Flights from Edinburgh to New York

Edinburgh to New York

  • £305 was the cheapest return price from Edinburgh to New York last month
  • The most popular airline flying from Edinburgh to New York last month was United
  • There are 37 flights a week from Edinburgh to New York
  • The average flight time from Edinburgh to New York is 7h 26min
  • 8 airlines fly direct from Edinburgh to New York
  • New York is served by 4 airports. These are New York Newark, New York John F. Kennedy, New York LaGuardia, Stewart International.
  • Edinburgh to New York is 3,245 miles

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Flights from Edinburgh to New York

This information is correct as of August 2015

Airlines that fly from Edinburgh to New York

Flights from Edinburgh to New York fly to John F. Kennedy Airport and Newark Airport. Direct flights from Edinburgh to New York John F. Kennedy Airport are served by American Airlines. Flights with one connection are available and served by Flybe and Condor via Manchester, Flybe and Thomas Cook via Manchester and Aer Lingus via Dublin.

Direct flights from Edinburgh to Newark Airport are served by United Airlines and Air Canada. Flights with one connection are served by SAS via Copenhagen and Delta via Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Terminal Information

Edinburgh Airport

You should arrive at Edinburgh Airport at least three hours before your flight to New York is scheduled to depart. Check in options include the check in desks at the airport and from 24 hours in advance online. If you have checked in online you will need to check in your hold luggage at the bag drop desks.

Edinburgh Airport has one terminal with a range of shops and places to eat in the departures lounge to enjoy before your flight. Shops range from the high street essentials Boots and WHSmith to gift shops, fashion brands such as Kurt Geiger and Hugo Boss and cosmetics brand Mac. Places to eat include The Gathering, The Gathering Deli for takeaway food and lighter bites and Caffe Nero. Two hours of free Wi-Fi is available for those in the departures lounge.

There are opportunities to upgrade your experience at Edinburgh Airport with two executive lounges, The Aspire Lounge and The No. 1 Traveller Lounge. Here you can enjoy views of the planes, complimentary food and drink and unlimited Wi-Fi.

John F. Kennedy Airport

John F. Kennedy Airport is a large, 7 terminal airport 26 miles from New York. From here you can reach your destination by bus, train and taxi. The AirTrain services connect the airport with New York and goes around the airport grounds with stops at all of the terminals, the car rental area, and the hotel shuttles.

Newark Airport

Newark Airport is located in Newark, New Jersey, 15 miles from New York City. Onward travel options from the airport are The Newark Airport Express, AirTrain, taxi and car rental. The free AirTrain shuttle runs from all terminals, the car rental area and the Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station which has services for Newark, New York, Philadelphia and Trenton.

Practical Information

Due to the US Visa Waiver Programme you can travel to the US with a British passport for up to 90 days without a visa. You will need to complete an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) form online before travelling, this gives you authorisation to travel to the US. An ESTA is $14 per person when completed on the official ESTA website.

What to expect in New York

Upon arrival in New York you will find a number of things more expensive, New York hotels are some of the most expensive in the world. With some of the world’s best department stores, boutiques and fashion brands you can enjoy the shopping experience on offer with many designer brands available cheaper than the UK.

The weather in New York has 4 distinct climates with summers being hot and dry and winters with freezing temperatures and high levels of snow fall when compared to Edinburgh. There is a 5 hour time difference between the UK and the US.

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