parking fees in garages one through four. The new rate is 100 yen for up to 15 minutes, plus another 100 yen for every 15 minutes thereafter. There is a flat rate of 3,000 yen for parking between 7 and 12 hours, with an additional 1,000 yen for every 12 hours thereafter.

Furthermore, the airport is holding its first event following the Access Bridge’s transfer of control and price reductions, Access Bridge Price Reduction Commemoration KIX Golden Week Festa, running during the Golden Week holidays from April 29 to May 10. Various plans have been prepared in the airport for the event, including sales of commemorative goods and an exhibition of special airport vehicles. As with travelers visiting the airport, the new Access Bridge tolls and parking fees are expected to draw local residents to visit the airport and its facilities.

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