Cheap Flights to New York

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Boasting more restaurants, iconic sights, bars, and museums than any other metro, New York is one of the most exciting cities on earth. Most tourists are aware of the array of offerings New York has in store for them, but to get an authentic experience of the city, you’ll have to brush cheeks with the always-inviting locals. Whether you’re aiming to sample master mixologist cocktails, or you’re aiming at shopping up a storm, the Big Apple has a little something on offer for every kind of traveler out there.


When is the best time to fly toNew York?


Peak season:

With ballet, theater, and opera performances in full swing from October through December, this marks New York’s peak tourism season. During the peak season, you should expect a subsequent rush for everything including hotel bookings and flight tickets to New York, which means that things get a lot more expensive. If you’re planning a white New York Christmas or looking to join in on the party of a lifetime as New York does New Year’s Eve in style, ensure that you have made your flight bookings as far along in advance as possible, just to help avoid the risk of overpaying for late bookings.

Off season:

From mid-January to the end of February, New York’s tourism scene quiets down considerably, which means that it may be an excellent opportunity to score some great flight deals. Deals on cheap flights to New York can often be found after the rush of the New Year, and the best thing is that even late bookings won’t break the bank when they’re made at this time of the year.

When is the best time to book a flight toNew York?

The best deals on cheap flights to New York can often be found when they’re scheduled from April through September. If you’re booking your flights during this time of the year, you’ll be happy to know that there are a lot of free summer time activities going down in New York, which could help you save even more. Make sure that you’re your intended time of travel doesn’t coincide with major events such as the New York Fashion Week, since this will considerably increase the flight and accommodation rates.

How long is the flight toNew York?

Johannesburg to New York                 15 hours, 40 minutes
Cape Town to New York                   19 hours, 35 minutes
Durban to New York                          18 hours, 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights toNew York?

Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airways, JetBlue Airways, British Airways, and South African Airways are some of the airlines which you might want to consider using as your carrier on your flight to New York. Keep in mind that some of these airlines offer direct flights, and some of them will have you transferring between flights, which might help keep the price of your tickets as affordable as possible. Be sure to check out the prices from a range of airlines before settling for one or the other.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Depending on whether or not you’ve got some time to spare, there are a few ways in which you can get to downtown New York once you arrive at the airport. There is a 24-hour subway that passes the airport. The train can be a great way to get to the heart of the city, but it’s not the most comfortable. Then there are also Uber and yellow cabs, which are affordable and can get you downtown quickly and easily.

New York insider information

  • One of the best ways to experience New York life on a budget is by heading down to Central Park, where you’ll be able to go to the zoo, play some sports, watch an open-air performance, or just chill out on the rolling lawns.
  • Shopaholics are guaranteed to have a blast in New York. Featuring some of the biggest department stores in the world along with some of the most exclusive boutique stores, New York shops are must-visit sites for serious shoppers.
  • To see New York’s artistic side (along with a great student vibe), try making your way to East Village, which boasts attractions such as swanky cafes, craft shops, and mind-blowing vegetarian restaurants!

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How much do things cost in New York?

1 km taxi journey
R 18.46
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 348.21
Taxi - fixed fee
R 29.02
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 31.92
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1015.71
Pair of jeans
R 617.08
3 course meal for 2
R 928.56
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 18.89
R 49.04
Cheap meal
R 208.93
Large bottle of water
R 26.33
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 29.79
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 32.50
Loaf of white bread
R 38.24
How much does an apartment cost in New York?
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 21682
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 38168
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 36394
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 72312

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