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What you need to know when booking a flight to Japan

Are you planning to book flights from the United Kingdom to Tokyo? Japan is a holiday hotspot for many travellers, so book a ticket and see this amazing destination for yourself!

Whether you're flying to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics or visiting Japan for a holiday, 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 Tokyo below.

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

Flight prices could be more expensive in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so get in quick!

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 Tokyo

Which airlines fly from London to Tokyo?

There are a few airlines that fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to Tokyo, including British Airways, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Other airlines offer flights from London to Tokyo with a connecting flight in between to break up the journey.

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

Flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo take an average time of 11h 30m.

How many flights are there a week from London to Tokyo?

Every week, there are usually 37 flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo.

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

A return flight in Economy can cost as little as £375.


Flights from Belfast to Tokyo

Which airlines fly from Belfast to Tokyo?

No airlines fly direct from Belfast International to Tokyo. However, you can get flights with a stopover when flying with British Airways, Air France, Japan Airways or KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

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

Flights from Belfast to Tokyo take 15h 25m on average.

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

An Economy return flight can cost upwards of £507 from Belfast to Tokyo.

Flights from Edinburgh to Tokyo

Which airlines fly from Edinburgh to Tokyo?

There are no direct flights from Edinburgh to Tokyo. However, you can get a connecting flight through to Tokyo with British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, or KLM Royal Dutch Airlines among others.

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

It takes an average of 14h 5m to fly from Edinburgh to Tokyo.

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

It is possible to fly return from Edinburgh to Tokyo from upwards of £425, depending on the latest sales and deals available.

Flights from Cardiff to Tokyo

Which airlines fly from Cardiff to Tokyo?

No airlines provide direct flights from Cardiff to Tokyo. But, you can get a connecting flight onto Tokyo with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

How long does it take to fly from Cardiff to Tokyo?

On average, the flight time is 14h 30m when flying from Cardiff to Tokyo.

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

Indirect return flights from Cardiff to Tokyo start from £459.


There are two airports in Tokyo: Haneda Airport (HND) and Narita Airport (NRT).

Both of Tokyo's airports are modern, world-class facilities. While Haneda is closest to central Tokyo, you will still have easy access into the centre of town from Narita Airport.

All the essential facilities are available in both of Tokyo’s airport, including currency exchange services and ATMs, duty-free shops, restaurants and bars. You can also choose to see the VIP lounges and make use of free WiFi.

To get into Tokyo, options include the JR Narita Express to Tokyo stations, costing ¥3,000 yen (approximately £21). You can also travel by Keisei Skyliner, which is slightly cheaper at ¥2,470 yen (£18).

A taxi from Narita International Airport to Tokyo will cost around ¥25,000 yen, which is about £175.

From Haneda Airport, the taxi fare is more reasonable at ¥6,000 yen (around £42).

Before your flight to Tokyo 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. In January, you'll need a jumper and coat as the weather is chilly. In August, pack your lightest clothing as it can heat up during the warmer months.

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

It’s a good idea to know your transport options ahead of time, too. Decide on how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation once you arrive. Get familiar with the available transport within Tokyo, including how to travel on the subway, so you can get around the city with ease and make the most of your time in 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.