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Travelers usually depart from Vancouver International, Richmond, BC station, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, or Vancouver - Pacific Central when they travel from Vancouver to Tokyo. Book your trip to arrive at Narita International, or Haneda. The distance between Vancouver and Tokyo is 7511 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines, WestJet, and All Nippon Airways. Vancouver and Tokyo have 279 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Tokyo, consider visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan, Great Buddha, Japan, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, and Toshogu Shrine.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Air CanadaACAACYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
WestJetWJAWSNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
All Nippon AirwaysANANHYesNo

Transport from the airport

From NRT airport to Tokyo station

The most comfortable way to travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX). The one-way journey takes about one hour and costs around $37. It's fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass, JR Tokyo Wide Area Pass, and some other JR passes. The trains depart every 30 to 60 minutes.

From NRT to Tokyo city by taxi

Because Narita is so far from Tokyo, a taxi into the city is an expensive option. A regular taxi will cost around $259 and take between 65 and 85 minutes, depending on the destination and traffic.

Train tickets at Narita Airport

You can buy tickets at Narita Airport station, JR Ticket Offices (Midori-no-madoguchi), Travel Service Centers (View Plaza), and reserved seat ticket machines. Reservations can be made from overseas through JR-EAST Train Reservation, though conditions apply for prior day purchases.

Public transport in Japan

  • There are three different ways to ride the JR trains in Japan. The first is to buy a ticket every time you ride a train, the second is to put money onto your IC card (Suica or Pasmo), and the last method is to use a free pass, such as the Japan Rail Pass.
  • Most of the city subway (Tokyo Metro, for example) tickets cost around $4 for a single trip, but the price varies by distance and may be higher if you're traveling far.

Cost of living

If you're coming to Japan as a tourist, student, or worker, you'll need between $66 and $222 per day of spending money in 2021.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Vancouver to Tokyo?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Vancouver and Tokyo takes around 10 hours.
What is the flight distance between Vancouver and Tokyo?
The flight distance between Vancouver and Tokyo is 7511 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Vancouver and Tokyo?
Several carriers operate flights between Vancouver and Tokyo. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada.
What are the most popular routes to and from Vancouver?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Vancouver and New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Mexico City, Bogotá, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cancún, Houston, San Juan, Washington, D.C., Dhaka, Fort Lauderdale.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tokyo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tokyo and Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, Quebec City, Victoria, Saskatoon.
Which airports are there in Vancouver?
Vancouver is mainly served by Vancouver International. But there are other airports nearby, including Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre.
What airports are near Vancouver?
The main airport in Vancouver is Vancouver International. It is also served by Seattle–Tacoma International, Bellingham International, Paine Field Everett, Victoria International, Victoria Inner Harbour SPB, Campbell River, Nanaimo Harbour, Ganges Harbor, CFB Comox, Sechelt.
What airports are near Tokyo?
The main airport in Tokyo is Narita International. It is also served by Fukushima, Shizuoka, Ibaraki, Matsumoto.
What buses and trains depart from Vancouver?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Vancouver, including Via Rail Canada, Amtrak train.
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