Cheap Flights to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Famous for being the busiest airport in Europe, the gigantic London Heathrow Airport with its four sprawling terminals is often described as an "aerotropolis". It's the main airport servicing the United Kingdom, and its connecting flights go to destinations worldwide. Due to London Heathrow's immense popularity, both regionally and internationally, great flight deals are often readily available. Find cheap tickets to London Heathrow using Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to London Heathrow
Since London is such a tourist hotspot, you can find great deals all year round. However early springtime (March) and late autumn (September, November) are the cheapest times to book a flight to London. Seasonally, the best time to book is during the summer, since the days are long and warm, and there are plenty of exciting festivals happening. You can use Skyscanner's Price Alerts to stay aware of the cheapest flights to London Heathrow.
Airlines That Fly to London Heathrow
Many domestic and international airlines operate out of London Heathrow, including:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Air India
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Air Lines
- Japan Airlines
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Thai Airways
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
What to Expect When Arriving at London Heathrow
The London Heathrow Airport is 27km west from central London, and travelling there can take up to an hour by car. Taxis, known as Black Cabs, can be caught from Platforms 2 to 5. Taking one to the city's centre will cost around £45-£70. There are also plenty of car rental places on-site. However, the quickest way into London is by the Heathrow Express. This train runs every 15 minutes from Platforms 3 and 5, and will take you to Paddington Station in roughly 12-15 minutes. There are also subway stations at every platform, leading onto London Underground's Piccadilly Line.
If you plan on catching a connecting flight out of London Heathrow, make sure to give yourself lots of time to get there. This airport is immense, and even if you're a fast walker, getting to your intended terminal can take a while. But being such a large airport, you won't be bored waiting for your next flight. From Terminal 2 to 5, there are plenty of shopping hotspots, cafés, and restaurants that range from budget options to fine dining. For your convenience, London Heathrow also offers 45 minutes of free wifi to everyone, and ATMs and currency exchange counters are located throughout the airport.
What to see and do in London
As England's capital and one of the world's leading cities, London is a busy metropolis known for its rich history, diverse culture, and love of the arts. It's guaranteed to have attractions suited to every traveller's tastes. First timers will want to see the big landmarks, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and the Thames River. There are lots of fantastic museums, art galleries, and amazing restaurants, offering everything from traditional pub food to avant-garde dining experiences. Finally, finding the perfect hotel is easy when you use Skyscanner.
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