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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: Virgin Atlantic
The majority of passengers on the route London Heathrow – New York prefer to fly with Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic
11 %
British Airways
9 %
Iberia
8 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Wednesday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Wednesday by 4 %.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £ 8.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 10min
11h 30min
23h 15min
£240
£232
£288
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 62 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
08h 10min, from £240
62 %
1 stopover Boston Logan
15h 49min, from £246
5 %
1 stopover Brussels
11h 30min, from £232
5 %

Travel Tips

Flights to New York from Heathrow

The route from London Heathrow (LHR) to New York's John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) is very popular with UK travellers. There are a number of airlines that offer flights from London to New York, specifically between the airports Heathrow and JFK. These include Delta, American, Virgin Atlantic and Iberia as well as British Airways - all operating non-stop services between the two airports. The journey time for a direct flight is around 7 hours and 15 minutes. There are also plenty of airlines offering indirect flights, which will inevitably take longer.

Bargain flights from Heathrow to New York

Flights with a stopover, although sometimes only taking slightly longer than those without, will usually be cheaper than a fast and direct service and may be the first choice for those hunting for a bargain. Tips for finding a particularly cheap flight include booking your ticket well in advance and using a comparison site to compare prices. Midweek departures are also usually much cheaper than prices at weekends. Remember to avoid school holidays. Use the “Time of outbound flight” and “Total flight duration” filters to find the most convenient option.  

Travel to Heathrow

Heathrow is an excellent airport for a wide catchment area that includes London as well as the home counties. Train services are operated from London Piccadilly station by the Heathrow Express Trains, which serves all 5 terminals. The Heathrow Express is the fastest transfer option from central London taking only 15 minutes between Airport and city centre. The cheapest option is the Underground - Piccadilly Line - which takes around 35 minutes.

 

JFK transfer options

Rail, bus, tax and car can all be used for onward travel on arrival at JFK airport. The New York city subway stops at all terminals. Buses also link airport and subway stations. Some free shuttle buses also exist.

(6/2014)

Flight information London Heathrow - New York
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Heathrow - New York
  • Flight duration: min. 07:55 / max. 08:28
  • Distance: 5546 km
  • Flights per week: 157
  • Return flight duration: min. 06:45 / max. 07:10
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