Round-trip flights to London from US as low as $346

From Big Ben to the red double-decker buses that line the busy streets, there’s so much to see in London. Now you can fly to England’s capital from nearly anywhere in the U.S. at a discount: Round-trip fares to London are as low as $346. Fares typically start at $900.

With fares this low, it’s an ideal time to book your trip to London, where you can snap pictures outside Buckingham Palace’s gates and explore the storied halls of Westminster Abbey.

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A variety of airlines offer this deal and it applies to flights taking place from October through May, with some availability on Thanksgiving Day.

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These prices are only expected to last for the next couple of days, so plan your visit to London as soon as possible.

Deal basics

Airlines: British Airways, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air France, Play, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Norse Atlantic Airways and Iberia.
Routes: New York, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Charlotte, Dallas and many other cities have discounted routes under this deal.
How to book: Search through Google Flights for your best dates, then book directly with your preferred airline.
Travel dates: From October 2022 through May 2023, with some available routes on Thanksgiving Day.
Book by: Within the next two days.

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for bookmarking this deal. Sign up for the site’s Premium membership, which comes with a 14-day free trial and costs $49 a year for discounts of up to 90%. The Elite membership has Premium deals, along with premium economy, business-class and first-class deals.

Sample flights

Multiple cities across the U.S. are carrying this deal and the majority of fares hover in the $500 to $600 range. Most of these discounted flights are through British Airways, but other airlines such as American and Delta offer such routes at similar prices from select cities.

Many of these flights, particularly the ones departing from larger cities, are also nonstop.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Play: Departs from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF), starting at $346 (includes a layover).
  • Norse Atlantic Airways: Departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $350.
  • Aer Lingus: Departs from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), starting at $496 (includes a layover).
  • Virgin Atlantic: Departs from Miami International Airport (MIA), starting at $498.
  • British Airways: Departs from Orlando International Airport (MCO), starting at $509.
  • British Airways: Departs from Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA), starting at $518 (includes a layover).
  • JetBlue: Departs from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting at $523.
  • British Airways: Departs from Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $548.
  • British Airways: Departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), starting at $552.
  • British Airways: Departs from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $558.

We recommend using Google Flights to check for your ideal dates and then booking tickets directly through your preferred airline’s website. Compared to other third-party booking options, airlines are more reliable in the event your flight is canceled, delayed or has a booking change.

For a March 14 flight departing from Newark, Google Flights shows the British Airways flight as the cheapest option at $559. United Airlines also offers a flight from Newark, priced at $564.

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There are three options for returning flights from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Newark, all at the same $559 round-trip price. The flights leave London at 10:45 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m., so choosing a returning flight is just a matter of time preference.

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This deal only applies to basic economy fares. British Airways’ basic economy flights do not allow for any ticket changes and there are no refunds. If you cancel your flight, there is a $10 fee to do so online; by phone, it costs $25.

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British Airways’ basic economy allows passengers to bring one carry-on and a personal item. For checked baggage, it’s an additional $70 for the first bag, and another $90 for a second bag. Keep in mind that checking bags online when booking your tickets tends to be slightly cheaper compared to doing it in person at the airport.

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Additional fees for seat selection start at $38. The most expensive seats on the flights are priced at $120 as they are roomier and on an exit row.

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When checking out, if you sign up for a British Airways Visa Signature® Credit Card, you can receive a $500 statement credit on your first purchase — which means you’ll only pay around $58 for this flight.

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Bottom line

With mostly nonstop flights from major cities across the U.S. to London, this deal is definitely worth snagging before seats fill up.

What makes this deal even more appealing is its wide travel window. You can get discounted fares to London in the spring, during the city’s peak season, or visit in the fall and winter months to escape the crowds of tourists.

Keep in mind, these flights are basic economy, so they may not be the most comfortable and you’ll have to pay extra for more perks since they aren’t included in the fare.

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