Flights from London to New York

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

Favourite airline: Norse Atlantic UK
The majority of passengers on the route London – New York prefer to fly with Norse Atlantic UK.
Norse Atlantic UK
15 %
13 %
TAP Portugal
13 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 6 months before the flight. Pay only £172.00.
179 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Friday by 23 %.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Direct flights on this route are £53.00 more expensive on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 15min
11h 10min
20h 05min
The favourite connection is non-stop
45 % of all bookings on the route London to New York are for non-stop flights.
Direct flights
08h 15min, from £331
45 %
1 stopover Reykjavik-Keflavik International
27h 50min, from £393
12 %
1 stopover Lisbon
16h 30min, from £366
11 %

Useful information about the flight from London to New York

Flight to New York from London: discover an exciting fast-paced city

New York City has five boroughs that sit on the Hudson River. Manhattan, the Big Apple, is at the centre with its fast paced international culture, famous architecture, art, fashion and finance.

Flights to New York from London airports count as one of the most important international routes from UK airports. There are a number of direct flights which can easily be purchased at a low price with a few tricks. At times however it is worthwhile opting for a stopover flight, as prices can be much lower.

Flight London-New York: best time to travel

New York is a year round destination. Winters are very cold and summer is hot, but there are holidays and festivals throughout the year. The New Years Eve celebrations are legendary. In February, the Chinese New Year is celebrated in style. St. Patrick's Day in March is a time for parades and music and dancing in the streets. Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks are in September and February.

Flights will depart from London Heathrow or Gatwick, landing at one of New York's airports. Popular is the route London Gatwick to New York La Guardia

Useful information prior to travelling

Most British citizens need a valid British passports and visa to visit for up to 90 days. The regulations for alcohol and tobacco are strict in the USA, be aware of allowances. Enjoy the many free activities and events in the city.

Many electronic items as well as American designer clothing are cheaper in New York than in London. The cost of living is higher than London's. Groceries cost more in New York than London and restaurants are more expensive.

Remember that prices in restaurants, cafes and bars often do not include tax. Add 20% extra to the bill as a tip. New York is in Time Zone BST-5/GMT-4.

Local tips on where to stay and how to get around

To reach Manhattan from JFK airport take the Airtrain to "Howard Beach" metro station, change there for mid or downtown Manhattan. The journey takes from 40 to 75 minutes. A bus can be taken to the metro station or Long Island Rail Road can be used. Express buses go directly to Manhattan, Hudson Valley or Long Island from the airport. A taxi to Manhattan will cost about $55.  

From Newark Liberty Airport the Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Corridor Line trains go to to New York City. The journey takes about 30 minutes. There is also a bus from Newark to New York city that takes 30 minutes. From La Guardia Airport to Manhattan take Bus M60. 

Rated hotels in New York are expensive but there are hostels from around $35 per person per night and hotels from approximately $45 per person a night.

Flight information: London - New York

Outbound and return from £277.90
Flight duration min. 07:55 / max. 09:00
Return flight duration min. 06:30/ max. 07:10
Distance 5570 km
Flights per week 252
Departure airport London (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) (LON)
Arrival airport New York (JFK, EWR, LGA) (NYC)
Destination country United States
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