Cheap flights to London

How to find cheap flights to London

Find the best deal on cheap flights to London with Skyscanner. The average price of a flight to London from the UAE is AED5000 but flight prices depend on the availability of seats, the day(s) on which you travel, and when you book.

To find the best flight price for your holiday, use Skyscanner’s flight search. If you’re flexible on when you fly, select the ‘cheapest month’ option to see the lowest prices over a whole year. Or if you know what month you want to fly to London, find the cheapest day to travel with our whole month search tool.

Also, check out our Best Time To Book Tool. We show you the best time to book your tickets on average to get the cheapest airfare, as well as the cheapest month to visit.

Airports with direct flights to London from the UAE

Direct flights to London from the UAE depart from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Note that London has more than one airport, so be sure to check whether your flight is to/from London Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton or London City.

The average flight time from the UAE to London is between six and a half and eight hours.

What airlines fly to London from the UAE?

A number of airlines offer direct and indirect flights to London from the UAE often daily, including British Airways, Emirates and Qantas.

Find out more information on airlines that fly to London

London airports

London is served by five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City


Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the center of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes.


Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the center of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes.


Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes.


Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes


London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 meters from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes.

When to go to London

London is an incredible city with so much to see and do all year round. However, summer is the busiest time of the year and sees the most tourists thanks to the increase in sunshine, outdoor markets, festivals, concerts, beer gardens, canal-side drinking and Wimbledon. For cheaper flights to London is it best to travel in the spring (late March to early May) when the weather should be bright and mild and the parks are lush, green and blooming. Autumn is another cheaper time of year to visit with fewer tourists. Late August to mid-September is ideal. Note that December is another popular time for visitors to head to London with the Christmas and New Year festivities that take place.

What’s the weather like in London?

London has a temperate oceanic climate, with regular but generally light rain throughout the year. Summer temperatures vary greatly but can occasionally rise to around 33-35°C. Winters are variable and can see rain and snow as well as occasional freezing temperatures, but they rarely drop below 0˚C. Spring and autumn are often mild but can bring with them showers. When visiting London it is best to pack for all seasons!

Further information on visiting London

Where to stay in London: London hotels for every budget

What to see and do in London

London is bursting at the seams with things to see and do, not to mention some of the most iconic sights in the world. From Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to the Crown Jewels, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Hyde Park, around every corner there is a postcard view. Shopaholics need look no further than bustling Oxford Street for designer and high street names, or lively markets like Spittalfields, Portobello and Borough for everything from antiques and flowers to handmade artisan goods. The city’s vast green parks offer welcome respite from the crowds while there is a huge amount of art and history to uncover whether in the Natural History Museum, the Hayward Gallery or the contemporary Tate Modern to name just a few. Marvel at the stunning architecture of historic St Paul’s Cathedral or the uber-modern Shard and Gherkin. Nights in London can be spent soaking up the street life, taking in live music or live sports, fine wining and dining in some of the world’s best restaurants, grabbing a beer in a local micro-brewery or taking in a West End show.

Attractions: Tower of London, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Barbican, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Regents Park, London Dungeon, London Zoo, Oxford Street, Royal Albert Hall and much much more.


There are lot's of other places in the UK to visit - and you can fly there directly. Check out the cheap flights to the UK to full explore everything that the country has to offer.

Further reading

Accommodation: 8 cheap hotels and hostels in London

Food and drink: 12 best restaurants in London

Sights: New things to see and do in London 


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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, GOL Linhas Aéreas, BA Cityflyer, Tianjin Airlines and TUI all fly non-stop to London.
The cheapest month to fly to London is March.

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