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All the information you need to plan the best LON to SYD flight in 2021: compare London to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Australia?

Flights from London to Australia lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to Australia in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at £433.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Australia (LON - AU)?

When flying from London to Australia, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Australia?

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Australia at least 53 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 53 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Australia for as little as £738 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £782 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from London to Australia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LON to Australia flights in October, November
4 Nov - 9 Nov
£438pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Nov - 22 Nov
£546pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Nov - 18 Jan
£593pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from London found for this year
4 Nov - 9 Nov
£438pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Nov - 22 Nov
£546pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Nov - 18 Jan
£593pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Australia from London

Save time with London to Australia direct flight deals
21 Feb - 23 Mar
£669pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 10 May
£672pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Feb - 23 Mar
£674pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia from London, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 27 Nov
£631pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Oct - 8 Dec
£640pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Oct - 7 Dec
£655pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Australia from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Australia
11:35 - 03:30
Virgin Atlantic
1 stop
28h 55m
LHR - SYD
Virgin Atlantic
£319
Virgin Atlantic
14:45 - 13:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
35h 55m
LGW - MEL
Multiple Airlines
£442
Gotogate
03:50 - 16:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
25h 30m
LHR - SYD
Multiple Airlines
£454
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Flight FAQs

From London to Australia

Which airlines flying from London to Australia have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from London to Australia have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Emirates, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Emirates with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London to Australia to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from London to Australia. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from London to Australia for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Australia for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just £438, but on average you can expect to pay £581.

Are there direct flights from London to Australia for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Australia under £700. A good price for a direct flight from London to Australia is less than £793.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Australia for under £700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Australia within the next 7 days for less than £700.

What are the most popular routes from London to Australia?

When deciding which route to take from London to Australia, consider London Heathrow - Sydney Kingsford Smith, London City - Sydney Kingsford Smith or London Gatwick - Sydney Kingsford Smith, as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Australia?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £359. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Sydney Kingsford Smith) can be booked for £438 on average our data indicates £1,451 when flying from London to Australia

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to Australia?

American Airlines, Air Canada and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from London to Australia.

How long is the flight from London to Australia?

Flights from London to Australia take an average of 21 hours 53 minutes, although it can vary according to your arrival airport. London to Melbourne flights are about 23 hours depending on how long your stop is.

Which airlines operate flights from London to Australia?

You can book a cheap flight from London to Australia with airlines including Emirates, Etihad Airlines, Qantas and British Airways.

How frequent are flights between London and Australia?

There are hundreds of London to Australia flights every week. To find the one that suits you best, use the Search Flights box at the top of this page and add filters to tailor your results.

Which airports serve London and Australia?

Depending on where you’re flying to in Australia, you can choose from various London airports including Heathrow Airport (LHR), Gatwick Airport (LGW) and – less commonly – London City Airport (LCY). In Australia, each state or territory has an airport, so you’ve got lots of choice. Two of the most popular routes are flying in to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) for the state of New South Wales, and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) for Victoria.

Which direct flight route between London and Australia is cheapest?

It’s rare to find a direct flight from London to Australia, so it’s likely you’ll stop off somewhere in Asia on the way. For the widest choice of prices, search for flights from London to Sydney. This is the most popular route, so you’ve got a good chance of finding a great deal. Bear in mind that prices will be higher in the school holidays and in the approach to Christmas, too.

What is there to do in Australia?

So you’ve found some cheap flights from London to Australia, and you’re wondering – what next? The good news is, you’re not going to be short on things to do in this huge country, which is a continent in itself. Head Down Under and explore the rugged outback, surf off the pristine coast, or check out standout cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Australia’s seasons are the opposite of the UK’s, which means December to February is summer, and June to August is winter. September and October can be really nice months to visit – just as London is cooling off, Australia is warming up. And New Year’s Eve at Sydney Harbour is well worth booking a London to Australia flight for. Prices may be higher, but it’s one of those experiences you’ll never forget. Track down a cheap flight from London to Australia today and start fine-tuning your itinerary.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Australia from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Australia

Most visitors from London will not be allowed to enter Australia.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to London from Australia?

Returning to London from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering London.

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Top 10 airlines flying from London to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London to Australia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Southern
£388 £659 No cancel fee 69%
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China Eastern
£396 £608 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Vietnam Airlines
£496 £693 No cancel fee 81%
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EVA Air
£500 £770 No cancel fee 74%
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China Airlines
£502 £761 No cancel fee 70%
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Philippine Airlines
£512 £689 No cancel fee 60%
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Garuda Indonesia
£555 £725 No cancel fee 71%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Garuda Indonesia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Asiana Airlines
£561 £841 No cancel fee 76%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Asiana Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Atlantic
£574 £857 No cancel fee 72%
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Thai Airways
£576 £756 No cancel fee 77%
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