Cheap flights from the United States to Japan

LAX — NRT
Jan 30 — Feb 61

Cheap Cathay Pacific flights from USA to Japan

Mar 8 - Jun 5
SFO

San Francisco

HND

Tokyo Haneda

1 stop

40h 50m
HND

Tokyo Haneda

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 40m
$868

Cathay Pacific

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Mar 8 - Mar 14
SFO

San Francisco

HND

Tokyo Haneda

1 stop

40h 50m
HND

Tokyo Haneda

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

40h 35m
$882

Cathay Pacific

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Apr 24 - May 10
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

NRT

Tokyo Narita

1 stop

25h 10m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
$889

Cathay Pacific

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Cheap ZIPAIR flights from USA to Japan

Feb 15 - Feb 22
LAX

Los Angeles

NRT

Tokyo Narita

Nonstop

11h 45m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

9h 55m
$508

ZIPAIR

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Feb 1 - Feb 23
LAX

Los Angeles

NRT

Tokyo Narita

Nonstop

11h 45m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

9h 55m
$512

ZIPAIR

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Feb 1 - Feb 23
LAX

Los Angeles

NRT

Tokyo Narita

Nonstop

11h 45m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

9h 55m
$520

ZIPAIR

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Japan

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

ANA
8.5
Very good
26 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

EVA Air
8.1
Very good
57 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Singapore Airlines
8.0
Very good
203 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Overall

8.7

Boarding

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about USA to Japan flights.

What airports serve USA to Japan flights?

Travelers who are going to Japan from the USA will have many different options. Some of the airports that offer flights to Japan include Los Angeles International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, and Detroit Wayne County Airport. Wayne County Airport is located in a suburb of Detroit and is one of the largest airline hubs in the USA. The airport has four primary runways, two crosswind runways, two terminals, and 129 gates. The most common destination from Detroit into Japan is Tokyo Haneda Airport. This airport is nine miles from Tokyo and a hub for Japan Airlines, StarFlyer, Air Do, and other airlines.

Which airlines fly directly from the USA to Japan?

For travelers who are going into Tokyo, there is an assortment of direct flights available. Kona Airport in Hawaii offers nonstop flights to Tokyo Narita Airport that last around 10h 15m-11h 55m. Direct flights into Tokyo are also found in Chicago through Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and American Airlines. Nonstop flights going to Osaka can be found at Seattle / Tacoma International Airport which goes through Delta Airlines or travelers can leave through San Francisco Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport through United Airlines or All Nippon Airways. In most cases, direct flights to this destination will be much more expensive than stopover flights.

What are the stopover options between the USA to Japan?

If you are traveling from San Francisco International to Kansai Airport, there are also dozens of stopover flights that touch down at least once during the flight. Many of these flights go down in locations including Seoul Incheon International Airport, Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport, or Shanghai Pu Dong Airport. Plenty of stopover flights also exist to Tokyo. From San Diego International Airport, these flights may make a stop in Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, or Seattle / Tacoma International Airport. These flights can be as short at 13h 55m and as long as nearly 27h 00m.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from the USA to Japan?

Going to Japan from the USA by air requires both a passport and proof of a return ticket. You will not need a visa to travel on these flights and your passport only needs to be valid for the length of your stay.

Destination points for flights from USA to Japan

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Top 10 airlines flying from USA to Japan

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Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$10Average$19FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$76Average$262FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$86Average$592FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$158Average$256FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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XiamenAirCheapest$346Average$533FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time49%COVID-19 safety
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China SouthernCheapest$386Average$971FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Korean AirCheapest$505Average$989FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Hawaiian AirlinesCheapest$525Average$1,212FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time85%COVID-19 safety
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Asiana AirlinesCheapest$596Average$1,142FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Philippine AirlinesCheapest$606Average$799FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time60%COVID-19 safety
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