Cheap flights to North America

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Flights to North America in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£304Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£248From London to New York
One-way from£137One-way flight from London to North America

Cheap flights to North America in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC flights for May, June
29 Jun - 5 Jul
LHR

London Heathrow

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

7h 20m
£269

Finnair

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Deal found 10/5/22

7 Jun - 14 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

EWR

Newark

1 stop

11h 10m
EWR

Newark

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

14h 40m
£285

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

13 Jun - 8 Aug
LGW

London Gatwick

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

30h 00m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

14h 10m
£292

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

North America 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to North America found for this year
29 Jun - 5 Jul
LHR

London Heathrow

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

7h 20m
£269

Finnair

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Deal found 10/5/22

17 Nov - 21 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

EWR

Newark

2 stops

42h 15m
EWR

Newark

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

21h 40m
£280

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/5/22

17 Nov - 26 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

EWR

Newark

2 stops

42h 15m
EWR

Newark

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

20h 25m
£281

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 9/5/22

Last minute flights to North America

Late deals on return flights to North America, departing today and this week
18 May - 23 May
LGW

London Gatwick

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

33h 50m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

17h 40m
£297

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 9/5/22

18 May - 30 May
LHR

London Heathrow

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

6h 40m
£318

Finnair

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Deal found 10/5/22

17 May - 24 May
LHR

London Heathrow

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

30h 10m
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 05m
£321

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 10/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to North America?

The cheapest ticket to North America found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£464

February

£448

March

£455

April

£566

May

£485

June

£592

July

£625

August

£619

September

£582

October

£473

November

£456

December

£550

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to North America is February. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to North America?

Average North America flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - NYC

Price

£389 - £628

NYC

Temperature

1 - 25 °C

NYC

Rainfall

71 - 114 mm

Peak season:

Trying to determine the peak season of North America is virtually impossible due to the sheer size of the continent. Los Angeles for example sees pleasant weather all-year round and enjoys a steady stream of tourism across the year whereas Toronto is best from June to October. There is the Caribana in either late July or early August which is North America’s largest Caribbean festival but also drives up the price of flights to North America. Atlanta sees more tourists from March through to May and September to November. Ultimately you’ll need to decide where in North America you want to travel to and then you can figure out the peak seasons of that particular place after.

Off season:

Again, the off season is as difficult to predict as the peak season unless you know where in North America you are visiting. A lot of American States see temperatures plummet during the winter months of December to March which can stop a lot of tourism but also provide you with the cheapest flights to North America. Canada on the other hand sees winter sports thriving during the same months and cheap flight tickets there are very hard to come by. Mexico sees a lull from December to February although tourists do still visit as temperatures don’t go too cold. It can get very windy around Cancun though so bear that in mind before you book your flight tickets.

Which airlines operate flights to North America?

There are many different airlines that provide cheap flights to North America due to the vast size of the continent. Firstly you’ll need to narrow down where exactly you want to travel to and then you can consider which airlines are at your disposal. To name a few though, you’ll have British Airways, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Delta. Chances are you’ll want to go with whoever offers the cheapest flights to North America, although sometimes it can be better to pay a little extra to get a more pleasant journey on long-haul flights. Virgin is a top airline with comfortable seats and high-service and British Airways provide complimentary snacks and drinks onboard their flights to North America. Consider all of your options based on your budget and location you’re travelling to and see who benefits you the most.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Los Angeles:

The airport in Los Angeles is 30km away from the downtown LA. If you’re happy with free transportation then you’ll want to take a free shuttle bus directly from the airport. You’ll want to take either shuttle G or C, although C does take you to the Metro bus centre so depending on your ultimate destination, C could be a better option. Taxis are very expensive, especially when you could travel to free, however they will take you directly to your hotel. Once you’ve booked your cheap flights to North America it’s worth trying to find accommodation in either Hollywood or Santa Monica as this is where most of the nightlife is. Downtown LA can be a little quiet in comparison.

