Flights to Singapore: Flights from UK to Singapore
Flights to Singapore from which airports in the UK?
One of the world's busiest airports, Singapore welcomes hundreds of flights from across the globe each day, including a number from the UK.
Specifically, regular international flights to south-east Asia's smallest nation depart from both London Heathrow and Manchester airports.
Airlines flying from to Singapore from the UK?
National carriers Singapore Airlines and British Airways both operate direct flights between the UK and Singapore.
However, while BA flies from just London Heathrow, its Asian rival also flies out of Manchester Airport, thereby allowing travellers in the north of England to benefit from direct links with Asia.
Helping to keep competition up and airline tickets down, the London to Singapore route is also offered by Australian carrier Qantas.
Where is Singapore in Asia?
Located just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, just below Malaysia, the island of Singapore is one of just four city-states in the world.
Despite being by far the smallest country in the region, Singapore is a popular tourist destination and relative economic powerhouse, with the past few years seeing the rise of medical tourism alongside the more traditional industry.
Flights between the UK and Singapore can take around 12 hours, with none of the airlines flying the route currently offering stop-overs on the way.
However, Singapore itself is a major stop-over destination, with many of the ten million tourists visiting the city-state each year on their way to somewhere else, for example to Australia or to Europe from the rest of Asia.
As such, Singapore boasts a strong hotel scene and is well-geared to welcoming large numbers of tourists and making them feel as comfortable as possible for the duration of their stay.
Things to see and do in Singapore
As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Singapore represents the perfect introduction to Asia for those travellers who have never experienced the continent before.
Easy to negotiate due to its size and excellent public transportation system, all of the tourist highlights are within a few minutes of nearly all of its hotels.
These include the Orchard Road shopping district, which offers designer names as well as locally-crafted souvenirs at affordable prices, as well as the city's numerous parks and public spaces.
Travellers visiting in July are able to enjoy the celebrated Singapore Food Festival, while the city's bars and nightclubs are buzzing year-round with a healthy mix of locals and tourists.