When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Newburgh?
The good news is that there are cheap flights to Newburgh almost all year, so you’ll likely be able to secure a budget flight whenever you choose to fly. Prices for Newburgh flights will increase in the peak summer months of July and August and in winter during November and December for the holidays, primarily Thanksgiving and Christmas.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Newburgh?
If you are looking to visit Newburgh or New York City in the summer or during Christmastime, book your flights to Newburgh at least four months in advance in order to get the best deals. Cheap flights to Newburgh are available all year round. There are plenty of last-minute deals available, especially for those who can be flexible on their travel dates.
Flying to Stewart International Airport (SWF)
Steward International Airport (SWF) is seven miles (11 kilometres) away from the city of Newburgh and only 60 miles (97 kilometres) north of Manhattan, New York. It started allowing international flights in 2017 when Norwegian Air launched five routes to Newburgh from Europe.
The only direct flights to Newburgh from the United Kingdom (UK) are offered by Norwegian Air. Newburgh flights leave the UK from Edinburgh and Belfast. Flights with Norwegian Air are also available from Dublin and Shannon and even Bergen in Norway. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and Allegiant Air offer flights to Newburgh from other US cities, such as Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia, both of which you can connect to from many UK airports.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
There is just one terminal at SWF, so passengers can be out the front door and on their way faster than most other New York state airports. The small airport has a number of amenities for passengers. There is a Travelex currency exchange kiosk on the first level and an ATM near the baggage claim area. The airport also has a number of food and drink services pre- and post-security in addition to a service animal relief area outside the baggage area. Wi-Fi is available as well.
Getting to the City from Stewart International Airport (SWF)
It’s likely you’ll be headed to New York City if you’re flying to SWF. There are several options available for the 90-minute journey. You can take the Stewart Airport Express (book tickets online in advance) or take a train. A shuttle bus to Beacon Station on the Metro-North Hudson Line to Grand Central Terminal in New York City is available outside the airport. There are other train services available to New Jersey and the wider area; ask for more information at the airport. Major car hire (car rental in the US) companies can also be found near the baggage claim area. Taxis are also available outside the terminal, but you should only use them for shorter trips into Newburgh or to the train stations.
Why Visit Newburgh?
Newburgh is the best kept secret for getting to New York City on the cheap. With a budget bus service connecting the two that takes you from the airport to the heart of New York City in 90 minutes, you can get to the Big Apple for a fraction of the usual price. You’ll soon be exploring ‘The City That Never Sleeps and its world-famous sights, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square to name just a few.
Nevertheless, don’t forget to spend some time visiting the city of Newburgh itself before or after your New York City adventure. During the American Revolution, Newburgh was used as the headquarters for George Washington’s Continental Army, so there is plenty of history to learn and discover. Newburgh is situated on the Hudson River, and the waterfront area is quickly becoming the new place to be with tons of restaurants and bars opening and boat tours launching from the pier. From here, you’ll be able to see the Hudson Valley in relative peace.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British travellers need prior authorisation to enter the US, either through a visa, the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) or a Permanent Resident Card. Most British passport holders with an ePassport will be able to receive an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the VWP. This must be applied for online at least 72 hours before departure and grants you entry to the US for 90 days. If you do not qualify for travel under the VWP, you will need to apply for a visa at your nearest US Embassy or Consulate before you travel. The US currency is the US dollar.