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Flights to London in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,552Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$1,543From Auckland Intl to London
One-way from$597One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to London

Cheap flights to London in November, December 2021

The best prices found for LON flights for November, December
4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

29h 10m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 50m
$1,950

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 25/11/21

4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

36h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
$2,086

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

27 Nov - 4 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

30h 10m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 55m
$2,091

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

London 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London found for this year
4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

29h 10m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 50m
$1,950

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

36h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
$2,086

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

27 Nov - 4 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

30h 10m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 55m
$2,091

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

Last minute flights to London

Late deals on return flights to London, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

29h 10m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 50m
$1,950

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

4 Dec - 30 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

36h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
$2,086

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

4 Dec - 13 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

36h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 55m
$2,298

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 27/11/21

Can I fly to London from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to London

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering London.

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Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from London?

Returning to New Zealand from London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to London?

The cheapest ticket to London found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,569

February

$1,562

March

$1,454

April

$1,700

May

$1,559

June

$1,679

July

$1,826

August

$1,815

September

$1,644

October

$1,463

November

$1,546

December

$1,959

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to London is currently March; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to London?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

AKL - LON

Price

$1,441 - $2,538

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

LON

Precipitation

40 - 70 mm

Peak season

London’s peak tourist season coincides with the long annual European summer holidays from June through to August when temperatures are at their warmest and the sun doesn’t set until well into the night. While this is an ideal time for sightseeing and relaxing in London’s parks, hotel rates soar and many tourist attractions see long queues. The Christmas/New Year holiday is another busy period with merrymakers are enjoying London’s festivities and accommodation should be booked well in advance.

Off season

London’s off season is through the cold, rainy winter when accommodation prices are at their lowest. Some historic sights tend to close over this period, so if you want to experience everything London has to offer without the crowds, then visit in the spring or autumn. Not only is the weather still mild and the city’s famous theatre scene in full swing, but you will still find some good hotel deals and cheap flight tickets.

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

The cheapest flights to London are found between late October and the middle of December, together with January to mid­March when many airlines offer discounts. Between June and September prices are at their highest, peaking again just before Christmas, and at these times cheap flights to London are almost unheard of. For the best deals, always book as far ahead of your travel dates as possible.

Which day is cheapest to fly to London?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to London. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to London?

London flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to London?

Flight times from New Zealand to London can average anywhere from 25h-50h. The fastest one-stop flight and the shortest arrival time is through Aukland Airport (AKL) at 25h. The Christchurch International Airport (CHC) quickest one-stop flight is 27h while the Wellington International Airport (WLG) is 28h. Do note that some flights may have a longer stopover with a flight time to your destination that can be up to 66h.

Flights from Auckland to London -­ 25 hours

Flights from Christchurch to London­ – 29 hours

Where can you get direct flights to London from?

Unfortunately, there is no non-stop flight from New Zealand to London. United Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Lufthansa offer fast one-stop flights coming out of AKL that can get you to UK’s capital within 25h-26h.

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

Once you’ve landed in London, there are many options for you to get to the city’s centre. If you flew in through Heathrow Airport (LHR), it’s about 24 km west of your destination. London’s iconic black taxis are available outside of each terminal. They can get you to the city’s centre in around 30-60 minutes for a rate of about 90-170 NZD. There are also private minicabs and chauffeur services that you can book. The airport has a bus station between Terminals 2 and 3 where you can board the National Express or another coach service. The Heathrow Express to Paddington and London Underground’s Piccadilly Line offers you a train ride into the city. If you’ve landed at the Gatwick Airport (LGW), you will find that it has pretty much the same means of transportation as LHR to get you to London’s centre. You can also rent a car at each location. Ridesharing has become popular throughout the city as well with companies like Uber, Bolt, and Gett.

What are some things to do in London?

As the capital of England, London has a rich history with popular landmarks to explore. You can take a sightseeing tour to visit Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Tower of London. Cruise along the River Thames while enjoying afternoon tea or take in a musical at the London Coliseum. Throughout the year there are events and festivals throughout the city, from watching the changing of the guard to Wimbledon. If you’re traveling with children, family fun can be had at places like Shrek’s Adventure! London, Warner Bros. Studios, and the London Zoo.

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

You only need a passport to enter the UK for up to 90 days if you are coming on holiday. If you’re arriving in London to live, to work or for school, you will also need a visa. Additionally, a visa is needed in some visitor categories as well, such as for a marriage or civil partnership.

Which airlines operate to London?

There are no direct flights to London from New Zealand but you can connect from Auckland through Los Angeles with Air New Zealand, through Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, or through Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines. From Christchurch, the cheapest flights to London are often through Dubai with Emirates, while flight deals through Guangzhou with China Southern Airlines or Singapore with Singapore Airlines tend to be more expensive. No matter which side of the aeroplane you sit on, the views across London as you fly in are exceptional.

What is good to know if travelling to London?

  • While we often associate London with grey, drizzly skies and chilly temperatures, when summer comes around the city is completely transformed. If you’re not sure quite what to expect, here’s our guide on How to survive London in the British summertime
  • If you love exploring off-the-beaten-track and documenting it all through your smartphone, then the Foto Ruta iPhoneography London Tour may be right up your alley. It takes in some of the city’s lesser known areas, accompanied by an expert iPhoneography guide who will teach you how to make the most of light, reflection and composition throughout the walking tour. 
  • An alternative after dark activity in London’s Camden Lock is the pop-up Backyard Cinema, held over the warm summer months. Grab a bean-bag and a burger and sit back with a selection of cult classics. 
  • You don’t actually have to go to London to witness the London Bridge. Remember that song about it falling down? Afterwards this iconic landmark was bought by the founder of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, who dismantled it in London and recreated it in the United States. Here’s the full list of famous landmark replicas.

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