Tokyo is well-connected and accessible by plenty of flights, whether it is by low-cost or full-service carriers, options are plenty.
So how do you choose? Go with the best deal of course.
Here are some tips on flight selection and how to make the most of that airfare promo.
Although low-cost carriers excludes amenities like seat selection and extra baggage weight, the savings could probably buy you an extra night’s stay in Tokyo. Choosing budget airlines, such as Jetstar and Scoot, for a flight to Narita Airport can cost about $500 (return), whereas full-fledged air tickets can go up to $1,000 or more. But it is worth keeping your eyes peeled for promotional fares, which can dip as low as, or if not lower than, what is offered by budget airlines.
According to Skyscanner’s analysis, the best time to book for Singapore travellers to enjoy the cheapest fares on average is between 21-25 weeks in advance, with average savings of 21 to 22 per cent..
Certain days of the week are prime for air ticket deals from various airlines, so do not miss out! For example, limited number of discounted tickets are available on Jetstar’s website on Fridays from 8am-11pm. Similarly, Scoot’s deals are every Tuesday, while Tigerair’s are Thursdays. AirAsia occasionally offers free seat bookings during certain periods of time.
Haneda Airport International Terminal vs Narita International Airport
Haneda Airport International Terminal (HND) is much closer to the city center (half the travel time or less) compared to Narita International Airport (NRT), and it is much less busy, which enables you to clear immigration and customs more quickly. However, do note that flight fares are probably more expensive if you fly straight to HND