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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.

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
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Abu Dhabi
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Algiers
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Alicante
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Almeria
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Amman
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Amsterdam
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Antigua
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Athens
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Baltimore
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
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
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Bari
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Basel
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Bastia
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Bengalaru
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Bergerac
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Berlin
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Bermuda
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Bilbao
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Billund
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Bologna
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Bordeaux
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Boston
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Brindisi
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Brussels
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Bucharest
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Budapest
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Buenos Aires
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
140,000
Cagliari
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Chambery
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Chania
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Cologne
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Copenhagen
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Corfu
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Dalaman
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Dubai
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Dublin
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Dubrovnik
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Durban
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Dusseldorf
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Edinburgh
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Faro
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Figari
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Florence
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Fort Lauderdale
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Frankfurt
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Friedrichshafen
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Funchal
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Geneva
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Genoa
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Gibraltar
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Glasgow
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Gothenburg
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Gran Canaria
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Granada
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Hamburg
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Hannover
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Helsinki
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Heraklion
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Innsbruck
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Inverness
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Islamabad
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Isle of Man
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Istanbul
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Jeddah
10,000
20,000
31,250
42,500
12,500
25,000
37,500
50,000
Jersey
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Johannesburg
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Kalamata
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Kefalonia
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Kiev
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Kingston
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Kos
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Krakow
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Kuala Lumpur
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
140,000
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Lanzarote
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Larnaca
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Las Vegas
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Leeds Bradford
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Lima
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Limoges
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Lisbon
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Los Angeles
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Luxembourg
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Lyon
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Madrid
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Mahe (Seychelles)
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Malaga
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Male
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Malta
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Manchester
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Marrakech
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Marseille
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Mauritius
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Menorca
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Montreal
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Moscow
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Mumbai
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Munich
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Muscat
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Mykonos
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Nairobi
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Nantes
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Naples
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Newcastle
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Nice
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Olbia
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Palermo
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Palma
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Paphos
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Paris
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Philadelphia
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Phoenix
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Pisa
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Pittsburgh
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Port of Spain
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Porto
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Prague
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Pula
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Punta Cana
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Quimper
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Reykjavik
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Rhodes
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Rome
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Rotterdam
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Salzburg
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
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
140,000
Santorini
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Shanghai
19,500
39,000
75,000
102,000
30,000
60,000
90,000
120,000
Skiathos
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Singapore
22,750
45,500
87,500
119,000
35,000
70,000
105,000
140,000
Sofia
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Split
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
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
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Stockholm
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Stuttgart
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
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
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Thessaloniki
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Tirana
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
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
40,000
60,000
80,000
Toulouse
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Turin
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 
Turks and Caicos
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Valencia
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Vancouver
16,250
32,500
62,500
85,000
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Venice
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Verona
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Vienna
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Warsaw
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Washington
13,000
26,000
50,000
68,000
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
Zakynthos
8,500
 
17,000
 
10,000
 
20,000
 
Zagreb
6,500
 
12,750
 
7,500
 
15,000
 
Zurich
4,000
 
7,750
 
4,500
 
9,000
 

how to earn avios from credit cards

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

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

Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.

You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

100,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and a long list of travel ….. Read our full review

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

50,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and free for a year Read our full review

Here are your other options. 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

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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