Home to Time Square, the Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock & the Empire State Building, New York is a centre of art, fashion and all things cultured. Visit the Big Apple by clicking the buttons above to find the best tickets to New York and experience the fast-paced lifestyle of the city that never sleeps.
Netflights’ team of travel experts are dedicated to offering you a great selection of flights to New York to create your perfect holiday at the very best price. So if you’re looking for New York flights 2018 / 2019, you’ve come to the right place.
Cheapest time to fly to New York
Flights to NYC can vary in price throughout the year but are normally the cheapest during March and early April as well as the winter months, mainly November, but not during the Christmas period. As there is so much going on during December, the flight prices often rise during this month. However, if you’re planning a holiday to New York during the off-peak times mentioned above, you’ll be rewarded with cheap flights.
Best time to book your flight to New York
The best time to book cheap New York flights 2018 / 2019 is between 22 and 25 weeks prior to departure. This can obviously vary between airports so we recommend being as flexible as possible with your travel dates.
Airports and airlines
There are three main airports that serve NYC flights. They are JFK Airport, Newark Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The airports are located in different parts of New York, with Newark just outside the city in New Jersey. Flight prices, times and airlines vary between the airports, however, New York City can be easily reached from all of them. The following airport offers direct flights to New York City from the UK: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook Airlines, American Airlines, Air India, PIA, Delta, Norwegian Air International, United, Norwegian. A large number of additional airlines offer indirect flights to New York.
JFK Airport flight information
John F. Kennedy Airport is the primary International Airport serving New York. JFK Airport is located in Jamaica in the borough of Queens, approximately 12 miles from Lower Manhattan. JFK has six terminals and is a hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, as well as a number of other airlines, offer return flights to New York JFK Airport from the UK.
Newark Airport flight information
Newark Airport is located in New Jersey, about 15 miles away from Midtown Manhattan - driving to the city takes between 20-45 minutes. United Airlines is the airport’s largest airline, operating across two of the three terminals. British Airways, Delta, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic all fly into Newark Airport.
LaGuardia Airport flight information
LaGuardia Airport is the smallest of the three airports that serve New York City but is also the closest to Manhattan, located just eight miles away in Queens. There are four terminals and LaGuardia is a major hub for Delta and US Airways.
How long does it take to fly from England to New York?
The average flights from England to New York is between eight to ten hours, but can be longer depending on your departure airport and whether you choose to fly direct or have a stopover.
How long is it from London to New York?
London New York flights take on average 8.5 hours. The return flight is slightly quicker from New York to London, taking about 7.5 hours. There are on average 31 nonstop flights to New York from London per day and plenty more indirect flights which include one or more stopovers.
Getting around the airports
As each airport has at least three terminals, there are transport options in place to help you travel around the airports with ease. These include: a complimentary shuttle bus service around the airport at LaGuardia; an AirTrain system at Newark connecting passengers within the terminals and to facilities such as the car parks and car rental offices; and a similar complimentary AirTrain system at JFK.
Getting to the city from the airports
Each of the three New York airports offers a number of transport options to reach the city. These include train services, the subway, car rental options and bus services as well as a private car service and taxis. The average price for a taxi from Newark airport to New York City is on average $50-$70. New York tickets on public transport are often a cheaper option with plenty of information available within the airports to get you to your final destination.
Don't forget before you fly
Before your New York flights, you need to make sure you’ve applied for an ESTA. This is an online form that you need to complete before travelling. It costs about $14 and is valid for two years. You must apply at least three days before travelling to New York and once your application has been approved you will receive an ‘Authorisation Approved’ message. It’s quick and easy to apply and you can’t travel without it.