Cheap Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo

Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo

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Average flight time, total distance 5375 kilometres

6h 40min

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Malaysia Airlines

Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda

2 airports

Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and is also known as the most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 14 million people. The architecture in Tokyo is mainly modern and contemporary because of the Great Kanto earthquake and firebombing after World War 2. Just a fun fact, Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai so you may want to visit it when in Tokyo.

Tokyo, Japan is served by two airports: Tokyo Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport. Both airports serve the Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo route with cheap flights from KL to Tokyo available. A direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo should just take around 7 hours.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Narita International Airport (NRT)

The only budget airlines that serve a direct flight from KL to Tokyo Narita International Airport is Firefly. Another budget airline that has a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita International Airport is Scoot, with an airport transit in Singapore.

Full-fledged airlines like Malaysia Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines also serve a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo landing in NRT Airport.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

Travellers looking for a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda Airport may opt to travel on AirAsia X serving a direct route. Otherwise, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the only full-fledged airlines that serve a direct flight from KL to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Narita International Airport (NRT)

Passengers wanting to fly out from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Narita International Airport are required to transit airports a minimum of two times as there are no airlines serving a direct Kuala Lumpur SZB to Tokyo route.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

There are no direct flights from Kuala Lumpur SZB to Tokyo Haneda airport. Passengers looking to fly out from this airport for their KUL to Tokyo flight will be required to transfer airports at least once.

Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

There are several ways of getting to the airport for your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo. The fastest and most convenient way is via the KLIA Express train which departs from KL Sentral. The train fare cost RM55 and takes only 30 minutes to reach KLIA. There is also complimentary WiFi on-board for its passengers.

For a cheaper option, you can travel with Skybus or KL Airport coach that departs from KL Sentral for RM10 per way. However, with this comes with a minimum journey of 45 minutes depending on traffic. Travellers should anticipate heavy traffic on their journey to the airport for the KUL to Tokyo flight if travelling close to peak hours.

If you prefer a direct and convenient service pre-arranging a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner would be another option.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport information

KLIA has 2 terminals. Its main terminal, KLIA is used both for both domestic and international flights for all airlines except AirAsia while KLIA2 is solely for AirAsia flights. Should an interchange between terminals is required, a free shuttle bus is available for passengers to use. Both terminals have various dining and duty-free shops available to browse around whilst waiting to board your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo. Complimentary WiFi is available in both terminals as well as prayer rooms if required.

Arrival at Narita International Airport (NRT)

Narita International Airport is located 60km from central Tokyo. Once arriving from your Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo flight at Narita International Airport, the most convenient way of getting to Tokyo Station is via the JR Narita Express. The direct train fare will cost JPY 3,000 (RM109) per way and will have a journey time of roughly an hour, with departures at every hour. To save some cost, it is recommended to also take the JR Narita Express back to the airport when returning to Malaysia as the NEX Tokyo Round Trip ticket special for foreign travellers only cost JPY 4,000 (RM145). Do note that this ticket must be used within 2 weeks.

The JR Sobu Line is an alternative mode of transportation from Narita Airport to Tokyo city centre for budget conscious travellers who find the JR Narita Express too expensive. It also serves a direct route to Tokyo station but will take 90 minutes to reach. The ticket will cost JPY 1,320 (RM48) and departs every hour.

Narita International Airport also provides a limousine bus service from the airport to Tokyo station which departs every 20 minutes from the airport. This service will cost JPY 3,100 (RM113) and have a journey time of an hour 40 minutes.

Alternatively, the Tokyo Shuttle Bus could be another option for the budget conscious travellers. This direct bus leaves 3 times in an hour and the one-way fare cost JPY 1,000 (RM36) during the day and JPY 2,000 (RM73) for late night and early morning departures. Purchasing a ticket online in advance will cost only JPY 900 (RM33).

Taking a public taxi is not recommended as the airport is located 60km away from central Tokyo and will be extremely expensive.

Narita International Airport (NRT) Information

Narita International Airport is divided into 3 terminals with terminal 3 housing all the low-cost carriers. Duty-free shopping is available in all 3 terminals with a wide variety of shops available. Restaurants are also widely available with some places open for 24-hours. For travellers searching for Halal options in the airport, there are Halal certified places in terminal 1 and 2. Complimentary WiFi and prayer rooms are available for passengers throughout all terminals in the airport.

Arrival at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

Tokyo Haneda airport is located 14km south of Tokyo station and is the closer to the city centre than Narita Airport. Once arriving from your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, the most convenient mode of transportation to get to your Tokyo accommodation is by limousine bus or a private airport transfer. Both these ways are direct, with the airport transfer going straight to your hotel and the limousine bus going to Tokyo station. Using the limousine bus will take between 40 - 55 minutes and the bus fare will cost JPY 930 (RM34).

Alternatively, travellers who are on a budget have the option of taking the Tokyo monorail which only takes 30 minutes. The fare will cost JPY 650 (RM24) and has frequent connections. There is also the option of taking Keikyu railway.

Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) Information

Tokyo Haneda Airport is divided into 3 terminals. Terminal 1 and 2 are for domestic flights while Terminal 3 is for international ones. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected by an underground walkway. There is also a shuttle bus provided between terminals if needed. Travellers arriving from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda Airport will arrive in Terminal 3 where a wide variety of duty-free and dining options are available. Complimentary WiFi is available for passengers although there are no prayer rooms available for travellers upon arriving as the only prayer room is the departure area.

Tokyo Recommendations

If you are traveling to Tokyo during the Sakura season in spring, here is a list of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo for your reference. Travelling all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, apart from Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, other must see places include the Sensō-ji temple, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Mount Takao and the Rainbow Bridge. Tsukiji Fish Market is a also must-visit for foodies who wish to have a fresh array of seafood.

Useful Tokyo Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo?

Tokyo (UTC +09:00) is one hour ahead of Kuala Lumpur (UTC +8:00).

What is the weather like in Tokyo?

The temperatures in Tokyo varies throughout the year with January - March having an average temperature of 6°c, April - May at around 16°c. Between June - October the average temperature in Tokyo hovers around 25°c and in November and December the average temperature is around 10°c in Tokyo.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Tokyo, Japan?

Tokyo, Japan uses the Japanese Yen.

RM1 = JPY 27.56 (As of 04 October 2018)

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Tokyo?

The average rate for a Tokyo hotel is RM250 – RM700 per night. Other than flights, you can also search, compare and book your Tokyo accommodation on Skyscanner too!

Tokyo visa requirements for Malaysians

Malaysians visiting Tokyo for tourism reasons are not required to obtain a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. Passports should be valid a minimum of 6 months upon entering Tokyo.

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Information is accurate as of 04 October 2018

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