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Flight time from London

7 hrs 15 mins

Distance from London

3,470 miles

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As the song goes, there's nothing you can’t do in New York. This diverse metropolis has a corner for everyone. Whether you’re crunching through fallen leaves in Central Park, watching a show at Madison Square Garden or browsing the shelves of the New York Public Library, your slice of the Big Apple can be as original as you are.

Make sure your to-do list is ready for your flight to New York with British Airways. You might want to start with the dazzling lights of Times Square and Broadway, or hop on a ferry to see Lady Liberty saluting the city’s iconic skyline. Fuelling up for your adventure is easy. You can grab a classic New York bagel and coffee for breakfast, then tuck into a fresh slice of pizza for lunch. Stretch your legs crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and catch sight of the brownstone townhouses that play a starring role in so many of New York’s cultural love letters. You’ve seen it all in the movies – now see the city that never sleeps for yourself. Book your holiday to New York now.

New York flight FAQs

Do British Airways fly direct to New York?

There are over 70 direct British Airways flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport each week, taking off from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

How long is a flight to New York?

A flight from London to New York takes around eight hours and 10 minutes.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to New York?

If you’re sticking to a tight budget on your trip to New York, the best month to visit is January, with February and March also offering cheaper flights compared with the rest of the year. New York is quietest after the New Year’s Eve confetti has been swept away, and before the spring flowers begin to bloom. Use our low fare finder to check the dates you want to travel.

When’s the best time to visit New York?

There’s a reason to visit New York in every season. In winter you can enjoy festive decorations, towering Christmas trees and see the iconic ball drop in Times Square on December 31. Summer, meanwhile, welcomes outdoor film screenings, festivals, and warm weather for ticking off all of the city’s famous locations. Spring and autumn are all about foilage – growing and falling – and experiencing the seasons you’ve seen captured on film for yourself.

Is New York cheap to visit?

With some pre-planning, a trip to New York can fit any budget. Visit outside of the busier times of year, like the festive season, and consider staying outside of Manhattan and travelling into the city to save money on hotels. You’ll find restaurants at a range of price points too, from fine dining to authentic, family-run pizza spots. If you’re keen to tick off a range of attractions, pick up a sightseeing pass to save on entry fees.

Is it easy to get around New York?

New York is a very well connected city, so there are plenty of options for travelling from the airport to the centre. If you’re landing in Newark, a train to Penn Station takes around 30 minutes, plus a 10-minute connection via AirTrain from your terminal. This is the cheapest option. Hop in a cab and you’ll get door-to-door service, but this method will cost more as New York taxis run on the meter.

If you’re travelling from JFK, hop on the AirTrain and you can ride the subway into the city to save a few dollars. The Long Island Rail Road offers a faster train journey, but will cost you more. You can also take a cab or shuttle bus to your hotel. If you want to hire a car with British Airways, you can see more of New York and beyond. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit New York?

New York is one of the US’ most iconic cities, known for its bright yellow cabs, sky-scraping buildings and its famous neighbourhoods. There’s so much to do here. You can follow the footsteps of stars attending the Met Gala by climbing the stairs up to the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. You can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of the Empire State Building. You can shop until you drop on Fifth Avenue. The choices are endless in a city that will keep you coming back for more.

How much is a business class flight to New York?

Our Club Suites offer spacious 198cm (6ft 6in) seats that convert into fully flat beds with plenty of extra storage space and direct access to the aisle, with a door for enhanced privacy. Each seat comes with luxury bedding from The White Company – perfect for sleeping during a long flight – an amenity kit and delicious food and drink. You’ll also have access to a dedicated check-in area and our private lounges. Take a look at our business class fares for your next flight to New York.

Why fly British Airways to New York?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

New York City's skyline © Getty

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New York Travel Essentials

Flight time

8 hours 10 mins

Time zone

GMT -4


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