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Flights London to New York

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Flight TimeFlights from London and New York take around 8 h and 21 m minutes, however this flight time can depend on other factors too
Cheapest flightThe cheapest price available for flights from London to New York that have been booked by our customers in the last 72 hours
Airport of DepartureHeathrow is from where you'll depart for flights from London to New York
Airport of ArrivalOutbound flights from London to New York arrive at John F Kennedy Intl Airport

Last minute flights to New York

Latest offers from all London airports.

Departure Thu, 02 Dec Return Sun, 05 Dec
LON London
NYC New York
return from £270
Departure Tue, 14 Dec Return Tue, 28 Dec
LON London
NYC New York
return from £394
Route information
Discover the most useful information about London and New York to organise your travel.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.35 USD
British Pound Sterling US Dollar
1 USD = 0.75 GBP
Last checked on 03 December 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
50%

Trains in New York are 50% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
New York
£1.3
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
49%

The average meal is 49% more expensive in New York than in London.

London
£15
New York
£22.31
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
12%

Taxis are 12% more expensive in New York than in London.

London
£3
New York
£3.35
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
27%

Coffee is 27% more expensive in New York than in London.

London
£3
New York
£3.81
London airports
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
New York airports
  • ( John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Newark International Airport (EWR)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( La Guardia (LGA)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( East 34St Landing (NES)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Marine Air (QNY)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Wall Street Spb (NWS)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 3458 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to New York

How long is the London flight to New York?

The direct flight duration is 7 hours and 50 minutes, being as the flight path is close to 3,500 miles.

Which are the most common stopovers?

Stopovers in Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin are common en route to New York although most operators have direct services from London.

What documentation do I need to fly from London to New York?

Most UK citizens can visit the USA without a visa but you will need an ESTA (visa waiver document). Others must obtain a visa from the US Embassy.

Is there a time change from London to New York?

New York runs four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

Which airlines fly from London to New York?

Lots of airlines offer competitive airfares including:

How to find cheap flights from London to New York

If you are looking for inexpensive flights to New York, then the best time to go might be right now because last minute airfares are often the cheapest. Just scroll down to view the most up-to-date deals on some great holidays. If your city break must be taken at a certain time, then just enter your dates into our powerful search engine. Within moments you will see a list of all of the cheapest air tickets. You can now filter these results, if you wish, to see your preferences. For example, adjust the time of departures or only look at competitive flights that land at the airport names of your liking. Equally, you could filter to only see the services offered by certain airline names or for direct flights or domestic flights only. It won't take long for you to find the cheapest time to go.

When is the best time to fly from London to New York?

In November, New York usually stages its iconic marathon. There is also an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan at this time plus the New York Comedy Festival to enjoy. There will also be an excuse for city breaks to New York!

Airports in London

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow offers many services connecting to New York.

How to get to the airport:

  • Fast train - 35 minutes - £25.
  • Tube – Picadilly line - £6.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, smoking areas outdoors, many places to eat.

Useful information about Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is in Essex, just off the M11 motorway.

How to get to the airport:

  • Train – 45 minutes - £17.
  • Taxi – 1 hour - £65 to £80

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, outside smoking areas, choice of food outlets.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is south of London.

How to get to the airport:

  • Coach – 60 minutes - £10 one-way.
  • Train - 30 minutes from Victoria - £20.
  • Taxi – at least one hour - £45 to £50.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, outdoor smoking zones, plenty of food and drink outlets.

Airports in New York

Useful information about John F Kennedy Airport

JFK is the city's primary air hub.

How to get to the city centre from the airport:

  • AirTrain – 10 minutes - $5.
  • Taxi – trips take about 60 minutes - $55.
  • Bus – 75 minutes - $19.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, designated smoking areas outside, no e-cigarettes allowed, choice of restaurants and shops.

Useful information about LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport lies on the waterfront of two bays.

How to get to the city centre from the airport:

  • Bus – 65 minutes – Q70 bus stand – $2.75 with a metrocard.
  • Taxi – about 50 minutes - $50.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, no smoking within 20 feet of entrances or indoors, good eateries and retail outlets.

What to do and visit in New York

  • See the skyscrapers. Head to Midtown for the best of New York's skyline with viewing platforms on the Empire State Building and the Rockerfeller Center to enjoy.
  • Discover Central Park. The lungs of Manhattan, Central Park is great to stroll through during the day and it is close to the city's superb Natural History Museum, too. The park even contains a small zoo which children will love.
  • Take the boat to the Statue of Liberty. As it is one of the city's most popular attractions, be sure to book well in advance.
  • Take the subway. It sounds odd, but this in itself is an authentic New York experience.

Is COVID-19 disrupting flights from London to New York?
At eDreams we do our utmose to ensure that your travel pans won't be affected by restrictions or possible cancellations that United States may apply. Using the flexible ticket gurantee you can decide if you rather rebook or get a refund!
If I want to book flights from London to New York at eDreams, how can I find them?
Using our flight search engines, you can find flights from 270 for the route London - New York. At eDreams, wel always aim at providing our customers with the cheapest option, allowing you to adjust according to stopovers, airports, dates and many more filters.
Is New York more expensive than London to visit?
Comparing taxi prices, a ride in New York costs an average of 3.35 GBP euros, 12% more expensive than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP euros, while train tickets cost 54% less in New York: 1.30 GBP euros against 2.80 GBP euros in London. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 22.31 GBP euros in New York, 49% more than the 15.00 GBP euros in London. The price of a coffee is approximately 27% more expensive in New York, with an average of 3.81 GBP euros, while in London the coffee costs 3.00 GBP.
What would be the best time to book a flight from London to New York?
The most popular months to book from London to New York are May, June and January.
When would be the best time to travel from London to New York?
A great time of the year to visit New York from London really depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, December is the best month to fly to  New York from London in terms of searches from our customers, followed by June and July. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds January, March and February are the months with fewer searches for London -  New York.
What is the duration of a flight from London to New York?
Flight duration from London to New York is around 08:21 hours on average, at an average distance of 5,760 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in New York compared to {origin}?
The average temperature in London is 29.01 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 9.0 mm ,New York's temperatures reach 32.5 during the hot season, with 12.0 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -11.93 degrees in New York, compared to the -3.09 average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while New York have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
From which airports can you fly from London to New York?
The main route from London to New York is: Gatwick (LGW) to John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Norwegian Air UK.
  • Iberojet.
  • British Airways.
  • You can also find London - New York flights between London City (LCY) to John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK) which are flown by the following airline(s): Aer Lingus.
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to New York are:
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to New York are:
  • United Airlines, stopping in Brussels for 95 minutes at least.
  • United Airlines, with 125 minutes stop in Geneva.
  • TAP Portugal, with 225 minutes scale in Lisbon.

John F Kennedy Intl Airport - Latest customers reviews

3.0 /5
Reviews: 1
3.0 /5
Shanks
Date 2019-07-29 Age 31-50 Location Liverpool

Not the best airport busy not enough staff not very helpful

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