The cheapest times to fly from TAO to LHR are

  • January 29th to June 24th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 16th)
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 TAO to LHR is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1881 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $608 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Qingdao (TAO) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $658 to $1436 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $668. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $751 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $800 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAO to LHR flight.

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

TAO to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAO to LHR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Qingdao. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $135 (14%) 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 $812. Return trip prices are from the LHR to TAO 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 TAO to LHR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 42 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 TAO to LHR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LHR
  • Usually 6.07% less expensive than LHR
  • 1-layover flights available

See TAO to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, ANA, Asiana, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to Liuting Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5399 miles or 8689 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TAO to LHR flight is about 10 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Qingdao and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from TAO to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TAO
Origination airport name Liuting Airport
City Qingdao
Country China
Latitude 36.3
Longitude 120.4

Return Airport

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


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