Favourite airline: Norwegian Air UK
39 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Norwegian Air UK, British Airways and American Airlines.
Norwegian Air UK
23 %
British Airways
10 %
American Airlines
6 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 5 months before travel. Save up to 48 %.
150 days before departure
Cheapest month: November
The cheapest flights on the route London Gatwick – New York are available in November. Save up to 20 %!
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
The cheapest day of departure is Thursday. You can save up to 8 % when you fly on this day of the week.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 3 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 10min
13h 20min
17h 54min
£240
£247
£301
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London Gatwick to New York are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
08h 10min, from £240
52 %
1 stopover Dublin
12h 35min, from £332
12 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
13h 20min, from £247
9 %
Return from £240.00
Currently, flights on this route are cheapest departing on 11/11/19 and returning on 28/11/19.

£240
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New York: A something for everyone city

New York buzzes with energy all year round. There are museums, theatres, zoos, gardens, sports, entertainment and shopping to suit all ages.

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New York climate, attractions and tips

New York is a popular, year round destination. Summers are hot and winters cold, but there are always festivals and holidays to celebrate. New Year's Eve in New York is legendary and in February Chinese New Year is a not to miss event. There are street parties on St. Patrick's Day in March, and September and February host the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Be Prepared

Before travelling be sure passports are valid. British passport holders can obtain a Visa waiver programme visa for visits of up to 90 days. All  British passport holders with other nationalities need a visa. Alcohol and tobacco regulations are strict so check allowances. There are many free activities and events in the city, discover free neighbourhood walks. Shopping is fun, electronic goods and American clothing are cheaper in New York compared to London. The cost of living is more expensive than in London. Grocery prices are higher and so are restaurant costs. Prices in restaurants, cafes and bars often do not include taxes. Remember to add 20% extra for tips.

New York is at Time Zone, BST-5/GMT-4 

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Transport on arrival, getting around and accommodation

From JFK airport to central New York take the AirTrain to the "Howard Beach" metro station. Change there for the mid or downtown Manhattan train. The journey takes from 40 to 75 minutes. An alternative is to take a bus to the metro or Long Island Rail Road station. There are Express Buses that go directly to Manhattan, Hudson Valley and Long Island. A taxi to Manhattan costs about $52.

From Newark Liberty Airport take the Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Corridor Line to New York City. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. The bus from Newark to New York city also takes 30 minutes. To reach Manhattan from LaGuardia Airport take Bus M60.

The range of accommodation is wide. Rated hotels in tourist centres are expensive but there are hostels that cost about $34 per person per night. Hotels are available from $40 per night. Public transport is efficient, convenient and cheaper than taxi travel, but it is fun to hail a Yellow Cab. Explore city neighbourhoods by bus and the Metro.

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