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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $623 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from London to New York was found 70 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is November.
When you’re booking flights from London to New York, there’s a good chance you’ll fly out of London Heathrow Airport. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international traffic, and houses the vast majority of direct flights to the airports in New York. Flights out of Gatwick can also be found, with indirect flights coming out of all major London Airports.
Your flight to New York can land in several different airports, with JFK Airport housing the most direct flights from London and Newark Airport in New Jersey housing the second most. Both airports are about an hour away from the city by public transport; however, Newark Airport is more convenient to the West side of Manhattan, and JFK is more convenient to the East side.
Both airports offer an AirTrain service that connects with public transport for easy connections. Newark connects to the NJ Path transit system, which will get you to the Manhattan city centre for around $7.75 (£6.00) total. JFK connects to the NYC metro and Long Island Railroad to get you to Penn Station for around $22(£17) using the Long Island Railroad, which can take around 35 minutes, or around $10(£8) via the E train, which can take just over an hour.
The average flight from London to New York is 8 hours long, so it can be practical to grab a bite to eat before the plane departs. London Heathrow Airport features 35 different dining options, from a quick scone and tea and to a high-end meal. There are dining options spread throughout several of the terminals, so feel free to wander about if you’re feeling a bit peckish and not certain what you’re in the mood for.
If you need to leave your car at Heathrow, there are several airport parking options available. Hourly parking at Heathrow Airport starts at around £6 per hour and is available at Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5. Long-stay parking is available at car parks reachable from all Terminals via shuttle bus, and starts at around £24 per day.
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Heathrow Airport does offer free WiFi throughout the terminals, accessible throughout the duration of your stay at the airport. The internet is also accessible via internet-connected terminals spread throughout the airport. If you need to catch up on work or want to keep in touch with people, this won’t be a problem.
You can take a taxi to Manhattan, but it will be considerably more expensive, and can often be much slower than public transportation depending on traffic. Taxis to JFK can cost around $55(£43), and taxis to Newark can cost around $50(£40), with prices increasing during peak hours.
Heathrow Airport has seven lounge areas in total, with varying price points and features. All lounges feature a selection of snacks and beverages and WiFi access, with access prices starting at around £25.
Neither Newark or JFK Airports have onsite hotels; however, both airports have several hotels, motels and other accommodation available in close proximity. Options range from budget to luxury, and most accommodation near the airport features a complimentary airport shuttle.
There are 281 direct flights per day travelling from London to New York, for an average of 1,969 flights per week.
The airlines most regularly connecting London to New York are British Airways (28 flights per day), Finnair (25 flights per day), and American Airlines (25 flights per day).
The earliest flight leaves London at 07:45 and lands in New York at 10:30.
The last flight leaves London at 20:15 and lands in New York at 23:20.
All the following airlines operate direct flights between London and New York: American Airlines, Air France, Aeromexico, Finnair, JetBlue, British Airways, Delta, Aer Lingus, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, EL AL, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, United Airlines, and Norse Atlantic UK.
The Boeing 777 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the London to New York flight route.
oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between London and New York, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from London to New York on a daily basis.
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