Flights to Kuwait

Tucked between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is perfectly sized for a weekend exploring both the buzzy city and desert plains. Alongside museums and souks, stylish beach resorts and skyscrapers line the pristine coastline in this prosperous Middle Eastern nation, which strikes a fine balance between luxury and tradition.

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A striking Middle Eastern cityscape

Fly direct from London to Kuwait City with British Airways to discover this city of contrasts for yourself.

Ease into the day slowly at one of the many beach clubs before exploring the sights, from the gold-domed Grand Mosque to the shimmering Kuwait Towers, which dominate the city’s skyline.

You’re rewarded with picture-perfect panoramic views across the Gulf from the towers’ observation decks. Don’t leave without picking up locally produced honey, dates or perfume from the sprawling Souk Al-Mubarakiya, a market that’s been around for over 200 years. Or for shopping on a grander scale, The Avenues Mall is every visitor’s go-to for luxury designer brands. Curate the perfect sightseeing break and book your flights to Kuwait City today.

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Flight time

6 hours

Time Zone

GMT +3 

Currency

Kuwaiti Dinar

Kuwait Flights FAQs

A flight from London to Kuwait International Airport takes approximately six hours.

You can use our low fare finder to find the cheapest flights to Kuwait City. It's a popular destination to visit during spring and autumn when the temperatures are slightly cooler, so you may find prices are lower during winter or summer.

Kuwait is a wealthy country with plenty of luxury hotels and international restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find hotel and dining options for every budget. You can keep costs low by shopping at traditional souks and getting a feel for authentic local flavours at pop-up street food stalls.

Kuwait International Airport is 10 miles south of the city. Taxis are readily available and take around 20 minutes to reach the city centre. There is a local bus network in Kuwait, but most visitors use taxis to get around.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Kuwait has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you'll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Kuwait City is a modern Middle Eastern nation with something for everyone. Its slick architecture and international food scene attract visitors from around the world, while its traditional values and history are kept alive through its many souks, mosques, museums and historical sights.

A city break destination with the added bonus of soft, sandy beaches, Kuwait City is also home to Green Island – the region’s first man-made island, complete with its own sea-water pool, amphitheatre and lush green gardens.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders require a visa to visit. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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Terms and conditions

  • Flight only prices are updated every 24 hours and are accurate when published. Flights at these prices are limited and may sell out quickly.
  • Package holiday prices (flight + hotel or flight + car) prices are updated every 24 to 48 hours and are accurate when published and may vary upon reaching subsequent pages. Availability may be extremely limited particularly during peak periods.
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  • Combine and save on Holidays: Guaranteed savings are only available when booking a Flight + Hotel or Flight + Car booking including one land product, it does  not apply to a ‘Customise your trip’ holiday including more than one hotel and / or car.
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