If you’re looking for cheap flights from London to Miami International Airport (MIA), start by comparing prices by month, as things vary significantly by season. Drill down to specific dates if you can, too – there are around 675 weekly flights setting off from London to Miami, so it’s well worth spending some time fine-tuning your search.
Based on the weather, the best time to visit Miami is between December and May when it’s warm and dry, but not as hot as the summer months – these can get quite humid, especially if you want to get out and about and explore. If you plan to hit the beach, you’ll be pleased to hear Miami basks in pretty much year-round sunshine, and has some gorgeous stretches of sand to seek out.
Price-wise, August can be one of the most expensive times to fly Manchester to Miami – this is peak tourist season, so things can get a little busy and flight prices are at a premium. June flights often work out cheaper, but part of that is due to the weather – hurricanes are possible in Miami from June until November time.
You can fly to Miami from both London Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW), although for direct flights you’ll need to set off from Heathrow. Airlines that operate direct flights include British Airways, Finnair, Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM, so shop around to see which one offers the cheapest fares.
FAQs about flights from London to Miami
Which airlines fly from London to Miami?
Finnair, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air France, SWISS, Air Canada and KLM are some of the airlines that fly from London Heathrow, and Finnair is one of the most popular airlines. Iberia Airlines, Tap Portugal and Aer Lingus also fly indirect from London Gatwick.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Miami?
American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways and Delta often have the cheapest flights on this route, but it’s worth comparing a few airlines to get the best deal.
Can I fly direct from London to Miami?
Yes, you can fly direct with airlines including British Airways, Finnair, Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Miami?
London Heathrow airport often has the cheapest direct flights to Miami.
How long is the flight from London to Miami?
The shortest flight time from London to Miami is 9 hours and 50 minutes.
How do I get into Miami from Miami International Airport?
Miami Airport has great public transport links, including a free, automated MIA Mover service to get you to the various stations to access public transport. The Miami Beach Bus, for example, runs every 30 minutes from 6am until just before midnight all week, from the Miami International Airport Metrorail station – take the MIA Mover to get there. The bus costs $2.65, or you can take a Green Line or Orange Line train from Miami Central Station to reach other areas of Miami for the same price. If you’re hiring a car, take the MIA Mover to the Miami Intermodal Center – the rental car centre is next door. And if you want to bypass public transport altogether, take a cab – it’s around $22 to get downtown – or book an Uber, which is often cheaper.
What are the top things to do in Miami?
If you’re visiting Miami, you’re going to want to head to Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. It’s Miami’s most iconic street, full of Art Deco hotels, great places to eat and amazing places to party. Speaking of parties, head to Miami Beach in March and April for Spring Break and you’re in for a treat. And save some time for a trip out to Jungle Island, a very cool eco-adventure park between Downtown Miami and South Beach.
Do I need a visa to travel to Miami?
British passport holders are eligible to get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), which allows you to travel to America for up to 90 days.