Flight to Vietnam from Japan

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Dustin Kemp

Last Updated: March 13, 2024

Booking a flight to Vietnam from Japan is a straightforward process, particularly given the relatively shorter distance and the strong travel connections between the two countries. Japan, being a major aviation hub in Asia, offers a variety of flight options to Vietnam, catering to different preferences and needs. Let’s guide you through selecting an airline and what to anticipate from your trip.

Choosing Your Airline

The first step is selecting the airline for your journey to Vietnam.

Flights from Japan to Vietnam are operated by several major carriers, providing diverse routes and experiences. Here is an overview focusing on Japan-based airlines that fly to Vietnam, rated for their service and pricing:

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Extensive network, exceptional service, excellent in-flight entertainment

Japan Airlines (JAL)

Service: **
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Superior service, comfortable seating, high-quality meal options

It’s also worth considering other international airlines that offer services from Japan to Vietnam, as they may provide competitive prices and convenient flight schedules. Our top picks for foreign airlines that fly from Japan to Vietnam include:

Vietnam Airlines

Service: **
Price: $$
Notable Features: Direct flights to major cities in Vietnam, friendly service

Korean Air

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Wide network, high-quality service, and comfortable seating

Cathay Pacific

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Excellent connectivity via Hong Kong, premium service

Flight Aggregators

Flight aggregators, search engines that scan lots of airlines for the cheapest tickets on any given date, can be a great way to find deals on flights Popular aggregators for flights from Japan include:

Japan to Vietnam Flight Time and Distance

Direct flights from Japan to Vietnam can vary in duration depending on your departure and destination cities, typically ranging from 5 to 7 hours. The table below shows flight times and distances from several major Japanese cities to the closest international airport in Vietnam. “N/A” indicates that flights from that city with the amount of layovers shown in the column are not available.

Japanese CityDirect Flight Time to Ho Chi Minh CityFlight Time with 1 Layover to Ho Chi Minh CityDistance to Ho Chi Minh City (Approx. km)
Tokyo 6h30mN/A4,300
Sapporo N/A 8h – 10h+5,000
Fukuoka 5h30mN/A3,800
Naha N/A 7h – 9h+3,200
Flight to Vietnam from Japan
The plane is flying above the sky. Photo by Fasyah Halim


Many flights from Japanese cities have a layover in one of Tokyo’s airports. Luckily, both Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo are packed with amenities and activities that will keep flyers busy during their layover, including observation decks, traditional Japanese-style gardens, fine dining, free wifi, and free showers.

Additional Resources

Vietnam is awesome has plenty of other pre-flight content that will appeal specifically to Japanese citizens, such as:

Direct flights from Tokyo to major Vietnamese cities range approximately from 5 to 7 hours, depending on the destination.

Ticket prices vary by season and booking advance. Promotional fares on budget airlines can start at around JPY 15,000 for a round trip, whereas full-service carriers like ANA or JAL may cost significantly more.

Direct flights from Japan to Vietnam typically land in major airports like Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), and Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang).

Tan Son Nhat International airport in Ho Chi Minh City is bigger than Hanoi’s international airport, so flying into Ho Chi Minh is generally cheaper.

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Dustin Kemp
Content Writer - Vietnam Is Awesome
Dustin moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the culture and people of Vietnam. He brings his passion to his writing and planning as the Content Manager at Vietnam Is Awesome.