The cheapest times to fly from MCE to STN are

  • October 8th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 5th)
  • early December

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 MCE to STN is mid October. Prices can be as high as $12400 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1152 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Merced, CA (MCE) to London (STN) will usually cost between $3638 to $10900 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $3342. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $9941. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6599 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4150 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCE to STN flight.

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

MCE to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCE to STN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Merced. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MCE. 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 $2634 (33%) 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 $4133. Return trip prices are from the STN to MCE 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 MCE to STN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 33 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MCE to STN while comparing.

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

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 67.73% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCE to LHR flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MCE > LAX > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $3172 (76.43%)

See MCE to LAX flights

Hack #2: Dusseldorf (MCE > DUS > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1288
  • Average savings: $2862 (68.96%)

See MCE to DUS flights

Hack #3: Lisbon (MCE > LIS > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1309
  • Average savings: $2842 (68.47%)

See MCE to LIS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, China Southern, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Loganair, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Stansted Airport to Merced Regional/Macready Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5317 miles or 8557 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCE to STN flight is about 10 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Merced, CA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MCE to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCE
Origination airport name Merced Regional/Macready Field Airport
City Merced, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.3
Longitude -120.5

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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