Flights to London

Cheap flights to London, England

There are six active airports in London, namely London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport, and London Southend Airport.

Most of these airports serve both domestic and international flights. The two major airports in London with the heaviest passenger traffic would be London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Flights to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Heathrow Airport is the largest commercial airport in the United Kingdom. It is located 23 kilometres away from downtown London. A cab ride from the airport to downtown London takes less than an hour and costs between GBP110-140 (RM600 to 750). It's also possible to take the London Underground or the Heathrow Express from GBP8 (RM44).

Flights to London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

London Gatwick Airport is London's second biggest international airport. The airport is situated 47 kilometres away from central London.

The 50-minute taxi ride from London Gatwick Airport to the city centre will cost around GBP160-200 (RM877-1100). You can also arrange an airport transfer through Skyscanner.

A cheaper alternative is the commuter train which costs around GBP19-26 (RM100-145) per trip. The commute time is about one and a half hours.

Travelling to London

Best time to visit London

London has four distinct seasons and it is a year-round destination. If you are looking for a vibrant summer vibe, July and August are the best months to visit. In the winter months of December to February, the temperatures in London can drop below 2 degrees Celsius. For those who’d like a taste of the London winter but are averse to the cold, November would be a pleasant month as the weather is still quite mild, albeit sometimes rainy. It is also before the peak December season, so it’ll be possible to find cheap flights to London.

Things to do in London

London offers a wide range of attractions and activities to excite every traveller. First-time visitors would go sightseeing at iconic sites like the Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Don’t miss the famous London Eye on the south bank of Thames River. One of the largest Ferris wheels in the world, the London Eye offers spectacular views from the top.

For food, tuck into scrumptious meals in Harrods Food Hall or the historic Borough Market.

Don’t rest too soon when the sun goes down. Take the opportunity to soak up the vibrant nightlife in contemporary pubs, hip bars, or perhaps a music theatre.

London travel budget

London uses the Pound Sterling (GBP) as its currency. As of 16 April 2019, GBP1 = RM5.

As London is reputed to be among the most expensive cities in the world, you should expect to reach deep into your pockets during your trip. A simple breakfast in London costs around £5 (RM26) while a decent dinner would cost £10 to £15 (RM53 to RM80) per plate.

In terms of accommodation, budget travellers can bunk in affordable hostels in London. The prices for a bed in hostels start from £25 (RM130) per night, while a five-star hotel in London costs more than £555 (RM3,000) per night.

Also read: London under RM1200: A 5-day budget itinerary

London, England visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians do not require a visa to travel to London. The United Kingdom allows a visa-free stay of up to 180 days for Malaysian passport holders. Just ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your arrival date.

How to find cheap air tickets to London on Skyscanner

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Information accurate as of 16 April 2019.

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Airports near London

Frequently asked questions

There are 6 airports in London: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, London City, and London Southend.
Gulf Air, Oman Air, Nouvelair, Norwegian, Tianjin Airlines, TUI, Azerbaijan Airlines and Laudamotion all fly direct to London.
The cheapest month to fly to London is October.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.