Many flight search engines allow you to pick a departure airport and search for flights to anywhere. E.g. Google flights gives you a nice map with prices next to destinations for a set of dates and an origin you selected. We covered this question widely in "How can I do a "broad" search for flights?" here on our site.
I want to have the reverse, i.e. I know my dates and my destination (for a one-way flight) and I want to know from where it is cheapest to fly there. Is there any flight search engine out there to achieve this?
Google flights does not do this, they pre-compile the "from"-field if I try to leave it empty. I know I could use Matrix with a wide range of departure airports but that does not give me low-cost carriers and I do not trust the matrix results for such a wide range of parameters anymore.
Edit: It has been asked in comments why I would want such a feature. Well currently I'm planning my summer vacation and I would like to spend one week traveling around basically anywhere in that area before I have to go to a specific location at a specific time. One of the main price and convenience factors for me is that final flight so I would like to optimize it first. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that kind of constraints.