Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport
Japan Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Tokyo Narita. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 15h 15m, covering a distance of 7831 km.
There is 1 (direct) flight between Sydney and Tokyo Narita Airport per week.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Singapore Airlines ($653) and Cathay Pacific ($659), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Philippine Airlines ($778) and Multiple Airlines ($924).
Japan Airlines flies once weekly (Monday).
For Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Tokyo Narita Airport back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
For those looking to travel to Tokyo on public transport, we recommend travelling via train from Narita Airport Terminal Station. While buses and taxis are available from outside the terminal, the train system is a quick and convenient mode of transport into Tokyo.
For those looking to travel to the airport from Sydney city, we recommend travelling on the Sydney Airport Link train. Running throughout the day, the train is generally cheaper and faster than travelling via taxi. Alternatively, there are several bus services that can take you into the city such as the Route 400 and the Route 420.
Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) is a hub for several airlines, including Japan Airlines which travels the route from Sydney to Japan.
For passengers travelling with children, make sure to make the most of the airports Kids Parks and nurseries available in all terminals. There is also a Baby Carriage Rental service available free of charge from the Information Counters.
There are children’s play areas available in Terminal 1, the International Terminal, for travellers journeying with children. There are also parents’ rooms and nursing facilities located throughout the airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly staff. Both two meals were awesome."
Cons: "Already done."
Pros: "The service, foods , sack ,"
Pros: "Food, service"
Cons: "The space"
Cons: "Flight was a little warm but was able to get it cooler via help from crew but got warmer again towards the end of flight. Overall good flight though"
Pros: "Crew very attentive but not intrusive. Food very good."
Cons: "I did not find much to watch on entertainment system. Have to get crew to assemble flat bed, a bit of a nuisance. Also to turn it back into a chair."
Pros: "I liked the size of the cups for drinks: smaller than usual."
Cons: "You could train some of your crews to behave more polite to the customers like they do in the Japanese airlines. Male crews tended to be nicer than female crews."
Cons: "Having boarded at SYD, during the Canberra stop, we were all required to disembarked. It was a loaded flight so the process was slow"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."
Pros: "Crew will try there best to help you in anyway"
Cons: "Missed my connection so lost bags . Took 2 days for them to get to me."
Pros: "crew handled the tough crowd well, but were not extremely hospitable"
Cons: "food was disgusting"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, flight attendants were attentive and the food wasn't bad."
Pros: "Singapore airlines never disappoints"
Pros: "Crew were very good. Cabin was also much better than Qantas premium economy cabin."
Cons: "Had premium economy seat. Not the most comfortable on the tailbone for some reason."
Pros: "The crew was great as usual. The food was good"
Cons: "Better seats - really uncomfortable with a packed plane and wailing infants even when seated quite a few rows away."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment was great, lots of movie selections"
Cons: "The leg room was horrible. Honestly the worst space I've ever had in a flight. I was shocked considering Singapore air is considered one of the best airlines"
Pros: "Short flight"
Pros: "Punctual flight with friendly crew."
Pros: "The crew and the little things like blanket, pillow, hot towels etc that is just standard. The food was great except the bread rolls Entertainment system was fantastic"
Cons: "They seemed to miss a whole section with immigration cards which delayed my party of travellers when we landed. The recline of the seat is huge, great for those wo recline, not so great for the person behind them"
Pros: "Staying in a hotel for 24 hours."
Cons: "Not actually making it to Japan."
Pros: "I haven’t flown Emirates, but SQ beats the many others I have flown by a significant margin—especially the Chinese airlines, but also all major US airlines, JAL, Korean, et al."
Cons: "Some staff not courteous which surprised me"
Cons: "Lost our luggage that full with our winter clothing for the trip singapore airlines delivered to our hotel the next day and compensate us ¥jpn 12000"
Pros: "Great crew, good food (best I've had on an airplane), plenty of drinks, and a good entertainment system."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say about this flight. Great airline."
Pros: "Crews were all nice, respectful and helpful!"
