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London New York City
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£352 £306
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Detroit New York City
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Denver New York City
Thu, 14 Dec DEN - LGA
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London New York City
Sun, 10 Dec STN - SWF
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£353 £346
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£355 £348
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Houston New York City
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Trips to New York City

What to know about New York

New York, also known as The Big Apple and The City That Never Sleeps, is arguably one of the most famous and diverse cities on earth. Whether walking around Central Park, visiting the Statue of Liberty, taking in a show on Broadway, or taking a picture at Times Square, New York would take a lifetime to experience to its fullest.

Of course, we at Opodo are no strangers to America's biggest city. Our service simplifies the search process to offer the best flight time to New York, and we've written this page with tips and ideas to help you make the most of your trip. Check out the fantastic festivals of spring, go ice skating in winter, or catch a famous New York slice, the choice is up to you!

Here is a tip for you: booking your flight and hotel at the same time and not separately can make you save up to 40%. Take advantage of a flight + hotel package in New York to your destination and save time searching for hotels separately. If you have already purchased your flight and you’re only looking for a hotel, you can find it here.

What to do in New York in a Weekend

Writing a plan of things to do in New York over a weekend is a challenge, it's impossible to fit in everything we want to suggest for food, sights, and adventure. Despite this, we've put together some of our top recommendations. One thing's for sure: you can rest assured that you'll have no shortage of things to do and sights to see in The Big Apple, so have at it!

Day 1: Visit New York’s Central Park

Big trips can leave you tired and, after landing in a city as busy as New York, it can be tricky to catch your breath. To relax and recharge, Central Park can be a great place to centre yourself. The Great Hill and East Meadow are perfect for picnics, or just to chill out with some local food. New York-style treats like bagels with cream cheese, chopped cheese sandwiches, and pastrami on rye are just a few famously tasty ideas.

After a little recovery, a short walk to the south end of the park down 7th Avenue can take you to the bright and brilliant Times Square. Here in 'The Crossroads of the World', you can take in the iconic, towering billboards and roam around any of the many shops and museums, like Madame Tussauds.

Day 2: Take in New York’s history

Starting with your second day means your first full New York breakfast. Nothing beats the deliciously simple, authentic American diner breakfast with bacon, eggs, toast, black coffee, and waffles.

With a full belly, the city calls with infinite sightseeing potential. For the classic approach, the Empire State Building, and a tour to see the Statue of Liberty are popular choices to cross off your bucket list. Museum enthusiasts could also consider the Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to one of the broadest collections of astounding creative works in existence. For a more naturalist take, the American Museum of Natural History finds a place as one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural repositories. Be sure to fill up between museums, these take hours to cover even if you're moving quickly.

At night, a ticket to a Broadway show is the perfect choice for first-class musical enthusiasts, or a steakhouse dinner/rooftop bar might be more your speed. If you want to dance the night away, West Village and Hell's Kitchen will keep your feet moving all night.

Day 3: Your last day in New York

On your last day in the City that Never Sleeps, we hope you found at least a wink because we're not done yet! Rounding out a final day might first involve some recovery, so again, we'd recommend a hearty breakfast. This time, why not go with a New York hotdog from a cart? It might not be breakfast food, but try to find a New Yorker who hasn't taken the breakfast hotdog route once or twice!

To chill out before you need to catch your flight, consider a coffee or two in one of New York's many smaller parks like Bryant Park or The Battery. To cap off the experience, a simple walk through the streets to absorb the city's character can be the perfect way to end your time in the City of Dreams. Consider buying a nicknack along the way, and remember to take the infamous New York traffic into account when planning what time to head to the airport.

In order to discover the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings, you can always rent a car in New York and travel the open road.

Frequently asked questions about flights to New York

What are the names of the New York airports?

The three international airports serving New York include the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Which airlines offer direct flights to New York?

12 airlines fly direct from London to New York. These include:

How can I request assistance for children travelling alone?

Support for children travelling alone depends on the airline you've booked tickets with and their policies. Check policies carefully before you purchase tickets if possible, and visit their website for a full list of child travelling support services. If offered, you should be able to contact the airline directly to get everything sorted out.

How can I travel with an assistance dog?

How and whether you can travel with an assistance dog depends on the policies of the airline you booked with. Check the websites of the airlines you're considering booking with first to see if they allow assistance animals. If they do, you should be able to contact them directly through official support channels to organise help.

How do I find cheap flights to New York that have flexible change policies at Opodo?

To find cheap flights to New York, search for flights on our search engine, then click on the 'Cheapest' tab that filters results by cost. You can select an option to explore to go to the next page which lists various flexible ticket plans, their costs, and what's included within.

How can I book cheap hotels on Opodo in New York?

Opodo offers sorting functions to determine the best deals when you're sorting out your flights and hotel to New York. You can book these together when searching with us by using the 'Flight + hotel' search tab. Going through this process shows the cheapest flights and a list of hotels with the option to filter your results further.

What baggage do I need to check on my flight?

Checked baggage will depend on your airline and their weight/size limits. Find these when you book your ticket, or later on the host airline's website. Certain devices and items like those with batteries require carry-on and can't go in checked storage.

How can I check in with Opodo?

You can check in with Opodo by taking your ticket to the associated airline desk at the airport. Some airlines like British Airways and Emirates let you check in online before the flight to save time. Check your ticket and your host airline to see if that's an option for you.

