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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Tokyo. Current restrictions to Tokyo are based on Japan travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Tokyo airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Tokyo airports from your nearest city or airport
Bangkok Don Mueang Intl Airport
Tokyo Haneda Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Bangkok TO Tokyo

Bangkok Don Mueang Intl Airport (DMK) to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT)

Typically, flights to Tokyo from Bangkok are cheaper when flying from Bangkok Don Mueang Intl to Tokyo Narita, which has an average price of $294

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM BANGKOK DON MUEANG INTL AIRPORTSeptember25% cheaperFlying from Bangkok Don Mueang Intl Airport to Tokyo costs on average just $250 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM BANGKOK DON MUEANG INTL AIRPORTApril54% more expensiveIt costs about $516 for flights to Tokyo from Bangkok Don Mueang Intl Airport in April
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM BANGKOK DON MUEANG INTL AIRPORTDecember258% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Tokyo from Bangkok Don Mueang Intl Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Tokyo?

Choose a month below to see average flight prices and weather conditions

Japan is one of those tourist destinations that are truly year-round. In fact, Japanese culture is so appreciative of the changing seasons, that you will see celebrations, unique food items, and cultural festivals celebrating every season. Finding the best time to visit Tokyo depends on what you want to experience in this popular Japanese city. During the winter, there is skiing and snowboarding, hot springs (onsen), and delicious seafood. During summer, you have colorful festivals, hiking, and coastal areas where you can explore the beaches and sea. During fall, Tokyo has some beautiful sights and ideal temperatures. During spring, you can experience the cherry blossoms blooming. Ideally, you will want to visit from late March to early April to catch cherry blossom season. From August through September you are entering typhoon season, but it will typically not affect Tokyo. September through October brings beautiful fall colors and plenty of sun. December to February brings cold temperatures that range from 40 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Tokyo?

$63 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Tokyo. This flight is from Daegu and is 94% cheaper than most flights to Tokyo. To find the cheapest price to Tokyo from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Tokyo?

The cheapest month to fly to Tokyo from United States is in February. Flight prices, which tend to average around $818, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Tokyo in February, then March is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Tokyo during March average around $819.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Tokyo?

The best time to book a flight to Tokyo from United States is 57 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $951. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Tokyo at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $570 in the past 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Tokyo?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Tokyo is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $905. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United States to Tokyo on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,006. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Tokyo?

In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Tokyo when you can find flight prices for as low as $688. Flying to Tokyo in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Tokyo is in the morning when prices are around $995.

What is there to do in Tokyo when it’s raining?

Users planning a flight to Tokyo during the months of May, June, or July should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Tokyo even when it's raining, though. While in Tokyo you will find Nezu Bijutsukan nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Akihabara Electric Town. Many people find Tokyo Kasai Suizokukan to be a great place to check out while visiting Tokyo, especially on days where the weather does not quite cooperate.

When is it best to fly to Tokyo to go sightseeing?

The best time to plan to fly to Tokyo to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, April or November seems like the best time of year to plan your visit.

Is there an alternative airport near Tokyo?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Tokyo is possible. If you are planning a flight to Tokyo, consider booking flights to Tokyo Narita Airport (35 mi from Tokyo city center).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Tokyo?

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Tokyo is Tokyo Haneda Airport where the average price is $1,120pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Tokyo?

Currently, Japan travel restrictions include travel to Tokyo.

Entry restrictions

Japan will allow the entry of foreign nationals who need to move to Japan to study, work or join their family, subject to necessary visa requirements. Foreign nationals visiting for short-term business purposes are also permitted to enter, provided that they have a visa. However, the number of people permitted to enter Japan under these rules will be restricted, with priority given to those moving to Japan. From December 24, Japan has restricted travelers arriving from the UK. Starting November 1, all foreign nationals with the status of residence with a valid re-entry permit, are not required to obtain “the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” or “Receipt for Request of Re-entry” when re-entering Japan from countries designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan. Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chile, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days. Residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long Term Resident” status who departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by April 2, 2020 may still re-enter the country, even if they have been in one of the above countries. Starting from 1 September, these travelers will also need to apply to their nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to receive a “Re-entry Confirmation Letter”, and may need to provide a PCR test result on arrival. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Nationals of China with passports issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province may not enter the country unless they can prove that they haven’t been in those provinces in the past 14 days. Travelers who were on the cruise ship ‘Westerdam’ may not enter the country unless they’re nationals of Japan. Nationals of Japan, their spouses and children who can present proof, travelers with Special Permanent Residence Permits with re-entry permits from a regional immigration officer, and US military personnel may still enter the country. Travelers and airline crew who have been in any of the countries listed so far in the past 14 days must submit a quarantine questionnaire and undergo a PCR test upon arrival. Special rules apply to airline crew members entering Japan. Crew members must submit quarantine questionnaires and “Plan of Stay in Japan” declarations. Crews should adhere to the instructions provided in the quarantine document “Notice: For Crews boarding vehicles from areas subject to strengthened quarantine.” Airlines should arrange chartered vehicles (as opposed to public transportation) to transport crews between the airport and their hotel, and ensure that crews comply with the other rules during their stay in Japan. Visa exemption for travelers from many countries has been suspended, and visas from certain countries have been invalidated. For more info, check here.

