Cheapest places to fly from London

Cheapest Places to Fly from London

London is always abuzz with its old streets battered with the scampering of thousands of feet and its most famous sights unfailingly full of tourists. But, while it may be one of the most famous cities in the world, it’s also one of the biggest hubs, serving multiple flights from all continents and naturally, it’s one of the most popular starting points (or ending points) for tours travelling through Europe. 

Great deals, therefore, can be found on flights to amazing destinations, especially in neighbouring European countries. If your planning to visit London, or maybe you’re unsure of where in Europe you should start your next tour, these are 15 of the cheapest places to fly to from London. Consider this your unofficial compass to guide where your next tour should be. 

Cheapest places to fly from London
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1. Oslo, Norway 

  • Average flight price: from $26.33 (£19)
  • Food: Picked herring, brown cheese, potato lefse, reindeer meat
  • Drink: Aquavit, mjød

Norway’s Viking capital is also its centre of stunning architectural creations and the heart of its modern culinary scene. There are many things to do in Oslo during your tour – the least of which is exploring Oslofjord – that you might have to extend your stay.

The sweet spot here is doing a mix of everything: see the architecture, eat the food, commune with nature, and learn about the Viking culture.

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enjoying Norway on a budget

2. Stockholm, Sweden 

  • Average flight price: from $26.33 (£19)
  • Food: Raggmunk, Pyttipanna, räksmörgås
  • Drink: Brännvin, akvavit

You might be pleasantly surprised to find out, as your plane makes its final descent in Stockholm, that Sweden’s capital city is in fact made up of several islands. That alone hints at the many things you can see and do in the city, at least a week’s worth.

As for the essentials? See the Old Town, go on a boat ride, see the underground art gallery, and have Fika.

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3. Dublin, Ireland 

  • Average flight price: from $31.87 (£23)
  • Food: Irish stew, cottage pie, bacon and cabbage
  • Drink: Guinness beer, Bailey’s, Irish cider

Dublin is not for idyllic explorations. It’s for a change of scenery, for long-winded yet boisterous conversations with locals and night-long drinking at pubs and gawking at its dramatic Gothic structures. Extend your weekend getaway to two-week tour, as there are so many more things to see in the rest of the country. Trust us, you won’t regret a tour through Ireland.

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Ireland Vs Scotland

4. Warsaw, Poland 

  • Average flight price: from $34.65 (£25)
  • Food: Zapiekanka, Pączek, Polskie naleśniki
  • Drink: Vodka, Czech beer

Get ready for heated discussions. The denizens of Poland’s intellectual capital love talking about everything under the sun (yes, including politics). A visit to Warsaw is an exercise on your brain. Let it happen – you’ll come back feeling smarter and more cultured – but do so with huge helpings of delicious food and many shots of vodka.

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5. Ibiza, Spain 

  • Average flight price: from $40.19 (£29)
  • Food: Ensalada Payesa, Sofrit Pages
  • Drink: Vin Payes, Hierbas Ibicencas

If you need to unwind, at least for the weekend, then the stunning coast of Ibiza is the perfect place to let loose. Spend the day lounging by the pool with a cocktail in your hand, running at the beach or going on a sailing tour through the islands, then party the night away.

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6. Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Average flight price: from $38.80 (£28)
  • Food: Smørrebrød, Frikadeller
  • Drink: Akvavit, Carlsberg beer

It’s one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world, and it’s bike- and pedestrian-friendly as well. Whether you love theme parks (Copenhagen has the oldest in the world), have a passion for arts and architecture or you simply like to meander about an idyllic city, a tour through Copenhagen is calling out your name.

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7. Baden-Baden, Germany

  • Average flight price: from $24.98 (£18)
  • Food: Rehrücken Baden-Baden (Roe deer roast), Kirschenmichel
  • Drink: Spätburgunder or Grauburgunder from the Baden wine region

The pretty spa town in the northwestern section of the Black Forest oozes with charm, with its 19th-century storybook architecture, Roman bath ruins, fountains and gardens all nestled in a verdant valley. A quick weekend getaway or a short multi-day tour for cosseting in one of its spas is just the ticket here, and maybe even a cycling tour through Schwarzwald.

