Cheap Flights to United Kingdom

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United Kingdom overview

When is the best time to fly to the United Kingdom?

Peak season

The peak tourist season throughout the United Kingdom corresponds with the Summer school holidays from late July through to early September. Many of the most popular tourist attractions get very busy and both accommodation and flight prices soar. This is the best season weather-wise, however, with mild temperatures and far less rain than at other times of the year.

Off season

The quietest season throughout the United Kingdom when you will get the best hotel deals is over the cold, wet Winter months of December through to February, although drizzly rain and chilly temperatures can be expected for a couple of months either side of this period. Some tourist attractions close down during this offseason, but if you opt to travel in late Spring or early Autumn you will benefit from mild weather, without the crowds.

When is the best time to book a flight to the United Kingdom?

The cheapest flights to the UK are generally during the cold off season when some airlines offer heavily discounted flight deals. If you are visiting during the peak Summer months, be sure to book well in advance to ensure you get the best deals possible before flights sell out.

How long is the flight to the United Kingdom?

Flights from Auckland to United Kingdom ­ 25 hours

Flights from Christchurch to United Kingdom ­ 28h 30m

Flights from Wellington to United Kingdom ­ 27 hours

For flights to the United Kingdom from other New Zealand cities, your best option is to connect through either Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington first.

Which airlines operate to the United Kingdom?

There are no direct flights to the United Kingdom from New Zealand, but multiple airlines are available depending on where you want to fly. The most direct flights to the UK are from Auckland to London with either Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Malaysia Airlines, with connections through to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from London Heathrow. Alternatively, there are flights with connections through Los Angeles and New York with British Airways and United Airlines. The cheapest flights to the United Kingdom are generally with Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, but good deals are also found flying through the United States if you don’t mind more than one connection.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most of the major airports in the United Kingdom are connected to the city centre by shuttle buses that offer a cheap means of transport to designated meeting points or major hotels. Tickets can normally be purchased from ticket counters within the airport or from the driver.

There are also National Express bus services which link the airports with destinations across the United Kingdom. Some airports also offer train connections, with stations located within the airports themselves or a short bus ride away. This is often a faster mode of transport as it avoids the traffic jams that sometimes block up motorways.

Taxis are also available from all of the United Kingdom’s airports, and while they are the most expensive option, they will deliver you direct to your door.

United Kingdom insider information

The United Kingdom is home to some pretty spectacular natural landscapes and for those looking to immerse themselves in the wilderness with a camera in tow, here are 12 of the most photogenic locations in the UK.

Forget visiting Graceland, the small seaside town of Porthcawl in Wales is home to the largest Elvis impersonator convention and tops our list of Elvis impersonator destinations around the world.

For a garden with a difference, visit the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Dumfries, Scotland, inspired by science, mathematics and the strange ongoings in our universe that tops the list of the top 10 unusual gardens around the world.

Public toilets may not be at the top of everyone’s sightseeing list, but the Rothesay’s Victorian Toilets on the Isle of Bute, Scotland are worth the trip. These Victorian Era bathrooms are covered in beautiful tiling with marble topped urinals and the crest of the Royal Burgh of Rothesay at their entrance. Have a look at the top 10 public toilets worth talking about.

The rolling green hills of Dartmoor National Park in South Devon are on perfect place to escape to the wilds, and with spectacular free campgrounds to bunk down in, they also make for a cheap stay.

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How much do things cost in United Kingdom?

London
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.15
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7.51
3 course meal for 2
$ 93.88
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 4.69
Manchester
Large bottle of water
$ 1.82
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 9.39
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 4.69
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 2.09
Glasgow
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 32.39
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.06
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 9.39
Large bottle of water
$ 1.68
Birmingham
Cheap meal
$ 22.53
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5.63
3 course meal for 2
$ 84.50
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.90

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