THE CHEAPEST TIME TO VISIT NYC As you might well have guessed, the cheapest months of the year to travel to NYC are from January through March. It’s in these 3 months that the costs of both a flight and hotel are on average the lowest for the whole year.
For most people traveling in and out of New York, JFK is the best airport to fly into. LaGuardia (LGA) is a good second choice if you're staying in Queens, Midtown, or Williamsburg and willing to take a taxi to/from the airport. Newark (EWR), however, should be your last choice.
The nearest airport to Times Square is New York Skyports Seaplane Base (NYS) Airport which is 1.7 miles away. Other nearby airports include New York La Guardia (LGA) (6.2 miles), Newark (EWR) (11.1 miles), New York JFK (JFK) (13.3 miles) and White Plains (HPN) (26.4 miles).
If your eventual destination is on the west side of Manhattan, a journey from Newark Liberty International will be considerably easier than one from JFK. JFK International also has a better connection to the NYC subway system than Newark.Aug 18, 2019
How long to spend in NYC? 5 days in NYC is actually the perfect amount if it's your first visit. You can spend 3 days in New York City, but it's cutting it close–and you'll need to come back again. If you have only one day in New York City, you can still see Manhattan!Jan 7, 2020
Is it cheaper to book a flight at the last minute? We've said this before, but it's worth repeating at the outset—no, it's really not cheaper to book a flight at the last minute. Yes, last minute travelers used to score the occasional fare so low it might have induced shock, but that's no longer the case.Mar 12, 2019
Flights tend to be the most inexpensive when you book between four months and three weeks before your departure date. According to the CheapAir.com 2019 Annual Airfare Study, you can expect rates to go up after that period. 1 There may, of course, be some compounding factors that can affect this.
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|Low season||August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|High season||December||Most popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.|
|Average price round-trip||$230||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
|Good deal round-trip||$89||or less|
|Good deal one-way||$65||or less|