Attracting visitors for both business and tourism, London, the capital city of England and the UK, is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and in 2015 was ranked as the most visited city in the world. Around the city, you can see famous sites such as the Houses of Parliament with the clock tower Big Ben, the iconic Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace – the London residence of the British monarch. With a world-class dining scene, the shows of the West End, and enough museums to fill many a trip, London has something to offer everyone.
Flying to London
1. Which Airports serve New York to London?
Both New York and London are well served with airports. From New York, you can fly from New York John F Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR) or New York La Guardia (LGA). The flight to London from New York could land at a number of airports. Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) are both close to London, while Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN) are slightly further away. London also has London City Airport (LCY) in East London, close to the financial center.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from New York to London?
There are many daily direct flights to London from New York from airlines including American, British Airways, Cambodian, Air France and Lufthansa. There is an even greater choice if you use a connecting flight.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to London from New York lasts about 7 hours with connecting flights likely to take longer than 12 hours. London is five hours ahead of New York, so factor in some adjustments at the start of your trip.
4. Climate changes between New York and London
Both New York and London have variable weather, with summers likely to be warm and winters cool. It is a good idea to be prepared for both wet and fine weather in London.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency used in London is the Pound Sterling, which can be changed at banks and exchange bureaus across the city. There are many ATMs, and most businesses accept credit and debit cards.
Many passport holders, including those of the US, do not require a visa for a UK visit of up to six months. For those nationalities that do require a visa, apply in advance of travel.
Though New York and London are both big cities with lively arts and cultural scenes, the sheer history of London gives the city a unique atmosphere. Across the city, you will see evidence of its ancient past, such as the almost 1,000-year-old Tower of London, a fortress that has played a fascinating part in the history of England, and Westminster Abbey, the coronation place of British monarchs. There is also plenty for young visitors to enjoy, such as London Zoo, the waxworks at Madame Tussauds, and the movie magic at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. There are a number of world-class museums and art galleries, including the British Museum, the V&A, the National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. You could also enjoy a picnic in one of the city’s eight Royal Parks.
New York City to London, United Kingdom Last modified: May 20, 2022 1:43 -04:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from New York City to London, United Kingdom?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from New York City to London, United Kingdom.
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|< 7 days||$574||$768|
Cheapest Day To Fly from New York City to London, United Kingdom
We've examined 81,576 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from New York City to London, United Kingdom is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from New York City to London, United Kingdom by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for New York City to London, United Kingdom flights.
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|May||New York City||London, United Kingdom||!!||5/31/22||6/7/22||0||$611|
|June||New York City||London, United Kingdom||!!||6/14/22||6/28/22||1||$382|
|July||New York City||London, United Kingdom||Finnair||7/27/22||8/3/22||0||$188|
|August||New York City||London, United Kingdom||!!||8/7/22||8/13/22||1||$443|
|September||New York City||London, United Kingdom||Icelandair||9/6/22||9/20/22||2||$483|
|October||New York City||London, United Kingdom||Icelandair||10/17/22||10/24/22||2||$607|
|October||New York City||London, United Kingdom||Tap Portugal||10/1/22||10/16/22||2||$444|
|December||New York City||London, United Kingdom||Aer Lingus||12/26/22||1/7/23||0||$612|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom is $486.
The average price for direct flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom is $505.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from New York City to London, United Kingdom. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom is $390.
The average price for round trip flights from New York City to London, United Kingdom is $475.
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New York City to London, United Kingdom Airports
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