Cons: "I wanted to watch Indian movies, but I didn’t see the subtitles for most/all of them."
Pros: "crews were helpful"
Cons: "nobody suggested me about $20 discount coupon card . I could have enjoyed my meal free while waiting in teansit."
Cons: "The cabin was quite warm"
Pros: "Very good service! Lots of flight attendants and they were kind the flight was long, but mostly smooth. The entertainment was good and there was a lot of it."
Cons: "The flight map was a mess. It either said we had 115 hours of flying time or 3.5 hours. Also, it showed the plane pointing in the opposite direction that we were flying in. A minor issue, but weird."
Pros: "Prem econ very good. Crew very friendly."
Pros: "I like the personal TV, my foot rest and water holder frequent water serve,"
Cons: "For me coffee is too strong, and I like the food on the way to Tokyo better than on the way back to LA"
Pros: "Great service. Really friendly and polite. Lots of current movies and TV shows to watch and provided earbuds with adaptors. Made the experience a lot more pleasant."
Cons: "The seats can be laid bag pretty far and the people in front of me decided to recline for a majority of the 10 hour flight. I wish the chairs either didn't do this or the flight attendants would have said something. I didn't feel like I had the authority to do anything about it. Also it was so warm! I have no idea if there was a fan."
Cons: "Food was. Not available. They said they don't have extra veg food . I selected beg food still it shows them non veg and I was pass my way with empty stomach"
Cons: "My Vegan meal was terrible."
Pros: "The service and fast flight"
Pros: "Ease of checking. Empty seat between us"
Cons: "Can't upgrade with krisflyer miles"
Pros: "Made Econ class feel like biz :)"
Pros: "Cabin crew are always great"
Cons: "Cabin fitout is getting tired and dated. Etihad leaves it for dead in first class"
Pros: "Customer service and food couldn't be better."
Pros: "Huge selection of movies Towel service, socks, and toothbrush for economy class Snacks included entire chocolate bars! Friendly staff"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "The leg rests didn't have enough room to be useful. I'm only 5'10", which is average, not tall, so they should have had more legroom."
Pros: "Food & condition"
Cons: "Crew were unfriendly and rude"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled during peak season with little notice time Lack of service Lack of compensation"
Pros: "Leg room in economy is good, even for tall people. Food was actually quite good."
Cons: "Two of our family's seats would not recline, although they were not near an exit row."
Cons: "old facilities"
Pros: "Crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Very small seats. For full flights they should use the double deck aircrafts. They are much more comfortable. I paid an expensive fair for an old plane which was unfair"
Cons: "Sydney to Singapore flight was a very old flight, uncomfortable seating and very poor quality entertainment system"
Cons: "Very hard seats not many movies to choose from"
Pros: "The flight attendants were super attentive and took great care of me, even bringing me headache medicine."
Cons: "I was in a front row seat which meant using my table in the armrest would wake up my neighbor. (Not a big deal but a little awkward) It was also hard to sleep because the seats didn't recline enough."
Pros: "It was the best service ive ever had. The flight attendants came right away and were always coming up the aisle making sure we eye well hydrated and fed"
Pros: "The flight staff were very friendly and always seemed to be eager to help all the passengers. The menu on the flight was also excellent. Wonderful flight"
Cons: "The layover in Japan was not exactly what I hoped for but I managed OK. Short layovers work better for me."
Pros: "Meals, comfort, and crew all above average."
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The departure and arrival times were good in order to sleep the night, and wake up in Tokyo refreshed. Cabin crew were fairly friendly, but not the Cathay of a few years ago."
Cons: "NONE of the business class center seats would recline. This meant in order to recline and get some rest, the crew had to dismantle your seat and release the locks manually. This meant the seat was in that position until time to land. So I had to make a choice to sleep or eat, horrible for CX."
Pros: "Professional and friendly Crew & the movies"
Cons: "Too cold, seats to narrow, food not so tasty."
Pros: "Plane from Hong Kong to Chicago was full but the crew did their best to meet everyone's needs. The food was very good."
