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Flights to United Kingdom in 2023

Find the latest flights to United Kingdom in 2023, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 697 326 searches and data was last updated on 8 December 2023.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

May

Average price

R15 409

Return from

R9 295

One-way from

R5 225
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Average for return flights in December 2023
From Cape Town Intl to London
One-way flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to United Kingdom

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Browse one-way and return flights deals to the United Kingdom on Cheapflights. Flight deals are based on user searches and were last updated on 8 December 2023
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Average price of flights to United Kingdom by month

Plan your trip to United Kingdom by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to United Kingdom is currently 0 while a return flight costs 0. Price data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to United Kingdom (average of R634). Flying to United Kingdom in December will prove the most costly (average of R791). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R12 002

February

R12 342

March

R13 573

April

R13 743

May

R12 986

June

R13 535

July

R14 387

August

R14 463

September

R14 008

October

R13 781

November

R12 115

December

R14 974

Peak season:

Although the United Kingdom is a year-round tourism hotspot, it generally sees its majority of travelers flock here during the summer months, which run from June through August. If you’re traveling to the capital cities of England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, be sure to book your cheap flight to the United Kingdom well in advance to avoid overpaying for travel expenses.

Off season:

Generally speaking, the winter months of the United Kingdom, which runs from December through March, make up the off season in terms of tourism. The winter months tend to be a great time for securing cheap flights to the United Kingdom since crowds tend to be thinner during this time of the year. This may be your best shot at booking the cheapest accommodation and flight tickets to the United Kingdom.

Reviews of airlines servicing United Kingdom

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to United Kingdom. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to United Kingdom. Reviews last updated 8 December 2023.
To help decide which airline to fly to United Kingdom, see what other customers have to say about Air Algerie, SWISS and Virgin Atlantic. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

7,9
Good
1 316 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

7,6
Good
276 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

7,5
Good
125 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

7,4
Good
198 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

7,4
Good
457 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Comfort

7,9

Crew

8,2

Overall

7,9

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Reviews

1 / 10

Airplane staff were very rude. They didn’t help parents with kids and were not even considerate.

Average temperature in United Kingdom by month

Plan your trip to United Kingdom by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. July sees the highest average temperature while January sees the lowest average temperature. Temperature data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

Average rainfall in United Kingdom by month

Keep in mind the precipitation totals in United Kingdom by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. United Kingdom sees an average of 57.50 precipitation per year with the most occurring in January. Precipitation data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

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Rainfall

40 - 70 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to United Kingdom?

One of the best times to book a cheap flight to the United Kingdom is during the months of January and February, which is when you should aim to secure your flight bookings for the seasons of spring or autumn. The months of March through May (spring), as well as September through November (autumn), are ideal shoulder seasons for visiting the United Kingdom since you’ll be able to enjoy the pleasant weather and manageable tourist crowds. In order to find the best deal on flight prices to the United Kingdom, you’ll have to be flexible with your travel dates and set up notifications across various airlines in order to find the best deals out there.

Which day is cheapest to fly to United Kingdom?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to United Kingdom. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to United Kingdom?

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

Whenever you hear the words the United Kingdom, you may picture images of the Union Jack, the Queen, and lively English pubs in your mind’s eye, but the truth is that there’s so much more on offer in the United Kingdom than is commonly perceived. Featuring some of the most diverse landscapes on earth, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland comes together to form one seriously captivating destination. Whether you’re keen on exploring the rich and enticing history, or you’re looking forward to getting lost in the great outdoors, or perhaps you’d rather be living it up in the streets of SoHo…whatever your taste, the United Kingdom can deliver beyond your wildest expectations!

How long is the flight to the United Kingdom?

Johannesburg to Heathrow     11 hours, 15 minutes
Johannesburg to Edinburgh    14 hours
Johannesburg to Birmingham 13 hours, 35 minutes
Johannesburg to Glasgow       13 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to the United Kingdom?

Thomson Airways, Air Canada, Air Arabia Maroc, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airlines are just 5 of the major airlines all operating cheap flights to and from the United Kingdom. Although some of these airlines might be able to provide you with superior on-board comfort, other airlines, such as Thomson Airways, might be a better fit for travelers who are on a tight budget. Go ahead and compare the benefits offered by each of these airlines and then make a well-rounded decision based on whether comfort or budget is critical to your needs.

What is good to know if travelling to United Kingdom?

  • When visiting the United Kingdom, your trip would not be complete without an authentic theater performance. London’s West End is the largest of its kind in the world, and then there’s also the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, which is an open-air theater perfect for family groups.
  • Forget Stonehenge: the Ridgeway National Trail is a stone circle which is roughly 5,000 years older than Stonehenge. At the site, you’ll be able to trail along the stones as you make your way to the great sites such as the Cerne Giant, the 5 White Horses, and the alleged birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle.
  • Not all attractions in London cost a fortune to visit. Attractions such as the National Gallery, the Tate Britain & Tate Modern, the Royal Academy, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Imperial War Museum all offer free admissions.

How long is the flight to the United Kingdom?

Johannesburg to Heathrow     11 hours, 15 minutesJohannesburg to Edinburgh    14 hoursJohannesburg to Birmingham 13 hours, 35 minutesJohannesburg to Glasgow       13 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to the United Kingdom?

Thomson Airways, Air Canada, Air Arabia Maroc, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airlines are just 5 of the major airlines all operating cheap flights to and from the United Kingdom. Although some of these airlines might be able to provide you with superior on-board comfort, other airlines, such as Thomson Airways, might be a better fit for travelers who are on a tight budget. Go ahead and compare the benefits offered by each of these airlines and then make a well-rounded decision based on whether comfort or budget is critical to your needs.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Heathrow If you’re arriving in the United Kingdom at London’s Heathrow Airport, there are a few ways in which you can quickly and easily get to the city center. The fastest way to reach the city center is by train, the Heathrow Express, but a cheaper option would be to use the underground train. A convenient way to reach the city center is via the National Express bus service, and for door-to-door transfers, you would be better off looking at using a taxi or a minicab. Edinburgh Getting from Edinburgh airport to the city center can be done by using a taxi, a bus, or the trams. Taxis can be pre-booked online or they can be called outside of the arrival terminals at the airport. Edinburgh airport is also serviced by the Airlink bus, which departs every 10 minutes during the day, making it a quick and easy way to get to the city center. The trams are a little cheaper to use than the airport bus, but they run every 7 minutes to the city center and offer a number of drop-off points besides just the city center. Birmingham Birmingham airport is serviced by National Express coaches, a range of taxi services, buses, and by train. Taking a taxi from the airport to the city center is a quick and convenient solution, and they are also one of your cheapest options. Alternatively, you may also make use of the variety of buses traveling between the airport and the city center, or if you prefer, make use of the train to get you to the heart of Birmingham. Glasgow If you’re arriving at Glasgow’s airport, a quick and easy way to get to the city center is by using one of the buses, which provide transfers to and from the airport. You may also use the train to get to the city center, but you’ll have to make use of a connecting bus to get from the nearest station to your destination. Alternatively, you can also make use of any one of the taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals to get you to the city center.

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