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New York LaGuardia Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO New York

Sydney (SYD) to New York (NYC)

Typically, flights to New York from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to New York, which has an average price of $1,353

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO NEW YORK FROM SYDNEYMarch16% cheaperFlying from Sydney to New York costs on average just $1,142 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO NEW YORK FROM SYDNEYDecember49% more expensiveIt costs about $2,011 for flights to New York from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO NEW YORK FROM SYDNEYDecember383% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to New York from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to New York?

The proverbial “New York state of mind comes from the quirky characteristics of the city and its multitude of people from all over the world. Comprising of the 5 boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, New York City (NYC) is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities blending big city splendour with small-town charm. Major commercial and financial centres, an iconic skyline, sprawling parks and trend-setting art, fashion, and culinary quests are just some of the myriad reasons that bring people to New York City.

Any time of the year is a good time to visit NYC. June – August is a popular time to visit for families traveling with kids. These months are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 25 – 30 degrees Celsius. September – November are cooler months with a crisp fall breeze and bright sun but hotel prices are steep. Try to stay clear of the tourist season around Thanksgiving when NYC is packed with visitors for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Accommodation is cheaper during the peak winter months of January – February, so if the snow and freezing temperatures do not deter you, then you should plan a trip at the start of the year. Spring time from March – May with temperatures hovering around 5 – 15 degrees Celsius is also a beautiful time to visit. Showers are common at this time of the year, so be sure to pack in an umbrella and some rain boots.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to New York?

    Users booking trips to New York from Toronto found flights 84% cheaper than the average price of flights to New York. To find the cheapest price to New York from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to New York?

    The month of March is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to New York from Australia, with most prices found around $1,142. The month of May is another great option to travel to New York, with average flight prices from Australia averaging around $1,174.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to New York?

    The ideal time to book your flight to New York is 45 days in advance, when prices tend to average $1,353.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to New York?

    According to our data, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly to New York from Australia. The lowest ticket price found for a Wednesday departure recently was $1,279. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to depart from Australia because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around $1,451.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to New York?

    Our data shows that the cheapest Australia to New York flights are usually those with departure times in the evening. Our users have found flights to New York in the evening for as low as $1,373. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to New York is in the afternoon when prices are around $1,820.

  • When is it best to fly to New York to go sightseeing?

    The city of New York has many sights to see while visiting. Many tourists find it ideal to go sightseeing when the weather is warmer, but not blistering. Consider booking your flight to New York for April, May, or September, when temperatures are a bit higher and the chance of rain is relatively low. Many travellers find it worthwhile to visit Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Is there an alternative airport near New York?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near New York is possible. If you are planning a flight to New York, consider booking flights to Newark Airport (17 km from New York city centre), New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport (22 km from New York city centre) or New Windsor Stewart Airport (83 km from New York city centre).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into New York?

    The cheapest airport near New York is typically New York LaGuardia Airport, with an average price of $665/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


New York flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to New York found recently by users on momondo
Emirates
15 Sep.
MEL17:15Melbourne
38h 05m
2 stops
EWR07:20Newark
2 Feb.
EWR18:55Newark
31h 25m
2 stops
MEL02:20Melbourne
Emirates
15 Sep.
MEL17:15Melbourne
35h 45m
2 stops
JFK05:00New York John F Kennedy Intl
2 Feb.
JFK17:20New York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 00m
2 stops
MEL02:20Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
5 Oct.
SYD10:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
33h 59m
3 stops
EWR20:14Newark
16 Nov.
EWR13:05Newark
25h 55m
2 stops
SYD15:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
7 Jan.
MEL19:45Melbourne
35h 44m
2 stops
JFK07:29New York John F Kennedy Intl
18 Feb.
JFK19:35New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 25m
1 stop
MEL02:00Melbourne
Emirates
17 Sep.
MEL17:15Melbourne
38h 05m
2 stops
EWR07:20Newark
5 Feb.
EWR18:55Newark
31h 25m
2 stops
MEL02:20Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
5 Oct.
SYD10:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
31h 01m
2 stops
JFK17:16New York John F Kennedy Intl
16 Nov.
JFK08:50New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 10m
2 stops
SYD15:00Sydney Kingsford Smith

Find the cheapest one-way flights to New York

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to New York, view some of our deals below provided by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
8 Oct.
MEL19:55Melbourne
36h 50m
1 stop
JFK08:45New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
1 Oct.
SYD09:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
40h 15m
2 stops
JFK01:30New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
8 Oct.
MEL19:55Melbourne
30h 20m
1 stop
JFK02:15New York John F Kennedy Intl

Which airlines fly to New York?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to New York

There are no direct flights from Australian cities to New York. Operators with a minimum of one stop international flights include Qantas Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, and many more.


Airports near New York

Below you will find all the airports in New York along with their distance from the city centre

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Taxis

Taxis charge a flat fare of $52.00 USD from the airport to Manhattan and impose a $4.50 USD surcharge during peak hours of 4 pm – 8 pm on weekdays.

AirTrain and MTA

Take the Airtrain from the arrival terminal at the airport to Jamaica station or Howard Beach station, followed by the MTA subway to Penn station at Midtown Manhattan. The ride will cost you $7.75 USD with a journey time of 50 minutes. This fare includes the $5.00 USD charge for the Airtrain while the balance is the fare for the subway.

Shared-ride Vans or Shuttle Buses

Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Centre located on the Arrivals level of each terminal.  If the centre is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Several international flights land at the Newark Airport in New Jersey and there are many easy ways to reach Manhattan from here.