Cons: "Tried to check in online but the system would not allow me to submit my data. So check-in was not as smooth as it could be."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "seat and flight were great , smooth ride as well"
Cons: "breakfast could be better but was fine"
Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."
Cons: "The breakfast vegetarian food didn’t have any taste! Serve some real food!"
Cons: "Did not inform us of a flight delay until way after the flight time had past. Waited an extra to take off."
Cons: "I didn’t have a pillow."
Cons: "Hi. I want you to pay me back half of my air tickets that I paid+ my expenses that I spent. I bought from you air tickets with Scoot airlines from H.K to Singapore on 30 December and back to H.K on the 3 January. when I came to the H.K airport to check in with scoot airlines they said to me that I can't go to Singapore because my passport expired on 2 of June and it's less than 6 months if I want to go to Singapore I need to have in my passport more than 6months. sow in the end I lost the ticket to Singapore and not only this I went back to H.K I toke a room in the hotel 150$ and the day after I went to the embassy of Israel to extend my passport and I bought a new air tickets with Cathay Pacific 350$ to go to Singapore. its mean that I lost my ticket +500$ .and all this because you never informed me that my passport needs to be valid more than 6 months . you can see also in your letter its written there that my passport need to be valid there is not any thing about 6 months. if you was telling me that before I could change my passport. sow pleas I insist that you will pay me back half on my ticket that I lost + my expenses 500$. if I will not get it back my story will be all over in the internet about you I suffered a lot"
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "The seats assigned are so at the back at the aircraft. Even both of us are members of the airline we haven’t received any flight notification. That’s really bad"
Cons: "A very old product in the CX fleet. The old exonomy seat is terrible. Service was not attentive. Entertainment system was not responsive. CX is definitely going downhill."
Cons: "The seat was a bit small for me, legroom a bit tight."
Cons: "Too salty for the meal"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very kind and helpful. I was very tired and was feeling a little under the weather. She checked in with me frequently throughout the flight to make sure I was well, brought me hot water to sip on, and just made sure I was as comfortable as possible. My regret is that I didn’t catch her name."
Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."
Cons: "Incoming plane was late so that there off departure schedule. Flight to HK was late as well. Bad luck or bad scheduling?"
Pros: "Not much, quick though"
Cons: "Plane is old, seats are terrible, hard awkward, strange seatbelt clunk of foam plastic, food was horrible, never saw the crew, it was hot, needed water has to go track it down, it was an overnight flight so not all the crews fault"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was very attentive. Loved Cathay Pacific’s signature non alcoholic drink”Ocean Breeze”."
Cons: "The food was really not at the level you would expect. There was only a pork and a fish option. The fish was fishy and the dessert was gelatin cake thing that did not appease my dessert craving."
Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"
Pros: "The crew were very polite, efficient and attentive."
Cons: "On the first leg of our journey the seats were very difficult to adjust. We required the help of the attendants."
Cons: "old plane"
Pros: "The new Airbus A350-900 is phenomenal. Big screens, spacious, great food selections"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Gate staff was not patient and friendly. No advanced notification before flight cancellation. Poor communication after flight cancellation. No instructions for remediation for flight cancellation only tell customer to get checked in luggage bag and go home. No initiative to handle the incident. We waited for 2 hours at the counter for explanation and information for re-arrangement for the flight. Really disappointed with this flight."
Pros: "Cathy service"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Crew did their job pleasantly ."
Cons: "Food was very ordinary, not up to what I expect in business class."
Cons: "Seat didn't recline"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Cathay Pacific needs to work on improving their cabin layout for B777. The inside is quite outdated."
Pros: "Crews were respectful."
Cons: "Hindi movies not that many choices."
Pros: "Inflight entertainment."
Cons: "All the food menu options were not available."
Cons: "I was place right next to the washroom. As soon as I sat down, I can smell the washroom ,which was not clean properly because of the washroom odor."
Pros: "Good leg room in coach. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "All as expected - no surprises"
Pros: "Cathay Pacific provided excellent service."
