Fly Sydney to London and experience a city that effortlessly blurs the line between old world charm and modern metropolis. See a first-run stage show in West End, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or head to Brick Lane in East London for one of the best curries in town, the choice is yours on your London holiday. Whatever history, culture, shopping or sights you want to tick off in London, Flight Centre can find you the cheapest flight to London from Sydney.
How long does it take to fly from Sydney to London?
Sydney to London – 22 hours 40 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Sydney to London?
Air China – Airbus A330/Airbus A330 – via Beijing
British Airways – Boeing 777/Boeing 777 – via Singapore
Cathay Pacific – Airbus A380/Boeing 777 – via Hong Kong
Emirates – Airbus A380/Airbus A380 – via Dubai
Etihad Airways – Boeing 777/Boeing 787 – via Abu Dhabi
Qantas – Airbus A330/Airbus A380 – via Singapore
Qatar Airways – Boeing 777/Airbus A380 – via Doha
Singapore Airlines – Boeing 777/Boeing 777 – via Singapore
Departing from Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is also known as Mascot Airport or Kingsford Smith Airport, and is located 8km from the city centre. It is the busiest airport in Australia and consists of three terminals, with Terminal 1 the hub for international flights and Terminals 2 and 3 servicing domestic flights. A fast and reliable way to get yourself to the airport – especially during peak times – is the AirportLink train, which departs from Central, Circular Quay, and any of the city stations. Trains run approximately every ten minutes, with the journey taking less than 15 minutes. A one-way ticket is about $19. To use AirportLink, you’ll need to purchase an Opal Card. It’s easy to take a taxi or rideshare service to the airport too, but allow plenty of time if you’re travelling in the peak periods. Read more about Sydney Airport (SYD) transport options.
Where will my flight land?
London is served by five major airports though international flights will typically land at London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) or, very occasionally, London City (LCY).
London Heathrow Airport (LHR): The fastest way to get to and from Heathrow Airport to the centre of London is via the Heathrow Express and TfL (Transport for London) Rail Services. A single fare on the Heathrow Express in peak period is 25 pounds. The most budget-friendly option is the London Underground, or Tube. You’ll need a pay-as-you-go Oyster card to ride on the Tube, and all airport stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW): The fastest way into central London from Gatwick Airport is via the Gatwick Express, which takes 30 minutes to get you to London Victoria Station.
London City Airport (LCY): London City Airport is well connected to the London Underground network, and has its own stop on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which takes you to Tube interchange stations such as Bank. Metered taxis are also readily available.
What is the weather like in London?
The best time to travel to London depends on a number of factors, including activities, tours and price. London enjoys four distinct seasons, each bringing a unique experience.
Being in the Northern Hemisphere, London’s summer is the opposite of at home in Australia, running from June to August. Because summer boasts the mildest weather and plenty of sunshine, it is also the peak season.
Appropriate clothing: Long trousers and jacket as evenings can still be chilly
Don’t forget: Sunscreen
London weather in Autumn brings fresh days and cool nights, and is much quieter in the city than the peak summer season.
Appropriate clothing: Layers and a warm coat
Don’t forget: The end of autumn can be cold and windy, so bring an umbrella
The cold, short days of London’s winter are brought to life with vibrant festive season cheer.
Appropriate clothing: Warm clothing and a waterproof coat
Don’t forget: A scarf and gloves as the wind can be icy
Springtime in London means crisp, clear days and gardens blooming to life around every corner. March and April see the occasional shower, while May is generally sunny and mild.
Appropriate clothing: Layers, including water resistant shoes for the showers
Don’t forget: Your camera to capture the flowers in bloom
Find out more in our London travel guide.