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Book Cheap International Flights to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

When you book cheap flights to London, you will land at one of the world’s largest, busiest airports; Heathrow Airport (LHR). This particular airport is situated in Hounslow on the South bank of the Thames River. This is the main hub for a variety of international carriers including British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic.

At Cheap International Flights, we offer flights to and from Heathrow Airport.

Getting To London Heathrow and Back

LHR is just 22km from the center of London itself and to get to the city quickly, you can catch the Heathrow Express. The most cost-effective way to travel from the airport to the city is to use the tube (the Piccadilly Line offers frequent services from the airport to London itself).

If you are a first time traveller to the UK, you might not know how to make use of the tube underground service. You must buy an oyster card prior to travelling and will need to consult the underground maps to ensure that you are travelling in the right direction. It’s a basic system that’s fairly easy to learn / familiarise yourself with.

In London and the surrounding towns itself, you can hire a taxi or even use Uber to get from one place to the next. The bus and train services are operational and easily accessed too.

If you happen to land at Gatwick Airport and have another flight at LHR, you will need to catch the National Express Bus service which is both reliable and affordable. This bus service offers transport every 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport. The trip will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Bus terminals can be found at terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Airlines Servicing Heathrow Airport

You can book cheap flights to LHR direct from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Airlines that fly to London Heathrow Airport from South Africa include Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, British Airways, Air France, South African Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Egypt Air, Etihad, Kulula, Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabian Airways, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airways.

In addition to these airlines, the following carriers offer regular scheduled flights from LHR to a variety of international and national destinations, including SA: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Azerbaijan Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Delta Airlines, El Al, Brussels Airlines, Etihad Airlines, EVA Air, Eurowings, Finnair, Flybe, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Iberia, Iberia Express, Icelandair, Iran Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM Brasil, LOT Polish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai Airways, Tunisair, Turkmenistan Airlines, United Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Vueling.

London Heathrow Statistics

LHR operates approximately 42 flights each hour which means that 1300 flights arrive and depart the airport daily. More than 80 airlines use the airport facilities and offer flights to 185 destinations in 84 different countries. The last passenger head count recorded was in 2014 which stated that 73.4 million passengers flew to or from LHR. 93% of those travellers were heading to or from international destinations.

Main Services at LHR

All passengers at London Healthrow Airport have access to free Wi-Fi, safe parking and free cell phone and laptop charging services. The airport has chaplains for various religious groups including Anglicans, Catholics, Free Church, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. Each terminal has a multi-faith prayer room that passengers are encouraged to use.

LHR also has its own press corps which is made up of a TV crew and photographers who report to leading global TV and news stations and major newspapers.

The airport building provides guests with a shopping and dining extravaganza. The airport plays host to a variety of diners, cafes and restaurants as well as clothing, duty free shops, perfume, book and gift stores.

You might find the various services helpful if you are a first time visitor to the UK. These include the concierge service, cell phone hire, baggage storage, currency exchange, hotel reservations desk, lost baggage desks and so on.

Car hire and public transport arrangements can also be made from the airport building.

Accommodation at the Airport

Several modern hotels are located at London Heathrow Airport. Top choices with world-class accommodation includes the following: Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Novotel Hotel and Marriott Hotel. There are also various bed and breakfasts, hostels, Air BnBs and motels near the airport.

Book Cheap Flights to London Heathrow Airport Today

If you are looking for the most affordable flights to LHR, you have come to the right place. Make use of our international flight search feature to find some of the best airfares from leading international carriers. Fly direct from South African to LHR with Cheap International Flights.

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