One of our favorite quotes is “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. But what if you need to be a bit more budget conscious when it comes to planning your next adventure? Lucky for you we’ve studied just that to find the cheapest cities in the world to fly to out of UK airports, broken down by cheapest short-haul, mid-haul, and long-haul flights. The cities are ranked based on the average prices for Opodo.co.uk bookings during 2012 on return flights price per adult passenger, including taxes and charges. So if you’re ready to travel while keeping conscious of your budget, here are the top 3 cheapest destinations for each of the categories.
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Cheapest cities for short-haul* flights:
*Departing from the UK to Europe or North Africa.
1. Malmö, Sweden
2. Rygge, Norway
Tip: The Rygge airport is located 40 miles outside of Oslo city centre. You can reach Oslo from Rygge by railway.
3. Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tip: Eindhoven is 80 miles outside of Amsterdam city centre. If you are travelling to Amsterdam from Eindhoven there are bus and train transport options available.
Cheapest cities for mid-haul* flights:
*Departing from the UK to the Middle East.
1. Kuwait City, Kuwait
2. Dubai, UAE
3. Amman, Jordan
Cheapest cities for long-haul* flights:
*Departing from the UK to all destinations excluding Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
1. New York, USA
2. Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. Boston, USA