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Flights to London in 2024

Find the latest flights to London in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 505,255 searches and data was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

C$ 927

Round-trip from

C$ 585

One-way from

C$ 321
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Average for round-trip flights in April 2024
From Toronto to London
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Average price of flights to London by month

Plan your trip to London by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to London is currently C$ 0 while a round-trip flight costs C$ 0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to London (average of C$ 560). Flying to London in July will prove the most costly (average of C$ 947). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

C$ 771

February

C$ 842

March

C$ 936

April

C$ 921

May

C$ 1,005

June

C$ 1,113

July

C$ 1,303

August

C$ 1,120

September

C$ 995

October

C$ 923

November

C$ 907

December

C$ 994

Temperature and rainfall in London by month

Plan your trip to London by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to London, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 17.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 4.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to London?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to London. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight to London may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 82 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to London?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip to London. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to London should consider flying on Sunday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday at noon, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing London

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to London. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to London. Reviews last updated 19 April 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with United Airlines, American Airlines and Lufthansa to London by reading reviews from past customers. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

7.9
Good
1,645 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

7.8
Good
2,091 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

7.7
Good
749 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

7.5
Good
3,011 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,102 reviews

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.5

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Four hour delay (missing two screws). Seats in need of repair.

When to fly to London

Peak Season:
Summer is the most popular time to visit. The weather is generally good (apart from the odd rain shower) and the parks and gardens are in full bloom. Events, Wimbledon for example, and cultural festivals generally take place during this time too. Spring and fall are also good times to seek cheap flights to London, the days are still long and temperatures mild.

Off Season:
Winter bites in January and February. The weather is grey and cold. Despite this, it can still be a good time to search for London flights. Museums and galleries are less crowded and London can be very atmospheric in wintertime.

Overview

Millions of tourists take cheap flights to London each year. It’s a world city, a leading light where new fashion trends emerge, bands try out, and money men in the “City” wheel and deal. It’s also where street traders wheel and deal. London is renowned for its markets – from Columbia Road Flower Market to fashionable Portobello, foodie heaven Borough Market to funky Camden and, perhaps most famous of all, Covent Garden.

Its startlingly modern architecture stands beside medieval churches. Broad thoroughfares give way to dark alleys. The Thames sweeps through London, having carried kings and queens and exotic cargo from far-off lands in the past and, today, visitors seeing the sights on tourist boats.

The palaces of London – Buckingham, Kensington, Hampton Court and Kew – all in beautiful parkland settings, stand majestic, a far cry from the tower blocks of trendy Hoxton or reemerging (for the 2012 Olympics) East London.

The museums (mostly all with free admission), galleries stuffed with the best traditional and modern art, world-famous landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, and the vibrant street life all promise an unforgettable vacation.

London climate

While London gets its fair share of grey skies, it rains less in the South East than it does in the rest of Great Britain. Spring weather (March to May) can be unpredictable with sun, rain and cloud. Average temperatures hover between 11 and 15 degrees (51-59 degrees Fahrenheit). Summers (June to August) are warm with average temperatures of about 20 degrees (68F) that can sometimes soar to 37 degrees (98F). Fall (September to November) weather is like spring weather, unpredictable. Winters (December to February) are generally mild if damp. Snow and freezing temperatures are rare in London. 

Getting around London

Don’t worry about getting around town after your cheap flight to London. There are tons of options, the best being the Tube. London’s underground system is the fastest and easiest way to get around. Like subways in many large cities, the underground is packed during rush hour, so avoid it. 

London’s iconic double-decker red buses are slower, but they can be found everywhere and won’t be as crowded. Look into getting an Oyster card or Travelcard for travelling on London’s public transportation systems – it will save you money. You can find them at tube stops or newsagents. 

Black cabs are everywhere and very comfortable, but very expensive. Minicabs are a cheaper taxi option, but you have to order them ahead of time. Watch out for illegal minicabs that troll the theatres and nightspots. They might seem like the only late-night option, but single women or those unfamiliar with the area should and find a different way to stay safe. 

London is a big city, but many of the tourist attractions are within walking distance or along the river Thames. Take advantage of a sunny day by walking or taking a riverboat. Driving is not recommended, as parking is near impossible to find and a Congestion Charge will cost you extra when driving into the city’s centre Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm. Rent a car only if you’d like to head out into the country. You will need to be over 25 and have a license and a credit card. 

For more information you can visit www.tfl.gov.uk.         

What is good to know if travelling to London?