Cons: "When we booked we asked for a child's meal and we advised of allergies. However I don't see why we would have to ask as we booked a child's seat and you have to provide the age which she is 4. When onboard from SYD/HKG and HKG/LONDON, NO meal was available for our child except for what everyone else was eating. She is anaphylaxis to shellfish, she was given shrimp!!!!! I am sure if she was given a child's meal she would not have got this. We were then told we have to advise the airline 12 hours before we fly that we want a child's meal. I am sorry but when travelling we should not have to do this and nor have we ever had to do it on any other airline. Poor poor poor!!!!"
Pros: "The plane actually arrived an hour earlier than expected."
Pros: "More space between seats"
Cons: "Little to no vegetarian option"
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Access to Cathay lounge. Went to the Wing noodle bar and coffee loft. Had a good bite to eat before boarding flight running 15 mins late. My request to have my meal service delayed was welcomed by staf."
Cons: "None experienced"
Pros: "The service and quality are absolutely OK, the airline is awesome!"
Cons: "After a stressful 15 hour flight from San Francisco, my connecting flight to Tokyo was delayed by an hour and a half, which is something I'd like to avoid in this long of a flight."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "seat did not recline."
Pros: "The crew on this particular flight were incredible. They went above and beyond on every aspect. The best service I've ever received on a flight and I fly 40-50 times a year."
Pros: "Seats are comfort"
Cons: "Considering travelling on business class, there were no more dinner for 2 people after 1 hour of sleeping. I though dinner should be on held when people were sleeping in business class. In fact, I am wrong."
Cons: "seat wasn't the best for my back even reclined."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great."
Pros: "Service, Food, and every aspect of the flight was the best I've experienced in a long time."
Cons: "I have nothing negative to say at all."
Pros: "Leaving the gate early, and take off right on time, landing early and at the gate right on time: amazing!"
Cons: "The crew is enforcing strictly the rule that the "forward seats" need to pay extra, even though entire rows are empty... No exception for any reason."
Cons: "I couldn’t recline my seat. Something should be done."
Pros: "Crew are helpful"
Cons: "PAL flights always delayed"
Pros: "No issues. New aircraft! Better than the trip from Manila to Sydney"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "Trips were surprisingly pleasant! Excellent services!"
Pros: "Good in flight entertainment, low cost, service okay"
Cons: "Bad service in terms of understanding things."
Pros: "Crew are very helpful."
Cons: "Need reclining seats"
Pros: "crew is very cooperative and professionals"
Cons: "no other comment"
Pros: "Crew was nice!"
Cons: "The beef with rice meal tasted weird."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and attentive, movie and tv options were great."
Cons: "I appreciated that I was given a gluten free meal but one side was hot and the other side was slightly cold still. I am not sure how that could be possible, but it was my experience on that flight."
Pros: "Sit is average small"
Cons: "Food was terrible, need to improve for the food quality"
Pros: "The crew is totally unprofessional and uptight"
Cons: "A more professional and well trained crew"
Pros: "On time. Good service"
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "Slow checking and too much time to wait"
Pros: "The safety video shown before the flight is the best I have ever seen, highlighting so much that is amazing in the country!"
Pros: "Nearly empty flight and was able to move to different seat for added comfort"
Cons: "Selection of inflight entertainment was very limited. Boarding was very unorganized at the gate"
Pros: "The salmon dish was however good and more than made up for it."
Cons: "Just a little too long a segment in A322neo"
Cons: "They have seats with minimal cushioning that don’t recline and don’t have headrests. Sitting on that for an 8hr flight was a terrible experience."
Pros: "Crew were pleasant and attentive and found was simple but OK, with a choice."
Cons: "Legroom appalling. For anyone 6ft Plus it was a struggle and uncomfortable for the 3hr flight. Holding for 25 minutes after landing until parking spot became available didn’t help."
Pros: "the bnew a321neo plane. love the new business class seats for its short haul flight"
Pros: "Japan is so nice and clean. People were very helpful. Good food."
