Flight booking 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.