Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Mumbai to London
|February||Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)|
|January||Most popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)|
Average price (return flight)
|₹ 54,415||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal (return flight)
|₹ 627||or less|
Good deal one-way
|₹ 322||or less|
American Airlines, Air India and Iberia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Mumbai to London. Confirm policies on booking site.
Vistara and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Mumbai to London.
The average direct flight takes 9h 20m, covering a distance of 7189 km.
There are 87 (direct) flights between Mumbai and London per week, averaging 12 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (₹ 13,075) and Virgin Atlantic (₹ 19,759), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (₹ 30,997) and Virgin Atlantic (₹ 40,325).
American Airlines (2 times daily), Iberia (2 times daily), British Airways (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Mumbai to London, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from London back to Mumbai , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Mumbai you will be using Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji, often referred to as Mumbai Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: London Southend, London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow or London Luton.
If you would like to stay close to the airport before an early morning flight from Mumbai to London, there are 5 hotels all within 5 minutes of the airport and all offering free airport shuttle transfers. Alternatively, if you are flying from Terminal 2, Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge is located in the airport inside the terminal and you can book a room for 4, 7 or 24 hours.
Passengers who would like to freshen up after a long flight from Mumbai to London Heathrow airport can do so at one of the showers available at the airport. They are can be used for a fee at the Plaza Premium Lounges in Terminals 2 and 3, at the Travellers Lounge in Terminal 3, and at the Aspire Lounge & Spa at Terminal 5.
A lot of different bus lines and coaches operate from the airport throughout the day, and if you are catching a bus, you should head to the central bus station located close to Terminals 2 and 3. If you are catching the tube, you will find 3 underground stations at the airport, one close to Terminal 2 and 3, one at Terminal 4 and the third at Terminal 5. Trains depart about every 10 minutes and can get you to the city centre in under an hour.
Smoking rooms can be easily found at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airport – in fact there are over 15 locations spread through terminals 1B, 1C, and 2. Smoking is not permitted inside any of the London airports. Instead there are designated smoking areas outside the terminals that you can access once you’ve exited the airport building.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Mumbai to London.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to London from Mumbai is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to London with an airline and back to Mumbai with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to London from Mumbai up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The seating in upper class is unconventional and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Reconfigure seating in upper class. We will no longer be customers for that reason alone.."
Pros: "Although there were delays they kept us informed on a regular basis as to what to expect and seemed genuinely apologetic for any inconveniences. Boarding and deplaning were smooth and efficient. I really appreciated that there was no charge for checking a bag. I am certain that contributes to the ease of everyone getting on and off the plane. Our bags arrived at baggage claim about the same time we got there. I would definitely fly with Virgin Atlantic again."
Pros: "Entertainment and helpful staff"
Cons: "Had worst seat on plane on outward because I didn't know I could pick a seat free of charge before online checkin This could be a lack of communication on Kayak/Last Minute.com as opposed to Virgin"
Pros: "Most of it was of a reasonable standard."
Cons: "Plane was full"
Pros: "Crew were great! Neck cushions on chair aren’t adjustable and not comfortable."
Pros: "The crew where awesome and catered to every need and requirement."
Cons: "need to have a slightly deeper seat pitch in premium economy to allow people out without having to wake each other up. Especially on night flights."
Pros: "The crew was maybe average, that was still the best point."
Cons: "Extremely tight space. The food was almost inedible. Awful."
Pros: "The crew were very attentive, they tried hard to help me with comfort, drinks etc. I didnt have food as it was so good in the Virgin Clubhouse!"
Cons: "The bed! When you flip it flat its rock hard, and the matress they provide is useless! Need foam matress to really make it more comfotable. If the seat reclined another few inches i wouldnt bother flipping it."
Cons: "They have to uptade the airplanes"
Pros: "I like the professional approach of the airline and the staff. Seats are really comfortable and i did not need my sleeping pillow at all as the headrest of my seat was already so comfortable."
Cons: "There is not much which i did not like about this airline. Just like other airlines, now have started feeling that Economy class travellers are being approached with bit biased approach in hospitality though they have major contribution in meeting flight running expenses. All airlines should start considering this fact and improve the overall approach."
