Flights from London to New York

Flight information London to New York

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Average flight time, total distance 5566 kilometres

7h 30min

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British Airways

New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia and Stewart International

4 airports

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from London to New York

Currently Norwegian, Austrian, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, KLM, Iberia, Air France, American, Finnair, TAP, Aeroflot and British Airways offer flights from London to New York

Terminal Information – Departing

London has five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City


Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the centre of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.


Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the centre of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes. Tickets cost from £23.40* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.


Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire also available.


Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.


London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.

A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.

All of London’s airports provide a huge range of facilities, services and eating and drinking options. From designer shops to champagne and sushi bars, from kid’s play areas and on-site hotels, there is plenty to keep customers entertained.

Terminal Information – Arriving

New York is served by three main airports; John F Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark International.

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) is New York's largest airport located in Queens, approximately 15 miles from Manhattan. A light-rail Airtrain connects directly to New York's subway system while buses, car hire and taxis are also available. The journey time into the centre varies between 30 and 60 minutes.

LaGuardia Airport is smaller than JFK and is located in Queens, approximately 8 miles from midtown Manhattan. It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive by car and a $4* toll must be paid on the road. The NYC Airporter bus costs $13* as does the Express Shuttle bus. Car hire and taxis are also available.

Newark International Airport is actually located in Newark, New Jersey, just 16 miles from midtown Manhattan. Driving into the centre of New York takes between 20 and 45 minutes while the Airport Express bus takes 45 minutes and costs approximately $12.50 for a single journey. Car hire and taxis are also available.

All the airports provide an excellent range of shopping and dining facilities as well as essential services from currency exchange and baby changing to tourist information and car hire.

Practical Information

You need your passport with you when you’re flying within the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of all New York airports, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.

We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.

What to expect in New York

Stunning and exciting New York is a city littered with iconic landmarks and sights. From the Statue of Liberty to the Rockefeller Centre, a visit to New York needs to be well planned in order to fit it all in. Broadway shows and all night clubs, hip bars and cool cafes, Michelin starred restaurants and street-side hot dog stands are just a few of the city’s delights. MOMA museum and gallery and the boutiques and hippy hangouts in Greenwich Village are another. Lounge in quirky bookshops, shop ‘til you drop in Maceys, jog around Central Park or simply hail a yellow cab for a thrilling day out.

New York is an excellent place to visit at any time of year, although spring and autumn are particularly lovely with warm, not oppressive, temperatures. New York winters tend to be cold and wintery with snow often paying a visit. This is the time for New Year in Times Square or ice skating in Central Park. September to May is the best time for opera, theatre and ballet but there are many free concerts in the summer too.

New York can be a budget buster so avoid eating or drinking near any of the major tourist sights as these will have the highest prices. Many of New York’s major attractions start from $10*. A budget breakfast costs from $5 to $10* while dinner can be as little as $9*. A coffee is usually around $1 to $2* and a beer from $5 to $7*. Accommodation ranges from five star hotels to super cheap budget sleeps including hostels and apartment shares.

*Prices subject to change

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