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Flights to Tokyo overview

Going searches for the best fares and sends members deals bookable 1-12 months in advance. Going members save approximately 39% compared to normal flight prices to Tokyo.

Cheapest Going deal

$369

Average price roundtrip

$1957.02

Average Going deal price roundtrip

$1196.03

Best month to fly

Going found the most deals with travel dates in January.

January

Worst month to fly

Going found the least deals with travel dates in June and July.

June, July

Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Tokyo

Book in the Goldilocks Window

It’s fun to be spontaneous, but not when airlines ramp up prices the closer it gets to a flight. In fact, the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points are almost guaranteed price hikes, so you’ll want to avoid those to get the best deal. Ideally, you’ll be booking much sooner. But how soon is too soon, and when are prices most likely to drop?

We recommend booking in the Goldilocks Window, that perfect period of time that’s not too early and not too late. For domestic flights, that window is open 1-3 months beforehand, while for international flights, it’s more like 2-8 months in advance. When planning a trip during busy travel times like the summer or around the winter holidays, book more like 5-6 months ahead of time.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

You can use this trick for lots of destinations beyond the Greek Islands, including Tokyo. Since Japan is a somewhat remote island nation, it can be expensive to get to, especially from the US. If you’re trying to get to Tokyo, but prices won’t budge, consider flying into other airports like Tokyo-Narita (slightly farther from the city) or Osaka and then taking the train from there. You might even find a better deal by flying into South Korea and booking a connecting flight.

Just try to find the best deal you can that gets you close to your destination, then buy a cheap regional flight (or even train or ferry ticket) to your final destination. You’ll save enough money to make the more complicated route worth it.

Search alternate departure airports

This is like the Greek Islands Trick, but in reverse. In this tip, you look at flying overseas from the cheapest US airport and then worry about getting yourself to that departure airport on a separate flight.

If you live in Washington DC, you may be in the habit of booking flights out of DCA and IAD—with such major airports in your backyard, why would you fly out of anywhere else? Well, sometimes the best deals are slightly further afield, especially when you’re going all the way to Tokyo. Consider looking for flights out of major East Coast airports like Baltimore, NYC, Newark, or even Boston, as well as West Coast hubs like Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. If you can pair a $230 roundtrip from LA to Tokyo (a real deal we found) with a $200 roundtrip from DC to LA, it could still save you vs booking one itinerary from DC to Tokyo.

Fly when it’s cheap

We get it, summer is a great time to travel—the weather’s nice, kids are out of school, and it feels like the perfect time to see the world. The only problem is that summer is peak travel season pretty much everywhere, which means it’s also the season with the most expensive flights. If you’re looking for the best flight deals and have some flexibility with your schedule, it may be wise to bump summer vacation to later in the year.

Even if your schedule isn’t flexible, there’s hope for low fares yet. You can book your getaway at the very beginning or very end of the summer or book on days when flights are typically cheaper. That means looking into departing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Set alerts for specific trips

If you have a specific trip in mind and are just waiting for the right price, an email alert is about to be your best friend. It’s easy to set alerts for specific dates and destinations (if your dates aren’t fixed, remember to set more than one alert), so you get an email when the prices go down. Keep in mind that setting an alert before the Goldilocks Window we mentioned above will give you the best chance of snagging a cheap flight.

Haneda is the busiest airport in all of Japan, with five domestic airlines and 43 international airlines serving over 100 destinations, making it your portal to the rest of the world. The travel opportunities are practically endless.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Tokyo

What is the airport code for Tokyo International Airport?

The airport code for Tokyo International Airport is HND.

When is high season in Tokyo?

Tokyo often sees two high seasons: from March to early May and from mid-June to September. People come to Tokyo during the March through May period for lovely weather and the iconic sight of cherry trees in bloom, while summer in Tokyo is popular for those who want to climb Mount Fuji. There are also a number of traditional festivals during the summer, like the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri water-throwing festival in August or the Sanno Festival in June.

When is the best time to visit Tokyo?

If you want to see Tokyo lit up with cherry blossoms, you’ll have to contend with the high-season crowds and head to Tokyo from late March to early April. Golden Week in May is another good time to visit, as the city comes alive with celebrations for a number of holidays. A visit to Tokyo between September and November is ideal if you’re in the mood for nice weather, and heading to the megacity between January and March will ensure some of the cheapest flights. Basically, Tokyo is a year-round destination.

