We fly to New York daily

8 hour flight time

London Heathrow (LHR)
April - October
November - March

What will the weather be like?

Visas and entry requirements

Foreign nationals or
non-US citizens


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and ESTA (if eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program). 

US citizens/nationals or Lawful permanent residents


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)

What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in New York.

Local time

GMT -5 hours


US Dollar $


English and Spanish


120 volts 60Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

The fastest way to get around whilst in New York is by subway. You’ll find a station around every corner, and the city’s grid layout makes navigating the subway system straightforward. Take a yellow cab for short trips, but to get a real feel for the city, nothing beats walking.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at our John F. Kennedy International Airport guide.

New York airport guide

New York flight deals

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Discover New York

You could spend a year in New York and not discover it all. We love everything about the city from Central Park to hipster Williamsburg. Walk the High Line, take a helicopter trip around Manhattan, take in a show on Broadway, or party the night away on the Lower East Side.

Curious to know more about New York? Check out our stories below for more inspiration

Central Park

In the heart of Manhattan, visitors can find a green oasis in sprawling Central Park.

Brooklyn Bridge

Stretching from Manhattan to Brooklyn, this iconic walkway is one of the city’s most beloved landmarks.

The Empire State Building

Few silhouettes in New York are as distinctive as the soaring Empire State Building.

New York for families

New York is a playground for kids (both big and small). From dinosaurs and grizzly bears to space adventure and fun on the ice, you can do it all in one day in NYC.

Plan some family time

New York for foodies

First, there are the local classics (think bagels, pizza, and pastrami sandwiches). Then, there’s the cutting-edge restaurant scene. And that’s only the beginning...

What's on the menu?

Shop til you drop

There’s a reason Carrie needed a walk-in wardrobe – New York is shopping heaven. From world famous department stores to flea market treasure troves, there's fun to be had for all budgets.

New York for shoppers

Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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Virgin Points

We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.  

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