Cheap Flights to New York from the UK
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Student flights from the UK to New York
New York is truly the city that never sleeps. Wake up at 3am because of jet lag fancying a stack of pancakes? That’s cool, just head to a 24-hour diner. Want to watch the sunrise over Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge? Sure, you can do that too! The list of landmarks to visit in New York are never ending; The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, the High Line, Times Square, Flatiron Building, to name just a few! And don’t even get us started on the food options. You can eat yourself around the world just by staying in New York.
So whether you’re heading to New York to begin a semester or year abroad, or are just popping over for a short trip, we have plenty of flights for you.
Just use the search box above to check out some of the best student and youth fares that we have on offer. And if you’re looking to save even more why not become a member at StudentUniverse. It’s easy and quick to do, plus it’s totally free! Once you sign up you’ll get even more discounts off flights and exclusive promo codes too!
What are the main New York airports, and how do I get from them to central New York?
New York is home to not one, but three airports; John F Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airports and Newark Liberty International Airport. Getting to central New York from these airports is possible, but journey, public transportation type and cost will vary. More information on how to get there can be found below.
John F Kennedy International Airport (JKF)JFK Airport is located in Queens and fairly accessible using public transportation. You can get to the airport using the subway to either Jamaica or Howard Beach stations, where you can then pick up the JFK AirTrain which will take you to the terminals. If you’re wanting to live out your dream of riding in the famous yellow cab, you can do that too.
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)LaGuardia Airports is also in Queens and is the quieter of the three New York airports. You can get to the airport using a public bus between Manhattan or Queens to LaGuardia. For a one-way trip on an MTA bus or subway you will pay $2.75, making it a budget friendly way to get to and from the airport.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Newark Airport is situated a little further from New York, between the cities of Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey. If you’re looking for a cheap way to get to the airport the AirTrain is your best bet. Buses are also available. If you’re looking at taking a cab this will cost you between $50 and $70.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to New York?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 days prior to departure.
New York universities and campuses
New York is an exciting place to study abroad and you’ll be joining plenty of other international students in the process. New York is home to a number of universities and campuses, many which have scored highly in the Time Higher Education Rankings for World’s Best Universities. These include Columbia University (16th), New York University (29th) and Barnard College (51st).
New York lifestyle and culture
New York may not seem so different to what you’re used to back home. If you’re from a countryside town or village, be prepared for it to be busy and sometimes crowded. Some customs to be aware of when in New York. Firstly tipping. It’s expected for you to tip in bars, restaurants, hotels and in taxis. Secondly don’t jaywalk (so cross when the light isn’t green). It’s illegal to do, plus you’re pretty likely to get honked by an angry driver.
Exploring New York on a student budget
Exploring the big apple with limited funds is surprisingly so easy to do. Grab a pizza slice or bagel for less than $3, transport doesn’t cost the earth, plus there are tonnes of free things to see and do whilst in the city!