How to find cheap flights to New York
There are almost countless ways to find cheap flights to New York from Israel. You can take a flight via stopovers in Europe or Jordan, or you can fly directly with EL AL or one of the American carriers. Here on Skyscanner.co.il we will search hundreds of travel agents and airlines and show you the best offers available online.
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Airports with direct flights to New York
Direct flights to New York are available from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.
What airlines fly to New York from Israel?
Airports in New York
New York City has three airports: John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR) and LaGuardia (LGA). Direct flights from Israel arrive at JFK and Newark. If you are flying via a domestic connection, you might arrive at LaGuardia.
John F. Kennedy International (JFK): JFK is the largest and busiest airport in New York, so prepare for long waiting times when you arrive. The airport which is located 19 km from the center of Manhattan has six terminals. Delta Air Lines flights from Tel Aviv to New York JFK Airport arrive and depart from Terminals 2 and 4. EL AL flights are being handled at Terminal 4. All terminals are connected with AirTrain service to the city subway system. You can buy a Metrocard, deposit money and use it for the rest of your trip. A ride to Manhattan costs $7.75, and the duration is 50-75 minutes, depends on your destination.
Newark Liberty International (EWR): Flights from Tel Aviv to Newark are being serviced at Terminal B for both EL AL and United Airlines. The airport’s three terminals are connected with AirTrain system. With this service, you can connect to NJ Transit and arrive in Midtown Manhattan within 30 minutes. It costs $12.5 for both the AirTrain and the train services. You can take the bus if you want to save money, but it takes longer - up to two hours, depending on traffic.
LaGuardia (LGA): Cheap flights to New York via stopovers might arrive at LaGuardia, usually via another North-American destination. It’s the closest airport to the city, less than 13 km to the east. There are plenty of bus options, NYC subway, airporter bus, and it takes 20-40 minutes to reach the city center.
When to visit New York
Many people would answer “whenever you can, just book cheap flights to New York and go!”. The summers are hot with 27-29 degrees between June and August. This is when most tourists are visiting the city. The fall season is wonderful and lively, especially between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when department stores’ window displays are coming to life with sales of up to 90% off.
The winters are cold, with temperatures well below freezing and snow blizzard, but it doesn’t prevent visitors to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, no matter how cold it is. Late winter is usually your best opportunity to find really cheap flights to New York from Tel Aviv.
What to see and do in New York
Must see attractions for first-time visitors: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, National September 11 Memorial & Museum and many others.
Museums: There are too many to count, but amongst the most recommended ones you can find MOMA, Metropolitan, Guggenheim, and the New Museum. When you walk from a museum to museum to another attraction, don’t forget to look up at the skyscrapers and absorb the unique atmosphere.
Culture, Nightlife, and Shopping: There are thousands of stores where you can fill your suitcase for your flight back home, countless bars and nightclubs where you can party until early morning. A visit to New York is not a real visit if you don’t go to a Broadway musical at least once.
Outside Manhattan: New York City has five boroughs, and Manhattan is only one of them. Go to a Yankees game in The Bronx, or act like a little child at Brooklyn’s Coney Island theme park. Enjoy the power of nature at Niagara Falls, and if you are in town in August and need some all-American experience, head to Syracuse for the annual state fair.
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This information is correct as of October 2017
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