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How many British Airways Avios points do you need to fly to a particular city?

It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many Avios are required for a particular route.  You need to go to ba.com, track down the ‘Avios Spending Calculator’ page and then type in your destination and preferred travel class.  It is a bit of a drag.

This table should simplify the process.  It lists BA destinations alphabetically with pricing to / from London.  Prices are one-way.

How many BA Avios points do I need to fly to?

How does the Avios pricing table work?

Prices are shown separately for Off Peak and Peak dates.  The 2021 off peak and peak Avios calendar for British Airways flights is in this HfP article.

All routes in Zone 4+ have World Traveller Plus and First Class prices included, although in reality not all of these routes currently have First.

If you are reading this on a mobile phone, the table is likely to look a mess.  I recommend you use a desktop or tablet instead.

This article was created pre-coronavirus

This table has been put together manually but is as accurate as we could make it. It is up to date with the most recent changes, including the March 2021 short-haul price increase.

Since it was published in January 2019, coronavirus has seen British Airways suspend or permanently close many routes.  Just because a route is listed below it is no guarantee that it will operate in 2021.

You may see lower Avios prices than our table quotes

During 2020, British Airways started to experiment with an additional pricing option.  It is giving you the choice of using more Avios but asking for less cash on top.  On short haul, you can see ‘taxes’ figures of as little as 50p.

This is generally a poor deal.  In most cases, you will maximise value by choosing the Avios option which matches the price shown in our table.

If you are using a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, you will not see these options.  The only Avios price you will be quoted is the one in the table.

What do the definitions mean?

  • ET/WT = Euro Traveller / World Traveller (short-haul economy and long-haul economy)
  • WTP = World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy)
  • CE/CW = Club Europe / Club World (short-haul business and long-haul business)

If you want to download this data so you can manipulate the columns as you want, you canClick here to download the spreadsheet in Excel format.

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One-way prices
Off Peak
Off Peak
Off Peak
Off Peak
Peak
Peak
Peak
Peak
Destination
ET/WT
WTP
CE/CW
First
ET/WT
WTP
CE/CW
First
Aberdeen
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Abu Dhabi
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Abuja
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Accra
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Algiers
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Alicante
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Almeria
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Amman
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Amsterdam
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Antigua
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Athens
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Atlanta
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Austin
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Bahrain
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Baltimore
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Bangkok
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Barbados
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Barcelona
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Bari
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Basel
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Beijing
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Beirut
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Belfast
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Bengalaru
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Bergerac
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Berlin
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Bermuda
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Bilbao
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Billund
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Bologna
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Bordeaux
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Boston
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Brindisi
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Brussels
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Bucharest
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Budapest
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Buenos Aires
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
147,500
Cagliari
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Cairo
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Calgary
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Cancun
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Cape Town
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Catania
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Chambery
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Chania
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Charleston
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Chennai
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Chicago
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Cologne
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Copenhagen
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Corfu
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Dalaman
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Dallas
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Delhi
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Denver
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Doha
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Dubai
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Dublin
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Dubrovnik
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Durban
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Dusseldorf
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Edinburgh
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Faro
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Figari
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Florence
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Fort Lauderdale
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Frankfurt
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Friedrichshafen
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Funchal
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Geneva
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Genoa
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Gibraltar
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Glasgow
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Gothenburg
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Gran Canaria
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Granada
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Grand Cayman
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Grenada
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Grenoble
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Hamburg
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Hannover
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Helsinki
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Heraklion
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Hong Kong
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Houston
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Hyderabad
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Ibiza
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Innsbruck
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Inverness
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Islamabad
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Istanbul
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Jeddah
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Jersey
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Johannesburg
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Kalamata
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Kefalonia
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Kiev
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Kingston
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Krakow
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Kuala Lumpur
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
147,500
Kuwait
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Lagos
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Lanzarote
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Larnaca
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Las Vegas
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Leeds Bradford
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Lima
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Limoges
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Lisbon
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Los Angeles
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Luxembourg
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Lyon
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Madrid
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Mahe (Seychelles)
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Malaga
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Male
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Malta
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Manchester
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Marrakech
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Marseille
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Mauritius
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Menorca
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Mexico City
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Miami
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Milan
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Montreal
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Moscow
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Mumbai
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Munich
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Muscat
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Mykonos
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Nairobi
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Nantes
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Naples
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Narita
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Nashville
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Nassau
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
New Orleans
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
New York
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Newcastle
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Nice
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Olbia
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Orlando
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Osaka
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Oslo
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Palermo
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Palma
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Paphos
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Paris
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Philadelphia
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Phoenix
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Pisa
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Pittsburgh
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Port of Spain
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Porto
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Prague
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Pula
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Punta Cana
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Quimper
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Reykjavik
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Rhodes
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Rio De Janeiro
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Riyadh
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Rome
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Rotterdam
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Salzburg
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
San Diego
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
San Francisco
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
San Jose (CA)
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
San Jose (C’Rica)
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Santiago
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
147,500
Santorini
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Sao Paulo
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Seattle
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Seoul
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Seville
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Shanghai
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Skiathos
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Singapore
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
147,500
Sofia
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Split
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
St Kitts
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
St Lucia
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
St Petersburg
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Stockholm
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Stuttgart
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Sydney
32,500
65,000
125,000
170,000
50,000
100,000
150,000
200,000
Tampa
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Tel Aviv
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Teneriffe
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Thessaloniki
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Tirana
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Tobago
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Tokyo
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Toronto
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Toulouse
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Turin
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 
Turks and Caicos
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Valencia
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Vancouver
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Venice
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Verona
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Vienna
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Warsaw
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Washington
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
47,500
60,000
80,000
Zakynthos
9,250
 
17,750
 
10,750
 
20,750
 
Zagreb
7,250
 
13,500
 
8,250
 
15,750
 
Zurich
4,750
 
8,500
 
5,250
 
9,750
 

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (76)

  • Tom says:

    Hoping to do a LCY-JFK trip on Avios at some point on an Amex 241 voucher, take a train to Toronto and then fly back to London from there.

    Q: can you use a 241 on: LON-JFK/YYZ-LON, and can you have it booked as a return, rather than two one-ways (given two one-way taxes are £££s more than a return)?

    Read a fair amount on the 241 but can’t quite find the answer.

    Cheers

  • James says:

    I have been looking for something like for some time – very helpful, thank you!

    • James says:

      Any chance you can expand the table to show the taxes and fees for return trips to these destinations as well? This would be extremely helpful and might make the decision as to where to go next a lot easier! Thanks.

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