Flights from London to Tokyo

London to Tokyo

  • £383 was the cheapest return price from London to Tokyo last month
  • Tokyo is served by 2 airports. These are Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita.
  • The average flight time from London to Tokyo is 11h 35min
  • 3 airlines fly direct from London to Tokyo
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Tokyo last month was British Airways
  • There are 30 flights a week from London to Tokyo
  • London to Tokyo is 5,949 miles

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Flights from London to Tokyo

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Tokyo

A number of airlines fly direct from London to Tokyo. Japan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, ANA and British Airways all fly from London Heathrow to Tokyo Haneda Airport. British Airways also operate flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo Narita Airport.

Terminal Information

London Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport has a number of terminals. Japan Airlines and British Airways flights to Tokyo leave from either Terminal 3 or Terminal 5. Virgin Atlantic and ANA flights to Tokyo leave from Terminal 2.

All of the terminals at Heathrow have an excellent selection of facilities. There are both high street and designer shops in which to enjoy a little retail therapy before your flight. These include Boots, WHSmith, Burberry, Gucci, Cath Kidston and Cartier, to name but a few.

Passengers are similarly spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink. As well as fast food outlets and coffee shops, you’ll find The Perfectionist’s Café, created by Heston Blumenthal, in Terminal 2, Oriel French Restaurant in Terminal 3 and Carluccio’s in Terminal 5.

All terminals also offer premium lounges, which passengers can pay a fee to enter. Depending on which lounge you choose, there will be complimentary food and drink, free Wi-Fi, business services, a spa and games room.

Tokyo Haneda Airport

Tokyo Haneda Airport is located 14 kilometres south of central Tokyo. All flights from London arrive into the International Terminal.

Once passengers have passed through customs and baggage reclaim, they’ll find an array of facilities in the arrivals hall. Car rental companies and the bus ticket office are located at Arrival Lobby 2F. Passengers can find out more about onward travel options at the tourist information centre located in the same place.

Buses leave from the ground floor where passengers will find self-service bus ticket kiosks. Taxis can also be found on the ground floor. Another option is the monorail service which runs into central Tokyo from a station on the 3rd floor of the arrivals hall.

Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo Narita Airport can be found 60 kilometres east of Tokyo city centre. British Airways flights arrive to Terminal 2.

There are a number of transport options for getting from Narita Airport into central Tokyo. Car hire companies are located on the 1st floor of the arrivals hall and buses and taxis can be found right outside the terminal building and trains travelling on a number of local lines can be boarded at the airport station, located on the 1st basement floor.

Practical Information

If you have a British passport, you do not need a visa to enter Japan on tourist visits for up to 90 days. You may be asked to give evidence that you’re planning to leave the country by the required deadline in the form of a return or onward ticket.

What to Expect in Tokyo

Temperatures in Tokyo are a little more extreme than in London. Summers are hotter (and often quite rainy) and winters can see temperatures dropping below freezing.

Prices in Tokyo are considerably cheaper than in London. You can expect to pay around 500.00 ¥ (£2.60) for a bottle of imported beer and 5,000.00 ¥ (26.00) for a mid-range three course meal for two. Fresh produce in the supermarket can be a little pricier but you’ll find that travelling on public transport is sometimes less than half the price it is in London.

Tokyo is eight hours ahead of the UK.

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