Domestic Travel by Air

Traveling domestically in Japan by air can be both expensive or cheap depending on when you book your tickets. The two main airlines that service Matsuyama are Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA). A regular fare ticket from Matsuyama to Tokyo will cost somewhere around 32,000 yen one-way!! However both airlines offer discount tickets at half price or more if you book your ticket a month to two months in advance.

Both JAL and ANA offer easy online booking (in English!). You can pay by credit card or at a conbini (easy-to-follow instructions are provided on the site). Both also offer paperless e-tickets. Alternatively, you can book your tickets at your local travel agency.

Please note: Domestic tickets can be purchased only up to TWO MONTHS in advance (no earlier).

Ehime has one airport located in Matsuyama. You can catch an airport bus from Matsuyama Shieki, Matsuyama JR, or even from Ozu. It takes roughly 25-30 mins to get to the airport from Matsuyama Shieki.


All Nippon Airways (ANA)

http://www.ana.co.jp/asw/index.jsp?type=e

Reservations / ANA Mileage Club Service Center
Domestic flights / 6:30~22:00(All year around): 0570-029-709

ANA is a member of Star Alliance. You can get miles without signing up for an ANA card if your current mileage plan is under Star Alliance!

ANA offers direct flights from Matsuyama to the following cities:

  • Osaka (Itami)
  • Nagoya (Chubu)
  • Tokyo (Haneda)
  • Sapporo

ANA Ticket Fares

ANA has many ticket fares available ranging from the cheap to the expensive. Here is a basic rundown of their fares in order from cheapest to most expensive. This information is taken directly from ANA's website. The discount percent is a rough estimate. Some legs are actually significantly cheaper than others. Check the appropriate timetable.


Super Tabiwari

  • Roughly 52% discount off normal fare
  • Between 47 days and 45 days prior to the boarding date: 45 days prior to the boarding date.(When reserving multiple flights, the purchase due date will be based on the earliest purchase due date segment.)
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted.
  • Refundable within 10 days from the day following the reserved flight's departure date (If the cancellation is made before the reserved flight's departure). Refund handling charge (¥420 per ticket) and cancellation charge (50% of the value fare) will be apply to each ticket.
  • May not apply to holidays, especially those during peak times like Golden Week

Tabiwari

  • Roughly 50% discount off normal fare
  • Over 31 days prior to the boarding date: within 3 days including the date of reservation. Between 30 days and 28 days prior to the boarding date: 28 days prior to the boarding date. (When reserving multiple flights, the purchase due date will be based on the earliest purchase due date segment.)
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted
  • Refundable within 10 days from the day following the reserved flight's departure date (If the cancellation is made before the reserved flight's departure). Refund handling charge (¥420 per ticket) and cancellation charge (50% of the value fare) will be apply to each ticket.
  • May not apply to holidays, especially those during peak times like Golden Week

Tokuwari

  • Roughly 20% discount off normal fare
  • 6 or more days prior to the boarding date:within 3 days including the date of reservation. Between 5 days and 3 days prior to the boarding date:3 days prior to the boarding date.
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted.
  • Refundable within 10 days from the day following the reserved flight's departure date. Refund handling charge (¥420 per ticket) and cancellation charge will apply to each ticket.

Roundtrip Fare

  • Roughly 12% discount off normal fare
  • The fare applicable when a passenger over 12 years old makes a roundtrip flight of the same sector within the valid period (90 days from the date of ticket issuance). Ticket purchase for the round trip is necessary before departure.
  • Reserve your flight within 2 months prior to the departure date.
  • 3 or more days prior to the boarding date: within 3 days including the date of reservation. Within 2 days prior to the boarding date: 20 minutes prior to departure. *When reserving multiple flights, the purchase due date will be the earliest purchase due date based on each flight.
  • Reservation changes permitted before the departure date for the same sector.
  • Refundable within 10 days after ticket validity. A refund handling charge (¥420 per ticket) and a cancellation charge will apply to each ticket. After the outbound portion is used, the return portion is refundable; however, the fare of the used portion will be considered a one-way fare.
  • May not apply to certain periods to certain cities

Japan Airlines (JAL)

http://www.jal.co.jp/en/dom/

JAL Domestic Reservations and Information
0570-025-071*(toll) 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily
A voice guidance system will guide you. Please press "6" for English.

