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

Favourite airline: e.g. Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
26 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Iberia.
Virgin Atlantic
9 %
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
The cheapest days to fly on this route are Wednesday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £ 2.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 10min
11h 30min
25h 00min
£216
£232
£214
The favourite connection is non-stop
58 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
08h 10min, from £216
58 %
1 stopover Boston Logan
15h 49min, from £246
4 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
12h 50min, from £244
4 %

Useful information about the flight from London to New York

The Big Apple Has Much to Offer

This vibrant US city has a character all of it's own. Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City truly does have something going on at all times.

Best time to Visit NYC

The climate in New York City can be pretty extreme. Summers are hot and humid, while winters can be quite cold and even snowy. However, many people plan to visit NYC specifically in the winter for one exciting reason - the legendary New Years Eve celebrations on Times Square! If visiting New York City in February, make sure you partake in Chinese New Year. Or head to the city in March for the St. Patrick's Day parade. September and February are the best times to visit if you are a fashionista because that is when the city hosts Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Things to Know Before You Travel

British citizens with British passports may be able to take advantage of the Visa waiver programme (VWP) for visits of up to 90 days. British passport holders with other nationalities can not visit under the VWP and will need a visa. Please check with the US Embassy before travel. Once there, take advantage of the many free activities and events offered in the city. Be aware, however, that there are strict alcohol and tobacco regulations in the City. Electronics and US designer clothing is often cheaper in New York than in London. If planning an extended stay, you'll probably notice that prices for groceries average about 30% higher in New York City than in London. Restaurant prices are around 5% higher there. Also, the prices listed in restaurants and bars often do not include taxes or tips. Plan to add 20% extra for tips. The time zone in NYC is BST -5 / GMT -4.

Local transport and Accommodation in New York City

For transport to the city centre from JFK Airport, take the AirTrain to "Howard Beach" metro station. Change there for mid or downtown Manhattan. This trip can take from 40 to 75 minutes. Alternatively, you could take the bus to the metro station or Long Island Rail Road. Express buses go directly to Manhattan, Hudson Valley or Long Island. Flag down a taxi to Manhattan from about $52.

Once in the city, you'll need a place to stay. Hostels start around $34 per person per night. Hotels range from about $40 per person a night. New York is famous for its yellow cabs, however, public transport is much cheaper and often faster.

Flight information London - New York
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London - New York
  • Flight duration: min. 07:55 / max. 09:00
  • Distance: 5564 km
  • Flights per week: 192
  • Return flight duration: min. 06:30 / max. 07:10
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