As a nation, Australia may have plenty in the way of multi-cultural connections, but its British past is still very much dominant, which could be a reason why London remains one of the top three international destinations for Australians. And while the groovy British capital is still too far away for a nonstop flight, there’s still plenty to choose from in the way of return and one-way flights to London. Travellers might even want to consider a multi-stop holiday package. Why not extend your holiday with a stop-over in Asia, the Middle East, Europe or North America before continuing on to the UK?
One of the quickest ways to reach London is via the Middle East, and both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights in conjunction with their Middle East codeshare partners. Flying time to Abu Dhabi or Dubai for instance, takes approximately 14 hours from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and just 11 hours from Perth. From there, it’s a quick 8 hours to London. For more specific information regarding airlines and stopover cities, go to our section "Airlines flying to London". Here we breakdown the many options when flying to the U.K.