Entry requirements

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of their flight departure time. Japanese nationals and residents are also required to sign and submit a Written Pledge when entering Japan. Residents of Japan with re-entry permit must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The certificate must be in English and the test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure and the sample collection method must be 'nasopharyngeal swab' or 'saliva'. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers who are Japanese nationals and residents arriving from the UK or South Africa are subject to a 3-day self-isolation at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. On the third day they are required to take the COVID-19 test again. If the test is negative they will be allowed to continue the 14-day self-isolation as set out below. In addition, they are required to pledge to keep the location information and installing a COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) when entering Japan. All travelers entering Japan, including Japanese nationals, residents and dual national citizens, are required to take a PCR test at the airport and self-isolate for 14 days at a designated location (such as a hotel or own residence). In some cases, travelers may be asked to quarantine at an airport facility until test results return. During the 14 day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation, including taxis, trains, and domestic flights.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.

If you are planning to travel to Tokyo at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Tokyo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Tokyo found recently by users on momondo
Air Canada
Jul 13
LAX4:10 amLos Angeles
14h 55m
1 stop
NRT7:05 pmTokyo Narita
Jan 10
NRT1:30 pmTokyo Narita
14h 31m
1 stop
LAX4:01 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Dec 12
LAX5:52 pmLos Angeles
24h 58m
2 stops
NRT6:50 pmTokyo Narita
Dec 23
NRT1:30 pmTokyo Narita
13h 28m
1 stop
LAX2:58 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Dec 5
LAX1:50 pmLos Angeles
29h 00m
2 stops
NRT6:50 pmTokyo Narita
Dec 9
NRT1:30 pmTokyo Narita
13h 28m
1 stop
LAX2:58 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Dec 1
LAX12:35 pmLos Angeles
30h 15m
1 stop
NRT6:50 pmTokyo Narita
Dec 14
NRT1:30 pmTokyo Narita
14h 31m
1 stop
LAX4:01 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Dec 1
LAX3:05 pmLos Angeles
27h 45m
2 stops
NRT6:50 pmTokyo Narita
Dec 15
NRT1:30 pmTokyo Narita
17h 31m
1 stop
LAX7:01 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Aug 11
LAX2:50 pmLos Angeles
28h 15m
2 stops
NRT7:05 pmTokyo Narita
Aug 18
NRT12:50 pmTokyo Narita
19h 03m
1 stop
LAX7:53 amLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Tokyo

If you're looking for one-way flights to Tokyo, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada
Singapore Airlines
Aug 30
LAX10:20 amLos Angeles
11h 30m
NRT9:50 pmTokyo Narita
Singapore Airlines
Sep 29
LAX10:20 amLos Angeles
11h 30m
NRT9:50 pmTokyo Narita
Singapore Airlines
Oct 27
LAX10:20 amLos Angeles
11h 30m
NRT9:50 pmTokyo Narita

Which airlines fly to Tokyo?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Tokyo

When booking flights to Tokyo, you will find several international airlines leaving from the United States into Japan. Most require some layover, but there are a few direct flights. Flight options include Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Thai Airways International. When looking for cheap flights to Tokyo, be cautious about amenities that may be lacking; such as a meal, baggage allowance, and more. The flight is quite long, so you want to be comfortable.


How to get from the airport to Tokyo city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Tokyo along with the distance from the city center

Narita International Airport (NRT)

All international flights come into Narita Airport which is 41 miles away from Tokyo city center.

Taxi

Taxis are best for getting around a bustling city like Tokyo, but they are expensive. You will spend ¥19500 JPY – ¥21500 JPY for a 1 to 2-hour ride depending on traffic.

Airport Bus

The bus is accessible and stress-free to get to the city center. The bus picks up luggage just outside of Terminals 1 and 2, and then drops you at downtown hotels. If you have heavy baggage or are staying at one of the 40 hotels that the Airport Limousine Bus serves, it is the most cost-effective way to travel at ¥3100 JPY. It departs every hour from the airport but can take up to two hours to reach your hotel.