Cons: "During my Manila 8 hour layover, someone forced tonight unlock my luggage, opened some gifts inside( canned candies) envelope containing money and gifts. At this point while writing this review, im not finish unpacking and will continue to check next day to make sure im not missing anything else."
Pros: "Very good and confortable flight."
Cons: "Nothing to refer."
Pros: "Great on-board service. Also, the food was very good for such a short flight."
Cons: "Inexplicable why the counter staff in Taipei would not begin issuing boarding passes until 4:05PM for a flight that LEAVES at 6:35PM! I was very concerned that the huge line would prevent me from processing through security and make the flight."
Pros: "Service was even better on the second leg of the trip and the leg room and seat were very comfortable."
Cons: "More new release movies would have been good."
Pros: "The boarding, crew & food."
Cons: "Comfort: Not enough leg room. Entertainment: None . Only a magazine to browse through. Investment in TV screens & inflight movies etc. would aid greatly!"
Pros: "Fast boarding and very nice staff."
Cons: "Seats were hard to recline"
Pros: "The comfort of the cabin and the service from the crew was superb."
Pros: "Clean and new airplane. Good screen Nice staff good space between the seats"
Cons: "Bad snacks, very limited baverage served. Limited selection of movies. very very limited TV shows. Almost no music to my taste, need to upgrade their music options!!"
Pros: "Clean new planes, great service!"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Seats are very tight and the only bathrooms were completely at the end of the aircraft."
Pros: "Comfortable, good selection of entertainment"
Pros: "What? Free check-in for one bag? Free full meal?? Thank you!!!"
Cons: "Delayed boarding ( can be expected ) but very little information given about it"
Pros: "The boarding was on time and it was a smooth landing."
Pros: "the food was good; fish with shite sauce."
Cons: "the hard seat and the shorter leg room."
Pros: "Easy and on time boarding ."
Cons: "My attendant Anesha Juan PR 112 June 5 11:30 am Manila to Los Angeles was too slow and 3x , food were gone when it's my turn to receive. Due to her slowness , other crew/attendant got other trays of foods from her cart and have it to the other side . I didn't eat breakfast because I am unhappy with the way she work."
Pros: "Nice and kind crew"
Cons: "small seats okay food on mobile WiFi entertainment"
Pros: "I got to the airport at 4:45 am (who urs and 15 min before scheduled departure). The airport employees couldn't find my flight. They said the 1st ANA flight is not till 9:30 am. Then after 30-40 min of confusion, searching, etc, they sent me to another terminal which was 40 min away! Where they couldn't find my flight either at first. Then they finally came back and said that per their schedule, the first flight out is on ANA is at 6:45, not 7. And the reason why they couldn't find it is because it was only code share ANA but operated by Philippines airlines. As a result I missed my flight, missed my work and had to deal with co sequences. Unacceptable"
Pros: "Liked the staff, friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Ran out of food options at the back of the plane."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "The crew is not very attentive. Everything felt dirty. No tissues in bathroom"
Pros: "Food was excellent!"
Cons: "I'm 6'2" and just barely fit into my seat. Two inches taller and I wouldn't have fit at all. I know they're marketed towards a primarily Asian audience, and the plane was totally full, but don't expect to be comfortable if you're bigger than 6'."
Pros: "Overall flight and crew service were excellent"
Cons: "I wasn't able to enjoy the entertainment due to poor wifi connection"
Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "terminal at NAIA"
Pros: "Flight attendants were courteous at times."
Cons: "The poor service at the Sydney airport. Not having my special meal and not being flexible enough onboard to compensate or resolve the situation. (I mean, why not have extra vegetarian options available; and beef being the only option is unacceptable for so many reasons, including that there are some religions that don't allow beef.) Lack of wifi and entertainment for an 8 hour flight is ridiculous."
Pros: "comfortable plane, nice crew, on time"
Pros: "That the plane took off on time and landed ahead of schedule - not like the trip down to Sydney"
Cons: "The entertainment system is non existent and is something that needs to be addressed. The food was a bit better than what was served on the trip down to Sydney but also needs to improve."
Airlines flying from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to Tokyo Narita Airport