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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 pricesOff-peak ET/WTOff-peak WTPOff-peak CE/CWOff-peak FirstPeak ET/WTPeak WTPPeak CE/CWPeak 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 points from UK credit cards

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

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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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