The cheapest times to fly from MLI to STN are

  • April 30th to May 13th
  • October 1st to March 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 MLI to STN is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $8349 for Friday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $981 for Thursday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Moline, IL (MLI) to London (STN) will usually cost between $989 to $3869 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1055. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $3213. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2159 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1380 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLI to STN flight.

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

MLI to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLI to STN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Moline. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $1212 (42%) 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 $1397. Return trip prices are from the STN to MLI 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 MLI 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 19 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 MLI to STN while comparing.

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

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 34.89% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLI to LHR flights

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

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 32.68% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLI to LGW flights

Destination alternative #3: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from STN
  • Usually 31.38% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLI to MAN flights


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

Hack #1: Brussels (MLI > BRU > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $528 (38.26%)

See MLI to BRU flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (MLI > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $902
  • Average savings: $478 (34.64%)

See MLI to EWR flights

Hack #3: Milan (MLI > MXP > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $974
  • Average savings: $406 (29.42%)

See MLI to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLI 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 Quad City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4077 miles or 6561 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLI to STN flight is about 8 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Moline, IL and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from MLI to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLI
Origination airport name Quad City International Airport
City Moline, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -90.5

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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