The cheapest times to fly from COU to STN are

  • February 12th to June 3rd (except the weeks of February 19th and April 2nd)
  • August 13th to September 9th
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd, and November 26th)

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 COU to STN is early May. Prices can be as high as $5814 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $950 for Wednesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Columbia, MO (COU) to London (STN) will usually cost between $1052 to $2941 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1127. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2345. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1218 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1342 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COU to STN flight.

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

COU to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COU to STN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into COU. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1073 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1361. Return trip prices are from the STN to COU 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 COU 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 40 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 COU to STN while comparing.

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

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 32.49% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See COU to LHR flights


Flight Hacking COU 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 COU to STN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $919
  • Average savings: $424 (31.56%)

See COU to EWR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $316 (23.51%)

See COU to BOS flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (COU > ORD > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1052
  • Average savings: $291 (21.65%)

See COU to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4269 miles or 6870 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop COU to STN flight is about 8 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbia, MO and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from COU to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code COU
Origination airport name Columbia Regional Airport
City Columbia, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -92.2

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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