Want to take a bite out of the Big Apple? When you’re looking for cheap flights from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to New York, it’s worth thinking about the seasons and temperature. You’ll find that the most expensive flights to NYC tend to be in May and September – when New York is warm, but not humid – but the summer months of July and August are also pricey. For the cheapest flights, look out for deals in January or February. Or, if you want to visit New York when it’s warmer, try searching for flights in October, as cheap offers often crop up in autumn.
It’s also worth considering where you want to land – New York has three airports, and flight prices vary. You can fly from Glasgow to John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), La Guardia (LGA) or Newark Liberty International (EWR). There are roughly 680 flights every week from Glasgow to, or via, New York – so there’s plenty to choose from.
If you’re searching for direct flights from Glasgow to New York, you’ll need to fly into JFK or Newark. Several airlines provide direct flights, including Delta, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic. That said, you could find cheaper flights by incorporating a stopover into your journey. Indirect flights are available to all three New York airports from Glasgow – look out for airlines like Aer Lingus, British Airways and Icelandair, to name a few.
FAQs about flights from Glasgow to New York
Which airlines fly from Glasgow to New York?
The New York airport you fly to will dictate which airlines you can fly with. If you want a direct flight from Glasgow to JFK, for example, your only options are Delta, KLM or Virgin Atlantic. But, if you have a stopover on the way to John F Kennedy Airport, you could take your pick from Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways and Icelandair.
Alternatively, you could fly direct to Newark with either Lufthansa or United Airlines. Both airlines also offer indirect flights – but they’re not your only choice. Aer Lingus fly to Newark via Dublin, while American Airlines and British Airways both provide flights via London Heathrow.
Your third option is to book flights from Glasgow to La Guardia. You can’t fly direct, but indirect flights are provided by American Airlines, British Airways, Delta and KLM.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to New York?
United Airlines usually have the cheapest direct flights from Glasgow to New York. For indirect flights, look out for deals with Aer Lingus, American Airlines or British Airways.
Can I fly direct from Glasgow to New York?
Yes, direct flights are available from Glasgow to JFK Airport and Newark Airport.
How long is the flight from Glasgow to New York?
A direct flight from Glasgow to New York takes roughly seven hours and 30 minutes.
How do I get into New York from JFK Airport?
There are several ways you can get into the city centre from JFK Airport. If you have a lot of luggage, it can be a good idea to take a taxi into New York – but it’ll cost you at least £45. Alternatively, you could pre-book a shuttle bus to drop you right outside your hotel. If you’re travelling light, though, the AirTrain is your best bet. It connects all the airport terminals to the Long Island Rail Road and the New York subway. If you opt for the Long Island Rail Road, it’ll take you around 40 minutes to reach Pennsylvania Station and cost about £17. Another option is to take the ‘E’ train to Penn Station or Times Square, right in the heart of Manhattan. The journey takes up to an hour, but it’ll cost you less than £10.
How do I get into New York from Newark Airport?
Newark Airport isn’t actually in New York – it’s just across the border, in New Jersey. Because of the distance, taxis and shuttle buses tend to be very expensive. If you can, it’s much cheaper to get the train. The journey costs about £10 and takes no more than 45 minutes. Trains operate throughout the day but, if you have a late flight, bear in mind that the service doesn’t run between 2am and 5am. Outside of these hours, all you need to do is ride the AirTrain to Newark Airport train station, then take a New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station in Manhattan. From there, you can either catch the metro or hail a cab.
How do I get into New York from La Guardia Airport?
Just eight miles from central Manhattan, La Guardia is the nearest airport to New York. Nevertheless, a cab will still set you back at least £40. Shuttle transfers can be a more cost-effective alternative, but the price will vary depending on your group size and your hotel location. The bus is a much cheaper way to get into New York – it costs £5 but takes about an hour. From the airport terminal, you just need to catch a bus to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave station, and then jump on the subway from there.
What are the top things to do in New York?
As anyone will tell you, there’s an endless amount of things to do, see, eat and drink in New York. Of course, no trip to the Big Apple would be complete without going up the Empire State Building. Make sure Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty are also on your list. Fancy doing some shopping in New York? Browse some of the world’s most famous stores, like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Tiffany & Co. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, go for a stroll around leafy Central Park – whatever the time of year, this sprawling space always has something going on.
Do I need a visa to travel to New York?
If you’re visiting New York on a British passport, you don’t need a visa – but you do need to apply online for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) to enter the USA. You’ll be able to stay in the country for up to 90 days.