Cheap Flights from New York to London Heathrow
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Average flight time, total distance 3442 miles
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Flights From JFK To London: Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen can I save money on flights from JFK to London throughout the year?
You can save money on flights from JFK to London if your travel dates are flexible and you know the cheapest months to travel this route. Fares on flights from JFK to London are least expensive from September through March and highest in the summer months.Which airlines offer non-stop flights from JFK To London?
A variety of airlines offer many direct scheduled flights from JFK to London, with British Airways standing out as the most popular carrier taking passengers from New York to London Heathrow. Aside from British Airways, other airline companies with non-stop flights on this route include:
- Aer Lingus
- Air France
- American Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
A non-stop flight from JFK to London covers 3,442 miles of travel and takes about six hours and 40 minutes. Traveling from New York to London may result in a bit of jet lag for you as you're crossing a number of time zones, and it can take your body time to adjust. You can arrange to hire a rental car and make a hotel reservation before leaving New York to make your arrival in London less stressful.Which airport in London is it cheapest to fly into?
When flying non-stop from JFK to London, it's usually cheaper to fly into London's Gatwick Airport than to Heathrow, the city's main hub. You may find even cheaper airfare if you're willing to take a flight from JFK to London with a stop that ultimately lands at Stansted Airport.
A roundtrip ticket from JFK to London, landing at Heathrow Airport can cost close to $200 more than a flight into Gatwick. Save perhaps $60 more if your flight lands at Stansted. Download Skyscanner's Price Alert tool to be sure you don't miss out on the best airfare for flights on the JFK to London route.
Flying Out of New York City
Here's what you need to know about flying from the Big Apple to the largest city in England.
You have several options for flying out of New York. The airport you choose will depend on which airline you'd like to take and its available flight times.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the busiest airport in the NYC area. The airport is southeast of the city in Jamaica, Queens. It's about 12 miles from JFK to Manhattan. Airlines that fly direct from JFK to London Heathrow include: American Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Finnair, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, and KLM. JFK has eight terminals. Air France flies out of terminal 1; Virgin Atlantic, KLM, and Delta use terminal 4; Aer Lingus uses terminal 5; British Airways and Iberia fly from terminal 7; and Finnair and American use terminal 8.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is in Newark, New Jersey, about 15 miles southwest of Manhattan. You can get a direct flight from Newark to London Heathrow from these airlines: Lufthansa, United, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Delta, Finnair, Virgin Atlantic, and American Airlines. Newark has three terminals. Terminals B and C are used for international flights.
New York's LaGuardia Airport is in Queens, about nine miles from Manhattan. Non-stop flights are currently not available from LaGuardia to Heathrow. If you want to fly out of LaGuardia, you'll need to take a flight with one or more connections.
For international flights, you should get to the airport at least three hours in advance. American citizens need a valid passport with at least one blank page. A tourist visa is not required if your trip is less than 90 days.
Arriving at London Heathrow
Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 14 miles west of London. After passing through customs, you'll want to find ground transportation out of the airport. You can catch the Heathrow Express train, which goes from the airport to Paddington Station. You can hop a ride on the famous London underground--there are stations between terminals 2 and 3, and inside terminals 4 and 5. Other transportation options include buses and coaches, taxis, and hotel buses. Rental car facilities are also available, and you can drive in England with a U.S. license. However, be advised that people in England drive on the left side of the road, which will feel strange for Americans.
Weather and Time in London
When you think of London weather, you probably think of rain. It's true that rain and clouds are common in London, but the city also has mild temperatures in both winter and summer. London's hottest month is July, when temperatures average 66°F. January is their coldest month, with an average of 41°F.
Just like most of the United States, London observes daylight savings time in the spring and summer. During those times of the year, their time zone is known as British Summer Time. The rest of the year, they're in Greenwich Mean Time. London is five hours ahead of New York.
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