Flights to New York: practical information
Airlines flying to New York
From London there are hundreds of flights taking-off to New York. Generally the cheapest flights to New York are offered by major airlines and have at least one stopover. British Airways and Delta Air Lines offer direct flights. There are three airports serving New York: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport (JFK), LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty Airport (EWR).
When to book flights to New York
If you plan to book your tickets from London to New York during high season, you can count on them being more expensive. Last minute flights to New York are rarely cheaper. The same goes for NYC car hires, the earlier you book, the better.
- High season: All of December (Christmas, New Year's), summer to October.
- Low season: January and February.
From London, flights to New York take 7h 50min.
Experience New York: what to do, what to see
If you think you’ve pinned New York down, you should think again. It's hard to sum up a city this size in just a couple of sights, but there are a few essentials that you shouldn't miss while on holidays in New York.
Essentials in New York
Empire State Building: A landmark skyscraper in New York’s cityscape, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for forty years and is still the city’s tallest building. Visitors are invited up the tower to an observation deck.
Central Park: The most famous park in New York, perhaps in the USA, is located in Manhattan and is a treasured green-space in the city. Ice skate on the historic Wollman Rink and visit the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Fields.
Statue of Liberty: A gift from France to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, this is one of the country’s most recognised symbols. Take the ferry to Ellis Island.
Find more information on nycgo.com
Accommodations in New York
New York has a reputation for expensive hotels but this is far from the truth today when there are more than enough hostels, guesthouses and hotels in New York to house the city’s tourists and visitors. For cheaper hotels try Gramercy, Brooklyn, or the Lower East Side.