England is popular all year round. However when starting to compare flights to England, it is important to be aware of distinct peak periods. The major tourist season begins in April and ends in September. During these months, airfares and accommodation rates increase dramatically. Christmas time through to New Year’s is also a peak period for booking plane tickets to England. The latter period coincides with school holidays and is also popular amongst travellers who want to experience a ‘white Christmas.’
Avoiding long queues and summertime crowds, is best done during the off-peak season. October and November are the months during which it is easier to book the cheapest flights to England. This period marks the country’s autumnal period where the air is crisp and dry most of the time, but conditions can also be misty and damp so don’t forget to wrap up warmly.
The best way to get cheap flights to England while also ensuring that weather conditions are favourable, is to book during the shoulder season. The months from March until May – or England’s spring season – is the best time to book the cheapest flight tickets. Temperatures range from 10°C – 15°C during the day. Park picnics make delightful excursions during this season when England’s trademark lavender and other flowers are in bloom.
Flights from Cape Town to England – 18 hours 45 minutes (average 1 stop).
Flights from Johannesburg to England – 16 hours 50 minutes (average 1 stop).
Flights from Durban to England – 15 hours 35 minutes (average 1 stop).
The major airlines through which you can book flights to England are: Air France, British Airways, Egyptair, Emirates, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Air Mauritius, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and SAS. With careful preparation and flight comparison, it is possible to get cheap flights to England.
Heathrow is the most popular airport for flights to England, so if London city centre is the desired final destination, travellers should opt for taxi cabs and the London underground rather than hiring cars. Traffic is extremely heavy during peak hours and there are a number of inner city tolls. Black cabs (metre taxis) have become synonymous with England and are situated near every major airport. A number of train lines offer transport to and from city centres and other destinations and are a safe, effective and cost-effective way to travel.
(prices quotes are from London)