Favourite airline: e.g. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
The majority of passengers on the route London Heathrow – New York prefer to fly with British Airways.
British Airways
7 %
Virgin Atlantic
7 %
Finnair
5 %
Tip: book 10 days before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 10 days before the flight. Pay only £233.00.
10 days before departure
Cheapest month: December
At a price of £206.00 flights during December cost 17 % less than average.
Cheapest weekday: Friday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Friday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 12 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
07h 55min
27h 38min
12h 36min
£231
£206
£234
The favourite connection is non-stop
39 % of all bookings on the route London Heathrow to New York are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
07h 55min, from £231
39 %
1 stopover Toronto Pearson
27h 38min, from £206
6 %
1 stopover Brussels
11h 30min, from £221
6 %
Return from £206.00
A return flight costing only £206.00 is for example available departing on 06/12/19 and returning on 09/12/19.

£206
Cheap
£206
Expensive
£599

Lively New York

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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