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Fly from Heathrow (LHR) or London City (LCY)

British Airways operate return flights to New York from London throughout the day so you can arrive at a time to suit. Fly direct from London Heathrow to JFK International Airport or Newark airports (EWR) or choose our business class only service from London City Airport (LCY). With connecting flights from throughout the UK and Europe there's no better way to arrive in The Big Apple.

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, New York offers something for everyone. Fly direct from London Heathrow and you could be in New York in less than 8 hours.

Flights to New York - facts

Flight duration

London Heathrow to JFK

A direct flight from London Heathrow to New York JFK is 7 hours and 30 minutes. Our Business only BA001 service from London City allows you to clear US customs in Shannon, Ireland - saving you valuable time on your business trip.

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Arrival at JFK

Visa Entry Requirements

UK Passport Holders are entitled to enter New York under the Visa Waiver Programme, however must have gained authorisation under ESTA.

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Travel to and in New York

Getting around the Big Apple

Travelling in New York is relatively easy with a number of transport options including subways, buses, taxis, and trains. A typical taxi fare from JFK to to central Manhattan is around $55 including tolls and tip.

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Tipping in New York

When and how much should you tip

Tipping is very important to the New York economy. Waitresses, bellhops, and concierges will expect a small gratuity for their services. You don't have to tip wildly, 1 or 2 dollars is often plenty. In a restaurant or for room service, consider tipping 15 to 20 per cent of the bill instead.

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New York weather

Pack for the season

The weather in New York changes significantly throughout the year with warm summers and cold winters. New York typically sees average highs of 28 in July to lows of -5 in January, so be sure to pack appropriately.

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Booking the best fare to New York.

Book early to avoid disappointment and secure our cheapest flights to the Big Apple. For even bigger savings why not consider booking your flight and hotel together with BA Holidays - leaving you the freedom to enjoy your stay, knowing that BA's premier service teams are with you every step of the journey.

Enjoy direct flights from across the UK

Now it’s easier than ever to fly to New York from anywhere in the UK, with new direct flights from airports across the country. Discover the benefits of flying to New York non-stop from Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh with British Airways’ oneworld partner, American Airlines.

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Cheapest flights to New York

With low fares and great package offers, you can visit the stunning city of New York and still have plenty left over for shopping, sightseeing and soaking up the Big Apple's culture.  Our cheaper fares in World Traveller  still include 23kg baggage allowance and full food and drink service with our award-winning in flight service. Book early to grab our cheapest fares from Heathrow (LHR) to JFK International and Newark today.

Our cheapest flights to New York from Manchester

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    Apr 2015
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    May 2015
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    Jun 2015
  • £821
    Jul 2015
  • £481
    Aug 2015
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  • £481
    Oct 2015
  • £494
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    Dec 2015
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    Jan 2016
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    Feb 2016
  • £612
    Mar 2016

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