Getting There


There are many different airlines that fly to Japan in a trip that takes about 11-12 hours depending on the conditions. Direct flight prices can start from £550 depending on the type of class you travel. If you’re looking for a cheaper flight then you can get in-direct routes which have a short stopover on the way and you can get prices for around £410.

Flights to JapanFlights from the UK to Japan


Here are the three airline companies that offer direct flights from the UK to Japan:

  • ANA
  • British Airways
  • JAL

With stops

There are also many other airline companies that fly from the UK to Japan with at least one layover in other nearby cities such as Amsterdam, Helsinki & Paris. Some of them are as follows:

  • Air France
  • KLM
  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Korean Air

Ticket PricesTicket prices

Ticket prices from the United Kingdom to Japan vary, and they are usually cheaper during off-peak tourist seasons.

During the cherry blossoms, autumn foliage, winter season and other Japanese holidays, the cost of travel tends to be higher, so if you are travelling on a budget, booking return tickets outside of these times of the year is advised, and try booking in advanced to get cheaper prices.

Return airfares can range from £410 – £5500 depending if the flight is direct/in-direct and if you’re flying economy/business/first class.

Travel ClassesTravel classes

Airline companies offer different travel classes for travel between the UK and Japan: economy, premium economy, business, and first class.

Because travelling economy is the cheapest, the services and amenities that are offered are few, such as basic legroom and seat comfort, and only the simple meals and beverage options.

On the other hand, because business class and first class cost more, passengers travelling in this class get to board the plane first, enjoy more leg room and better seat comfort, and are offered a wider selection of food and beverages.