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Cheap flights to London for 2022

Find the best offers, sales and deals on flights to London from airports across Australia.

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London is a popular destination for Australians and an absolute must-visit. It has enough attractions, food, entertainment and shopping to keep any visitor occupied for weeks.

One of the most appealing aspects of London is its close proximity to the rest of Europe. Hop on a train and within a couple of hours you can reach other popular parts of the UK – and even Paris, Amsterdam and beyond via the Eurostar. Budget airlines also offer cheap flights to mainland Europe.

Today's London flight deals

MomondoMomondo

United Kingdom flights from $1,251 return

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KayakKayak

Europe flights from $576 return

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Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines

Europe flights from $1,218 return

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KLMKLM

International flights from $1,631 return

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TL;DR: London flights

Frequently asked questions about flights to London

How much does it cost to fly to London?

It costs $1,337 on average to fly to London Heathrow (LHR) from Australia, according to March 2022 data from KAYAK.

In the past we've seen budget airline Scoot offering flights to London Gatwick (LGW) from as low as $399 one way. These flight sales are well worth looking out for if you're after the cheapest flights.

When is the cheapest time to fly to London?

Flight pricing data from KAYAK suggest the cheapest time to fly to London Heathrow (LHR) is in February with an average price of $1,124 return. December is by far the most expensive time to fly with an average price of $1,851.

We think the best time to travel to London is between September and November. While not as cheap as February, October and November, prices average between $1,300 and $1,400 return.

Cheapest months to fly:

February

Priciest months to fly:

December

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How long does it take to fly to London?

  • From Adelaide: Approximately 22 hours, 40 minutes with 1 stopover, landing at London Heathrow Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 22 hours 35 minutes plus with 1 stopover, landing at London Heathrow Airport
  • From Hobart: Approximately 26 hours with 2 stopovers, landing at London Heathrow Airport
  • From Melbourne: Approximately 22 hours 40 minutes plus with 1 stopover, landing at London Heathrow Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 17 hours 20 minutes direct, landing at London Heathrow Airport
  • From Sydney: Approximately 22 hours 40 minutes plus with 1 stopover, landing at London Heathrow Airport

Which airlines fly direct to London?

Qantas – via Perth. Flights from Darwin to London are running until 18 June 2022.

While Qantas is the only carrier to offer direct flights to London you can also get one-stop fares with airlines including:

What's the best airline to fly to London?

Note the best airline and why for the following:

  • Best for price: Scoot has the lowest fares to London with one-way flights to London Gatwick (LGW) for just under $400.
  • Best for extra inclusions: Full-service airlines such as British Airways or Qantas will get you the most for your money.
  • Best for frequent flyer rewards: To earn frequent flyer points book with Qantas and other oneworld Alliance members such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways.

How many points do I need to fly to London?

Departure cityPoints required for a return Qantas economy class flight (based on a flight to London Heathrow (LHR)
Sydney110,400
Melbourne110,400
Perth102,400
Adelaide110,400
Brisbane110,400
Darwin102,400
Cairns125,400

These points were calculated in May 2022 and are subject to change and increase based on demand on your preferred travel dates.

Want to earn a free flight to London?

These frequent flyer credit card offers can give you more than enough bonus points for a complimentary flight (minus applicable taxes) to London (LHR) from major cities across Australia.

NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card

Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points
Discounted $295 first year annual fee

Offer may be withdrawn at any time

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

Promoted

American Express Velocity Platinum Card

Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points

Offer may be withdrawn at any time

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

Promoted

How far in advance should I book my flights to London?

KAYAK data suggests you should book your flights to London Heathrow at least 3 months out from your departure date for the lowest price. You should be able to get a below-average price if you book at least 4 weeks out.

Where is the airport in London?

There are 6 airports servicing London. London Heathrow (LHR) is the largest and only airport with direct flights from London to Australia. Scoot flies via Gatwick (LGW).

If you're arriving in Gatwick you can get into the city within 30 minutes via the Gatwick Express train to London's Victoria Station.

From Heathrow it's a 15-minute trip via the Heathrow Express or 30 minutes via the Heathrow Connect, both arriving at Paddington Station. All Heathrow terminals have access to the London Underground's Piccadilly line. Trips to the city centre via the underground take approximately 50 minutes.


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