Pros: "Top glass airline"
Cons: "I lake food and good service crew"
Pros: "Although we were badly delayed the cabin service was excellent in every way. Good meal , cheerful staff and well turned out."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that my seat was between 2 small children that belonged to a family sitting behind me .It was ridiculous to put a stranger on a 10 hour flight with a 3yrar old on one side and a 5 year old on the other"
Pros: "2 bags each 23 kilogram each total 46"
Cons: "Coffee. I don't know what it was but the worst coffee I have ever had and I tried it 3 times"
Cons: "The plane seemed to be a little bit old, especially entertaining equipment"
Pros: "Overall comfortable journey"
Cons: "No option to book food option 24 hours before as could check in could not been done earlier than 24 hours before flight. I logged exactly 24 hrs before filled in details which took a few minutes by that time said too late to book special meal."
Cons: "It was terribly late. No one had a clue on when flight would depart."
Pros: "The entertainment selection was good, though I didn't need to see the blurb about having vloggers available before every movie. One of the very few airlines to use boarding by rows, which speeds up the boarding process."
Cons: "The legroom is very cramped, pretty difficult to eat your meal with the seat in front reclined. The crew were not very attentive: they completely missed me while I was waving the rubbish on their collection rounds. In the end I had to dump it myself in the toilet bins. The PA system is too loud compared to the rest of the entertainment, had to remove the headphones for each one of them."
Pros: "Check in was very smooth with very friendly staff. On board crew was very welcoming and service was excellent."
Cons: "Aircraft configuration of the 787-9 was very poor with 9 seats abreast making the seats very cramped and very poor leg room."
Pros: "Even it was a 12-13hrs flight, I had been my best flight ever in a long flight. Virgin really exeeced my expectations."
Cons: "given milk yoghurt with VGML breakfast"
Pros: "Efficient, friendly, on-time!"
Pros: "Seat is very comfortable"
Pros: "From the check in to the service on board was very good. Staff were polite and respectful."
Cons: "The food was small. There did not serve bread with the meal"
Pros: "I liked that the boarding went really fast and the staff at the JFK airport was super nice and helpful."
Cons: "I didn't like how rude the airplane crew was and how useless and unhappy they were. The sits were very uncomfortable and the food didn't have any taste."
Cons: "One toilet not working"
Pros: "Nothing because I was given a middle seat"
Cons: "6'4 and I get a middle seat.."
Cons: "Seat reclining happens even during meal time and landing! I had to ask crew to get passenger in front to put seat back upright during meal time!!! Crew should've noticed themselves and ask the passenger without my prompting!! So annoyed!! I complained to VA too"
Pros: "The food was surprisingly ok and the seats in PE were comfortable, plus there were two USB ports, perfect!"
Cons: "Being woken up to be asked if I wanted to eat, twice! If I wanted to eat, I wouldn't have a sleeping mask on my face, or be asleep! Plus, upper class and premium economy didn't board first."
Pros: "On time, everything normal."
Cons: "Seat space so small that my knees were up against the next seat, even without it tilting back."
Pros: "They were were very kind and helpful to all passengers"
Pros: "Genuinely pleasant cabin crew, good service, good food."
Cons: "Virgin Upper Class seats are cramped, with very limited stowage space. Turning the seat into a lay flat bed (and returning it seat at the end of the flight) takes some effort--not the simplest of processes. I'm not tall, but my feet protruded into the aisle so I was being disturbed whilst sleeping. Seat is also quite narrow--feels quite claustrophobic when sleeping."
Pros: "Still a more pleasant experience than BA but others have overtaken. Crew make a difference though."
Cons: "Limo service wasn't great in China - asked for address of hotel - a major international chain and confusion on booking details"
Pros: "New Dreamliner aircraft was very comfortable with loads of leg room for a tall person like myself at 1.76m"
Cons: "My seat was directly under the aircon and it was blowing very cold all night which made it quite uncomfortable. Fortunately I had an extra blanket which I could wrap over my head."
Pros: "The boarding and the overall flight experience was quite good."
Cons: "There were movie options such as Sully and Deepwater Horizon, which I think are unsuitable for flights. Overall, the movie options could have had more variety."
