Flights to New York from London City
Do you want to book a London to New York flight? Take a look at this page to find out necessary and useful information on London City airport.
London City Airport
London City airport is an international airport, it is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of the City of London. London City is the fifth-busiest airport, there is only one terminal at London City airport so travelling is quicker than at other London airports. Several major airlines operate flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
Please find below a list of airlines operating flights from London City to New York:
|Aer Lingus||1 stopover in Dublin (DUB)||JFK/Newark|
|BA Cityflyer||1 stopover in Zurich (ZRH)||Newark|
|British Airways||1 stopover in Dublin (DUB)||JFK/Newark|
|Delta Airlines||1 stopover in Amsterdam (AMS)||JFK|
|Helvetic||1 stopover in Zurich (ZRH)||Newark|
|Iberia||2 stopovers in Malaga (AGP) and Madrid (MAD)||JFK|
|KLM||1 stopover in Amsterdam (AMS) or 2 stopovers in Amsterdam (AMS) and Boston Logan International (BOS)||JFK/Newark/LaGuardia|
|LOT||1 stopover in Warsaw Chopin (WAW)||JFK/Newark|
|Lufthansa||1 stopover in Zurich (ZRH) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA)||JFK/Newark|
|Lufthansa CityLine||1 stopover at Frankfurt am Main (FRA)||Newark|
|SWISS||1 stopover in Zurich (ZRH)||JFK/Newark|
|Virgin Atlantic||1 stopover in Amsterdam (AMS) or 2 stopovers in Amsterdam (AMS) and Detroit Wayne County (DTW)||JFK/Newark/LaGuardia|
The average flight time from London City to New York is just over 7 hours. However, this depends on factors such as weather conditions and which airline you fly with.
For most of the year when British Summer Time (BST) is not in effect, London is 5 hours ahead of New York. Whereas when this is in effect, London is 4 hours ahead of New York City. You can read more about the time difference between the UK and New York here.
Price for a flight London City – New York City (LCY)
There are no direct flights to New York from London City so you will have to transfer at least once during your journey. The price of airline tickets to New York changes depending on the time of year. If you book on time and avoid travelling during busier months then you can find return tickets from around £390 from London City airport. Flexibility is also a key to save money on flights.
The most expensive periods are the summer months and end of year (with the holiday season including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve) in New York. To get the best rates, I advise trying to book your flight at least 6 months in advance.
Directions to the airport
There are several ways to get to London City, which you can find more information about below.
- Underground: you can get the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to London City Airport. Services run every eight to 15 minutes. Fares on the DLR are the same as those on the Tube.
- Car: you can take your own car or grab a taxi. You can ask the driver or cab company how much your journey will cost beforehand.
- Bus: local bus routes serving the airport are the 473 (Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station) and the 474 (Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown). Standard bus fares apply. Oyster and Travel cards are accepted.
London City Airport offers several options for securely parking your car such as short term, long term, valet and economical parking. Go to London City website to book a parking space or receive a quote for your vehicle.
London City Airport Map
It can be difficult finding your way around, I have included the airport map below. Click on the picture to enlarge.
Image source: London City Airport