Check out the cities where it's cheaper to buy a home and commute to London by PLANE than to pay a mortgage in the capital.

Struggling to get on to London’s housing ladder? If so, then maybe it’s time to cast your net wider. Much wider.

According to online estate agent eMoov, it's cheaper to buy a home in seven of the UK’s major regional cities and commute to the capital by PLANE than fork out for a hefty London mortgage.

The group identified eight cities with direct flight paths to London – and all but one (Exeter in Devon) allowed commuters’ annual savings on their mortgages.

Glasgow offered the biggest saving of all. Average house prices in the Scottish city currently stand at around £156,000. It would cost a total of £9,429 each year to commute to London and stay in a Premier Inn during the working week.

When this cost of flights and accommodation is lopped off the annual difference in mortgage payments between the two cities, homeowners in Glasgow are still £11,845 better off each year.

Click on the map to find out which other cities offer buyers big savings.

1. Glasgow

2. Manchester

3. Leeds

4. Edinburgh

5. Newcastle

6. Belfast

7. Newquay

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