Why BA?

Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Not applicable to hand baggage only fares.

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.

New York flights 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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Travel classes

Paloma Faith's Perfect Day in New York

New York’s top shopping neighbourhoods

New York shopping.

Former FHM fashion director Gary Kingsnorth picks his favourite areas to shop in New York City

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