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8. Cologne, Germany 

  • Average flight price: from $23.56 (£17)
  • Food: Himmel un Ääd, Schweinshaxe
  • Drink: Kölsch beer

Set on the banks of the Rhine, the city of Cologne is one of Germany’s most picturesque cities. It’s a mixture of the appealingly old and the modern, the skyline dominated by the Gothic spires of the Cologne Cathedral. It’s a city for admiring art and architecture, but it’s also for indulging: on chocolate, on beer, on river cruises under the stars.

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9. Madrid, Spain

  • Average flight price: from $24.98 (£18)
  • Food: Cocido Madrileño, Churros con Chocolate, Callos a la Madrileña
  • Drink: Tinto de verano

While the travellers flock to good ol’ Barcelona, many discerning travellers prefer the less Gaudi-adorned streets of Madrid for its more urbane and sophisticated air. See its busy squares and affluent neighbourhoods, admire its sophisticated architecture, shop at its outdoor markets, and then go on a tapas and drink crawl.

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10. Carcassonne, France 

  • Average flight price: from $26.33 (£19)
  • Food: Cassoulet
  • Drink: Local wine

Combine French medieval history and exquisite wine in Carcassonne, an hour’s drive southeast of Toulouse in Southern France. Its stunning wall city, set atop a hill, is famous the world over and the venue for many explorations. But take to the Lower City as well, sample the marvellous reds made in the area, and indulge in the local cuisine.

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11. Bordeaux, France

  • Average flight price: from $37.42 (£27)
  • Food: Agneau de Pauillac, Canelé de Bordeaux, Magret de Canard
  • Drink: Bordeaux wine

The centre of one of France’s most famous wine regions is hardly a secret. Bordeaux, whose historic part has made it to the UNESCO World Heritage list, is full of grand architecture, delicious food, and of course, glorious wine. Go around by bike, as it is one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities, and indulge. And do carve out time to photograph Place de la Bourse during your tour. 

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12. Milan, Italy

  • Average flight price: from $24.98 (£18)
  • Food: Risotto alla Milanese, Cotoletta alla Milanese, Cannoncino, Ossobuco alla Milanese
  • Drink: Aperitivo

Whether you’re visiting for the exquisite art and stunning architecture— Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, for example—or you’re partaking in la vita moda, Italy’s cosmopolitan city is a place you mustn’t miss out on. Visit its many galleries, and admire its Medieval and Renaissance structures than do some retail therapy, indulging in delicious food in between.

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13. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

  • Average flight price: from $24.98 (£18)
  • Food: F’rell Am Rèisleck, Bouneschlupp, Gromperekichelcher, Paschtéit
  • Drink: Luxembourg wine, crémants, viz

The heart of the European country sandwiched by Belgium, Germany and France, Luxembourg City is a hodgepodge of cultures, architecture and cuisines. Take a languid pace but allot some time; the country may be small, but there’s much to do. Once you’ve had your fill of the city, head to the town of Vianden for a feast for the eyes.

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14. Brno, Czech Republic 

  • Average flight price: from $42.96 (£31)
  • Food: Traditional Czech dishes
  • Drink: Vodka, Starobrno beer, kofola

Brno’s red-roofed city has often been where people retreat to when they need a break from Prague’s busy streets. This city almost halfway between Prague and Vienna might be calmer, but it also holds its own, thanks to its large student population that help bring in innovation and creativity. 

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15. Basel, Switzerland

  • Average flight price: from $31.87 (£23)
  • Food: Basler Leckerli, raclette, rösti
  • Drink: Swiss wine

Set along the Rhine at the point where Switzerland meets Germany and France, Basel isn’t just another pretty face. It’s also an amalgamation of cultures and a hub for arts and architecture, drawing in travellers with more discerning tastes. There’s much to do here than just rambling about visiting its many, many museums to start. 

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So, are you ready to explore the best of Europe? Take a look at the most popular tours in Europe starting and ending London

Michelle is Los Angeles-based writer, editor, and photographer with a bad case of wanderlust. Her dream, next to travelling the world, is to own her own funky, boutique hotel with a small animal sanctuary so she can spend the rest of her days chilling with cats and hedgehogs. Follow her on Instagram .

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