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Travel time from Tokyo to Joliet

Tokyo to Joliet airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Tokyo to Joliet? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Joliet, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 3:16 pm:  start in Tokyo
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:00 pm at the latest

5:05 pm:  Narita International (NRT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:30 pm

5:35 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

6:35 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

7:05 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

7:20 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:45 pm:  wheels up! take-off from NRT
fly for about 13 hours in the air

6:53 pm (local time):  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Joliet is 14 hours behind Tokyo
so the time in Tokyo is actually 8:53 am
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

7:08 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at ORD
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1.5 hours to your destination

8:46 pm (local time):  arrive in Joliet

Total travel time: 19 hours

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Flying non-stop from Tokyo to Joliet

How far is Joliet from Tokyo? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 6,318 miles or 10168 km

Flight time: 13 hours, 8 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 19 hours, 30 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.5x faster, and saves you about 6.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Joliet Airports
  1. Chicago Midway International Airport
  2. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Alternate flights from Tokyo to Joliet

The most common route is NRT to ORD, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. NRT to ORD
    Narita International to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. HND to ORD
    Tokyo International to Chicago O'Hare International

Airlines that fly to Joliet

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  2. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  3. Japan Air Lines Co. Ltd. (JL)
  4. All Nippon Airways Co. (NH)
  5. Nippon Cargo Airlines (KZ)
  6. AirBridgeCargo Airlines Limited (RU)

Plan a trip to Joliet

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Joliet, Illinois. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Joliet. A great place to eat might be Ottimo. Click the button below to explore Joliet in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Joliet to Tokyo, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Tokyo, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Tokyo!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 6,318 miles
flight time of 13 hours, 8 minutes
Joliet is 14 hours behind Tokyo
211 Tokyo travel answers

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