With its charming country villages of thatched cottages and flowering gardens, rolling farmlands and rugged hills, cliff-backed beaches and stony castles, England draws a whole cascade of different visitors to its island shores right throughout the year. (Not to mention its buzzing summertime festivals.)
For American travelers, making the hop across the Atlantic has never been easier, with plenty of nonstop flights now connecting most all major cities in the United States with a whole host of destinations on the other side. If you're looking to explore England this year and are wondering which airport is your best choice, then be sure to read on and discover the five cheapest airports England has to offer.
Seeing passengers land closer to the heart of the bustling capital than any other airport in the country, London City Airport boasts the fifth cheapest average price tag on air connections from the United States. Expect airfare in the region of $1,100 round trip, along with just a smattering of nonstop connections across the Pond with carriers like British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Although you may find cheaper fares into Heathrow or Gatwick, you'll be in the hipster bars of Shoreditch in no time.
In the heart of England, Birmingham is the perfect gateway for exploring a whole host of the country's wonders, from the rugged ridges of the Peak District National Park in the north to the sandy beaches and cliff-clinging villages of Cornwall in the south. What's more, the city's international airport also hails in as one of the most affordable arrival points in the country for American travelers, boasting an average flight price on routes from the United States of a flat $1,000 round trip.
From Houston to New York City, Atlanta to Miami, Los Angeles to San Fran, there's hardly a single major airport town in the entire United States that doesn't boast at least one nonstop connection to London Heathrow. That's not to mention the range of carriers competing to keep seat prices down on the various routes, including Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Air India, KLM, Iberia — the list goes on. No wonder airfare to Heathrow boasts at an average of just $997 round trip!
Famed for its trophy-amassing soccer clubs and enjoying a reputation as the de facto capital of the North, Manchester boasts one of the liveliest metropolitan characters in the country. At night, thumping clubs dominate the Deansgate Locks and Oxford Street, while daytime sees crowds flocking in and out of the Imperial War Museum, the Gallery of English Costume and the National Football Museum. Flights into town can be a real treat for American travelers, too, with the average price of tickets currently sitting at just $958 round trip.
There are now countless carriers offering nonstop air connections from the United States to London's second largest airport, linking a whole host of major cities in the United States with the most visited metropolis on the planet! But, hey, there's even more good news for prospective travelers eager to seek out the likes of Big Ben and the British Museum this year, because Gatwick is also the cheapest arrival airport in all of England, touting an average flight price of just $934 round trip on routes originating in the States.