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Language: English | Currency: US Dollar ($) | Local time: (GMT-5) | Average flight time: 10 hrs
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American, Delta and United all operate direct flights to America from London. Other carriers operating direct low-cost flights to America from UK airports include KLM, Air France and Finnair.
The Scandinavian airline Norwegian offers many cheap flights to America in 2017, as does Jet2, the low-cost airline that flies from Newcastle, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester direct to New York Newark Liberty Airport (EWR).
You can also book a direct flight to America’s New York airports from Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
It’s worth taking the time to compare USA flights that include a stop. Flying indirect adds a few hours but it can often save significant amounts of money.
See our how to get around the USA page for airport transfer advice.
If you don’t want to take a flight to America, travelling by sea is a possibility.
Float across the Atlantic in luxury and style on one of the cruise liners that make the transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York.
Book your spot on Cunard’s stately ‘RMS Queen Mary 2’ and discover a floating palace with a spa, the largest library at sea, a planetarium, celebrity lecturers and more.
The crossing to America takes around a week and seeing the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan loom into view from the deck is an unforgettable experience.
Most people choose to fly back but you can also book a passage to the USA as part of a larger cruise itinerary.
UK travellers need a valid ePassport for the duration of their stay in the USA as long as they are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program. You can travel under the Visa Waiver Program if you’re travelling for business or pleasure and your stay is under 90 days.
America also requires visitors to pre-register with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), whether arriving by air or sea. You can do this online for a small fee.