Flights to New York from London Gatwick

Flights to New York

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 Gatwick Airport.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

London Gatwick is a major international airport near Crawley in West Sussex, southeast England. It is 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. It is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the UK, after Heathrow Airport. Gatwick has two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal. 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 Gatwick to New York:

Airline Direct/stopover Destination
Aer Lingus 1 stop at Dublin, IE (DUB) JFK/Newark
AirEuropa 1 stop at Madrid, Spain (MAD) JFK
American Airlines Direct JFK
British Airways Direct or 1 stop at Dublin, IE (DUB) / Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) JFK/Newark
Finnair Direct JFK
Iberia Direct or 1 stop at Madrid, Spain (MAD) / Barcelona, Spain (BCN) JFK
Icelandair 1 stop at Reykjavik Keflavik (KEF) JFK/Newark
TAP AirPortugal 1 stop at Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) JFK/Newark
Turkish Airlines 1 stop at Istanbul, Turkey (IST) JFK/Newark
JetBlue Direct or 1 stop at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) JFK/LaGuardia
Virgin Atlantic Direct or 1 stop at Boston Logan International (BOS) JFK
WestJet 1 stop at Calgary International Airport (YYC) JFK

The average flight time from London Gatwick to New York is just over 7 hours. However, this depends on factors such as weather conditions and which airline you fly with.

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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 Gatwick – New York (LGW)

If you are flying to JFK or EWR Airport, most of the major airlines offer direct flights. However, if you would like a cheaper flight to New York; you’ll likely have to book a flight with at least one transfer. 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 £300
from London Gatwick Airport. Flexibility is also a key to save money on flights.

The most expensive periods are the summer months and the end of the 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.

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Directions to the airport

It’s always advised to be aware of which terminal you are scheduled to depart from before you start your journey to the airport. London Gatwick has two terminals; the North Terminal and the South Terminal. There are several ways to get to London Gatwick, which you can find more information about below.

  • Car: London Gatwick is 28 miles south of London. It is linked directly to the M23 at Junction 9 and the A23 London-Brighton road. The M25 is a ten-minute drive away with connections to the national road and motorway network.
  • Taxi or minicab: fares and journey times may be higher if there are delays or heavy traffic. I advise checking tariffs online in advance so you have an estimation of the total fare. You can get a quote or book a taxi on the London Gatwick website.
  • Train: Gatwick Express offers a non-stop rail service between the airport and Victoria in central London. Trains run every 15 minutes and take around 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).
  • Bus or coach: Most services operate from the lower South Terminal forecourt. Some also call at North Terminal (on the lower level outside international arrivals). Local buses, operated by Metrobus, depart from stops on the A23.

Airport Parking

London Gatwick Airport offers several options for securely parking your car such as short-term, long-term, valet and economical parking. Go to the London Gatwick website to book a parking space or receive a quote for your vehicle.

London Gatwick Airport Map

Below you can find a map of London Gatwick Airport. Click on the image to enlarge it.

London Gatwick Airport MapSource: London Gatwick Airport

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