Flying to New York from Canada

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Flying to New York from Canada doesn’t need to be very expensive. I recommend trying and book at least 4-6 months in advance. If not, at least 6 weeks before you leave. Flexibility is also a key to save money on flights. As a tip, it is usually cheaper to fly on Monday rather than Sunday, Thursday rather than Friday, early morning, and midweek. Montreal is the closest major Canadian city, about 515 km north of New York City. The average flight time from Sydney to New York is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, sometimes other factors such as wind and weather conditions could make the flight longer.

Flights to New York

New York doesn’t have a ‘high season’ per se, the ‘holiday months’ (late November and all of December) are certainly much busier than the rest of the year. Therefore,  flights during this time are more expensive. January and February could be considered the ‘low season’, as New York is a little less crowded due to the freezing temperatures. March and October are the best months to visit when taking both price and temperature into consideration. Take a look at this list of public holidays celebrated in New York and these tips on when it’s best to travel to New York.

Air Canada is the only carrier that operates flights to all of the three airports in New York City: La Guardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Newark Liberty (EWR). Most carriers fly to La Guardia Airport but do check with the various carriers. When you arrive at one of the airports you will still need to travel to New York. Click here for information on airport transfer.

The following popular carriers operate from Canada to New York City:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta
  • Porter
  • WestJet
  • United Airways
Eric’s Tip: I always try and book my flight as early as possible with Expedia.ca. I can book only the flight, or a flight and accommodation all on one site so it saves me time. Don’t forget to check out their top deals, sometimes they are pretty good! If you want to check for the best price fares, compare Expedia.ca and Travelocity.ca. Sometimes what they offer can differ.

Tips for booking flights to New York – Try and book at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance – Keep an eye on the various deals available at Expedia and Travelocity – If you are not in a hurry to book, recheck the various flights over a period of two weeks.

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From Toronto to New York City

The most popular carriers are:

  • Air Canada
  • Westjet
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines

The non-stop flight time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are several flights operated daily from Toronto Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) to John F. Kennedy International airport by Air Canada. Also, Westjet operates to JFK but also to LaGuardia Airport

Porter Airlines operates services from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Newark Liberty Airport.

Prices: Round-trip Cheap CA$200 – 275, Average $275 – 400, Expensive $400 – 600

From Montreal to New York City

The most popular carriers are:

  • Air Canada
  • Westjet
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines

The non-stop flight time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes. Air Canada offers non-stop flights daily between Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Newark Liberty (EWR) or La Guardia ( LGA) airports.

Prices: Round-trip Cheap CA$250 – 300, Average $300 – 400, Expensive $400 – 600

From Vancouver to New York City

The most popular carriers are:

  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific

The non-stop flight time is around 5 hours. Flying from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) 

Prices: Round-trip Cheap CA$500 – 700, Average $700 – 900, Expensive $900 – 1100

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