Flying to Orlando from the UK

Quite simply, there are no shortages of options when it comes to finding flights to Orlando from London or other airports across the UK. As one of the most popular family holiday destinations, with more than 1 million visitors each year from Britain alone, Orlando is extremely well served for flights all year round.

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Direct Flights from Gatwick

Flying to Orlando from London on direct flights is the favoured option for most people, especially those with young children. And, of course, there are a number of good reasons why this is the preferred option.

 

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  • It’s quicker – The direct route is the quickest way to get there with flight times around the 9 hour mark. Flying indirect means a changeover at another airport, adding additional time (variable depending on route) to your journey
  • Less hassle – One flight and you’re there. Get on board in London, arrive in Orlando and away to go. No changeover, waiting or managing your way through another airport to get another flight
  • Easier for families – For families with young children it can be an easier route – mainly for the points above. Also, with the major airlines (BA & Virgin) flying out of London, you have family friendly options available to you on board
  • Good flight times – The direct flights out of Gatwick generally offer favourable departure and arrival times to Orlando. Arriving stateside at convenient late afternoon / early evening times and good overnight flights homeward.

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Things to consider when looking at indirect flights

If you do find an indirect flight which is significantly cheaper than direct alternatives then DO consider the following before making your decision:

How big is the overall saving

If it’s a relatively small saving, is it worth the additional hours spent travelling and the added issues around having an additional leg in the journey. On the other hand, if the flight is a large saving (it’s not unusual to save upwards of £1000 on a family of 4) then you may consider the added journey worthwhile.

Check the Number of Change Overs 

When making an online search you may well find the cheapest price also comes with more than one stopover / flight change. Do you really want to pass through 2 or 3 airports en route? Consider the convenience of your route against the amount of money you may save.

Check the route time

Again, it’s all about balance. Some indirect flights may (and often do) offer great times with only short change overs. We’d generally recommend this option when taking an indirect. Some, on the other hand, may require long waiting time at airports or very late arrival times – which can be problematic when travelling with young children for example. Again, balance the timings of your journey with your budget allowance to get the most suitable flights.

Consider the airlines

Do yo have a preference on airlines? The reality is that some people prefer to use one airline over another. Do some research into the airlines you’ll be flying with.

Check the route

When looking at the price, why not also consider the route and the airports to which you’ll be travelling. Is your first port of call at another US airport? If so, you’ll need to collect your baggage and go through immigration at this airport. Or are you landing in Canada, or a European airport? Or maybe via Dublin, which offers the opportunity to go through US immigration there so you don’t require it once in Orlando.

Who flies direct to Orlando from London?

Year round scheduled services available from London Gatwick from:

British Airways

Virgin Atlantic

Norwegian Airlines 

Please note that British Airways may operate on a flight share basis with American Airlines while Virgin may have likewise with Delta Airlines.

Alternate Direct Routes (Charter Flights)

You’ll also find seasonal (typically spring / summer) charter flights to Orlando International (MCO) or Sanford (SFB) arranged by:

Thomson

Thomas Cook

Monarch

 

Pool Area at Hilton Orlando

Indirect Flights

You can also make your way to Orlando with a range of other airlines from London via a range of different indirect routes with some of the leading airlines from the USA and internationally.

This essentially means a flight from London with a change at an airport either in the USA or possibly at a European airport, before connecting on to Orlando.

Why would you consider this type of route?

The simple reason usually is PRICE. Often, particularly during peak season (typically Easter and the Summer Holiday weeks) indirect flights can represent a significant saving on the cost of flights to Orlando and may well be worth considering as a viable option.

Airlines Who Offer An Indirect Route to Orlando include:

American Airlines | United Airlines | Delta Airlines | US Airways | Air Canada | Air New Zealand | Lufthansa | Aer Lingus | Iberia | Emirates | KLM

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By Jeff Turner from Santa Clarita, CA, United States (Orlando Eye) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Direct Flights from Gatwick

Flying to Orlando from London on direct flights is the favoured option for most people, especially those with young children. And, of course, there are a number of good reasons why this is the preferred option.

 

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  • It’s quicker – The direct route is the quickest way to get there with flight times around the 9 hour mark. Flying indirect means a changeover at another airport, adding additional time (variable depending on route) to your journey
  • Less hassle – One flight and you’re there. Get on board in London, arrive in Orlando and away to go. No changeover, waiting or managing your way through another airport to get another flight
  • Easier for families – For families with young children it can be an easier route – mainly for the points above. Also, with the major airlines (BA & Virgin) flying out of London, you have family friendly options available to you on board
  • Good flight times – The direct flights out of Gatwick generally offer favourable departure and arrival times to Orlando. Arriving stateside at convenient late afternoon / early evening times and good overnight flights homeward.

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Who flies direct to Orlando from London?

Year round scheduled services available from London Gatwick from:

British Airways

Virgin Atlantic

Norwegian Airlines 

Please note that British Airways may operate on a flight share basis with American Airlines while Virgin may have likewise with Delta Airlines.

Alternate Direct Routes (Charter Flights)

You’ll also find seasonal (typically spring / summer) charter flights to Orlando International (MCO) or Sanford (SFB) arranged by:

Thomson

Thomas Cook

Monarch

 

By Kai Schreiber from Münster, Germany (it's raining houses. hallelujah.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Indirect Flights

You can also make your way to Orlando with a range of other airlines from London via a range of different indirect routes with some of the leading airlines from the USA and internationally.

This essentially means a flight from London with a change at an airport either in the USA or possibly at a European airport, before connecting on to Orlando.

Why would you consider this type of route?

The simple reason usually is PRICE. Often, particularly during peak season (typically Easter and the Summer Holiday weeks) indirect flights can represent a significant saving on the cost of flights to Orlando and may well be worth considering as a viable option.

Airlines Who Offer An Indirect Route to Orlando include:

American Airlines | United Airlines | Delta Airlines | US Airways | Air Canada | Air New Zealand | Lufthansa | Aer Lingus | Iberia | Emirates | KLM

Pool Area at Hilton Orlando

Things to consider when looking at indirect flights

If you do find an indirect flight which is significantly cheaper than direct alternatives then DO consider the following before making your decision:

How big is the overall saving

If it’s a relatively small saving, is it worth the additional hours spent travelling and the added issues around having an additional leg in the journey. On the other hand, if the flight is a large saving (it’s not unusual to save upwards of £1000 on a family of 4) then you may consider the added journey worthwhile.

Check the Number of Change Overs 

When making an online search you may well find the cheapest price also comes with more than one stopover / flight change. Do you really want to pass through 2 or 3 airports en route? Consider the convenience of your route against the amount of money you may save.

Check the route time

Again, it’s all about balance. Some indirect flights may (and often do) offer great times with only short change overs. We’d generally recommend this option when taking an indirect. Some, on the other hand, may require long waiting time at airports or very late arrival times – which can be problematic when travelling with young children for example. Again, balance the timings of your journey with your budget allowance to get the most suitable flights.

Consider the airlines

Do yo have a preference on airlines? The reality is that some people prefer to use one airline over another. Do some research into the airlines you’ll be flying with.

Check the route

When looking at the price, why not also consider the route and the airports to which you’ll be travelling. Is your first port of call at another US airport? If so, you’ll need to collect your baggage and go through immigration at this airport. Or are you landing in Canada, or a European airport? Or maybe via Dublin, which offers the opportunity to go through US immigration there so you don’t require it once in Orlando.

Search Here for Flights to Orlando from London

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