Do I need to pay a cancellation fee if I cancel my flight from my departure city to New York?

Cancellation fees depend on the airline's policies and the type of tickets you've booked, though cheaper tickets will tend to have higher cancellation fees. To check whether your cancellation will come with a fee, check the policies of the airline you booked with.

How do I know if my flight is eligible for compensation?

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Important New York Airport Information

There are three international airports in New York City: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with five terminals to the southeast, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with three terminals to the west, and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with three terminals to the northeast.

As fully equipped international airports, each of these three includes the following facilities and services:

Each also offers full support for disabled travellers on request.

For connections from each airport to the city centre, the following are available:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City

Travellers from JFK have four different methods to get between the airport and the city centre:

Car rentals are also available at varying prices.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Travellers from Newark Liberty International Airport have four different methods to get between the airport and the city centre:

LaGuardia Airport (LGR) in Queens, New York City

Travellers from LaGuardia Airport have five different methods to get between the airport and the city centre:

Remember that many parts of New York's subway system run all night, but it might be safer to rely on other travel methods once it gets late.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Top airlines

The top carriers at Newark include the following: United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines


The airport is located approximately 24km southwest of NYC.

Transport options

AirTrain Newark connects passengers to Manhattan and to New Jersey Transit trains that stop at NYC and Newark. It is also convenient to go by bus, train or car to and from the airport.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Top airlines

The top carriers at JFK include the following: Delta Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.


The airport is in Queens borough, about 20km southeast of NYC.

Transport options

The cheapest and probably fastest means to get to and from the airport is by public transportation. Look for AirTrain and use either MTA Buses or the subway to connect to NYC. Other means of getting to and from the airport include taxis, shared rides and private shuttles.

La Guardia International Airport

Top airlines

The top carriers at La Guardia include the following: American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines


The airport is in Queens borough approximately 12.3 km to NYC.

Transport options

La Guardia is not connected by the subway. You can use the bus, shuttle, car or limousine service to move to and from the airport and NYC and surroundings.

The Best Times to Visit New York

The best time to visit New York depends on your needs, your budget, and your interests. So, let's break a few popular categories down to help you find exactly what you need.

The best all-around time to go to New York is the September to November period. The weather here is mild and less humid, the summer tourist rush has subsided, and lines are shorter. The changing of the seasons also gives autumn visitors a chance to see the changing of the leaves, which of course means a visit to Central Park. Great for sightseeing and some big events like the New York Film Festival, Fashion Week, and the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, this is our pick for the best overall time to visit The Big Apple.

If you're on a budget, the cheapest time to go to New York and still have a fantastic and fun experience can be around January and February. Flights and hotels will both be cheaper and more available during these cold months. While it's a must to dress warm, the winter period also provides ample opportunities for winter activities. Ice skating is huge in iconic areas like Rockefeller Centre and Bryant Park, and you can even track down discounted theatre tickets during Broadway Week. Just be sure you avoid the big holidays, as these can get cramped and expensive!

May to June rounds out offerings with some of the best times to visit for cultural events and festivals. With events like Shakespeare in the Park, the Governors Ball Music Festival, and the world-famous Pride Parade, there's something here for everyone. Plus, the cherry blossoms bloom in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens giving something for nature lovers to check out. Good shoes are a must because hey, you'll be walking here!

FAQ's about New York City

How can I find cheap flights to New York City at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £13 to New York City. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to New York City.
When's the best time to book flights to New York City?
The top month to book flights to New York City is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for New York City flights is July. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to New York City, read on.
When's the best time to go to New York City?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to New York City is... December. The next best month to travel to New York City is October. And let's not forget August, the third top choice for when to go to New York City. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to New York City is January.
Which airlines fly to New York City from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to New York City include:
  • Norwegian Air UK, which flies from London and null to New York City plus from null.
  • Virgin Atlantic, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as Edinburgh to New York City.
  • American Airlines, with flights from London to New York City and Newcastle and also from Aberdeen.
Indirect flights from the UK to New York City include:
  • Aer Lingus, which flies from Manchester and Birmingham and also from Glasgow.
  • United Airlines, with flights from London and Edinburgh to New York City plus Manchester.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from null to New York City.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to New York City?
What is the name of New York City’s airport?
New York City is served by 11 airport[s]. John F Kennedy Intl Airport airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 96 cities, such as London, Manchester and Edinburgh, the most popular routes.
How far is New York City’s airport from the city centre?
New York City’s airport John F Kennedy Intl Airport is located 14 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of New York City?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.27 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from John F Kennedy Intl Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to New York City centre is around 3.28 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in New York City. Pick your preferred car type and get from John F Kennedy Intl Airport to New York City city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to New York City?
If you are going to New York City, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 21.85 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 43.69 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.37 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 4.37 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 5.83 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.73 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.31 GBP
  • - Water: 2.32 GBP
What is the weather like in New York City?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to New York City is in July, June and May, when the average temperature reaches 24.67 °C, while August, July and September are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 142.31 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit New York City during the months of January, February and March to experience an average of 0.05 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in New York City is 12 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code JFK The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to New York City is JFK
Most popular airline Marabu Airlines Most popular airline with flights to New York City
High season December According to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly to New York City
Low season January According to search data from our customers, January is the least busy time to fly to New York City

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