New York City is a place of iconic images – from the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Tempting in over 58 million visitors a year, it more than lives up to its nickname of ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ by dishing up a bottomless supply of theatre shows, restaurants, shops and day trips.
But where to start? Direct flights from Johannesburg to New York run once a day, but there’s also a huge choice of flights with stopovers that covers a whole range of budgets.
Direct flights are around 15 hours 40 minutes long. Don’t mind a stopover? You can often get cheaper non-direct Johannesburg to New York flights. These generally last around 28 hours.
South African Airways offers direct routes. When it comes to indirect routes, you can take your pick from a whole range of companies. Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are popular choices.
Or you could combine airlines – e.g. travel with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi and jump on an Air Berlin flight to New York.
Want a direct Johannesburg to New York flight? It runs once a day. Indirect flights take more time, but offer lots more choice – and often cheaper fares.
Flights take off from O. R. Tambo International Airport. You could end up in one of 3 airports in New York City – John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty or LaGuardia. Most direct flights land in John F. Kennedy International Airport.
There’s only one direct flight from Johannesburg to New York at the moment.
A flight from Johannesburg to New York lands you in the middle of one of the most recognisable cities in the world. The skyline is packed with superstar skyscrapers – from the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the towering Empire State Building. From its observation deck, you can pick out familiar sights like Central Park and the Hudson River.
Weather-wise, the seasons in New York are a world away from Johannesburg. Want to ice skate beneath the Rockefeller Centre? Hit the city in winter, when the temperatures drop below zero. Would you rather kick back on Coney Island? Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures hitting an average of 26°C in July.
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