  • London is, at its heart, a patchwork of different villages, each with their own feel. East London’s frankly gritty Hackney or Stratford are worlds away from leafy, literary Highgate in North London or gentrified Notting Hill in the West.
  • Public transport is expensive. To get around more cheaply invest in an Oyster Card after landing on cheap flights to London. The chargeable card costs £3 (the deposit is refundable) and is the best way of saving money on tube journeys. A single Zone 1 (Central London) journey on the Tube will cost £4, but £1.50 if you buy an Oyster card. Bus journeys cost £2 without an Oyster card, but 90p with a card.
  • The best things about London are free. These include the extensive Royal Parks such as Hyde Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park, Richmond and St James’s Park.
  • Major museums and art galleries are free too. These include the world-renowned British Museum, Natural History and Science Museums, Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial War Museum and National Maritime Museum. There are also smaller, quirkier museums such as The Geffrye Museum, restored 18th-century almshouses with a number of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
  • You can eat your way around the world in London such is the number and variety of restaurants. For a proper curry head to Brick Lane in East London. For fish and chips, the traditional meal, head to Fryer’s Delight in Holborn or Rock And Sole Plaice in Covent Garden.
  • How long is the flight to London?

    Flights to London from cities in Canada range from about 6.5h-14h. If you’re departing from one of the international airports in the western provinces, such as from Toronto Pearson, you can expect your flight to be on the shorter end of the spectrum, while those flying out of Vancouver or Calgary can expect a lengthier flight. Flight times also depend on the time of year, if you’re making any stopovers and the length of each stopover.

  • Where can you get direct flights to London from?

    You can book direct flights to London from various cities across Canada, which are serviced by several airlines. From Ottawa, there are about four direct flights to London available daily, while Toronto services about 50 direct flights to London each day. Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal all offer more than one dozen direct flights to London daily. When looking for direct flights to London, consider your departure city as well as the airlines that provide direct London flights, namely Air Canada, WestJet, and British Airways.

  • How do you get from London airports to the city centre?

    When you’re flying into London from Canada, you’ll alight in one of two of its international airports – Heathrow or Gatwick. Heathrow is closer to London city centre at about 25 km southwest of the city, while Gatwick is about 82.5km south of London. Both airports offer efficient and affordable means of reaching London city centre. You can take high-speed rails from either airport to a couple of London’s major tube stations. Heathrow Express departs from the airport every 15 minutes and takes just 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. It will cost you about C$40 for peak and off-peak express journeys per adult. Gatwick Express departs every 15 minutes from the airport to Victoria Station, with a journey time of half an hour. It costs about C$30 for a single, standard ticket. Taxis are also available outside the terminals of both airports. From Heathrow, the cost is about C$73-114, and it will take about one hour. From Gatwick, the distance means it will cost significantly more and take longer. Both airports also offer coach rides, while Heathrow is also connected to London via the underground system, for a more affordable solution that will take you via the Piccadilly Line in about an hour, for only a few dollars.

  • What are some things to do in London?

    If you love history, you’ll love London. Visit the Tower of London and explore its medieval dungeons and glimpse the stunning crown jewels. Royal watchers must stop by Buckingham Palace to view a changing of the guards’ ceremony. Nature lovers will be thrilled by London’s vast green spaces – Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Regents Park, Hampstead Heath, and Kew Gardens are all easily accessible and sure to inspire tranquility.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to London?

    Canadian citizens do need a valid passport to enter the UK, although you do need a visa if you’re staying for under 90 days for tourism or business purposes.

  • What does LHR mean?

    Great question - LHR just means London Heathrow Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! Ready for more IATA code knowledge? These are related airports for your current travel destination: London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Stansted Airport (STN), London Luton Airport (LTN), London City Airport (LCY), London Southend Airport (SEN).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to London if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to London on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to London?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, PLAY is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to London.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in London?

    London Gatwick Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in London. One-way flights to London Gatwick Airport typically cost C$ 22, while round-trip flights cost around C$ 37.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to London?

    A round-trip flight to London will typically cost around C$ 179, however they can be found for as little as C$ 75.

  • Where does the fastest flight to London depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to London, Halifax offers the quickest one-way flight (6 hours 5 minutes).

  • Which airport is closest to Wembley Stadium?

    If being close to London is important to you, you’ll want to land at London Heathrow Airport.

  • Does London Heathrow Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at London Heathrow Airport can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to London Heathrow Airport?

    Yes. London Heathrow Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Aerotel London Heathrow T2 & T3 is the closest property to London Heathrow Airport (0.0 km away from London Heathrow Airport).

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