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London to Tokyo flights

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Departure Fri, 02 Oct Return Fri, 09 Oct
LON London
TYO Tokyo
return from £490
Departure Tue, 13 Oct Return Fri, 23 Oct
LON London
TYO Tokyo
return from £463
Flight route information
If you fancy a spectacular view of Tokyo from a high vantage point, visit the Tokyo Skytree skywalk tower.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 135.65 JPY
British Pound Sterling Japanese Yen
1 JPY = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 18 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Tokyo are 47% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Tokyo is 58% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 20% more expensive in Tokyo than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Tokyo is 10% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Tokyo airports
  • ( Haneda (HND)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
  • ( Narita (NRT)
    How far from city centre: 32 miles
  • ( Yokota (OKO)
    How far from city centre: 23 miles
K Distance: 5941 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

Out of the five main international airports of London, Heathrow Airport is the busiest and largest boasting the largest capacity; it has five terminals and two runways. If you are wondering how you can unwind while you prepare yourself for long haul trips, such as flights to Japan from Heathrow, the airport offers a number of select restaurants and free Wi-Fi. The facilities at the airport are impressive; with it having been established for over 70 years, it is evident that continuous improvement is a mission that is not taken lightly. It has been around long enough to know how to do things right.

Getting to London airport

Depending on your time constraints and the traffic in the city (airport is approximately 22km from the city), it may be advisable to use the Heathrow Express. This direct train comes in 15 minute intervals and is the fastest mode of transport. If you are in a hurry to catch your flight from Heathrow to Tokyo, the train is the most reliable option.

You can also take the National Express coach which you will find at Victoria Coach Station in Central London. It will drop off at Terminals 1-3 at the airport. There are also numerous taxi services that specialise in airport transfers that you can use (including Uber).

Arriving to Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is an explosion of diversity - modern and traditional. Ready to explore? As part of your itinerary, you can book yourself a tour around the city to get a better feel of it. The two most popular types of traditional entertainment are to see sumo wrestling and geishas - your trip would be remiss without checking these out. If you are an adrenaline junkie or you just want to conquer your fear of heights, the Tokyo Sky Tree is for you. Imagine having a view of the city 350m above ground! For you tech junkies, you will feel right at home at the National Museum of Emerging Science.

How to get to the city centre

Flights from London to Tokyo land at Narita Airport or Haneda Airport. Haneda Airport is the closest to the city centre, approximately 14km away. You can connect with the Haneda Express at the terminal stations using the Monorail Line at the airport. You can also use the Airport Limited Express train on the Keikyu Line. Narita Airport, in Narita City, is surprisingly far from Central Tokyo - approximately 60km. Finding affordable transport will be a priority for you given the distance. The Keisei Limited Express is the cheapest mode of transport to use. You can also use the shared mini-bus option because it is the most convenient but also the most inexpensive option.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Tokyo

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from London to Tokyo?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Japan may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Tokyo at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 463€ for the route London - Tokyo. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Tokyo expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Tokyo costs an average of 3.61 GBP, 20% more expensive than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 47% less in Tokyo: 1.47 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.27 GBP in Tokyo, 58% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 6% cheaper in Tokyo, with an average of 2.80 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Tokyo?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from London to Tokyo are October, January and September.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Tokyo?
The best time of the year to go to Tokyo when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, October is the top 1 month to fly to  Tokyo from London in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by April and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period January, February and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Tokyo.
How long does the flight take to go from London to Tokyo?
The total flight time between London and Tokyo is of around 18:33 hours on average, considering an average distance of 14,352 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).
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