Train

The fastest way to Tokyo is the JR Narita Express which leads into Tokyo station from Airport Terminal 2 Station and the station at Terminal 1. It departs once each hour and twice an hour during peak travel times. The trip costs ¥3000 JPY one-way. At Tokyo station, the train splits and first cars head into Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro, while rear cars go into Shinagawa. The cost for these stations is ¥3100 JPY. The Keisei Skyliner departs from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the airport and heads to Ueno Station in Tokyo within an hour. These trains leave every 40 minutes from 7:52 am to 10:00 pm for a fare of around ¥2000 JPY one-way. The limited express trains are cheaper and take 71 minutes for a cost of around ¥1000 JPY.

Car Rentals

If you want to drive around Tokyo, look for deals on affordable car rentals with momondo.

Haneda Airport (HND)

Some international airlines still land in Haneda (Tokyo International Airport). It is near the city center and is used for domestic flights typically. From here you can take the Airport Limousine bus to Tokyo station, Tokyo City air terminal to downtown, and Shinjuku Station. Fares are ¥1000-1200 JPY. Locals typically take the monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsucho Station in 15 minutes for ¥500 JPY or the Keikyu Line for a 19-minute ride and ¥400 JPY. Arriving anywhere else in Japan, you will need to take the Shinkansen bullet train into Tokyo, Ueno, or Shinagawa stations. They are all served by taxis and subways. Domestic long-distance ferries arrive at Ariake Ferry Terminal on an artificial island next to Odaiba in Tokyo Bay.


Popular routes to Tokyo

Most frequently searched flights to Tokyo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Bangkok to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 05m
Cheapest price
$199
Incheon to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 30m
Cheapest price
$362
Singapore to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
6h 45m
Cheapest price
$513
Taipei to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 20m
Cheapest price
$573
Hanoi to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 35m
Cheapest price
$594
Dhaka to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
15h 40m
Cheapest price
$603
Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
18h 15m
Cheapest price
$646
Manila to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 20m
Cheapest price
$770
Guangzhou to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
4h 30m
Cheapest price
$1,058
Shanghai to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
24h 45m
Cheapest price
$12,921
Beijing to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time
27h 55m
Cheapest price
$16,208
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How to get around in Tokyo?

Rail

Tokyo transportation is vast, and they are big on public transportation in most Japanese cities. The best way to get around is by using the Japan Railway (JR) system. The commuter train close to you can conveniently take you to your destination. From there you can hail a cab or walk. All public transportation systems have their distinct fare, so you must purchase a ticket when swapping between them. If you visit for a few days, you can buy a contactless prepaid card from JR East that deducts fares on all transportation lines.

Buses

Buses are not as accessible as the trains and subways in Tokyo due to the complicated route system. Most bus drivers do not speak English either, so they will not be able to direct you. Buses cost ¥200 JPY for a one-way trip, and they only take coins, bills, Suica and Pasmo cards.

Boats

Boats are helpful for the destinations that are across Tokyo Bay or on the Sumida River. It is also an excellent way just to explore the bay and Hinode Pier. The trips to the Pier take approximately 40 minutes each and cost ¥800 JPY.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Tokyo?

U.S. and Canada passport holders just need a passport that is valid for three months; they do not need a visa if staying under 90 days. For other nationalities, please check the Japan National Tourism Organization website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Tokyo

Things to do and places of interest in Tokyo

Read a travel guide, and you could be quickly overwhelmed by the options for Tokyo. So when booking Tokyo flights and planning your itinerary, there are a few items to prioritize. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March to April and five different parks host events celebrating their blossoms (sakura). You must also visit the famous Meiji Shrine and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is located in a forest covering 170 acres, combining nature with classic Japanese architecture. Cultural theme shows and tours are also available, such as the sumo wrestling tours, café experiences, and the Kyoto Rail Tours. Ryogoku has the National Sumo Hall where you can see an authentic Japanese event, moves by former champions, and a parade of official ceremonies. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a perfect place to admire the natural beauty and wonders of Japan. It is themed by countries like France, England, and Japan.

Tips and tricks for visiting Tokyo

Do Not Tip

Attentive service is a custom in Japan; not something that is tipped. It is known as osmote nashi. Tipping, therefore, is not expected, and a gratuity will be refused. In fact, if you were to leave a tip, the server might chase you down to return it!

Walk on the Left

Crowds are orderly when walking in Downtown Tokyo. Most will keep to the left of the street just like vehicles. The only time you can go to the opposite side is on an escalator.

Tokyo Residents are Extremely Polite

You will be welcomed everywhere you go, including boutiques, restaurants, and temples. Citizens are impressively polite and always willing to help. When welcomed, no response is necessary. Instead, a friendly bow in response is all you need.

Litter is Not Tolerated

Tokyo’s streets are impressively clean, and you will notice that smoking in non-designated areas is strictly prohibited.

Public Affection is Prohibited

You will see couples walking down the street that do not hold hands or show any affection in public. In Japan, affection is not for public display!


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