Cheap Flights to London

Cheap Flights to London

As one of the world's most popular cities, London has thrilled, entertained and captivated visitors for many years. Its history is everywhere to be seen, but the buzz of contemporary culture is never too far away. It’s just a short hike from the antiquity of the Tower of London and Big Ben to the nightlife of SoHo and the iconic Tate Modern art gallery.

How to find cheap flight deals to London

When searching for cheap flights to London on Expedia you can use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option under your chosen departure location to explore deals available from other airports. You can also select to search for flights that arrive at any London airport to ensure you don’t miss out on a cheaper fare.

If you are flexible on the dates of your flight, another great tip for finding the cheapest flight is to select ‘Show Flexible Dates’ – which appears just above where your flight options are returned – to find the best price for tickets to London.

    Two major airports in London are Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport.

    When to book a cheap flight to London

    If it’s festivals that you are after – and the chance to enjoy London’s many open spaces such as Hyde Park or Richmond Park – then, undoubtedly, the summer months are your best bet. But, London does get busy at this time of year, so cheaper flights may be thinner on the ground, and it’s advisable to book attractions in advance so you can skip the inevitable queues.

    Autumn is an attractive season for visiting London, as the weather remains mild and the events, such as the Totally Thames festival and celebrations for Halloween, are plentiful.

    From mid-November the Christmas lights illuminate London’s streets each night, and there are a number of Christmas markets that spring up alongside more traditional shopping destinations. And, of course, there’s the fireworks over the Thames and the January sales to consider as an option too.

    If you are planning on flying during spring you should take note of when Easter falls: there are often public transport closures during this time.

    Frequently asked questions

    Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to London?
    For more information about updating your flight to London or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
    How do I find cheap flights to London that have flexible change policies?
    Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to London, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
    Can I fly to London now?
    Make your plane trip to London take off without a hitch by making your first stop our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is an easy way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health advisory information.
    What is the name of London's airport?
    Most people choose to fly into Heathrow Airport (LHR) when visiting the happening city of London. However, this is not the only airport here, so bear that in mind when organising your itinerary.
    How far is London Heathrow from central London?
    It’s 23 kilometres from LHR to downtown London. Make your life easier by researching the quickest way of commuting from the terminal to the city centre before you touchdown.
    What airport is best to fly into London?
    London is an travel hot spot. Each week, countless planes go through Heathrow Airport (23 kilometres from downtown) and London Gatwick (40 kilometres from downtown). STN (48 kilometres from downtown) also sees plenty of air traffic.
    How many airlines fly to London?
    There are a total of 110 air carriers connecting London to 343 airports across the world.
    Which airlines fly to London?
    KLM, British Airways and Flybe fly the most frequently to London. The majority of flights come in from Schiphol, with KLM having the most services on this route.
    How many nonstop flights are there to London?
    With around 8,647 nonstop flights running every week, you’ll be landing in London before you have time to say, “Are we there yet?”
    Where are the most popular flights to London departing from?
    Travellers frequently jet off from Schiphol, Dublin and Edinburgh airports when heading to London.
    How long is the flight to London Airport?
    Which city you depart from determines how long you’ll be strapped into your seat. From Schiphol to London, the average flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. From Dublin it takes about 1 hour and 22 minutes, and from Edinburgh it’s 1 hour and 25 minutes.
    How to book the cheapest flight to London?
    We’ve all come across those lucky jet-setters who somehow land impossibly cheap plane tickets every time they fly. Eager to know how to do it for your London holiday? Don’t wait until the last moment to lock in your flight. Also, shop around and compare your options. If your destination has a few airports, you may be able to score a terrific deal by flying into a less busy terminal. And finally, don’t forget that it’s first in, best dressed. Know what a typical airfare costs and have your credit card ready to snap up a ticket as soon as you spot an unbeatable bargain. The best deals never last long.
    How to survive the flight to London?
    Depending on where you’re coming from, your trip to London could be no sweat at all or it could go on forever. We’ve put together some handy hints that will help you start your next great adventure on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

    • The secret to having a great travel experience is to plan ahead. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, boarding pass, bank cards and vital medications. Next, bring on board items that’ll help keep you occupied, like your laptop or a juicy novel. It’s also wise to pack your chargers, a quality neck pillow and a pair of earplugs. And of course, don’t forget to toss in toiletry items like a toothbrush, cleansing wipes and a fresh set of clothes.

    Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

    • While the list of restricted items can differ between airlines, the general guide to follow is nothing sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes things like knives, scissors, fuels and bleaching agents. Sports equipment like ice skates, and objects that could injure passengers, such as pepper spray and guns, can’t come on board with you either.

    What to wear on a flight:

    • Comfort should be your prime concern when choosing what to wear during your flight. Consider your choice of footwear with care too, as swollen feet and ankles are a common occurrence. Flat, slightly roomy shoes are your best bet.
    • A condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can pose a risk on long-distance flights. It’s the result of blood clots forming due to poor circulation. Doing leg and foot exercises in your seat is a great way to prevent this from occurring. Wearing a high-quality pair of compression socks or tights is also a wise idea.

    How to get through airport security fast when flying to London?
    As seasoned travellers know, the secret is to be well prepared before you get to security. That way, you’ll be boarding that plane to London in the blink of an eye. Follow these helpful tips and get your holiday off to a spectacular start:

    • Be sure to keep your travel documents and passport within close reach. They’ll be the first things you’ll be asked to present to airport security.
    • The X-ray machine comes next. Remove anything metal on you that is likely to beep. This includes things like earphones or headphones, as well as heavy coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
    • All your electronic devices, including your laptop and phone, will also need to be scanned separately.
    • Any gels or liquids, such as hair oil or hand cream, that you want to bring on board need to be in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also all fit inside a quart-size (one litre), clear zip-close bag.
    • It’s also possible you’ll be asked to take your shoes off for scanning, so wearing lightweight sneakers is always a wise idea.
    • Sharp or pointed objects (like knives and scissors) can’t be taken on board. They’ll be seized at security, so pack them in your checked suitcase.

    Flights to London information
    Destination AirportHeathrow
    Destination Airport IATA codeLHR
    Destination City NameLondon
    Flight Price₹73,689