Star Alliance carrier TAP Portugal is offering extremely cheap fares from Madrid to New York starting at €184. Flight times are short. As expected, these fares do not include checked luggage, a seat reservation, and are non-flexible. Please keep in mind that this discount fare is exempt from TAP Portugal’s rebooking policy. There’s almost daily availability from April 2021 onwards. You can also fly from Paris and Amsterdam for slightly higher (but still very low) prices.
From Madrid or Paris, you would fly to Porto, from where you’d continue to New York, crossing the Atlantic with an Airbus A321neo. If you’re flying from Amsterdam, you’ll have your layover in Lisbon, from where you’ll fly to New York on an Airbus A330neo. Regardless of your routing, you will be served a meal on the transatlantic flights.
By the way, this isn’t our only economy class deal to New York:
Search & Book
The fare rules do not state any restrictions. Free stopovers in Porto are permitted. You can find your preferred travel dates with Google Flights (instructions). You should then book directly with TAP. Selecting the Basic-fare that includes luggage and flexibility costs €100 more.
We strongly recommend that you book these flights for as late as possible as to reduce the risk of a cancellation or the USA still not letting tourists enter the country by then.
Tickets are issued in booking class O. Most frequent flyer programs will not credit these flights or will only credit them at 10%. Miles&More however is the huge exception as they will issue a 25% miles credit after you have flown.
- 1,910 on Miles & More
- 720 on Asiana Club
- 720 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 720 on EgyptAir Plus
- 720 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 360 on Azul TudoAzul
Accommodation in New York can definitely burn a huge hole in your pocket. Therefore, you should really try to find a good deal. A helpful resource can be our favorite hotel booking platform:
Don’t forget to check out our hotel vouchers and coupons as well:
Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for about 12€, you don’t need a visa for entry.
Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
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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.
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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