The cheapest times to fly from RST to LGW are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 RST to LGW is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1683 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $626 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Rochester, MN (RST) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $770 to $1449 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $688. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1558. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $870 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RST to LGW flight.

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

RST to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RST to LGW flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rochester. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $255 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $920. Return trip prices are from the LGW to RST 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 RST to LGW 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 16 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 RST to LGW while comparing.

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

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LGW
  • Usually 2.49% less expensive than LGW
  • 1-layover flights available

See RST to LHR flights


Flight Hacking RST to LGW

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 RST to LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RST > BOS > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $597
  • Average savings: $327 (35.35%)

See RST to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RST > JFK > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $663
  • Average savings: $261 (28.26%)

See RST to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (RST > LGA > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $668
  • Average savings: $256 (27.67%)

See RST to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4044 miles or 6508 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RST to LGW flight is about 8 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Rochester, MN and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from RST to LGW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RST
Origination airport name Rochester International Airport
City Rochester, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 43.9
Longitude -92.5

Return Airport

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


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