As we travel to Europe, many of us who live in the USA or Canada visit multiple cities and have the option of traveling to various destinations.
But as airlines change prices so fast, how do we know which cities are the cheapest to fly to?
Not too many years ago, almost all cheaper flights to Europe were to London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam at the biggest and busiest airports, but because of growing competition and increased fares, the times have changed.
Quite often these are the most expensive airports to travel in Europe, so knowledgeable travelers can take advantage of a different starting point.
For those who don’t we have created a list for the cheapest place to fly into Europe:
10. Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy
In the Milan area of Northern Italy, Milan Malpensa Airport is the biggest international airport.
In Milan, the smaller of Alitalia’s two main hubs are usually cheaper than flying to Rome.
But flying to Rome is probably better when you don’t expect to visit Milan.
Oddly enough, Alitalia never seems to have the best price.
The city seems to be more affordable for flights in 2015, but largely because the Atlantic is crossed by the Emirates with cheaper fares from some cities.
9. Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland
It is the primary airport for central Europe flights and is also the nearest to the city center to ensure short and comfortable transfer times for passengers.
The busiest airport in Poland operates 300 flights each day, covering a wide range of domestic and international destinations.
It was a hub for LOT Polish Airline, offering services to O’Hare as well as from the JFK in New York.
If you love to visit the medieval marketplace of Cracow or to the impressive museums in Danzk or you’re interested in visiting Warsaw’s green cobblestone roads and baroque palaces this might be the best option for you.
8. Dublin Airport, Ireland
The airports of Dublin and Shannon are on opposite sides of Ireland, and both are Aer Lingus’ active hub providing low-cost services to other European destinations as well.
Both are airfare prices that stay similar to North American countries (which is normally a little cheaper in Dublin).
Essentially, if you want to begin your trip to Ireland in Dublin, travel to Dublin and fly to Shannon if you would like to continue your tour elsewhere.
7. Copenhagen Airport, Denmark
The next entry on our list is Copenhagen International Airport, which gives a median price for a round ticket from North American countries of around $800.
This allows US travelers to explore the white cliffs of Denmark, forests, deserted dunes and visually beautiful-historical and cultural sites without spending much money.
In addition to being the main hub for Scandinavian Airlines, the airport also serves as the main port of entry to the other north countries, serving as an operating base for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian air shuttles.
6. Gatwick Airport, London, UK
The Gatwick Airport is a major international airport located 29.5 miles south of central London, close to Crawley, in western Sussex, south-east England.
After Heathrow Airport, it is the second most busy passenger airport in the UK.
London provides four major airports and only one of them could have the lowest trans-Atlantic fares.
The busiest & closest to London is Heathrow, but Gatwick is often the cheapest when compared with the overall price of flights.
In reality, London had very competitive flights for the first time in several years, beginning with our tests in 2016.
You might get a relatively cheap flight throughout the year if you want to start your vacation from London.
5. Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain
Madrid is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe known for its lively culture, its magnificent baroque palace squares, and bubbling fountains, it’s tasty foods, taste-bud tapas joints, and its sunny parks.
Hey, and it’s also technically the cheapest entry in the country with flights to Adolfo Suarez–Barajas Airport landing at just $950 round trip!
Visitors from some US airports, especially during the offseason, are also often able to see much lower prices.
It is the busiest airport in Spain or the 4th busiest in Europe, but Iberia Airlines is not the location of inexpensive trans-Atlantic non-stop flights.
4. Paris Orly Airport, France
Charles de Gaulle Airport is another of Europe’s best connected and one of the biggest airport in the world, plus the main hub of Air France. But in terms of price not so suitable. As if your only aim is to reach France or Europe, Orly airport could be the best alternative.
3. Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
The second busiest airport on Scandinavian Airlines is from the airport of Arlanda where prices are usually lowest, but the city center is closer to the Bromma airport, so naturally, its prices are just a little higher.
You can easily reach when you consider Sweden the next touring destination of European fantasy in a tight budget.
Over the last five years, Arlanda airport has seen a tremendous 30% growth in passengers, making it an important gateway to international destinations worldwide.
Scandinavian Airlines, United, Delta, or Norwegian Air Shuttle offer their services connecting New York, the latter of which will also provide services to Oakland and Los Angeles.
2. Budapest Airport, Hungary
Its 16 kilometers from Budapest and can handle more than 11 million passengers per year while providing domestic and international flights with Emirates and Wizz Air, including flights to Dubai.
In the coldest season of the year, Budapest Airport collects all the newest low-cost airlines including many American airlines like Delta.
1. Keflavík Airport, Iceland
Who can resist the attraction of the spectacular volcanic scenery of Iceland and its remarkably contemporary capital?
It’s also easy to get across from the fantastic destination of Icelandair and WOW Air from and off the list of flights to and from 10 major US locations: Anchorage, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Newark, New York City, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, and Washington.
Keflavik International Airport is also used as a hub both to and from Icelandair.