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Flights to London in 2022

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, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR9 861Average for return flights in January 2022
Return fromR5 615From Johannesburg to London
One-way fromR3 439One-way flight from Johannesburg to London

Cheap flights to London in January, February 2022

The best prices found for LON flights for January, February
Feb 8 - Feb 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 20m
R5 630

SWISS

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Deal found 1/26/22

Feb 21 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 15m
R5 722

SWISS

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Deal found 1/24/22

Feb 9 - Feb 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R5 798

SWISS

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Deal found 1/24/22

London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London found for this year
May 19 - May 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 35m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R5 615

SWISS

View Deal

Deal found 1/26/22

Feb 8 - Feb 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 20m
R5 630

SWISS

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Deal found 1/26/22

Mar 29 - May 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 30m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 30m
R5 646

SWISS

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Deal found 1/26/22

Last minute flights to London

Late deals on return flights to London, departing today and this week
Feb 2 - Mar 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R5 828

SWISS

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 6 - Feb 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 35m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R5 995

SWISS

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Deal found 1/27/22

Feb 4 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

26h 20m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

25h 15m
R6 102

SWISS

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Deal found 1/26/22

Can I fly to London from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to London

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering London.

Documents
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 South Africa from London?

Returning to South Africa from London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to London?

The cheapest ticket to London found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R8 902

February

R8 948

March

R8 795

April

R9 754

May

R8 643

June

R9 161

July

R10 195

August

R10 180

September

R9 967

October

R9 495

November

R9 054

December

R10 180

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to London. At this moment in time July 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 London?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

ZA1 - LON

Price

R8 554 - R15 065

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

LON

Precipitation

40 - 70 mm

Peak season:

London is pretty much a year-round destination, which means that there isn’t a good or a bad time to book your flight tickets. Between June and September, during London’s summer months, the majority of tourists flock to this city, which means that flight prices might be at their highest during these months. Other festive periods such as Christmas, New Years, and Easter are also buzzing times for London. You should be able to find cheap flights to London with a bit of planning though

Off season:

By visiting London between April and May, you might be able to enjoy a quieter holiday in London, although the city seems to never (entirely) go to sleep. September and October are also quieter months on the London tourism scene, which means that this can be a brilliant time to pick up some cheap flight deals to London. Whether you’re planning a peak-or-off season visit to London, it’s essential to book your flight tickets are far along in advance as possible to avoid overpaying for last-minute bookings.

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

London plays host to a range of glamorous events during the year, so if you’re planning on attending any one of them (or trying to secure flights for the peak season), make sure you book your cheap flights to London as far as three months in advance. Being flexible with your travel dates is one of the best ways of ensuring you land the best deals on flights to this city.

Which day is cheapest to fly to London?

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

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 evening will likely mean higher prices.

As one of the world’s most densely populated and largest cities, London is arguably one of the best tourist destinations on the face of the earth, and everyone wants to visit it once (or a couple of times) in their lives. It’s home to royalty, it has a rich and almost-tangible history, it boasts museums galore, and of course, it’s got the pubs where we all just want to sit down and have a pint in. Each year, millions of travelers take cheap flights to London to experience its authentic modern-day renaissance, and you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that just one visit to the city could very well see you lose your heart to the capital of the UK for good!

How long is the flight to London?

Johannesburg to London                     11 hours, 15 minutes
Cape Town to London                        12 hours
Durban to London                              13 hours, 50 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to London?

British Airways and South African Airways tend to be some of the cheapest airlines operating flights to and from London. You may also want to consider using another carrier such as Thomson Airlines or Air India, which is also competitive with their prices. Make sure you compare the offers available from all of these airlines, not forgetting about the prices they charge for luggage so that you can determine which carrier is best suited to your needs and your budget.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Heathrow is one of the major airports where a lot of South African travelers will touch down after taking a cheap flight to London.  Getting downtown from Heathrow can be done via the underground (tube), but the trip takes up to an hour. Alternatively, you can make use of the Heathrow Express trains, which take a mere 15 minutes to get to the city center.

If you’re scheduled to arrive at the Gatwick Airport, you can take a 30-minute train ride to the city center, using the Gatwick Express trains, the fastest and easiest option for tourists to use. There are also metered taxis available at all the major airports, but these might be your most expensive option when trying to get to the city center from the airport.

Travelers arriving at the Stansted Airport, you’ll have to make your way some 45 kilometers northeast of London’s city center. This can be done with a 45-minute train ride on board the Stansted Express. Alternatively, you can also make use of the shuttle buses, which are cheaper but take a lot longer to reach the city center.

What is good to know if travelling to London?

  • London is believed to be one of the best tourist destinations, although some say it’s not very budget-friendly. We beg to differ! Check out these great things to do in London for ?30 or less!
  • History buffs should visit as many of the iconic museums and galleries as possible during their time in London, so here’s a list of some of the best historical sites to include in your London itinerary.
  • Want to take some souvenirs back home for the rest of the family? Portobello Road is one of the best places around London to score amazing bargains!
  • First-timers to London in need of some budgeting tips can check out this handy guide for some pointers.
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