Flights from New York to London Heathrow
Flight information New York to London Heathrow
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Average flight time, total distance 5540 kilometres
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This information is correct as of August 2016
Airlines that fly from New York to London Heathrow
Currently British Airways, Aer Lingus, TAP, Virgin Atlantic and Aeroflot offer flights from New York to London Heathrow
Terminal Information – Departing
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 and is approximately 15 miles from Manhattan. The Airtrain train connects New York's subway system to the airport while local bus services, car hire and taxis are also available. The journey time is between 30 and 60 minutes.
LaGuardia Airport is the smallest of the airports, and is located just 8 miles from Downtown Manhattan. To drive from the airport to the city would take approximately 20 minutes. There is a $4* toll on the road into the city. The NYC Airporter bus and the Express Shuttle both cost $13*. Car hire and taxis are available from outside the terminal.
Newark International Airport is situated in Newark, New Jersey just 16 miles from Manhattan. Driving into the centre of New York takes between 20 and 45 minutes while the Airport Express bus takes 45 minutes. A ticket costs approximately $12.50* for a single journey. Car hire and taxis are available.
All the airports offer a great choice of facilities including shopping and dining as well as essential services from currency exchange and baby changing facilities to tourist information and car hire, however JFK has by far the largest selection including designer shops, fantastic restaurants and bars, health and beauty, children’s play areas and much more.
Terminal Information – Arriving
London HeathrowAirport is 15 miles from the centre of London and is comprised of five terminals with 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. Numerous local buses also stop at the central bus station (between Terminals 1 and 3) as well as at Terminals 4 and 5. At night, the N9 bus service operates to central London. Taxis, coaches, shuttle buses and car hire are also available.
Heathrow Airport has a huge choice of shops and eating places from sushi and champagne bars to ice cream parlours cookie shops and plenty of international cuisine and fine dining, as well as take away and fast food. You can buy fashions, electronics, music, books, travel essentials, souvenirs, gifts, duty free items and much more. There are baby changing facilities, massage areas, children’s play areas, many airport lounges including VIP lounges, a spa, baby changing facilities, currency exchange desks, tourist information, free Wi-Fi internet, three hotels linked directly to Terminals 4 and 5, car hire and car parking.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of New York Airport, 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 London
London is full of picture postcard sights from Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the new and sparkling Shard. Shopaholics can revel in the stores on Oxford Street and Covent Garden where it’s all about high fashions, or there are the bustling Portobello and Camden Markets for quirky one offs and vintage items. Enthusiasts of history and culture have no end of incredible sights, architecture, art galleries and museums to explore; the Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, the Barbican and St Paul’s Cathedral are just a few. When the need to retreat from the crowds beckons beautiful Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath, Victoria Park and Regents Park all fit the bill. Lakes, trees, grassy lawns and winding paths make these a tranquil place to be and a wonderful day out for families. Those who want to party will find no shortage of clubs, poetry readings, open-mic nights, karaoke and cocktail bars, micro-breweries, live music venues, theatres, ballet and opera on every night of the week! London has a non-stop year of concerts and festivals too. There is street entertainment, world culture, world food, pop-up dining, open air cinemas, ice rinks, breakfast cafes, alfresco dining that are sure to thrill whenever you visit.
London is a fabulous city to visit at any time of year, whether in winter for the Christmas markets or the warm dry summers when canal-side drinking, alfresco dining, music, beer festivals and outdoor markets are just some of the outdoor activities to enjoy. Autumn and spring are when the many and beautiful green parks like Hyde Park, Richmond, Park, Victoria Park, Hampstead Heath and St James Park burst with natural beauty and wildlife. The West End offers spectacular shows all year round.
The capital is not a budget destination however thanks to the diversity of food and accommodation; it can be done on a smaller budget. Many of the major sights charge an entry fee however most museums, galleries, monuments and parks are free to visit. Transport is the most expensive part of a trip to London however if the weather is nice, it is a good idea to hire a bicycle which costs just £2* for 24 hours. Breakfasts range in price but can be found from £5*, lunches from around £7* and dinner for two with wine from approximately £35*. A coffee will cost from £1* and a pint of beer from £4*.
*Prices subject to change
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