Cheap flights to Osaka

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Flights to Osaka in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,520Average for return flights in December 2021

Can I fly to Osaka from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Osaka

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Osaka.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Osaka.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Osaka.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Osaka?

Returning to New Zealand from Osaka

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Osaka must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Osaka are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Osaka?

Average Osaka flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month



$921 - $1,550



6 - 29 °C



40 - 200 mm

The best time to fly to Osaka is during May, but great deals can be found at other times. August tends to be the warmest period in Osaka so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Osaka?

The cheapest day to fly to Osaka is usually Thursday. At the moment, Wednesday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Osaka?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Osaka trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Osaka?

Flights to Osaka, Japan, will arrive at one of two airports: Osaka International (Itami) Airport (ITM) or Kansai International Airport (KIX), the city’s main gateway. Flights to both are available from New Zealand’s principal airports. Journeys from Wellington Airport (WLG) typically last between 39h – 41h 30 min and several trips from Christchurch Airport (CHC) offer flight times from 29h 30min – 40h 25min in duration. You can also get service from Auckland International Airport (AKL) with flights lasting between 16h - 37h in most cases.

Are there non-stop flights to Osaka?

Unfortunately, non-stop flights from New Zealand to Osaka are not currently available. There are, however, one-stop flights from Auckland with connections via Narita to Kansai International that last between 16h – 35h 30min. Others with stopovers at Narita en route to Osaka Itami have durations between 26h – 36h 40min. Osaka flight deals involving one connection are also possible from Christchurch to Kansai International. The best location for two-stop flights is also Christchurch Airport where service to Osaka Itami lasts about 29h 30min with connections at Singapore and Narita. Similar service is also available from Wellington to Kansai International, Osaka, via Auckland and Singapore with durations of approximately 39h.

How do you get from Osaka airport to the city centre?

Kansai Airport Rapid Service trains (JR West) from Kansai International T1 and T2F offer transport times to the city centre of approximately 1h 05min. Bus Lines 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11 can connect you with various locations like Shin-Osaka Station and Umeda station in about an hour. Journey time for taxis to Central Osaka is an hour, which is comparable for airport shuttles, Uber and Lyft services as well as car hire options. From Osaka Itami, your options are Bus Lines 1, 5 and 8 through 13 to central city locations like Namba and Shin-Osaka, but you should allocate at least an hour for these journeys. The Monorail from the airport takes about 50min to Umeda Station. Car and motorcycle hire as well as airport taxis, Lyft and Uber transport are additional choices that can get you there in about 20min.

What are some things to do in Osaka?

Midway between Kobe and Kyoto, Osaka is an important commercial, cultural and financial centre in western Japan. The great daimyo Toyotomi Hideoyoshi established a capital here during the 16th century and his former stronghold, Osaka Castle, is one of the city’s most visited and beloved landmarks. Many of its temples and shrines, such as Shitenno-ji (Buddhist) and Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine (Shinto), exemplify the importance of religion in Japanese culture and are fascinating places of interest. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the world’s largest and another hot ticket for visitors while Universal Studios hosts families by the tens of thousands each year. Food is tremendously important here and Osakan cuisine is recognised the world over for its quality and defining taste. Some of the city’s most popular restaurants are located in the Dotonbori, Shinsekai and Kitashinchi districts where you can sample specialties like teppanyaki, udon and takoyaki. A visit during July-August gets you ready for Tenjin Matsuri and Sumiyoshi Matsuri, Osaka’s two most important festivals.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Osaka?

New Zealand nationals with an unexpired passport can travel to Osaka without a visa for a period of 90 days. Resident foreign nationals should seek advice regarding visa requirements from their local consulate or online.

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