Does Tokyo International Airport (HND) have its own on-site hotel?

There are a number of hotels on or near Haneda Airport property, including the following:

  • The Royal Park Tokyo Haneda Transit: While The Royal Park also has a hotel slightly farther off the property, the transit hotel is located within Terminal 3, offering guest rooms, refresh rooms (for shorter stays—they include a shower, TV, and sofa but no bed), and a lounge. You can purchase stays of varying lengths starting at $140 a night.
  • Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport: This hotel is directly connected to Terminal 3, offering guest rooms, a traditional onsen hot spring, and access to the airport’s restaurants and shops. Rooms go from $150 per night.
  • Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu: Amenities at this hotel that overlooks the airport include an on-site restaurant, business center, and free airport shuttle. Rooms start at $130 a night.

What lounges are available at Tokyo International Airport (HND)?

Terminal 1: The Sakura Lounge and Diamond Premier Lounge from Japan Airlines have locations in this terminal at both the north and south wings. The Sakura Lounge offers a private area for travelers to rest in (complete with electric massage chairs) on the south side and a library area on the north side, plus beverages and snacks. It is open to First Class domestic passengers, First and Business Class passengers connecting to another JAL flight, and members of JMB Diamond, JGC Premier, JMB Sapphire, JAL Global Club, JMB Crystal, and Emerald and Sapphire members of the oneworld frequent flier program, or passengers can purchase a pass for 3,000 ¥ (about $20) in advance. The Diamond Premier Lounges on the north and south sides offer more extensive food options, plus showers, a library, a private baggage counter, and an exclusive security checkpoint. These lounges are open to First Class domestic passengers, First Class passengers connecting to JAL flights, and members of JMB Diamond, JGC Premier, or Emerald members of the oneworld frequent flier program. There are also three Power Lounges available in this terminal, accessible by fee only.

Terminal 2: All Nippon Airways has a lounge in this terminal, offering two buffet stations, drinks, relaxation zones with massage chairs, and more. First Class Passengers on Star Alliance flights, Diamond Service Members, and ANA Million Miler Program Lounge Access Card holders can get into this lounge from 5am until the departure of the last international flight of the day. There are also three Power Lounges and one Airport Lounge accessible by fee only in this terminal.

Terminal 3: Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Delta have lounges in this terminal, and there are also three lounges accessible by fee only. The Cathay Pacific Airways lounge is open to First Class and Business Class passengers, Diamond members, and Emerald oneworld frequent fliers. The Delta Sky Club is open to Delta Sky Club members, Delta One or SkyTeam Premium passengers, Delta Diamond, Gold, and Platinum members, SkyTeam Elite Plus members, and some card holders.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Tokyo International Airport (HND)?

Tokyo International Airport offers pet hotels so you can leave your animals in good hands while traveling. There are also service animal relief areas in each terminal: one in the arrival lobby of Terminal 1, another on 2F of Terminal 2, and a third by Check In S in Terminal 3. In order to enter Japan with pets when traveling from the US, you’ll need a health certificate signed by a veterinarian, an ISO-compliant microchip, and proof of certain vaccinations.

How far is Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) from Tokyo?

HND is located 19 miles south of the city, about a 30-minute drive.

What are the transportation options for getting from Tokyo International Airport to Tokyo?

There are several options for getting from HND to Tokyo.

  • By taxi or rideshare: While there technically are rideshare apps in Tokyo, they function more like taxi reservation apps. Expect a taxi ride from the airport to Tokyo to cost about $50 or more.
  • By public transportation: Take advantage of Tokyo’s excellent train systems by taking either the Tokyo Monorail or Keikyu train line from the airport into the city. Tickets will cost somewhere between $2-$4. The Tokyo Monorail has stops at all three terminals, while the Keikyu train has two stops, one serving the international terminal and the other terminals 1 and 2.

How long is the flight to Tokyo?

Because Tokyo is so far from the US, you may not be able to get a nonstop flight from your closest airport. If you do find a direct flight, it might be pretty long! Expect to be in the air for 12 hours when flying directly from LAX. You can also fly to HND from within Japan in around 1-2 hours and from airports in Southeast Asia for closer to 6 hours.

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