The cheapest times to fly from LGW to CAN are

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the weeks of January 29th and February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 LGW to CAN is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1562 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $562 for Thursday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Guangzhou

Flying from London (LGW) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $562 to $976 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $585. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1176. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $592 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $711 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGW to CAN flight.

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

LGW to CAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGW to CAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CAN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LGW. Saturdays 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 $103 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $687. Return trip prices are from the CAN to LGW 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 LGW to CAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 36 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 LGW to CAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 12.52% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGW to HKG flights


Flight Hacking LGW to CAN

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 LGW to CAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (LGW > SVO > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $616
  • Average savings: $96 (13.43%)

See LGW to VIE flights

Hack #2: Vienna (LGW > VIE > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $64 (8.93%)

See LGW to SVO flights

Hack #3: Dublin (LGW > DUB > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $650
  • Average savings: $61 (8.58%)

See LGW to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LGW to CAN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air China, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Qatar Airways, Shandong, Shenzhen, Smartwings, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Baiyun International Airport to London Gatwick Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5902 miles or 9498 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LGW to CAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGW to CAN flight is about 11 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Guangzhou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from LGW to CAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGW
Origination airport name London Gatwick Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.1
Longitude -0.2

Return Airport

Destination code CAN
Destination airport name Baiyun International Airport
City Guangzhou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 113.3


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