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Flights to Heathrow 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, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR9 306Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromR6 517From Johannesburg to London Heathrow
One-way fromR149One-way flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow (LHR)

Cheap flights to London Heathrow Airport in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LHR flights for September, October
25 Oct - 1 Nov
R7 099pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Oct - 7 Dec
R7 338pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Oct - 7 Dec
R7 606pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

London Heathrow Airport 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London Heathrow Airport found for this year
24 Nov - 8 Dec
R6 517pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Nov - 13 Nov
R6 532pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 17 Nov
R6 607pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to London Heathrow Airport

Late deals on return flights to London Heathrow Airport, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 15 Oct
R7 785pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Oct - 23 Oct
R7 800pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Oct - 23 Oct
R7 815pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Heathrow flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Heathrow found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R8 725
February
R8 769
March
R8 620
April
R9 560
May
R8 471
June
R8 978
July
R9 992
August
R9 977
September
R9 769
October
R9 306
November
R8 874
December
R9 977
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to London Heathrow (LHR). Flying to London Heathrow (LHR) in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Heathrow Airport?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - LON
Price
R8 383 - R14 765
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Precipitation
35 - 71 mm
Flying to London Heathrow in July is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in London Heathrow so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Heathrow, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Heathrow?

The cheapest day to fly to Heathrow is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to LHR airport?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Heathrow. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to London Heathrow?

You can get to Heathrow Airport, London on flights departing from South Africa in about 11-12 hours. If you are departing from the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you can expect to arrive in around 11h 20m. A flight from Cape Town International Airport will take 12-15 hours, depending on the flight path and any layovers. Flying from King Shaka International Airport in Durban will get you to Heathrow in 12-14 hours.

Where can you get direct flights to London Heathrow from?

If you are hoping to avoid layovers, you have a few options when it comes to direct flights. As you peruse London Heathrow flight deals, keep in mind that you can fly directly there from Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban. South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airways all offer direct flights from Johannesburg to London. British Airways will get you directly from Cape Town or Durban to Heathrow.

How do you get from Heathrow Airport to the city centre?

There are a number of ways to reach downtown London from Heathrow Airport. If you plan on opting for what is often the easiest option, taxis are available outside of each terminal. You can plan on paying ZAR 800-1300 for a one hour trip. The airport also offers some rail and bus options. The Heathrow Express is the fastest mode of transportation between the airport and city centre, providing a 15m nonstop ride to Paddington Station. This train departs every 15 minutes from Terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5. Plan on adding a few extra minutes if you are departing from Terminal 4 or 5.

Other rail options include the London Underground, Feltham Rail Link, and the TfL Rail. There is also the option to take the National Express Coach, which starts around 185 ZAR.

What are some things to do in London?

London is full of well-known landmarks and attractions, but there is always so much more to see than what you might first expect. From the Sky Garden and its views from above to the Covent Garden and its eclectic features ranging from shops and pubs by day and opera and theatre by night, there is something to see and do every time you turn around. History buffs will surely want to check out the Churchill War Rooms, the Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. For those who swoon at lovely architecture, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament are highly recommended. Big Ben and the London Eye will also beckon, as will countless parks and historic markers along the way.

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

South African citizens need a passport and a visa to fly into London. The type of visa you will need to apply for will depend on the purpose of your visit to London, England. The most common is the standard visitor visa, which would be the one you would want if you are traveling for leisure, for business activities, if you are visiting friends or family members if you’re participating in sports events or other creative events or a myriad of other reasons including private medical treatment.

Other types of visas include the marriage visitor visa, student visitor visa, visitor in transit visa, and the permitted paid engagement visa.

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Cheap tickets to Heathrow found by our users in South Africa as recently as September 26, 2021.

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