Cheap flights to the United Kingdom
Straddling the past, present and future, the United Kingdom may be small in size but it is certainly not limited in scope. Comprising the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, it's a location that's familiar yet still surprising, whether you're a first-time visitor or on a working holiday. Our cheap flights to the UK mean you can explore from John O'Groats to Land's End with plenty of pounds left over for warm ale and crisps. Plus if you're a student, teacher or aged under 26, get ready to save even more with our Black Market Flights airfares.
Flights from Australia to the UK will usually touch down at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is, hands down, the busiest airport in the world, or at Manchester Airport (MAN). To get from the airport to your accommodation and the city centre, you'll find a variety of public transport options such as trains and buses as well as private hotel shuttles and taxis servicing both airports.
United Kingdom Flights
Flights from Australia to the UK depart from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin and Melbourne. From Sydney to London, the flying time is between 22 to 25 hours, depending on the length and number of stopovers, while a flight from Melbourne to Manchester is between 23 and 30 hours in duration. Other flights may take longer if they include more than one stopover, most likely in Australia, Asia or the Middle East. During the flight, airlines provide meals, drinks and snacks as well as various in-flight entertainment options. For in-flight services and amenities, refer to our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to the United Kingdom
Major airlines that fly from Australia to the United Kingdom:
- Air France
- Malaysia Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- British Airways
- Thai Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Garuda Indonesia
United Kingdom Holiday Packages
A working holiday in London is practically a rite of passage for young Aussies, and we can take the hassle out of planning and arranging a gap year in the UK as well as booking tours, activities and more. To hit the ground running, consider a customised UK holiday deal that bundles all your flights and accommodation together in the one tidy package. Our travel consultants can sort the best add-ons with personalised packages and holiday specials including free hotel nights, complimentary breakfasts and all-inclusive tours, so you'll be sound as a pound when you land.
About the United Kingdom
While many people may think the UK is just London or England; Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales may beg to differ. While the historic sights and bright lights of London are justifiably famous, make sure you make your way out of the capital to discover Hogmanay in Edinburgh, pub culture in Glasgow, football and live music in Manchester, rugby and charming seaside towns in Wales and amazing natural sites and heritage murals in Northern Ireland too.
For all the top things to see and do in the UK, head to our United Kingdom Travel Guide for everything from travel inspiration to the basics about Britain. Need some help sorting flights, accommodation, tours and activities? Head in-store or call us for all you need to know and the latest info.