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Flights from New Zealand to Osaka

Here’s what to know when booking a flight to Osaka in Japan

Are you planning a trip to Japan and need to book flights to Osaka? From visiting Universal Studios to enjoying Japanese cuisine in the district of Dotonbori, you won’t be disappointed when you book a plane ticket to Osaka!

Whether you're flying to Japan for a long holiday, or simply visiting on a quick trip, there are many options when it comes to airlines and routes.

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Keep reading for the ultimate guide to flying to Osaka below.

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According to Skyscanner, the best time to book your flight to Osaka is approximately 21 weeks before you leave. This is generally when fares are at their cheapest when travelling to Japan.

Shop around for the best price before booking to see if you can get a good deal. Looking at flight comparison websites can help you compare the cost of different airlines, or have a chat to your travel agent about available offers for Japan flights.

Flights from Wellington to Osaka

Which airlines fly from Wellington to Osaka?

No airlines fly direct from Wellington to Osaka.

However, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines depart Wellington to Osaka with a stopover included.

How long does it take to fly from Wellington to Osaka?

Flights from Wellington to Osaka take an average time of just over 13 hours.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Wellington to Osaka?

A return flight in Economy can cost upwards of $843.

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Flights from Auckland to Osaka

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Osaka?

There are a few airlines that fly direct from Auckland to Osaka, including Air New Zealand and All Nippon Airways. 

You can also book flights that include a stopover with Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Japan Airlines to Osaka.

How long does it take to fly from Auckland to Osaka?

Flights from Auckland to Osaka take just over 11hrs on average.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Auckland to Osaka?

An Economy return flight can cost as little as $793 from Auckland to Osaka Kansai Airport.

Flights from Christchurch to Osaka

Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Osaka?

From Christchurch, there are no direct flights available to Osaka.

Book a plane ticket with a stopover with Qantas, Jetstar, Emirates, Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines (to name a few!) to make your way to Osaka.

How long does it take to fly from Christchurch to Osaka?

It takes an average of 13.5hrs to fly direct from Christchurch to Osaka.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Christchurch to Osaka?

It is possible to fly from Christchurch to Osaka for as little as $835, depending on the latest sales and deals available.

Flights from the Queenstown to Osaka

Which airlines fly from the Queenstown to Osaka?

No airlines fly direct, however Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Singapore airlines all fly from Queenstown Airport.

How long does it take to fly from the Queenstown to Osaka?

On average, the flight time is over 14 hours when departing from the Queenstown Airport to Osaka.

What is the cheapest price for a return flight from the Queenstown to Osaka?

Return flights from Queenstown to Osaka can be as little as $722.

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There are two airports in Osaka: Osaka Kansai International (KIX) and Osaka Itami (ITM).

Most flights from New Zealand will arrive at Osaka Kansai airport, however be sure to check your ticket information before booking airport transfers.

Itami Airport is closest to central Osaka, but you will still have easy access into the centre of town from Kansai Airport.

All the essential facilities are available in both of Osaka’s airport, including foreign currency exchange services and ATMs, duty-free shops, designer retailers and restaurants and bars to keep you busy.

To get into Osaka, the cheapest options include taking the rail, bus or ferry into the main part of town. These are all reliable and efficient services.

You can take a taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport to the CBD, however this is expensive and will cost around ¥16,000-20,000 yen ($206-250).

It’s good to decide on how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation before you arrive. Get familiar with the available transport within Osaka, so you can get around the city with ease and make the most of your time in Japan.

Before your flight to Osaka or somewhere else in Japan, make sure that you've got the essentials!

Remember to bring your travel documentation like your passport, travel insurance and hotel booking confirmations, as well as appropriate clothing for the time of year that you’ll be visiting.

It may also be worthwhile learning some basic Japanese phrases before you travel. The locals will appreciate your attempts at speaking Japanese, although you’ll likely be able to get by with English.

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Please note: every effort was made to ensure the information provided in this article was accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.