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Most Popular Short Haul Flights

Short haul flights to wonderful destinations ensure you can launch straight into your holiday fun, without losing precious time with jet lag and different time zones. The best things is, many budget airlines offer short haul flights for fantastic prices, with extra routes added right when you want them.

Discover European cities, sparkling stretches of white sand, glamorous resort towns and spectacular landscapes all within five hours or less of plane travel time. All you have to do, is choose where you want to escape to.

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Short Haul Flight Destinations

From the UK, you're spoilt for choice with hundreds of destinations competing for your holiday time! Do you want to laze on a sun-drenched beach? Explore historical ruins? Scuba dive at some of the best sites in the world or simply drink cocktails by a resort pool? Here's a list of the most popular short haul destinations from the UK.

The Greek Islands

You can fly to one of the most popular Greek islands, Santorini, in under 4 hours, making it perfect for a quick, seaside break. Famous for its whitewashed houses tumbling down to the sea, Santorini is full of traditional architecture, rich landscapes, bustling tavernas and exquisite sunset panoramas.

Also close by, within a 4-hour flight, is the picturesque island of Rhodes. Here you can enjoy miles of beaches, forests, churches, castles and medieval towns, in a climate that's sunny for most of the year.

With a shorter flight still, you can visit the historic island of Crete, considered the cradle of Minoan civilisation. The stunning beaches are a drawcard, however the island has much more to offer, including fascinating ruins, hiking opportunities and quaint villages.

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a year-round sun-filled destination and you can fly to the largest island, Tenerife, in just over 4 hours from the UK. Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for British tourists with fantastic infrastructure, nature parks, wildlife and an amazing array of water- based activities.

Fuerteventura is just a 4-hour flight from the UK and has over a hundred sparkling beaches to enjoy. It's more relaxed than Tenerife, but there's loads to do, including adrenalin adventures like dune jumping, snorkelling and kayaking. There's also atmospheric small villages, waterparks and traditional markets.

You can fly direct to Lanzarote in just 4 hours, famous for its volcanic landscapes, black sand beaches and stunning architecture. Hotspots for tourists include Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen.

The Balearic Islands

Fly direct into Mallorca, the biggest Balearic island, in just over 2 hours from the UK. Apart from sun, premier resorts and a vibrant nightlife, Mallorca offers secluded coves to explore, charming historic towns and beautiful, mountainous landscapes for hiking.

Ibiza is famous for its international club scene and wild parties by the sea. You can get there in just over 2 hours from London and explore the historic old town, glamourous beaches and shop until you drop in boutique stores and markets.

Menorca is home to historic Bronze Age sites, a UNESCO Heritage Listed Biosphere Reserve and white-sand beaches, all within a 2-hour flight from London. Its laid-back vibe makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Cyprus

Aphrodite's birthplace is a mere 4 hours and 30 minutes from London by plane. The diverse island is rich in historical culture, with Roman ruins to explore for days and picturesque beaches. The local cuisine is famed for its fresh, seasonal style, with Meze reigning supreme as a way to indulge in all the traditional tastes.

Turkey

Fly into exotic Istanbul in under 4 hours from London. The largest city in Turkey is the only city in the world that spans two continents and it's packed full of architecture, shopping, nightlife and historic sites. For a seaside break, visit Antalya on the Mediterranean coastline to indulge in gorgeous beaches, lush greenery, ancient ruins and an exciting resort culture.

Morocco

Morocco is a feast for the senses, with the mighty Sahara, soaring mountain ranges, exotic culture and thrilling history, all within a 4-hour flight from London. Visit Marrakech to sample succulent street stall food and colourful souks or wander around the Old Town in Fes to immerse yourself in history that still thrives today.

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Paris

You can get to the fashion capital of the world in just over 1 hour from London, making Paris one of the easiest short haul flight destinations. The iconic architecture of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral highlight the glamour of the bridges over the Seine, the art nouveau cafes, the enticing patisseries and the haute couture houses of the world's most influential designers.

Rome

It will take you just over 2 hours to fly to Rome from London, so you can hop off the plane and be eating pizza before you know it. The sprawling, thrilling city is home to the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Vatican City, among a cosmopolitan vibe of art, food, fashion and sparkling nightlife.

Budapest

Jump on a plane to Budapest and you'll be there in just over 2 hours. Hungary's capital is split in two by the River Danube and you can explore the hilly district of Buda and the bustling vibe of Pest. Visit Castle Hill and Buda's Old Town, Trinity Square with the 13th century Matthias Church and take a river cruise on the Danube to view the city lights on sunset.

Amsterdam

For a really short haul flight, visit the capital of the Netherlands in under 1 hour from London! Known for its artistic heritage, infamous red light district, intricate canal system and storybook houses, Amsterdam is the perfect weekend destination. Get straight off the plane and visit the Museum District with works by Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and cycle with the locals along bike paths by all the sights.

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