Mexico:

Mexico City’s International Airport, or the Benito Juarez International Airport as it is also known, is roughly 13km outside of the city. There are no public bus services available from the airport although you can pre-arrange a shuttle once you’ve booked your flight tickets. The cheapest way to travel would be to go just across the parking lot to the metro station. You’ll want to get on line 5 and then change over to line 1 at Pantitlan until you reach Insurgentes. Lastly you could get a taxi from the airport. Make sure to get a pre-paid one from the Transportacion Terrestre booth at baggage reclaim. It’s also a good idea to lock your doors whilst travelling to avoid any potential issues.

Toronto:

For those travellers on a budget, you’ll want to get the ‘Rocket’ service to the Kipling Subway Station. From there you can ride the subway to wherever it is you are hoping to end up. It’s the cheapest option of travelling which can be a welcome choice after you’ve splashed out on your flights to North America. You could also take a coach service at around $26 per journey. It isn’t cheap but compared to a taxi it’s a great option to consider. Taxis should be avoided like the plague unless you’re rolling around in money and have more of it than you need. A taxi from Toronto airport to the centre will cripple your wallet so avoid it where you can.

Atlanta:

Once your flights to North America drop you off in Atlanta you’ll want to figure out how to get to your hotel. A quick option is to get the MARTA train which operates from directly from inside the airport all the way to the centre. If you don’t have the luxury of time however you might consider taking a taxi. They aren’t cheap but if you can split the fare with a friend they can be a lot more appealing.

What is the best way to travel around North America?

There are many internal flights operating within Canada, USA and Mexico as well as international cheap flights to take you between countries and to destinations such as Caribbean islands. Considering the vast size of countries in North America, flying in North America presents the fastest option and is often cheaper than travelling by land. You just have to compare flights to North America in order to get the better deal. If you are travelling shorter distances or want to explore more remote regions, car rental offers a flexible and comfortable option for travel around and between regions. You can also find inter-state bus services and long-distance railway routes across Canada and USA, which offer a particularly unique and comfortable travel experience.

What are some things to do in North America?

North America has something to offer all travellers. Outdoor enthusiasts can trek through national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone, surf in Hawaii or head to the ski resorts of the Canadian mountains. There are also many world-renowned historical sites like Mexico's Mayan ruins and cultural highlights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Sun seekers can head to the Caribbean to lounge on white sand beaches and bathe in crystal clear waters. The best time to visit the Caribbean is between December and April when the climate is warm and dry.

What is good to know if travelling to North America?

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  • Mexico is a magical country. It is rich in culture and despite its reputation of crime, has some of the friendliest people you could meet. It’s also home to some of the most amazingly magical ruins you’ll probably see.
  • Certain parts of North America are perfect for those who want to try and catch a view of the Northern Lights.
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  • Vancouver is quickly becoming a must-visit destination in North America. So what do you do if you’re on a budget? Luckily this guide has been written just for you. Find out exactly how to enjoy a world-class city without a world-class budget.

How long is the flight to North America?

London is one of the main points of origin for cheap flights to North America, with direct flights operating daily from Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STN), Gatwick (LGW) and Luton (LTN) airports. Among the shortest direct flights to North America is London Heathrow to New York, which takes around 7h 35min. If you are flying from other UK airports such as Manchester or Glasgow, you can take connecting flights via London or other European cities. Fly from Glasgow to Toronto in around 12h 30min or from Manchester to Mexico City in around 13h 50min. Bear in mind the time difference when you book flights to North America – we recommend taking an early morning flight to arrive late evening, and returning at night to arrive back in the UK early morning.

What do I need to do before my flight to North America?

All passengers travelling to North America need to hold a passport valid for at least the duration of their stay. You should check visa requirements for the country you are travelling to, whether you are staying in the country or making a flight connection. British citizens will need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation for trips to USA and Canada up to 90 days. British passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Mexico, but will need to fill in an immigration form on the flight. Before your departure, research where to get the best deal on currency exchange. Remember to download a map app for your destination that you can use offline in case you are low on data and not near a Wi-Fi spot.

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