The cheapest times to fly from BMI to STN are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of April 30th)
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to November 4th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BMI to STN is late October. Prices can be as high as $12100 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $1767 for Friday flights around late October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) to London (STN) will usually cost between $5675 to $10878 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $3923. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $12000. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $8078 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6559 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BMI to STN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BMI to STN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BMI to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BMI to STN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Bloomington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into BMI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Bloomington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1316 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $6540. Return trip prices are from the STN to BMI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BMI to STN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BMI to STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 86.60% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See BMI to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 86.40% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See BMI to LGW flights


Flight Hacking BMI to STN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BMI to STN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (BMI > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $926
  • Average savings: $5634 (85.89%)

See BMI to EWR flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BMI > BOS > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $5560 (84.77%)

See BMI to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BMI > LGA > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1042
  • Average savings: $5518 (84.12%)

See BMI to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BMI to STN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Eurowings, Iberia, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Stansted Airport to Central Illinois Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4063 miles or 6539 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BMI to STN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BMI to STN flight is about 8 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Bloomington/Normal, IL and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from BMI to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BMI
Origination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9

Return Airport

Destination code STN
Destination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2


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