Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to London
Flight information Los Angeles International to London
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Average flight time, total distance 5458 miles
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London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton
This information is correct as of June 2016
Airlines that fly from Los Angeles to London
Air New Zealand, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways all fly from LAX to London Heathrow. This is the airport's busiest route, so we recommend booking your flight as early as possible. Additionally, Norwegian Air Shuttle (as Norwegian Long Haul) fly from Los Angeles to London Gatwick.
Terminal Information – Departing
This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.
Air New Zealand, Norwegian Air Shuttle and British Airways all depart from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). American Airlines fly from terminals 4 and 6, United fly from terminals 7 and 8, and Virgin Atlantic fly from terminal 2. All of the terminals at LAX have a wide selection of places to eat and shop after passing through TSA security checks.
In TBIT you'll find plenty of places to dine. These are spread throughout the great hall and include 800 Degrees Pizza, Border Grill, Marmalade Cafe and Larder at Tavern. There's also a Starbucks for your pre-flight frappuccino. Terminal 2 has a similarly good selection of places to eat including SeaLegs Wine Bar, BUILT custom burgers and Fresh Brothers Pizza & Sandwiches. Terminals 4, 6 and 7 also have a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Terminal 8 has the smallest range of eateries with a Mexican restaurant, a bar and a handful of coffee shops.
Out of all the terminals, TBIT has the widest variety of shops including designer brands and high-street names. Terminal 8 has the smallest, with just two newsagents .
Terminal Information – Arriving
This is only a guideline and is subject to change.
At Gatwick: Norwegian flights from Los Angeles land at the south terminal. Taxis into the city centre can be extremely expensive, so it's best to take public transport or hire a car at Gatwick Airport. The south terminal has its own train station, with regular express and standard rail services into the city centre. Gatwick Airport is also served by National Express and easyBus coaches: we recommend booking your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.
At Heathrow: Air New Zealand and United Airlines land at terminal 2, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic land at terminal 3 while British Airways land at terminal 5. All of these terminals have access to overground and underground train stations. The overground Heathrow Express train is the fastest way to reach London, while the Piccadilly Line on the tube is the cheapest. Bus and coach services, taxis and car hire from Heathrow Airport are also available.
US residents visiting the UK for tourism you don't need to apply for a visa. The same applies for certain business reasons (for example meeting clients) and academic reasons. If you have a criminal record it's a wise idea to apply for a visa before you fly. You should bring along any documents that you might need to apply for a visa, even if you don't need one. Speak to your local British consulate for further advice. For long-haul international flights, we recommend arriving at the airport three hours before departure.
What to expect in London
London is eight hours ahead of Los Angeles and has a cooler climate. The GBP is often stronger than the USD, so you'll probably find prices in London quite high. You can still eat well on a budget: check out our cheap alternatives to London's fanciest restaurants. For more travel inspiration, read our top ten things to do in London.
*Prices subject to change
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