Flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo, Japan

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A futuristic city with plenty of historical charm, Tokyo shimmers as neon signs light up the streets below the enormous skyscrapers. The malls go on for miles, packed with all kinds of couture and accessories, while at the world’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, you’ll see traditional construction methods written largely in its pagoda-like design. Japanese cuisine is exceptional, as experienced chefs use the freshest ingredients to create time-honored dishes. On the kabuki stage, you can watch sumo giants do battle in the shade of a cherry tree and imagine you were here when the ancient shoguns ruled.

Flying to Tokyo

1. Which airports serve Sydney to Tokyo?

Sydney Airport is the departure point for planes heading to Tokyo, it is 8km south of the city center. Passengers arrive at either Tokyo Narita Airport, which is 60km east of the city center, or Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is far closer at just 14km south of the city.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Sydney to Tokyo?

All Nippon Airways, Qantas, and Japan Airlines fly daily to Tokyo from Sydney with no stopovers. Many other operators, like British Airways, Air Canada, and Air China also have daily flights between the cities, but these may not be direct.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight time between Sydney and Tokyo is around 9 hours and 40 minutes, but this can be considerably longer if the route has connections. When traveling, remember Tokyo is one hour behind Sydney.

4. Climate changes between Sydney and Tokyo

In Sydney, the weather remains warm throughout the year with no extreme differences in temperature but with regular rainfall. Similarly, Tokyo is a warm, humid city in a subtropical zone, with hot, wet summers giving way to drier, slightly cooler winters.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

In Tokyo, the currency is the Japanese Yen, it is available from banks or foreign exchange bureaus. The Visa is the most commonly accepted credit card, followed by MasterCard. Visitors can stay in Japan for up to 90 days without a visa, although you will need to show a ticket for forward travel.

Tokyo Information

Set in the same subtropical environment, both Tokyo and Sydney are warm with more regular rainfall during the slightly cooler winter months, so travelers will feel quite at home. With nine million inhabitants, however, it’s significantly larger and busier than Sydney, which is home to five million residents.

Tokyo is at its most stunning at night, as the twinkling city lights stretch out into the distance. During the day, get a taste of the city’s heritage by heading to older neighborhoods like Asakusa, where wooden bars sit in cobbled alleys, alongside temples and stalls selling a range of crafted goods. The artificial island of Odaiba, nestling in Tokyo Bay, is a unique attraction. Along with great vistas of the city, it provides numerous leisure, entertainment and shopping experiences for locals and tourists alike.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:18 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Tokyo. Air China & China Eastern frequently offer the best deals to Tokyo flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Air China
SYDTYO
Sun 25/02
1 stop
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Sat 2/03
1 stop
$618
China Eastern
SYDTYO
Sun 25/02
1 stop
TYOSYD
Sat 2/03
1 stop
$654
China Southern
SYDTYO
Tue 20/02
1 stop
TYOSYD
Tue 5/03
1 stop
$655
Multiple Airlines
SYDTYO
Sun 25/02
1 stop
TYOSYD
Tue 27/02
1 stop
$721
Xiamen
SYDTYO
Sat 2/03
1 stop
TYOSYD
Sun 10/03
1 stop
$797
Virgin Australia
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Sat 18/05
1 stop
TYOSYD
Wed 5/06
1 stop
$927

How Much is a Flight from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $654.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $1,667 $682
7-14 days $1,654 $767
14-21 days $1,654 $657
21-30 days $1,264 $655
30-60 days $1,226 $651
60-90 days $1,246 $651
90+ days $930 $651

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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$655$655$655$655$651 $651

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is $841.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is $1,143.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is $746.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is $841.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo Flight Questions

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo Airports

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