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Route Information for Flights from Los Angeles to London

Origin Airport IATA Code LAX
Destination Airport IATA Code LGW
Flight Price $413
Distance 8,746 km

A popular route for holidaymakers, celebrities and business travelers, Los Angeles to London flights link two of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities. Book your flights from LA to London with Orbitz and find a choice of great deals for your trip.

Popular Routes from Los Angeles to London

All of the direct flights that depart LA for London leave from Los Angeles International Airport. One of the biggest and busiest airports in the world, LAX offers a fantastic choice of daily flights straight to the UK capital.

Most flights from LA to London land at Heathrow International Airport (LHR). Located to the west of the city, and easy to access from central London, it’s the largest and busiest airport in the UK and the perfect place to begin your British escape.

The LAX to London Heathrow route is served by an excellent choice of airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines.

Some flights from LA to London land at the smaller Gatwick Airport. Situated to the south of the capital, it’s a convenient arrival point if you’re traveling to central London or the southern part of the UK. This route is predominantly served by Norwegian Airlines.

The Flight from Los Angeles to London

The distance from LA to London is around 5,500 miles. The fastest direct flights from LA to London take ten hours and 15 minutes to reach their destination. The average flight time is the same from LAX to Heathrow as it is from LAX to Gatwick.

In general, the return leg of the journey takes a little longer. Thanks to the route that London to LA planes take, and the winds they encounter on the way, the average return journey time is 11 hours 20 minutes.

During the flight you’ll cross virtually the entire mainland US and as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the wide variety of landscapes you pass over, some turbulence is common during the flight. However, your captain will do all they can to ensure they avoid the worst of the weather and deliver a smooth, stable journey.

As London Heathrow is the country’s main air hub, you can fly to pretty much anywhere in the UK or Europe from the terminal. If you’re planning on spending your vacation in London, you can travel to your destination using the train, bus or underground links available at the airport.

If you land at Gatwick, you can continue your journey by bus, train or taxi. You’ll also find a good choice of domestic, European and international flights available at the airport.

With such a wide variety of airlines offering a great selection of flights, traveling from LA to London has never been easier.

Other Flight Destinations in London

London is within easy reach of a number of other major British cities. Explore one of these popular alternative routes and see a little more of what the UK has to offer.

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