Cheap Flights to New York

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When is the best time to fly to New York City?

Peak season:

The Big Apple is a go-to destination year-round, but the peak season for travellers to arrive on flights to New York City are the summer months (May to September), Thanksgiving (November) and Christmas / New Year’s. For first time visitors there are endless places to tick off in the city that never sleeps so be prepared for a bucket list as long as your arm. From iconic architecture such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, to must-see hang outs like Central Park and Times Square, New York is evocative and inspiring, and just a little bit familiar since it’s the location of so many movies and TV shows. It’s also an art lover’s paradise with many of the finest galleries and museums in the world and if you love shopping, then 5th Avenue’s plethora of designer brands will do some serious damage to your credit card. There’s nowhere else like it and if you book far enough in advance you’ll always be able to find cheap flights to New York City.

Off Season:

Winters (January to March) are cold and blustery, and often experience dumps of snow but, with the exception of Christmas / New Year’s, this is when you’ll pick up the cheapest flights to New York City. Besides, Central Park after a fresh snowfall is exceptionally beautiful and queues for attractions are non-existent.

When is the best time to book a flight to New York City?

Each season has something to offer travellers, so there’s never a bad time to book a flight to New York City. The summer is a popular time with families and there are lots of outdoor activities on offer but it can get hot and humid. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn offer more comfortable weather for sightseeing with temperatures in the mid-teens to low 20Cs and the city buzzes with markets and theatre performances. The autumn colour is particularly beautiful in October. The early winter months before the Christmas season, and late January / February, are good times to find cheap flights to New York and accommodation deals for anyone wanting to save their cash for shopping and Broadway shows.

How long is the flight to New York City?

Flights from Sydney to New York City – 21 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Melbourne to New York City – 22 hrs 5 mins

Flights from Brisbane to New York City - 21 hrs 17 mins

Flights from Perth to New York City – 24 hrs 55 mins

Which airlines operate flights to New York City?

Search for cheap flights to New York City with airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia, Delta, United Airlines and Etihad Airways for competitive prices on flight routes to and from the city. New York has three main airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Laguardia Airport (LGA) and Newark International Airport (EWR) so there are always opportunities to find great deals and cheap flights to New York City.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Travellers arriving on cheap flights to New York City have the choice of landing at: John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Laguardia (LGA) in Queens or Newark (EWR) across the river from Manhattan in New Jersey. JFK and Newark are connected to the city by AirTrain, buses and yellow cabs. Laguardia has buses, taxis and shared ride shuttles. All three airports have a variety of car rental options.

New York insider information

  • If you only had 24 hours in New York what would you do? Luckily we’ve got some great ideas so you don’t waste a moment.
  • New York boasts a population of more than 8 million, but there are plenty of places to escape the hectic pace of the city. You just have to know where to go.
  • Have a drink at McSorley’s Old Ale House, it’s the oldest continuously operated saloon in New York and one of the oldest Irish pubs outside Ireland.
  • Kids aren’t easily impressed these days, but we guarantee New York’s plethora of activities will make it one of those places that they will never forget.
  • For more than 12 million immigrants who arrived by ship, tiny Ellis Island in New York harbour was their first experience of America. The evocative site of the first immigration processing station is now a fascinating museum dedicated to the immigrants who helped build America. 
  • Stop by the historic Katz Deli on the Lower East Side, where that memorable scene from When Harry Met Sally was filmed. Most people can't resist a cheesy photo under the sign: "Where Harry met Sally...hope you have what she had!" - referring to the meal, of course.

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How much do things cost in New York?

Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 17.00
Large bottle of water
$ 3.05
Bottle of wine
$ 19.62
Loaf of white bread
$ 4.14
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.68
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 2.04
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 10.46
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 69.08
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 116.00
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 0.93
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.27
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.60
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.08
How much does a beer cost in New York?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 10
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 9

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