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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 priceR8 799Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR6 722From Johannesburg OR Tambo to London Heathrow
One-way fromR137One-way flight from Johannesburg to London

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
R7 912
February
R7 680
March
R7 822
April
R8 296
May
R7 771
June
R8 093
July
R8 870
August
R8 582
September
R8 638
October
R8 416
November
R8 067
December
R9 359
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Heathrow. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Heathrow?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - LON
Price
R7 680 - R13 526
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Rainfall
35 - 71 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Heathrow, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Heathrow, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being October.

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 flights to Heathrow are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

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

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Heathrow trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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 June 14, 2021.

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