Direct flights to London from Europe or within the UK land at one of the city's five airports, London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or City Airports. Most major international carriers and budget airlines serving flights to London, land at one of these airports, including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia, Easyjet and Ryanair. All five airports benefit from good road links with the city centre, as well as having dedicated rail services, such as the Heathrow and Gatwick Express Trains. Local and regional buses also serve the airports, joining them to both London and cities across the United Kingdom. Taxis and car rental desks are available at all airport terminals.
Who flies to London from within the UK? British Airways, Ryanair,Flybe and more fly to London from within the UK. If you are travelling from within Europe to London other airlines such as Air France and Iberia provide routes to London.
Which airports have direct flights to London? A lot of UK airports provide direct flights to London including Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow. Most cities in Europe provide direct flights to at least one London airport.
Who flies to London Heathrow? From within the UK, British Airways provides most of the routes to Heathrow airport.
How far in advance should you book flights to London? The best time to book flights to London in advance is at least 8 weeks before the flight.
What are the cheapest and most expensive months to book flights to London? The cheapest month to fly to London is between November and January. The most expensive flights to London are between June and August.
Days of the week to travel? The cheapest day for flights to London is Wednesday.
What are the main airports in London? Heathrow is London's largest airport, there are also Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and London City airports.
How to get into the city centre? London Heathrow airport is located about 22km (14 miles) west of Central London. The Heathrow Express offers the fastest connection to London Paddington. The London Underground is also available from the airport, and the Piccadilly Line takes about 1 hour to get you to of from the city centre. National Express also offers coaches from Heathrow Airport to London Victoria station in Central London.
From Gatwick Airport the Gatwick Express train offers a direct service between to London Victoria. Thameslink and Southern also run regional train services to London Bridge, London Victoria and Clapham Junction. National Express offer a coach service from the airport to London Victoria that takes around 1.5 hours.
Stanstead is located 48 km (30 mi) northeast of Central London in Essex. The Stanstead Express offers the quickest journey to central London, calling at Stratford and Liverpool Street Station. National Express runs a coach service from Stansted to both Stratford and Liverpool Street Station as well.
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An average meal in a restaurant in London costs 23.5% more than in the rest of the country.
Prices in London are on average 18.4% higher than in the other cities in United Kingdom.
Public transport in London costs around 16.6% more than national average.
A night in a hotel in London is about 4.2% less expensive on average than in the rest of United Kingdom.
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