Pros: "Smiling and helpful staff Great FREE food and drinks good movies Free goodie bag of travel goods, blanket, pillow etc Free candy for landing descent"
Cons: "Leg room is a little tight"
Pros: "The crew left my breakfast in the sear next to me because I was asleep (unfortunately i didn't notice till I started to disembark...)"
Cons: "I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep very well, even though I was in a window seat (which I can normally lean on)."
Pros: "Everything except the plane itself"
Cons: "Plane cramped"
Pros: "Everything was great ! The staff very nice and the plane is absolutely amazing .."
Cons: "We paid for extra leg but there was no difference between normal and extra .."
Pros: "Mostly everything was fine."
Cons: "Not really anything particularly that I didn't like."
Pros: "I loved wine and whiskey. Blanket and blindfolds, headphones helped me sleep. Care packet with toothbrush came in handy."
Cons: "The Sears were tight and thin. I felt pushes from behind. I could not recline the seat enough. I didn't get a window seat, which is my favorite."
Pros: "Staff excellent - Inflight screen useful."
Cons: "Could not do online Check in - apparently as there were 4 separate legs on my Ticket."
Pros: "At JFK the lounge and service was the best I have encountered."
Pros: "Everything on-board was awesome...Great job guys!!!"
Cons: "My ticket was cancelled at the time I was standing in front of the airline counter to check my bag. I was so furious. The airline did not help me at ALL. In fact, they offer me to buy a brand new ticket at a new price!!!!!! I ended up re-bought the ticket from United airline as my husband has United card (chase) and we ended up paying over 1900 for the ticket that should have been about $911. The priceline number is not helping. I have trip insurance but no. nothing worked. I will never fly Virgin Atlantic again."
Cons: "Enternteiment and seats"
Cons: "More entertainment options"
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "The boarding process, better seats, outdated entertainment system, & slow Baggage delivery ."
Pros: "It's like Air India the crew is old and cant serve the aircraft. Nothing I liked. Flight was very old. Waste if money."
Cons: "Change the aircraft. Give us new aircraft or at least inform passengers this is old aircraft so we don't book. Premium economy price was very high. No service. Entertainment tv 4inc which doesn't work. Seats uncomfortable. It's better to travel will Emirates.i have no words why did I travel in BA."
Cons: "More latest movies in the inflight movies"
Cons: "Loved the flight however wished the food selection was better in business call. On the way to Mumbai the option and choice was better and tasted good. I was not impressed with selection and taste it could have been better."
Pros: "When i booked on kayak was from 8th August to 18th August when BA booked 8th August to 18th September it cost me extra to come back on monday 20th August £ 1400 extra"
Pros: "We could reschedule it. But only a week later."
Cons: "They were late by 2 hrs"
Pros: "Highlight of the trip was BA's inflight safety video."
Cons: "I took a BA flight after a while. I had stopped flying BA in flight service and comfort was poor. I travel business class. Seats were dated (seat cushions), plane was dated, inflight entertainment systems dated (compared to most other airlines). Crew goofed up on food. I had a seat change which I informed the Sr Purser who came to take food order, his colleague who came to serve drinks. Still the server gave my food to the other passenger who had requested to change seats. Which resulted in no food for me. They clamoured some meal fro economy class and served so shabbily (only a pic can show how shabby it was - unfortunately I can't attach one here). In spite of all this the purser showed no remorse or offered no apology. I think I made a mistake in choosing BA, should have never come back to them."
Pros: "Everything was okay, except....."
Cons: "I was not happy with the ground staff in Mumbai, for not sending my baggage directly to Toronto, which was my last stop. I had to go through the whole process of checking in again in Montreal, where I could have missed my connecting flight to Toronto. I think your BA staff in Mumbai should be trained better, thanks."
Pros: "Economy plus was great. Economy was a little rough for me as seating was much less comfortable"
Pros: "polite crew"
Cons: "old plane, old entertainment systems, no updates"
Pros: "I like that they upgraded the seat. My other flights, however, were garbage. This particular one was pleasant."
Cons: "Dude with stank breath constantly burping in my direction. Not your fault, I know."
Cons: "Food quality was mediocre, choices limited"
Cons: "Old aircraft, mediocre entertainment display, food was sub par compared to previous flights"
Pros: "The room on plane to Heathrow, wouldn’t know about way back considering I had to rebook onto Air India..."