Newark Airport Express Bus

The Airport Express is a direct motor coach service that runs every 15 – 30 minutes between the airport and Midtown Manhattan with stops at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and Port Authority Bus Terminal. A one-way ticket costs $16 USD plus a $1 USD administrative fee and the journey time is between 45 – 60 minutes.

AirTrain and NJ Trains

AirTrain Network operates a free monorail service connecting the airport terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttles, rental car facilities and to NJ Transit stops. When you buy an NJ Transit ticket from the Newark Liberty International Airport station, it includes the AirTrain Newark fare which is $5.50 USD and you can reach Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan in around 40 minutes with a fare of $13.00 USD.

Taxis

Taxis can be hailed at the airport with a flat fee of $50 USD to $70 USD depending on your destination in Manhattan.

Shared-ride Vans

Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Center located on the Arrivals level of each terminal.  If the Center is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorised shared-ride or private car services.

Car Rentals

You can also explore New York driving on your own. Look for some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to New York

Most frequently searched flights to New York along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Melbourne to New York Flights
Fastest flight time27h 34m
Cheapest price$1,618
Sydney to New York Flights
Fastest flight time20h 26m
Cheapest price$1,686
Darwin to New York Flights
Fastest flight time34h 00m
Cheapest price$1,959
Brisbane to New York Flights
Fastest flight time34h 22m
Cheapest price$2,084
Perth to New York Flights
Fastest flight time33h 30m
Cheapest price$2,279
Coolangatta to New York Flights
Fastest flight time34h 31m
Cheapest price$2,510
Maroochydore to New York Flights
Fastest flight time42h 50m
Cheapest price$3,057
Melbourne to New York Flights
Fastest flight time27h 06m
Cheapest price$3,058
Adelaide to New York Flights
Fastest flight time35h 25m
Cheapest price$3,512
Cairns to New York Flights
Fastest flight time40h 50m
Cheapest price$3,598
Canberra to New York Flights
Fastest flight time35h 15m
Cheapest price$5,512
Hobart to New York Flights
Fastest flight time44h 03m
Cheapest price$7,284
Newcastle to New York Flights
Fastest flight time41h 25m
Cheapest price$18,426

How to get around in New York?

New York is an excellent walking city and getting around by foot is one of the easiest ways to beat the fairly heavy round-the-clock traffic, especially in Manhattan.

Subway

Open 24/7, the subway is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around any of the 5 boroughs. The base fare is $2.75 USD plus a $1 USD charge to purchase the MetroCard. If you are planning to stay longer, a 7-Day pass with unlimited rides from the first day of use will cost $32USD.

Bus

At a flat rate of $2.75USD, buses are another inexpensive way to travel above-ground but are prone to traffic jams. Using a MetroCard is advisable since bus drivers require exact fare and do not accept dollar bills. The MetroCard also allows for free transfers between bus lines and or subways within 2 hours of your journey start time.

Taxi

Manhattan’s streets have an abundance of the yellow taxis which can be hailed right off the curb. The meter starts at $2.50 USD and drivers usually expect a tip of 15 – 20 percent of the total fare.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to New York?

Australian and New Zealand nationals may travel to the United States as tourists for stays of 90 days or less under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). However, travellers are required to have a valid authorisation through the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to travel. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting New York

Things to do and places of interest in New York

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of New York City landscapes from atop iconic structures such as Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building and One World Observatory.
  • Visit several historical exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and New York Hall of Science. The American Museum of Natural History off Central Park hosts approximately 32 million artefacts across 45 exhibition halls based on themes of land, sea and outer space.
  • Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in US, connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn. Walking across the bridge gives a unique view of either borough and you can do it for free.
  • The beautiful Grand Central train station with its ornate neoclassical architecture makes for an interesting stop for lunch or shopping or just watching the dizzying movement of travellers passing by.
  • The 843-acre green space in the middle of Manhattan, Central Park, is a fantastic year-round must-see for anyone visiting New York. The 20 playgrounds, 48 fountains, monuments or sculptures and 36 bridges in Central Park ensure a truly unique experience for every visitor.
  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum pays tribute to victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Where the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers once stood, there are now the twin reflecting pools with names of every victim inscribed on their panels. The museum spans across 110,000 square feet and relays the narrative of the attacks through a series of multimedia displays, real-time recordings, authentic artefacts and an interactive table.
  • The Statue of Liberty is a brightly shining beacon which is best viewed by taking the 90-minute ferry from Battery Park to Liberty Island. While returning to the mainland, the ferry includes a stop at Ellis Island where you can visit the Immigration Museum.
  • Plan and book in advance to view some thrilling shows or performances at Broadway, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music(BAM) or Barclays Center.
  • A trip to New York is incomplete without a walk through Times Square, the 5-block stretch from 42nd street to 47th street, a dizzying maze of sights, sounds and neon lights.
  • A visit to the New York Public Library and a stroll through the nearby Bryant Park is an exhilarating experience for book lovers, history enthusiasts and architecture aficionados.
  • 5th Avenue’s designer racks, splendid art displays at the Met and Guggenheim Museum, ethnic fare at Chinatown or Little Italy, low-key rooftop bars and jazz clubs in the Meatpacking District, and more; New York City has something to mesmerise every visitor.

Tips and tricks for visiting New York

Based on your itinerary, you should consider the New York CityPASS, New York Explorer Pass and Build Your Own Pass for substantial savings on admissions to several key attractions.

There are many museums, cultural festivals, walking tours, etc. which are free for visitors. When planning your trip, see what you can include to make your visit much more interesting without costing more.