Cheap flights from the UK

The United Kingdom is a fantastic jumping off point for exploring not only its own stunning tracts, but the cultures and landscapes of other countries across the world. Skyscanner will help you locate and find the cheapest routes to exciting destinations around the globe in just a few easy steps.

Residents and travellers of the UK have access to a number of first-class international aviation hubs. The nation’s capital is home to no less than six comprehensive airports that fly to hundreds of destinations, but there are major airports across the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. The top ten facilities being:

·         London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

·         London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

·         Manchester Airport (MAN)

·         London Stansted Airport (STN)

·         London Luton Airport (LTN)

·         Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

·         Birmingham Airport (BHX)

·         Glasgow Airport (GLA)

·         Bristol Airport (BRS)

·         Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Please be aware that there are over 100 commercial airports in the UK, connecting passengers to domestic and international locations, so double check which is the closest airport to you. However, if you want the most options for routes, the top three, and in particular London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) offer well over 150 direct destinations. British Airways is the national carrier, but every major airline operates out of this airport, with Air Canada, KLM, Air India, Etihad Airways, Swiss Air, JAL, easyJet, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and many more.

Popular flights from the United Kingdom

Short-haul flights from the United Kingdom are plentiful; with Europe right on your doorstep, you can be touring a different landscape and culture within one to four hours easily. Listen to opera in the famed ancient amphitheatre of Verona (VRN) in Italy, or fly to Dubrovnik, and tour the Old City Walls, its Cathedral and Treasury, and its stunning coastline.

Long-haul flights can have you escaping the dreary British winter, for the sunshine of Cape Town (CPT) in South Africa, known for its golden beaches, surf culture, and its incredible national park, Table Mountain.

Of course, you do not have to leave the United Kingdom to experience a magical holiday. Fly to Edinburgh (EDI) the gorgeous Scottish city that comes complete with surrounding mountains, and a medieval castle. Or pop over the Irish Sea to Belfast (BFS), where you can enjoy Guinness in the historical streets, or strike out to the incredible UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, one of the most unusual natural geological formations in the world.

Where to find cheap flights from the United Kingdom

London is the hub for international travel from the United Kingdom, as it is home to five major airports, four of which are rank as some of the busiest ports in the collected nations. You’ll find that long-haul flights are at their most competitive price-wise from London, but for short-haul trips to Europe, you can find cheap rates from any airport that operates flights with popular low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet. 

Booking with low-cost airlines can save you a lot of money, as can remaining as flexible as possible when you are looking at dates. Our calendar can help you evaluate flight prices across the weeks of a month, or just look at them month-to-month to help you figure out when the cheapest days, weeks, and seasons are to fly.


Please note that information is correct as of March 2017

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