Flying from Singapore to the United Kingdom’s capital, London, has never been so easy, with so many different varieties of routes and airline companies to choose from.
1. Direct Flight (Full Service Carrier)
There are currently 3 different airlines serving direct flight to and fro Singapore and London.
Last month, I flew to London with Australian national carrier, Qantas on their Sydney-Singapore-London route. The flight was reasonably priced and is actually a brilliant alternative! The seats were comfortable, the legroom is reasonable. Qantas also provides free amenities like eyemask, toothbrush, and toothpaste! The only complain I had was that their in-flight meals just isn’t very yummy. Feeling hungry or thirsty during your flight? Simply walk to the back and you will be able to grab some snacks and drinks!
For those who can’t really afford a flight on Singapore Airlines, the next alternate airline company would be U.K’s national carrier – British Airways. They have more frequent promotional airfare, with their seats and legroom on par with Qantas, but definitely wins Qantas on their in-flight entertainment and in-flight meals.
Lastly, it will be flying with our national carrier, Singapore Airlines. Airfares are normally more expensive than the rivals (unless you purchased a year ago or during their two-to-go promotion). But it’s easy to understand that normally the more you pay, the better thing you will get in return! Which I personally think is quite true, the in-flight entertainment is very good, their in-flight food was the best (very local) between Qantas and British Airways, and the seats are definitely super comfortable.
Below are the flight times for the 3 airlines (flying out of Singapore):
Qantas 1: 11:55pm – 6:15am (+1)
British Airways 16: 10:35pm – 5:05am (+1)
British Airways 12: 11:15pm – 5:50am (+1)
Singapore Airlines 306: 1:10am – 7:45am
Singapore Airlines 308: 9:00am – 3:40pm
Singapore Airlines 318: 12:35pm – 7:15pm
Singapore Airlines 322: 11:30pm – 5:55am (+1)
2. Direct Flight (Low-Cost Carrier)
If flying Qantas, BA or SIA is too much for your pocket, your next direct flight alternative till January 2019 is flying with Norwegian Air. They fly out from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 to London Gatwick Airport. With fares from S$300+, it’s super affordable if you look at the service they provide, and the flight comes with in-flight entertainment and meals! Seeing them go is really a sad thing for me, as I personally enjoyed my flight with them!
Below is the flight time for Norwegian Air flying from Singapore:
Norwegian Air 7408: 9:10am – 4:10pm
3. Flights with Stop(s)
If flying for 13 hours straight isn’t your cup of tea, and prefer to have a stopover during your trip, there are actually tons of airlines you could consider!
There are Finnair (via Helsinki), Emirates (via Dubai), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi), KLM (via Amsterdam), Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur), SWISS (via Zurich), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Air France (via Paris), Thai Airways (via Bangkok) and many many more.
Price wise, it’s really dependable on the time of your flight and the dates of your travel. Service wise and quality of the flight is also dependable on the airline you’re flying with. For example, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, and Air France are usually the better airlines.
But if you still want to find an even cheaper alternative, you could go with Singapore Airlines’s subsidiary – Scoot that flies direct to Athens and Berlin, where you will could then book a separate flight with a different airline (e.g. easyJet, Ryanair or British Airways etc). It may seem troublesome, but definitely cheaper.
So which method would you be flying to London from Singapore for your future trips? Do let me know in the comments!