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Flights to London: Overview

Thousand of flights from all over Europe and the world fly into London on a daily bases. Some of these flights include popular holiday destinations such as Antalya to London and Bodrum to London. Other flights into London also include European cities such as Valencia to London and Basel to London. All of these flights fly into one or more of London's major airports.

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.

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.

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