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New York to London flights

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Departure Sun, 24 Jan Return Wed, 03 Feb
NYC New York
LON London
return from £272
Departure Sat, 13 Feb Return Thu, 18 Feb
NYC New York
LON London
return from £296
Flight route information
Find out further information on New York and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
70%

Trains are 70% more expensive in London than in New York.

New York
£1.66
London
£2.8
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
30%

A meal in London is 30% cheaper than a meal in New York.

New York
£22.09
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
30%

A taxi fare in London is 30% cheaper than in New York.

New York
£4.42
London
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
21%

Coffee in London is 21% cheaper than in New York.

New York
£3.77
London
£2.96
New York airports
  • ( John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Newark International Airport (EWR)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( La Guardia (LGA)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( East 34St Landing (NES)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Marine Air (QNY)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Wall Street Spb (NWS)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 3458 miles

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Useful information for the flight from New York to London

How long is the flight from New York to London?

Direct flights departing from New York take about six hours to reach London. Connecting flights can take at least nine hours. The flight duration is also dependent on the stopover destination and flight path. The distance from New York to London is about 3458 miles.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for departures from New York to London include Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

What documentation do I need to fly to London from New York?

Passengers travelling from New York to London don’t need a visa to travel in Britain. Make sure to bring your passport.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to London?

In addition to travel documents and essentials, consider bringing a raincoat or umbrella, as London is known for its damp and drizzle.

Which airlines fly from New York to London?

Several airlines offer flights from New York to London. These include:

  • British Airways, the UK's flag carrier airline.
  • Virgin Atlantic, a leading airline based in the UK.
  • TAP Air Portugal, Portugal's largest airline.
  • American Airlines, the world's largest airline by fleet size.
  • Aer Lingus, Ireland's second-largest airline.

How to find cheap flights from New York to London

With Opodo’s easy-to-use search engine, you can typically find discounted airfares from New York to London. Whether it's a ticket for extended holidays or city breaks with your loved ones, you'll also find the best deals on domestic flights in the UK with Opodo. Just enter your travel details—whether you'd prefer to search by date, airline, airport, or schedule—and Opodoe will provide you with a large selection of options for different trips to London.

When are the best times to fly from New York to London?

  • July and August are the hottest months in London and one of the busiest times to travel to the country. During this time of the year, you are most likely to experience lovely weather ideal for sightseeing.
  • April and May are considered an excellent time to visit the city, with parks and gardens in full bloom. During this time of the year, the weather can be unpredictable, however, with occasional cloudy skies and rain.
  • January and February are often the cheapest time to go to London, with cold temperatures and a substantial decrease in holiday crowds. During this period you will find great deals on hotels and flights due to the off-season months.

Airports in New York

New York has two air hubs offering flights to London: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Useful information about John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport is situated about 15 miles south-east of Lower Manhattan.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train — takes about 35-45 minutes from midtown Manhattan, on a combination of the subway and AirTrain.
  • By bus — journey time is around an hour to midtown Manhattan on an airport express bus.
  • By taxi — varies according to traffic, but typically 45 minutes to an hour.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, duty-free shops, baby care facilities, business facilities, medical care, exchange services, ATMs, spa, restaurants, and cafes.

Useful information about LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport is situated in Queens, about eight miles from midtown Manhattan.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus: NYC Express Bus, journey time varies between 60 minutes and two hours.
  • By taxi: takes about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the airport.
  • By train: 50 to 90 minutes via subway and then Q70 limited bus from the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave subway station.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, duty-free, baby care facilities, business facilities, medical care, exchange services, ATMs, spa, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Airports in London

London has several airports, but most flights from New York land at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is 16 miles away from the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train — 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express or a half hour on the TFL rail.
  • By bus/coach — 40 to 80 minutes.
  • By taxi — journey time is about an hour.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free, exchange services, banks, restaurants, bars, and groceries.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is 28 miles south of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train — 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express to Victoria station.
  • By bus/coaches — takes about one hour to get to the city centre.
  • By taxi — journey time varies between 60 to 90 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free shops, exchange services, banks, and cafes.

What to do and visit in London

  • Get a dose of history at Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
  • Visit Westminster and St. James to see iconic landmarks like Big Ben.
  • Take in dinosaurs and more at the Natural History Museum.

Frequent asked questions about flights from New York to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from New York to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from New York. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from New York to London?
The average price to go from New York to London is of 237.03 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from New York to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from New York to London is 272£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to New York?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 35% cheaper than New York, with a fare of 4.62 GBP, while train tickets costs 62% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.73 GBP in New York. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 35% less than the 23.12 GBP in New York. The price of the coffee is around 24% cheaper in London, with an average of 3.01 GBP, while in New York the coffee costs 3.95 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from New York to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from New York to London are December, June and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from New York to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from New York depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to London from New York in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and January are the months with less volume of searchs for the route New York -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from New York to London?
The total flight time between New York and London is of around 07:20 hours on average, considering an average distance of 5,926 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in London compared to New York?
While in New York the temperatures can reach an average of 32.5 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -11.93 ºC average degrees reported in New York. During the winter period, New York can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between New York and London?
The main airport route flying between New York and London is: John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK) to Gatwick (LGW). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Norwegian Air UK. Evelop. British Airways. Alternatively, you can find New York - London flights between John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK) to London City (LCY) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Aer Lingus. British Airways.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from New York to London?
Airlines with direct flights departing from New York to London are Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian Air UK and Delta Air Lines.

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Cen K.
Date 2019-05-16 Age 51-70 City Uk

Easy access by underground.

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Chris
Date 2019-05-24 Age 31-50 City London UK

Quite impressed improved alot since i was last here.

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UKJ
Date 2019-04-27 Age 51-70 City UK

Disappointing usually find Virgin flights good

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No Nickname
Date 2018-12-14 Age Over 70 City USA

The flight was on time and good but the service was limited on the flight.

3.0 /5
David Burch
Date 2019-07-16 Age 51-70 City London

Heathrow is Heathrow

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Jomo Noray
Date 2019-07-17 Age 31-50 City London

Get rid of self check in.. its a security risk.

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Penny
Date 2018-12-30 Age Over 70 City Uk

We had booked special assist. Jfk fantastic HRW rubbish and very slow

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Sarah
Date 2019-03-02 Age 31-50 City Cheltenham

As above

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SCOTT
Date 2020-03-04 Age 31-50 City Greater Manchester

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Fergus Kenneally-Miles
Date 2019-01-09 Age 51-70 City London

Convenient to where we live a bit long to walk to gates.

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NM
Date 2019-04-18 Age 31-50 City London

Gatwick at least you are able to use a lounge if you are a premium flyer JFK is a joke. You are only allowed into a lounge if you get a premium flexi ticket. Absolute joke after buying a premium ticket to be told that you can’t use any of the lounges. Especially so when flights are delayed

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Earl
Date 2019-08-04 Age 51-70 City England

Change your inflight catering or make it crystal clear your catering policy.

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Bigroy
Date 2019-09-01 Age 51-70 City England

My gates always seem to be the furthest ones away from the concourse

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