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Cheapest flights to cities in United Kingdom

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Best time to fly to United Kingdom

When booking a flight to United Kingdom, keep in mind that prices vary depending on which city and airport you choose to fly to as well as which month you plan to visit.

Most popular city in United Kingdom

78% of momondo users who fly to United Kingdom tend to land in London. The average price of flights to London is $75.

Useful information for your flight to United Kingdom

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to United Kingdom
  • What are the most popular cities to visit in United Kingdom?

    For momondo users, the most popular city in United Kingdom is London, which is visited about 2,248% more often than any other city in United Kingdom. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Manchester and Edinburgh.

  • What popular landmarks are in United Kingdom?

    United Kingdom is full of notable places to explore, many with significant historical value to the region and the world. Some of the most popular landmarks in United Kingdom are Kensington Palace, Tower Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, and Westminster Abbey, among many more.

  • What is the best airport to land at to visit Kensington Palace?

    Flying into London Heathrow Airport is typically the best way to visit Kensington Palace, since it is the closest airport to the area.

  • What is the cheapest flight to United Kingdom?

    The best prices found on momondo for flights to United Kingdom are:
    $12 per person with Ryanair
    $20 per person with easyJet
    $40 per person with Wizz Air

  • How long is the flight from Australia to United Kingdom?

    Flight times vary depending on what airport in Australia you fly out of and what airport in United Kingdom you fly into. For example, flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to London Heathrow takes 23h 20m on average. On the other hand, flying from Melbourne to London Heathrow takes 22h 50m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo to see if there are any available for your route.

  • What is the most popular airport in United Kingdom to fly to?

    31% of our momondo users travelling to United Kingdom in the past year chose to fly into London Heathrow in the past year, making it the most popular airport in United Kingdom. The London Heathrow airport serves the city of London.

  • How much are flights to United Kingdom?

    On average, a flight to United Kingdom will cost $1,563 per ticket. We’ve had users find flights to United Kingdom for as low as $37, however. If you’re unable to find a plane ticket for $37, but manage to find one for $1,416 or less, then this is still a great deal. Keep in mind that flight costs vary depending on where you fly from, what time of year you travel, and what airline you fly with.

  • What is the best day of the week to fly to United Kingdom?

    Flying to United Kingdom on a Tuesday or Monday is your best option since this is when flight prices tend to be at their lowest for the week. The most expensive day of the week to fly to United Kingdom is on a Friday.

Recent flights found to popular cities in United Kingdom

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Cheapest flight routes to United Kingdom

These routes have the cheapest flights to United Kingdom found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
MelbourneLondon25h 15m$1,029
BrisbaneLondon24h 35m$1,121
SydneyManchester24h 40m$1,145
MelbourneGlasgow29h 30m$1,169
MelbourneEdinburgh25h 40m$1,172
SydneyLondon24h 25m$1,183
MelbourneBelfast48h 30m$1,185
MelbourneManchester28h 30m$1,240
AdelaideManchester34h 10m$1,282
CanberraLondon34h 50m$1,303
PerthLondon25h 25m$1,347
AdelaideLondon23h 35m$1,353
MelbourneCoventry27h 40m$1,353
BrisbaneManchester24h 20m$1,354
SydneyEdinburgh29h 50m$1,360
SydneyBirmingham30h 50m$1,371

Best things to do and see in United Kingdom

How long does it take to fly to the UK?

The quickest flight from Australia to the United Kingdom departs from Melbourne Airport (MEL) and arrives in the UK at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), in England. This flight is run by Qantas Airways, is a direct flight and takes approximately 22h 50min. British Airways and Qantas Airways run other direct flights to the UK. These flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) and arrive at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). If you are heading north in the UK, to Scotland, the shortest flight you can take is flying with Qatar Airways from Brisbane Airport to Edinburgh Airport. This flight does require one stopover in Doha before going on to the UK. If you are planning on flying to Northern Ireland, you can fly to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight from Australia to Belfast is with Qantas Airways. This flight has one stopover in London before going on to Belfast. Your total flight time would be 26h 40min, and your departure airport in Australia is Melbourne Airport.

Can you get direct flights to the UK from Australia?

Yes, it is possible to get a direct flight from Australia to the United Kingdom. Two airlines run direct flights: British Airways and Qantas Airways. These flights depart either from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport or Melbournes Airport. The total flight time ranges between 22h 50min and 23h 30min. There are no other airports in the United Kingdom with direct flights from Australia. Flights from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane tend to have the most direct flights. The most direct flights come into London, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh. Some of the airlines you can fly with that have flights with one stopover to the United Kingdom include Emirates, British Airways, Srilankan Airlines, ANA, Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways, Thai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Japan Airlines. The majority of these airlines come into London and not into the other UK cities. You may stopover in Singapore, Dubai, Toyko, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, or Hong Kong.

What is the best way to travel around the UK?

There are many great ways to get around the UK. Your transport options include trains, buses, taxis and car hire services. Hiring a car to get around the UK is one of the best options. There are many car hire providers located at each of the airports in the UK. If you arrive at London Heathrow Airport, you will find most car hire companies are located further away from the airport. However, there are shuttle buses that can take you to them. If you arrive at Manchester Airport, the car hire companies are located close to the main parking areas for Terminals 1 and 2. These are generally not reached by foot but by shuttle bus. Another form of transport which is used a lot in the UK is the bus. You can take the Airlink bus from bus stop A straight into the city centre if you arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Taking the train is an excellent option if you land at one of London's Airports. If you land at London Heathrow or London City Airport, there are London Underground Stations located at the airports. Other airports in the area have direct routes via the northern or Thameslink train lines so that you can get into the city centre. These airports include London Luton, London Stansted, and London Gatwick Airports.

Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to the United Kingdom?

No, you will not need a visa if you have an Australian passport and are entering the UK. Australian citizens can stay in the UK for up to 6 months without a visa. If you stay for more than six months, then UK immigration will require a visa from you. Make sure your passport is up to date and valid until after your trip.

Popular routes landing in United Kingdom

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Sydney to London Flights
Fastest flight time24h 25m
Cheapest price$1,183
London to Edinburgh Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$116
Denpasar to London Flights
Fastest flight time26h 05m
Cheapest price$1,278
Frankfurt am Main to London Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price$112
Melbourne to London Flights
Fastest flight time25h 15m
Cheapest price$1,029
Perth to London Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price$1,356
Brisbane to London Flights
Fastest flight time24h 35m
Cheapest price$1,121
London to Glasgow Flights
Fastest flight time1h 25m
Cheapest price$115
Sydney to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time24h 40m
Cheapest price$1,145
Brisbane to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time24h 20m
Cheapest price$1,354
Colombo to London Flights
Fastest flight time11h 25m
Cheapest price$1,008
Rome to London Flights
Fastest flight time2h 45m
Cheapest price$113
Auckland to London Flights
Fastest flight time27h 25m
Cheapest price$1,244
Adelaide to London Flights
Fastest flight time23h 35m
Cheapest price$1,353
Melbourne to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time28h 30m
Cheapest price$1,240
Darwin to London Flights
Fastest flight time17h 25m
Cheapest price$1,564
Istanbul to London Flights
Fastest flight time4h 05m
Cheapest price$205
Coolangatta to London Flights
Fastest flight time48h 50m
Cheapest price$3,690
Perth to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time21h 15m
Cheapest price$1,405
Melbourne to Edinburgh Flights
Fastest flight time25h 40m
Cheapest price$1,172

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