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Flights to London: Overview

London has six major airports: London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southend, Luton and City Airport. All six airports benefit from coach links to the city centre, as well as having dedicated rail services, such as the Heathrow Express train taking 45 minutes and the Gatwick Express train taking just 30 minutes to reach the city centre. National Express coaches also serve Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airport joining them to both London and cities across the United Kingdom. There are also coach connections available between Gatwick airport and Heathrow airport. Taxi ranks are available at each airport.

 

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How to book a cheap flight to London

5 ways to save some money on flying to London

With six airports surrounding the UK's largest city catching a flight from anywhere in Europe is easy, but how to get the best bang for your buck? There are a number of factors you could take into consideration. Luckily, we've done the research so you don't have to. Find our top tips for saving some pennies on flights to London.

  • Low-cost airlines: Flying to London with a low-cost airline such as easyJet or Ryanair is a great place to start when searching for a cheap flight to London.
  • Book well in advance: The best time to book flights to London in advance is at least 8 weeks before the desired departure flight in order to ensure the best price, especially if travelling to Heathrow. Flights to Gatwick and Luton with easyJet tend to be cheaper and easier to find.
  • Know when to go: The cheapest month to fly to London is between September and October or April to May. The most expensive flights to London are between June and August, or around the holiday period in December. While the cheapest day to fly to London is on Wednesday.
  • Catch the bus into London: Most of London's airports will have a coach transfer with National Express which is the most financially friendly option if you're looking to save some money on getting from the airport to the city centre. Or...
  • Book your train ticket in advance: There's no doubt that catching the train from the airport to one of London's central stations is the quickest option, but it can also be quite costly if left to the last minute. Take our advice and save some cash by booking your train ticket in advance.
 

FAQs - flights to London from within the UK

Which airlines fly to London from within the UK?

British Airways, Flybe and Ryanair each provide national and regional flights throughout the UK.

Which UK airports have direct flights to London?

A lot of UK airports provide direct flights to London including Manchester, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow.

Which airlines fly to which airport?

London Heathrow: British Airways provides most of the direct flights to London from within the UK.

London Gatwick: Most low-cost airlines fly to Gatwick from within the UK. The most popular among these are Ryanair and easyJet.

 

Getting to & from London's airports

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Luton

  • St Pancras
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Thameslink
  • EasyBus
  • GreenLine 757
  • National Express
  • Terravision
  • £12
  • £9
  • £11
  • £12
  • £11
Gatwick

  • St Pancras
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Victoria Station
  • Thameslink
  • EasyBus
  • Gatwick Express
  • National Express
  • Southern
  • £8
  • £11
  • £11
  • £9
  • £10
Heathrow

  • Paddington
  • Paddington
  • St Pancras
  • Victoria Station
  • Heathrow Connect
  • Heathrow Connect
  • Piccadilly Line
  • National Express
  • £11
  • £23
  • £6
  • £6
Stansted

  • Liverpool Street
  • Liverpool St./Victoria
  • Liverpool St./Victoria
  • Liverpool St./Victoria
  • Paddington
  • Stansted Express
  • EasyBus
  • Terravision
  • National Express
  • National Express
  • £19
  • £13
  • £8
  • £13
  • £13
Southend

  • Liverpool Street
  • Liverpool St./Victoria
  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • National Express
  • £18
  • £11
London City

  • Liverpool Street
  • Stratford Bus
  • Docklands light Railway
  • Bus 473, 474
  • £6
  • £2
 

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London-City Airport

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Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

Everything you need to know about London-Heathrow Airport

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The city of London and Heathrow airport are connected by the National Express bus company. Buses depart every hour from London Victoria Coach Station. Alternatively, Transport for London connects many London stations with Heathrow airport.

Everything you need to know about London-Luton Airport

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Metropolitan line (Underground) connects Aldgate Station, which is 5 minutes from Fenchurch Street Station walking, with King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station. East Midlands Trains connects St. Pancras Station and Luton Station.

Everything you need to know about London-Stansted Airport

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The city of London and Stansted airport are connected by the Stansted Express bus. It departs every 15 minutes from London Liverpool Street station. Alternatively, Transport for London connects many London stations with Stansted airport.

Everything you need to know about London-Gatwick Airport

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Circle line (Underground) connects Tower Hill Station, which is 5 minutes from Fenchurch Street Station walking, and Victoria Station, where Gatwick Express departs and arrives.

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