The cheapest times to fly from LHR to IKA are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • May 14th to July 15th
  • mid to late September
  • November 5th 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 LHR to IKA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $753 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $463 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Tehran

Flying from London (LHR) to Tehran (IKA) will usually cost between $467 to $648 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $466. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $213 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $496 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to IKA flight.

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

LHR to IKA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to IKA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IKA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LHR. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Tehran, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to London. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $508. Return trip prices are from the IKA to LHR 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 LHR to IKA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LHR to IKA

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 LHR to IKA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Stockholm (LHR > ARN > IKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $446
  • Average savings: $50 (10.08%)

See LHR to AMS flights

Hack #2: Amsterdam (LHR > AMS > IKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $447
  • Average savings: $49 (9.88%)

See LHR to ARN flights

Hack #3: Vienna (LHR > VIE > IKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $464
  • Average savings: $33 (6.55%)

See LHR to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LHR to IKA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Serbia, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Imam Khomaini International Airport to London Heathrow Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2747 miles or 4421 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LHR to IKA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to IKA flight is about 5 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Tehran?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from LHR to IKA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LHR
Origination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5

Return Airport

Destination code IKA
Destination airport name Imam Khomaini International Airport
City Tehran
Country Iran
Latitude 35.4
Longitude 51.1


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