Flight deals to New York
Find low fares on flights to New York from the UK.
New York is a sought-after travel destination all year round for travellers from around the world. Visitors find New York an exciting, safe city with funky suburbs, shopping galore and that famous Manhattan skyline with iconic buildings recognised the world over.
Brits could land at any of New York’s three main airports, depending on which route you fly. The easiest is to fly direct from London or Manchester. Demand for flight deals to NYC is always strong, so there are a number of options for travellers from all over the UK.
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New York City flight times
- From London: 8 hrs 20 mins
- From Manchester: 7 hrs 50 mins
- From Glasgow: 10 hrs 10 mins + (connecting flight)
- From Belfast: 13 hrs 30 mins + (connecting flight)
- From Cardiff: 10 hrs 30 mins + (connecting flight)
Airlines that fly to New York City (NYC)
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- American Airlines
- Air India
NYC insider flight tips
The shortest flight times to NYC from the UK are always direct. All of the above airlines fly directly to New York airports. You can only fly directly to New York from London and Manchester.
Some major cities have more than one airport so pay attention to which airport you fly in and out of.
How to get from the airport
New York’s main airport is JFK and the most economical option to get to NYC is the AirTrain system which runs 24/7 every day of the year. You’ll need to get to Jamaica or Howard Beach Station and change to the subway for NYC. From La Guardia (LGA) take the Q70 or M60 bus to the subway or all the way to the city. Newark Airport (EWR) is a bit further out and has a light rail system to Airport Station which is served by New Jersey Transit for services to New York’s Penn station.
Visitors can buy and top up a MetroCard in advance or on arrival to cover subway and bus fares. If travelling with two or more people, you might save some money by taking a taxi from the airport or booking a private transfer.
Taxi stands are outside the baggage claim area of each airport with dispatchers in uniforms to help you. It’s a flat fee from JFK and takes up to an hour to NYC. La Guardia is closer, taking up to 40 minutes by metered taxi. Be cautious of taxi touts who will overcharge you. NYC Airporter operates shuttle services from and between all three airports to Grand Central, Penn Station or the bus terminal.
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