Flights from London
We love London. Not only is it the UK’s capital, but, with six airports, it’s also one of the best cities from which to start your next tailor-made holiday or business trip. Indeed, two of London’s airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – are the most active international airports in the UK, taking travellers to an incredible 396 destinations around the world as well as 14 domestic locations.
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Most long-haul international flights depart from London Heathrow, the busiest airport in the UK. Each year the airport flies 78 million passengers to over 170 destinations, making it the second busiest airport in the world. Premium airlines such as Etihad, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, and Qantas operate departures from terminals 1-4, while British Airways and Iberia occupies Terminal 5. Located 14 miles west of the capital, London Heathrow is easy to reach too. Travelling by train? Heathrow is on the Piccadilly Line and also serviced by Heathrow Express. Alternatively, if you’re driving to the airport, there is a range of short and long-stay parking options available.
Serving on average 46 million passengers every year – travelling to over 200 destinations – London Gatwick is the second busiest airport in London and sixth busiest in the world. Gatwick’s North and South Terminals are the departure points for a variety of airlines, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Emirates, in addition to low-cost carriers such as easyJet. Located approximately 28 miles south of Central London, Gatwick Airport is well connected via the Gatwick Express Train. Holidaymakers travelling by car will find Gatwick is easily reached from the M23 and has several long and short-stay parking options.
The third busiest airport in London, with 27 million passengers a year, London Stansted is an international airport mainly used by low cost-carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair. It is located 30 miles northeast of Central London with train transportation available from Liverpool Street in London, Cambridge, Peterborough, Leicester and Birmingham New Street. Travelling by road? There are plenty of parking options available on-site, as well as a 24-hour bus service operating to and from the terminal.
Luton Airport is the fourth busiest airport in London, located in the borough of Luton in Bedfordshire. The airport is mainly used for flights within Europe by airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair. The airport can be accessed via the Midland Main Line train from London St Pancras Station. For those travelling by car, Luton Airport is close to the M1 and M25, making it accessible from a number of locations in the south of England.
London City Airport is located near Canary Wharf in the Borough of Newman. Predominantly used for business travel, the airport hosts a number of British Airways flights to New York, Scotland and various cities in Europe, as well as flights operated by Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss European Air Lines. It’s the only airport situated in Central London and is easily reached by public transport – in particular the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).
Once one of London’s main international airports, the award-winning Southend Airport in Rochford, Essex, is now predominantly used by EasyJet, FlyBe and Air Malta for flights within Europe and Aer Lingus for regional flights. It takes less than an hour to get from Central London to Southend Airport by train and, being just 41 miles east of the capital, it has great connections to the M25 for passengers travelling by car.
For more information on London Airports, see our Airport guide.