What is the Flight Distance from London to New York? - Broke in London

What is the Flight Distance from London to New York?

Everything you need to know

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London to New York is one of the busiest air travel routes all around the year. Both these cities are popular business as well as tourist destinations, so it makes sense to see huge air traffic between them.

Both London and New York have multiple airports, which only makes sense considering the demand. To make your trip from London to New York less of a hassle, you can follow procedures such as applying for an Electronic System For Travel Authorisation, (find out more on https://www.estaform.org), as well as picking the departure and arrival airports that fits your budget and is more accessible.


To help plan your trip efficiently, here are details on the airports of London and New York as well as the average flight time and ticket price.

Let’s take a look at the distance from London to New York City:

As we mentioned earlier, there are more than one airports in London and New York. To give you a better understanding, let us take you through the names of these airports located in both the cities.

Airports in London?

Talking about international travel, there are 6 international airports within London. To reach fast you can take a cheap train and bus that drops you to the airport.

  1. City Airport (LCY): This is the closest airport to central London, thus easier for people living in the city to get to. The airport is located in the London Borough of Newham.
  2. Heathrow Airport (LHR): This is the largest and, without a doubt, the most popular airport in London. Situated in the London Borough of Hillingdon, the airport is jampacked especially during peak season, so be prepared for some long queues here.
  3. Gatwick Airport (LGW): This is the second busiest airport in London and is situated in West Sussex. The airport has its own railway station and is well-connected with key motorways and popular destinations.
  4. Luton Airport (LTN): Situated in Bedfordshire, it is the third closest airport to London, behind Heathrow and City. Most low-cost European carriers operate from this airport.
  5. Stansted Airport (STN): The Stansted Airport is the third busiest London airport and is situated in Essex. Ryanair is one of the carriers with the most operations from this airport.
  6. Southend Airport (SEN): Also situated in Essex, Southend Airport primarily services different parts of Europe. The airport is well-known for its ability to serve passengers quickly from alighting the airplane to exiting the airport.

Airports in New York?

There are three international airports in the city of New York.

  1. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): Located in Queens, JFK is the primary airport bringing people into New York, and is also the most popular airport in the city. Despite being one of the busiest airports in the entire USA, people pick JFK to reach NYC because it is well-connected with the subway.
  2. LaGuardia Airport (LGA): This airport is also located in Queens and is closer to Manhattan than the other two NYC airports. However, there is no subway station connecting the airport.
  3. Newark Airport (EWR): Despite being located in the state of New Jersey, the airport is managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This is another airport primarily serving people of NYC.

Distance between both airports?

The ticket prices between London and New York can vary between £276 – £495 ($359 – $644) depending on the airport, airline, and demand. The distance from London to NYC is 3,459 miles (5,567 km).

Non-stop flights between the two cities can take anywhere between 8 to 10 hours, whereas connecting flights can take at least 12 hours or more. Again, the exact duration varies depending on the airline, departure/arrival airports, and time of the day.

Final Words

Traveling by itself can be quite stressful and even stressful is traveling between two of the busiest cities and airports in the world. We hope this article helped you to prepare better for your trip between London and New York.