JAL offers direct flights from Matsuyama to the following cities:

  • Osaka (Itami)
  • Nagoya (Komaki)
  • Tokyo (Haneda)
  • Fukuoka
  • Kagoshima

JAL Ticket Fares

JAL has many ticket fares available ranging from the cheap to the expensive. Here is a basic rundown of their fares in order from cheapest to most expensive. This information is taken directly from JAL's website. The discount percent is a rough estimate. Some legs are actually significantly cheaper than others. Check the appropriate timetable.


Birthday Fare

  • Roughly 62% discount off normal fare
  • Valid for travel from seven days before to seven days after your birthday
  • Booking as late as 21 days in advance
  • Offer good for up to 5 travel companions
  • You must be a JAL Mileage Card Member
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted.
  • The discount fare may not be applicable on some routes, flights and dates.

Super Saikitoku

  • Roughly 50% discount off normal fare
  • Booking made 45 or 46 days prior to the departure date
  • Purchased no later than 45 days prior to the departure date.
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted.
  • A Cancellation Charge of approximately 50% of the fare or equivalent, plus a ¥420 Refund Charge will be incurred per ticket regardless of the date of cancellation.
  • May not apply to holidays, especially those during peak times like Golden Week

Sakitoku

  • Roughly 46% discount off normal fare
  • Booking made 28 or 29 days prior to the departure date.
  • Purchased no later than 28 days prior to the departure date.
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted
  • A Cancellation Charge of approximately 50% of the fare or equivalent, plus a ¥420 Refund Charge will be incurred per ticket regardless of the date of cancellation.
  • May not apply to holidays, especially those during peak times like Golden Week

Tokubin

  • Roughly 20% discount off normal fare
  • Booking made 3 or 4 days prior to the departure date
  • Purchased 3 days prior to departure
  • Reservation and itinerary changes are not permitted.
  • All tickets will be subject to a Refund Charge of ¥420. For cancellations after ticket purchase, Cancellation Charge will be incurred per ticket at the time of refund.

Roundtrip Fare

  • Roughly 10% discount off normal fare
  • For 12 years and older passengers traveling in a simple round trip.
  • NOT applicable if one or both travel dates fall during blackout periods.(One-Way Fare will be applied for both sectors.)
  • Booking can be made until the day of travel. Ticket must be purchased within 3 days of the date of booking. If booking is made less than 3 days before the departure date, the deadline for purchase is 20 minutes prior to the flight's scheduled departure time.
  • Change of booking is permitted. However, the ticket is non re-routable.
  • All tickets will be subject to a Refund Charge of ¥420. For cancellations that are not made by the flight's scheduled departure time, a Cancellation Handling Charge will be incurred.

Jetstar

http://www.jetstar.com/

Jetstar Domestic Reservations and Information
Use the Jetstar website to avoid additional booking fees.
Jetstar offer direct flights from Matsuyama to Tokyo Narita.


Jetstar Ticket Fares

  • Jetstar is the only lowcost carrier flying from Matsuyama to Narita. Fares vary depending on the time of day, the day of the week and the season. Prices often increase as more seats are booked, so if you see a good fare then make your booking as soon as you can!
  • Be aware that the fares displayed on the homepage do not include checked luggage. Checked luggage (20kg) is an additional ¥1,130.

Jetstar Flight Times

  • There are typically three flights per day from Matsuyama, with times varying depending on the day.

Peach

http://www.flypeach.com/

Peach Domestic Reservations and Information
Use the Peach website to avoid additional booking fees.
Peach offer direct flights from Matsuyama to Kansai International (KIX).


Fares: Happy Peach and Happy Peach Plus

  • Peach is the only lowcost carrier flying from Matsuyama to Osaka. Fares vary depending on the time of day, the day of the week and the season. As with Jetstar, prices increase as more seats are booked, so if you see a good fare then make your booking as soon as you can!
  • Be aware that the Happy Peach fare does not include checked luggage. Checked luggage (20kg) on the Matsuyama-Osaka route is an additional ¥1,130.
  • Happy Peach Plus is usually around ¥2,000 more than Happy Peach and includes one piece of checked luggage. The ticket is also flexible, meaning that you can change the flight date and time at no extra cost.

Peach Flight Times

  • There are typically two flights per day to/from Osaka, one in the morning and one in the evening.