Getting there

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tower Bridge, London, England
Tower Bridge, London, England
Booking flights for clients traveling to Great Britain is seamless, with all the major carriers, including American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic, offering flights from gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada to cities throughout Britain.

A sampling of routes includes: 20-plus daily flights from New York (JFK) to London (LHR); two daily flights from JFK to Manchester (MAN); 14 daily flights from Newark (EWR) to London (LHR); and one daily from EWR to Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Belfast (BFS) and Manchester. Austin (AUS), Baltimore (BWI), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Phoenix (PHX), Raleigh/Durham (RDU), San Diego (SAN), and Seattle (SEA) each offer a daily flight into LHR. London’s Gatwick Airport welcomes one daily flight from Charlotte (CLT) and Tampa (TPA), and three daily flights from Orlando (MCO), while Heathrow welcomes eight daily flights from Boston (BOS), four from Atlanta (ATL), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), 13 from Chicago (ORD), seven from Washington, D.C. (IAD), nine from Miami (MIA), five from Houston (IAH), and six from Los Angeles (LAX).

United Airlines has the most coverage into the UK in terms of geographical spread, with direct flights into London and other cities. They offer direct flights from Newark to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Edinburgh; Chicago to Edinburgh and London; and Washington, D.C. to Manchester and London. They also offer flights from Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to London.


Recommend the BritRail Consecutive or Flexi pass from Rail Europe ( Both passes give your clients unlimited travel on Britain’s national rail networks (including Thames link trains and transportation from Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports to London). The Consecutive pass is available for 4, 8, 15, 22 days or 1 month of consecutive travel, while the Flexi pass is available for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days of consecutive or non-consecutive travel within a 2-month period.

Did you know?

You can travel by ferry to destinations all around the British coast, including routes to the Scottish Islands and the Channel Islands.