The air traffic has been restricted lately between US and Europe and only a handful of airlines now serve these routes. However, it doesn’t mean you cannot find good deals on flights from Miami to London. It’s just a matter of finding the perfect moment to good your flight so that you can benefit from the lowest fare.

Airport choices

London is one of the most important entry points in Europe. While there are four airports serving UK’s capital – Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted – Heathrow is definitely the choice for those flying into London from other parts of the world. Heathrow is a hub for British Airways, bmi and Virgin Atlantic. To get from Heathrow to the city center you can choose from a lot of means of transport.

When flying out of Miami there are three airports to choose from: Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. However, when it comes to international flights you’ll be departing from MIA. It ranks third as gateway to the US and serves as hub for American Airlines, American Eagle and Executive Air.

Best airline choices

There are only a handful of airlines offering direct flights from Miami to London:

  • British Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Out of them, we can pinpoint British Airways, which offers the cheapest fares (at least $200-300 cheaper than the fares offered by other airlines).

Typical prices

The ticket prices for flights from Miami to London vary according to the season. The highest airfare can be found during the peak summer months and the winter holidays. If you fly in spring or autumn the prices will always be cheaper. As winter approaches the prices are still low but they will rise sharply by mid-December until mid-January.

For example, if you plan to fly in early September, expect to pay between $1,185 for a round trip flight (British Airways) and $1,372 (on Virgin Atlantic). By the end of the month the prices drop to $782 (on British Airways) – $1,036 (on Continental Airlines).

Money saving tips

Although the number of airlines flying between Miami and London has been restricted, there are plenty of flights to choose from and the fares are still reasonable. Start your search with British Airways as the airlines offers the best fares for this route. It’s also a good idea to check Skyscanner as well as discounted websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline or Hotwire.

Do book your ticket in advance. Especially when it comes to long haul flights, the cheapest fares can be found if you book your flight 4-6 weeks before departure.

Do try to fly mid-week and outside the peak season. Finding flights very early in the morning also increases the chances to pay less for your ticket.