Under 26s Only: SAS Flights from Northern Europe to Tokyo Starting at €297 Roundtrip in June (€357 with Checked Bag)

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Star Alliance member, SAS has been offering a youth fare for a while now, letting youngsters travel from cheaper fares. While there are some interesting discounts (such as to Spitsbergen), usually these fares aren’t something we would report on. However, economy fares from Northern Europe to Tokyo starting at just €297 (~NOK 3,407) is something that definitely catches an eye – even if it’s only available to people under 26 years.

These fares are available in the first half of June. While the fare only includes a carry-on bag, you can select the Go Fare for just €50 – €60 more return. That includes a 23-kg checked bag.

You can fly from the following cities:

To book these fares, we recommend using the links above. Then you can open the calendar view by clicking ‘Edit Search’ and then clicking on the departure date and checking the ‘Lowest fare’ checkbox.

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Between your origin city and Copenhagen, you would fly SAS’s wide selection of narrowbody or regional planes. The Airbus A320 family aircraft and the Boeing 737 have a 3-3 configuration, while the CRJs, ATRs and their Embraers have a 2-2 configuration. In Copenhagen, you would board an Airbus A350 that has a 3-3-3 configuration.

Search & Book

There is no expiration date for this fare. While there is no minimum stay, you cannot book one-way tickets. Unfortunately, travel dates are condensed in the first two-three weeks of June 2023.

You can find these fares only on SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ website. You will have to select your route, and then go over to the dates. There, select “Lowest fare”‘ to see the cheapest prices for both the inbound and the outbound flights.

Mileage

SAS issues these tickets in booking class O, although Eurobonus gives points according to your fare class. A trip from Oslo would earn you 680 points in the light fare or 1,700 points in the smart fare. For the other programs, this would be your earnings:

  • 5,734 Award Miles + 952 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,206 Award Miles + 50 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 2,956 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

You can calculate your own earnings with the help of our mileage calculator. We also have a status calculator, which can help you decide which status should you aim for or which status does your next trip helps achieve. Or use our program mileage calculator that calculates your earnings based on your current status and routing:

See instructions on our status calculator‘s page.

Destination

Make sure to make use of the Japan Rail Pass before the price increases!

Hotel prices in Tokyo usually start at roughly €40, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis as well as one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center.

Today, Tokyo offers a great choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in many excellent museums, historic temples, and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers many attractive green spaces in the city center.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Tokyo at any time of year because of its moderate weather. However, the best times to visit Tokyo are from September to November and March to May. Summer in Tokyo is hot and humid and should be avoided.
Although winter in Tokyo is cold, it is not too cold for travel.

Three attractions in Tokyo

  1. Tsukiji Outer Market
    A market for fresh seafood. A very vibrant place with lots to see (and smell).
  2. Akihabara
    District for electronic and otaku goods. What one might have in mind when thinking of Tokyo. Newest gadgets to be found.
  3. Koishikawa Korakuen
    Landscape garden next to Tokyo Dome. An oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city.

Airports Narita & Haneda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Region has two international airports: Narita and Haneda. Narita is the airport where most flights from Europe will arrive. Tokyo-Narita is located 55 kilometers east of Tokyo city center and is served by the Narita Express. The journey time between the city center and the airport is approximately one hour.

Only a few international airlines fly to Haneda. From Haneda, which is south of the city center, it is much easier to get to Tokyo city center. The JR Tokyo Monorail System takes you to Hamamatsucho Station, which is not far from Tokyo Station.

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Information & Tips for Japan

Japan, the ‘land of the rising sun’, is located in the east of Asia and is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent. Big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto convince urban fans while ski fans get their money’s worth in Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Flights to Japan are usually a little more expensive than comparable offers to other destinations in Asia, but there are exceptions, and you can sometimes find bargains.

Best travel time

Since the country consists of many climatic zones it is hard to name a perfect time for travelling to Japan. However, summer should usually be avoided, as June is dominated by the rainy season and July and August offer sweltering temperatures with high humidity.

Climate diagram for Tokyo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Osaka (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Sapporo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Visa

Most European citizens do not need a visa to enter Japan for a stay of up to 180 days if they do not want to work, study or train. Travelers that arrive under these conditions without a visa will be granted a residence permit as a “Temporary Visitor” for an initial period of 90 days upon entering the country at the airport.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as YohoMobile and Nomad. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Japan 🇯🇵 Compared

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