Find flight deals and offers from NYC to major airports in Europe.
For Australians, flying to New York can take just as long as flying to Europe, so why not combine the two? Exchange rates for the Australian dollar compared to most European currencies are quite favourable at the moment, so you can visit New York and Europe on a round-trip for cheaper than before.
Discover the famous landmarks of New York City (NYC) and then take your pick of destinations in Europe to experience diverse cultures, history and landscapes. There’s no bad time of year to visit New York or Europe, and the most economical flights from NYC are to the Scandinavian countries. You could then explore all that these places have to offer or travel to elsewhere in Europe for cheap, before heading back to Australia via the Middle East or Asia.
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NYC to Europe flight times
- To London: 6 hrs 45 mins +
- To Paris: 7 hrs +
- To Amsterdam: 7 hrs 15 mins +
- To Athens: 9 hrs 10 mins +
Airlines that fly NYC to Europe
- United Airlines
- Wow Air
NYC to Europe insider flight tips
- You’ll find several direct flights from New York to major European capitals and the airlines often codeshare. Common ones are Delta with KLM, Air France and Alitalia and American Airlines with Finnair, Iberia and British Airway. If you’re with a frequent flyer programme then it’s worth comparing which can get you points.
- On a big trip to NYC and Europe every cent is going to count. The cheapest flight deals from NYC to Europe are to London (Gatwick LGW or Heathrow LHR), Stockholm (ARN), Oslo (OSL) Copenhagen (CPH), Madrid (MAD) and Reykjavik (KEF). There are plenty of European airlines and overland alternatives to get you to your destination from these airports.
- WOW Air is a budget airline based in Iceland which offers low-cost flights from New York to multiple European destinations. Flights go via Reykjavik (KEF) and WOW Air encourages travellers to stop over and explore their unique country.
- You can book your round-trip from Australia to New York and Europe on one ticket. Most online travel agent sites have a ‘multi-city’ facility which will show you the options for each leg and then direct you where to book. As you are likely to fly with multiple airlines, you’ll probably find it cheaper and more flexible to book each leg separately, though. Bear in mind when booking your flights that luggage restrictions will vary and that New York and many European cities have more than one airport.
How to get from the airport
Most flight deals from NYC to Europe are found flying out of New York’s main airport, John F. Kennedy (JFK). Some also fly out of La Guardia (LGA) or Newark Airport (EWR).
You’ll find a range of transport methods from most European airports including private transfers, public transport and taxis. Pre-booking an airport shuttle transfer can normally save you money. The low-cost European carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet frequently let you book this when you book your flight. Not all European airports are connected by public transport, although many have private airport express services which are convenient but not as cheap as public transport. Check the airport’s website or TripAdvisor forums for your options.
Unless you’re travelling in a group, taxis should be avoided from European airports as they tend to be expensive. Most major cities have ride-sharing services like Uber. Australians will also find familiar rental car companies in the airports and there are endless options for road trips. Australians wanting to travel cross-country or cross-border in Europe can either fly or take the scenic train route – check out Eurail passes here. Low-cost airlines and coach services like Eurolines also travel extensively between towns and cities across Europe.