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Here’s what to know when booking a flight to Osaka in Japan

Are you planning a trip to Japan and need to book flights to Osaka? From visiting Universal Studios to enjoying Japanese cuisine in the district of Dotonbori, you won’t be disappointed when you book a plane ticket to Osaka!

Whether you're flying to Japan for a long holiday, or simply visiting on a quick trip, there are many options when it comes to airlines and routes.

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Keep reading for the ultimate guide to flying to Osaka below.

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According to Skyscanner, the best time to book your flight to Osaka is approximately 21 weeks before you leave. This is generally when fares are at their cheapest when travelling to Japan.

Shop around for the best price before booking to see if you can get a good deal. Looking at flight comparison websites can help you compare the cost of different airlines, or have a chat to your travel agent about available offers for Japan flights.

Flights from London to Osaka

Which airlines fly from London to Osaka?

No airlines fly direct from London to Osaka.

However, you can fly with Finnair, Japan Airlines, British Airlines, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Lufthansa, or Air France, all of which include a stopover.

How long does it take to fly from London to Osaka?

Flights from London to Osaka take an average time of 13 hours.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from London to Osaka?

A return flight in Economy can cost upwards of £395.

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Flights from Belfast to Osaka

Which airlines fly from Belfast to Osaka?

No airlines fly direct from Belfast to Osaka.

You can book flights that include a stopover with British Airways, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Japan Airlines, Air France and Flybe.

How long does it take to fly from Belfast to Osaka?

Flights from Belfast to Osaka take almost 16hrs on average.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Belfast to Osaka?

An Economy return flight can cost as little as £565 from Belfast to Osaka Kansai Airport.

Flights from Edinburgh to Osaka

Which airlines fly from Edinburgh to Osaka?

From Edinburgh, there are no direct flights available to Osaka.

You can book a plane ticket with a stopover with Finnair, KLM, British Airways, or Japan Airlines (to name a few!) to make your way to Osaka.

How long does it take to fly from Edinburgh to Osaka?

It takes an average of 13.5hrs to fly direct from Edinburgh to Osaka.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Edinburgh to Osaka?

It is possible to fly from Edinburgh to Osaka for as little as £442, depending on the latest sales and deals available.

Flights from the Cardiff to Osaka

Which airlines fly from the Cardiff to Osaka?

No airlines fly direct, however you can fly from Cardiff Airport to Osaka including a stopover with KLM, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Air France to name a few.

How long does it take to fly from the Cardiff to Osaka?

On average, the flight time is over 13.5hrs when departing from the Cardiff Airport to Osaka.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from the Cardiff to Osaka?

Return flights from Cardiff to Osaka can be as little as £474.

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There are two airports in Osaka: Osaka Kansai International (KIX) and Osaka Itami (ITM).

Most flights from the United Kingdom will arrive at Osaka Kansai airport, however be sure to check your ticket information before booking airport transfers.

Itami Airport is closest to central Osaka, but you will still have easy access into the centre of town from Kansai Airport.

All the essential facilities are available in both of Osaka’s airport, including foreign currency exchange services and ATMs, duty-free shops, designer retailers and restaurants and bars to keep you busy.

To get into Osaka, the cheapest options include taking the rail, bus or ferry into the main part of town. These are all reliable and efficient services.

You can take a taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport to the CBD, however this is expensive and will cost around ¥16,000-20,000 yen (£111 to £139).

It’s good to decide on how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation before you arrive. Get familiar with the available transport within Osaka, so you can get around the city with ease and make the most of your time in Japan.

Before your flight to Osaka or somewhere else in Japan, make sure that you've got the essentials!

Remember to bring your travel documentation like your passport, travel insurance and hotel booking confirmations, as well as appropriate clothing for the time of year that you’ll be visiting.

It may also be worthwhile learning some basic Japanese phrases before you travel. The locals will appreciate your attempts at speaking Japanese, although you’ll likely be able to get by with English.

Want more tips and tricks? Find out everything you need to know about travelling to Japan.

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Please note: every effort was made to ensure the information provided in this article was accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.

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