LOT, the Star Alliance carrier from Poland, is currently selling discounted tickets for flights from Budapest to New York. Prices start at only €1,340 (~HUF 487,683) and tickets are available thrice a week from November onward.
Should you not want to fly, LOT will allow you to change the dates and even the route of your booking while only charging the fare difference.
By the way, we also have more deals from Budapest:
LOT Business Class
LOT will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the long-haul routes to and from the USA. Although it is an aircraft with a 2-2-2 configuration in Business that doesn’t offer maximum privacy, you should still enjoy a very pleasant flight. The seats are lie-flat, all passenger have either aisle access or a window seat. If you’re traveling alone and want to avoid climbing over fellow passengers (or having them climb over you), choose a seat in the middle row.
To get a good impression of what would await you on board, check out this flight report that includes tons of pictures: Review LOT Business Class 787
Search & Book
The only restriction that the fare rules mention is that your trip has to be at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long. You can use Google Flights (instructions) to find dates that suit you best. As always, you can let Google forward you to the carrier’s website or simply use our calendar above.
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Information & Tips for New York
It is THE dream destination in the USA. The 5 districts of New York City offer more than any other metropolis in the world. And due to the high number of flights to New York, it is usually the cheapest way to get to the USA.
The Best Time to Travel
The best travel time with moderate temperatures is from April to June and from September to November. Summers can bring heat waves with high humidity. Winters are often snowy and very cold.
From the airport to the city
New York City is served by three commercial airports: John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport in Queens (probably the most famous), Newark Intl. Airport in Newark, New Jersey (which is not located in NYC, but serves the metropolitan area just like the others) and LaGuardia Airport also in Queens (which is closest to the city).
John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport
Public transport: From Manhattan by subway or LIRR to Jamaica (price varies from $2.75 – $10.00), continue with AirTrain to JFK ($6). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $52.50 (+ $5.50 toll), 45 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Newark Intl. Airport
Public transport: Almost $20 with a combination of AirTrain Newark and NJ Transit to Penn Station. Almost 45 minutes drive.
Taxi: To Manhattan $50 – $70 (+ $8 toll), journey time 35 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Public transport: LaGuardia is only served by buses, these are slow and don’t have much space to store luggage, but with $2,75 they are very cheap.
Taxi: To Manhattan $20 – $30, journey time 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
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