Cons: "Just the fact that BA decided to hold us in UK for 6 hours to get their full pay and the fact that Heathrow ground crew had not enough de icing equipment and resources were at an all time poor response. Three hour lines for checking on status of bags, status of flights, unable to book a hotel through BA and got nothing from them. I didn’t enjoy freezing and staying there in Heathrow freezing... plus I didn’t fly this flight home due to fears of them not being able to handle a coating of snow versus what loads of snow we recieve in the states. I had to take Air India home to the US AND HATED IT... thank you BA and especially Heathrow Number one for lack of response and total irresponsibility..."
Cons: "The food was served twice on the flight, but was almost the same kind of menu."
Pros: "Service and food"
Cons: "Has taken up mobility/special assistance while bookkong but didn't get any assistance after landing at London Heathrow airport. Entire transfer at Heathrow airport for catching up next flight to Phoenix, USA lot of struggle had done because of it."
Pros: "Staff was very professional and courteous. No much waiting time for check in. Separate area for security clearance for British Airways passengers was very helpful and noteworthy."
Cons: "Carry on baggage at Mumbai Airport shown different dimensions than traveling from London. No proper communications for delayed flight and boarding was not organized. In flight food from Mumbai - London route was very much unsatisfactory."
Pros: "Service onboard is always pleasant."
Cons: "Not a fan of British Airways business seats. It feels narrow, crowded (i counted 8 people per row?) and not private. You get much better seats on other airlines without having to pay first prices. Boarding was confusing for people that don't know that Club World means business. And food was bland."
Pros: "Got to the destination safely."
Cons: "Last minute gate changes made a rush to board."
Pros: "Great experience"
Cons: "Check in with bags was too slow with only one agent available and there were 30-40 people in line!."
Pros: "Everything above was very good."
Cons: "Little close on the connection"
Cons: "Could not check in online"
Pros: "Staff was cheerful"
Pros: "I like everything about British Airways. They are always so friendly, polite, helpful, and accommodating."
Cons: "Never landed in Coruna, we landed in Santiago, and I received one one piece of my luggage, hope I may get the rest pretty soon, very desappointed."
Cons: "I bought my ticket through you and thanks to you my name was spelled wrong and I could not get my ticket. We called the company for hours but no one would help us. I had to buy a ticket that was double what I bought from you. I demand that I get a refund in full of $1300 and another $2700 to cover the ticket that I had to buy last minute. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about how we can go about doing this."
Pros: "My luggage was lost and had to wait 2hrs."
Pros: "We got to our destination eventually"
Cons: "Lack of communication. No explanations. Feelings of confusion and abandonment."
Pros: "The captain was very open about why we were delayed and when we were due to arrive. Each time our time slot got moved up he let us know."
Cons: "They lost all 8 pieces of luggage we had. Then to submit a claim at the airport I had to wait on s line for over 2 hours because this airline seems to lose everyone's bags."
Cons: "they lost all our luggage"
Pros: "Everything was great! Thank you so much!"
Pros: "Boarding at Heathrow is crazy lacks discipline"
Cons: "Boarding and grumpy staff"
Cons: "Boarding a bit disorganized. But everything else excellent"
Pros: "Food was good"
Pros: "I have no complaints"
Pros: "Everything was just ok"
Cons: "A little old fashioned."
Cons: "45 minutes late leaving Milan and had to sprint from the A gates in Terminal 5 to the C gates in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. Having to clear security again when you're transferring between flights in the same terminal is a joke. Surely there is a better way."
Cons: "Meal included too many sweet things."
Cons: "You can'tkeep a schedule."
Pros: "The original BA codeshare flight delayed by 19 hours, to the next day. They sent an email requesting not to come to the airport until the next day for the rescheduled time. After insisting on an alternative, we were put on Jet Airways flight at the last minute."
Cons: "Very poor systems, as they manually communicated with Jet, and would not waitlist on the Jet system even though Jet requested it. Despite putting us on Jet, they changed the connecting flight to the next day, connecting with the rescheduled BA flight! On reaching London, had to ask them to rebook on the original connecting flight, as we had taken alternate JET flight!"
Airlines flying from Mumbai to London have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Mumbai to London
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Mumbai to London
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Mumbai to London
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Mumbai to London
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Mumbai to London