Your Finnair flight from London will depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW). When you book your flights with us, you guarantee the best possible start to your trip aboard our modern fleet of aircraft. If you are a frequent flyer, register for Finnair Plus and earn upgrades to redeem on future flights.
To reach London Heathrow Airport, which is located 22 km west of London, you can catch the Heathrow Express train. This is a non-stop direct rail service between Paddington Station and Heathrow airport. Alternatively, the airport can be reached via the London Underground, with the Piccadilly line serving the airport.
Departing from London with Finnair
- Finnair flights from Heathrow Airport will leave from Terminal 3, Zone G.
- Check-in at LHR opens 2 hours 30 minutes before your flight, closing just 45 minutes before departure. If you’re pushed for time, check-in is also available at Paddington Station.
- Up to five Finnair flights depart from Heathrow each day.
Located in China’s Shaanxi Province, Xian (also spelt Xi’an) is an ancient city that is famous for the Terracotta Warriors. Fly to Xian to marvel at the mighty statues (often a highlight of any trip to Xian), created to protect an emperor in the afterlife, hidden for many years and now a UNESCO-listed site. Other things to enjoy after your flight to Xian include the world’s biggest city wall, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and the Grand Mosque. Tang Paradise and Daming Palace and Park are great if flying to Xian with children. Book flights to Xian, China, to discover surrounding areas too, including Mount Huashan, Taiping National Forest Park and Huaqing Hot Springs. Sample local specialities like biang biang noodles, yang rou pao mo bread and mutton soup, and sweet shi zi bing buns after your Xi’an flights.
BEST TIME TO VISIT XIAN
As a year-round destination, there’s no bad time to book plane tickets to Xian. Summer is the peak tourist season, while autumn sees the fewest visitors. Autumn is the best period to find discount accommodation rates and cheap flights to Xian.
Summers are hot and winters are cooler, while spring and autumn have moderate temperatures. Spring can experience sandstorms, so autumn is generally seen as the best time to visit Xian.
If you want to experience a major holiday, like Chinese New Year, May Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival, be sure to book your airline tickets to Xian and hotels well in advance.
FLIGHTS TO XIAN
In 1988, Finnair became the first European carrier to offer direct flights between Europe and China. Today, the airline has the shortest routes between the two continents.
Many Finnair flights to Xi’an use the advanced A350 aeroplanes. Large windows, more space and technological advances help to provide greater comfort on Xian flights.
We connect Xian with numerous cities via Helsinki. Direct flights to Xian from Helsinki take a little less than 08h. If you book cheap flights to Xian from London, Munich, Stockholm, Paris or another destination, your Helsinki stopover will be smooth and convenient. All transit services and gates are within one building.
Enjoy professional service and Nordic hospitality on Finnair’s flights to Xian, along with delicious meals and great on-board entertainment. Check out Xian flight deals in Nordic Business Class for extra benefits, like priority boarding and luggage collection, an increased baggage allowance and fully flat seats.