The cheapest times to fly from SCE to LCY are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of 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 SCE to LCY is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $2538 for Friday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $881 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to London

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to London (LCY) will usually cost between $896 to $1598 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $970. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $1463. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $493 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1104 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to LCY flight.

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

SCE to LCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to LCY flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LCY, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SCE. 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 $292 (21%) 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 $1031. Return trip prices are from the LCY to SCE 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 SCE to LCY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 30 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 SCE to LCY while comparing.

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

  • 22 miles (35 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 19.98% less expensive than LCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to LHR flights


Flight Hacking SCE to LCY

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 SCE to LCY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SCE > BOS > LCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $434 (39.33%)

See SCE to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SCE > LGA > LCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $717
  • Average savings: $387 (35.02%)

See SCE to LGA flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (SCE > MCO > LCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $787
  • Average savings: $317 (28.68%)

See SCE to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SCE to LCY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London City Airport to University Park Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3618 miles or 5823 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SCE to LCY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to LCY flight is about 7 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SCE to LCY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCE
Origination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8

Return Airport

Destination code LCY
Destination airport name London City Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude 0.1


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