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When it comes to exploring the UK and Ireland, British Airways has all countries covered. You can fly into one of London’s four major airports. From here, we fly from London direct to five English cities, four Scottish cities, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You can reach Wales by rail from London with First Great Western railway.

British Airways is the UK’s flagship airline and we are proud to serve the UK from top to toe. Wherever you want to visit, the ultimate UK holiday starts with a British Airways flight. Enjoy the wilds of Scottish Highlands when you land in Inverness, or fly to Belfast to stand in the footprints of giants on the Causeway Coast. For a sunny seaside excursion you can even hop to tiny Jersey in the Channel Islands. Make the UK your own.

Our cheapest flights to London

From $587return

from New York, April 2021

September

$585

return, from New York

$585

October

$585

return, from New York

$585

November

$585

return, from New York

$585
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London

Our cheapest flights to Manchester

From $588return

from Philadelphia, April 2021

November

$585

return, from Philadelphia

$585

December

$585

return, from Philadelphia

$585

February

$585

return, from Philadelphia

$585
Philadelphia to Manchester: Flight time 6 hours  45 minutes
Philadelphia

6hrs45mins

flight time to Manchester

Manchester

Our cheapest flights to Edinburgh

From $587return

from Philadelphia, April 2021

April

$587

return, from Philadelphia

$587

March

$600

return, from Philadelphia

$600

November

$635

return, from Los Angeles

$635
Philadelphia to Edinburgh: Flight time 7 hours  5 minutes
Philadelphia

7hrs5mins

flight time to Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Our cheapest flights to Glasgow

From $644return

from Boston, April 2021

November

$632

return, from Boston

$632

October

$634

return, from Boston

$634

September

$641

return, from Boston

$641
Boston to Glasgow: Flight time 8 hours  35 minutes
Boston

8hrs35mins

flight time to Glasgow

Glasgow

Our cheapest flights to Dublin

From $593return

from New York, April 2021

October

$528

return, from New York

$528

November

$530

return, from New York

$530

December

$540

return, from New York

$540
New York to Dublin: Flight time 9 hours  20 minutes
New York

9hrs20mins

flight time to Dublin

Dublin

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Which cabins can I book when I fly to the UK and Ireland?

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Which cabins can I book when I fly to the UK and Ireland?

Our economy (World Traveller) are a good budget option, with a range of wallet-friendly fares:

  • Basic offers the cheapest fare, with hand-baggage only.
  • Plus includes a checked baggage allowance, and allows flight changes on departure day.
  • Plus Flex includes checked baggage plus a full refund for cancellations. Changes to flights can be made up to an hour before take-off.

Business Class (Club Europe) is located at the front of the plane, with the middle seat kept free for extra legroom and added comfort.

Find out more about our travel classes

A flyer's guide: UK and Ireland flight tips

Everything you need to know about flying to the UK with British Airways.

Which countries can you visit in the UK and Ireland?

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are the countries that make up the United Kingdom. You can also visit the Republic of Ireland, which is also part of the British Isles.

When’s the best time to travel to the UK and Ireland?

With their mild temperatures, the UK and Ireland can be enjoyed all year around. Visit the cities in the winter, or make the most of the countryside during the clement summer months. Each country has a great cultural calendar. Do your research so you know to be at Stonehenge for the summer solstice (mid June), and when to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin (early spring).

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK and Ireland?

If you are a citizen of the European Union, you do not need a visa to visit the UK. Despite the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union, visa-free travel is still in place for citizens of the EU to and from the UK. If you are arriving from some countries outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. To check and apply, please visit the UK Border Agency Website.

Learn more about UK and Ireland visa requirements

Great British tips

Our UK and Ireland cheat sheet will have you feeling like a local in no time

When to tip

It's customary to tip between 10-15% in restaurants in the UK. It's not mandatory, but it's always appreciated.

Getting around

Hire a car to explore the UK at your leisure. The UK and Ireland both have a good rail network; and cities have taxis and buses.

Free attractions

Visit national parks across the country, and enjoy world-class museums in many cities, like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.

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Fairy Pools grace the hillside and Kilt Rock waterfall cascadesstraight into the sea.

Eloise Barker,  British Airways Holidays

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