Flights from London Heathrow to New York

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Heathrow to New York

Favourite airline: Virgin Atlantic
The favourite airline for flights from London Heathrow to New York is Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic
8 %
United Airlines
5 %
British Airways
5 %
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: Monday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are 4 % cheaper on Monday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
On this route, direct flights are £16.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 10min
21h 39min
25h 37min
The favourite connection is non-stop
48 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
08h 10min, from £240
48 %
1 stopover Boston Logan
15h 49min, from £246
6 %
1 stopover Brussels
11h 30min, from £232
5 %

Useful information about the flight from London Heathrow to New York

New York: flights from Heathrow

There is so much to do in New York, it would be impossible to get tired of the city. Museums, cafes, bars, parks, sports, restaurants, events, shopping... the list is endless. This is a vibrant, multicultural city with much to explore.

Many flights from London are operated direct from Heathrow to New York: for example from Heathrow to New York's John F. Kennedy airport.

When is the best time to travel to New York?

The seasons in New York mirror those of the UK, but slightly more extreme. Summers are hot and winters can be very cold, almost always with snow. Spring and autumn are both pleasant, especially taking into consideration the blossoms and autumnal trees in Central Park. It is worth considering travelling in December, as New Year's Eve in New York is legendary. There is a large celebration in Times Square that has global acclaim. Chinese New Year in February is also popular, as is St. Patrick's Day in March. Twice a year there is the New York Fashion Week, in September and February.

Things to consider before travelling to New York

British citizens are granted a temporary 90 day visa on arrival in New York. British passport holders of other nationalities will need to obtain a visa prior to arrival. There are strict alcohol and tobacco regulations in the USA. Many visitors come to New York to shop, as electronics and designer clothes are comparatively cheaper there than in the UK. Visitors don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy the city, however, as there are many free activities and events. Basic living costs are slightly higher, and it is essential to factor in taxes and tips when considering a holiday budget. The time zone is BST -5 / GMT -4.

Essential Local Information

From JFK Airport, the AirTrain takes passengers to Howard Beach metro station, from where it is possible to change for mid or downtown Manhattan. This takes anywhere between 40 - 75 minutes. It is also possible to take the bus to the metro station, or Long Island Rail Road. There are also express buses which go directly to Manhattan, Hudson Valley or Long Island. A taxi from JFK to Manhattan will cost around $52. From Newark Airport, visitors can take the Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Corridor Line to New York City in about 30 minutes. The bus also takes about the same time. Travellers coming in to LaGuardia Airport can take the M60 bus to Manhattan. New York is famous for its yellow cabs, which fill the streets of Manhattan. However, it is often cheaper and faster to use the subway or local buses to get around the city. New York has a varied accommodation offering including hostels from around $34 per person, per night and hotels from around $40 per person, per night.

Flight information London Heathrow - New York
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Heathrow - New York
  • Flight duration: min. 07:55 / max. 08:30
  • Distance: 5551 km
  • Flights per week: 217
  • Return flight duration: min. 06:45 / max. 07:10
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