Cheap Flights from Belfast to New York (BELF - NYCA)
Flight information Belfast to New York
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Average flight time, total distance 3160 miles
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Flights from Belfast to New York
This information is correct as of September 2015
Airlines that fly from Belfast to New York
United and Lufthansa are the only airlines offering direct flights from Belfast to New York. Flights depart from Belfast International Airport and arrive at New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. Flights for both airlines fly into Terminal B.
Check-in desks for transatlantic flights open three hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time. Both United and Lufthansa offer online and mobile check in in advance which will save you time at the airport. Bag drop desks are available for those who have hold luggage to check in.
Passengers who want to speed up their journey through security can purchase a Priority Security Pass for £3 and bypass the worst of the queues. Passes are available from self-service kiosks outside the security area.
Once you’re through to the departures lounge, you’ll find a range of facilities. Food and drink outlets include Burger King, Starbucks and the Fed and Watered restaurant, which serves more substantial meals and snacks. There are also a number of shops, including Superdrug, WHSmith and a duty free store, where you can pick up last minute essentials. Passengers will also find an ICE Currency Exchange desk and there’s free Wi-Fi for up to two hours throughout the departures area.
The Business Lounge provides an alternative to the busy departures lounge. It is open to passengers travelling on any airline for a fee and offers complimentary snacks and drinks as well as a quiet and relaxing space.
Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport is located approximately 24 kilometres south-west of New York City, in Newark, New Jersey. Flights from Belfast arrive to Terminal B.
Once passengers have passed through customs and baggage reclaim, they’ll find a range of facilities in the arrivals hall. There’s a Welcome Center where you can get information about onward travel and local attractions, free Wi-Fi is available for up to 30 minutes and there are charging stations available for phones and laptops. A currency exchange along with a selection of food outlets and convenience shops is also available.
Ground transportation from Newark Liberty International Airport is provided by an airport shuttle bus running into New York City, the AirTrain which connects to major train and subway stations, and the car rental companies which are located at the AirTrain P3 and P2 stations.
The US has a Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) in place and this applies to British citizens. As a result, passengers with a British passport do not need a visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days. You will need to get authorisation to travel before your flight through the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) website. You will need to know your flight details and the address of the place you are staying on your first night in the US.
What to Expect in New York
New York is a city that experiences all four seasons distinctly. If you are travelling in the summer, be prepared for hot temperatures and, if you are travelling in the winter, be prepared for snowy conditions and freezing temperatures.
Eating, drinking, shopping and public transport in New York are considerably more expensive than in Belfast. You can expect to pay $75.00 for a mid-range three course meal for two and up to $7.00 for a bottle of beer.
New York is five hours behind Belfast.
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