The 10 Cheapest Flights from New York (JFK)

Every day hundreds of flights depart from New York's JFK International Airport ... and the cheapest ones are going to one of these 10 destinations. Check 'em out!

Hopper Editors - Oct. 26, 2017

It's no secret that New Yorkers love a good adventure, with our statistics showing that there are hundreds of thousands of searches for flights out of the city's John F Kennedy airport everyday — many no doubt locals eager for the next bargain deal. Well, if you find yourself pining for a little holiday this year, or are feeling desperate to break out from the urban fray of Manhattan, then be sure to check out this list of the 10 cheapest flights out of JFK, on average, which offer would-be fliers an eclectic mix of destinations across America — from mountain-shrouded cities in the deep South to seaside escapes on the coast of New England.

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10. Fly from New York to Toronto, Canada, for $208 round trip

This is the only international flight to make the list, but that shouldn't be surprising as it's still just a quick one-hour-something hop north and across the border. Still, $208 is not a lot to pay for an international vacation! Fliers can travel with Air Canada to Toronto where they can enjoy the city's renowned restaurant scene and its many art museums. Go in the summer to enjoy the Lake Ontario waterfront.

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Flight is 1 hour and 55 minutes direct on TAM

Examples of itineraries from New York to Toronto recently found:
- $208 round trip on Air Canada from Oct 22 to Oct 26
- $208 round trip on Air Canada from Oct 22 to Oct 28
- $208 round trip on Air Canada from Nov 1 to Nov 8
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9. Fly from New York to Baltimore, Maryland, for $204 round trip

Just shy of 200 miles down the spine of the Eastern Seaboard, New York locals will find bustling Baltimore; a city famed for its quirky art scene, world-class seafood gastronomy, historic waterside neighborhoods and lively population of young professionals. Sound familiar at all? In fact there's never been a better time to visit Maryland's largest city, with cheap seats on the route out of JFK with Delta now priced at an attractive average of $204 round trip.

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Flight is 1 hour and 25 minutes direct on Delta

Examples of itineraries from New York to Baltimore recently found:
- $198 round trip on Delta from Dec 3 to Dec 7
- $199 round trip on Delta from Oct 31 to Nov 2
- $222 round trip on Delta from Nov 26 to Dec 2
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8. Fly from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, for $192 round trip

Nestled neatly between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina's biggest city is the perfect destination for any New Yorker looking to get a taste of the great American outdoors this year. Though lingering at number nine on this list, round trip flights on the route are still mouth-wateringly cheap, at around just $192 on average. With more than 50% of the market share, US Airways are both the cheapest and most popular airline flying from JFK, closely followed by budget carrier JetBlue.

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Flight is 1 hour and 55 minutes direct on US Airways

Examples of itineraries from New York to Charlotte recently found:
- $197 round trip on US Airways from Oct 28 to Nov 6
- $199 round trip on US Airways from Oct 23 to Oct 25
- $199 round trip on US Airways from Nov 3 to Nov 5
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7. Fly from New York to Portland, Maine, for $173 round trip

Before you start packing your shopping shoes and prepping for a jaunt along the West Coast, we're not talking about Portland, Oregon, here, but Portland in Maine, strewn out along pretty Casco Bay on Interstate 95. Still, there's plenty of reasons to get excited about this one — from its boutique Old Port retail district, to its bountiful offering of super-fresh seafood joints. Oh, and then of course there's the bargain flight, coming in at an average of just $173 round trip with budget carrier JetBlue.

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Flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes direct on JetBlue

Examples of itineraries from New York to Portland recently found:
- $179 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 31 to Nov 4
- $196 round trip on JetBlue from Nov 20 to Nov 24
- $179 round trip on JetBlue from Dec 5 to Dec 10
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6. Fly from New York to Jacksonville, Florida, for $168 round trip

New Yorkers pining for a dose of that fabled Florida beach culture this year should look no further than these bargain round-trip connections to the state's sprawling city of Jacksonville; a place where driftwood surf shacks rub shoulders with pumping super clubs, and crowds party to the festival tunes of blues and jazz on the Jacksonville Landing all throughout the year. With more than three-quarters of the market share on the route, JetBlue is the most popular airline offering non-stop flights, while Delta come in a little cheaper on average, at $166 return.

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Flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes direct on JetBlue

Examples of itineraries from New York to Jacksonville recently found:
- $168 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 25 to Oct 28
- $168 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 25 to Oct 31
- $168 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 29 to Oct 31
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5. Fly from New York to Buffalo, New York, for $168 round trip

Flights from JFK to Buffalo's Niagara International come in at a solid $168 round trip, with JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines offering the cheapest direct connections between the two New York State cities. Highly rated as one of the most affordable towns in America and with close connections to the eye-watering Niagara Falls, this one may just be the perfect destination for budget travelers looking to start ticking off their bucket list this year.

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Flight is 1 hour and 20 minutes direct on JetBlue

Examples of itineraries from New York to Buffalo recently found:
- $123 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 23 to Oct 30
- $123 round trip on JetBlue from Oct 26 to Oct 28
- $123 round trip on JetBlue from Nov 1 to Nov 3
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4. Fly from New York to Boston, Massachusetts, for $166 round trip

Despite a 15% increase in the average cost of seats on this popular route in recent weeks, its attractive $166 price tag is still enough to see it safely into the top 10 cheapest routes out of JFK. That said, we wouldn't really expect anything less, because with a flight time of just over one hour and a total distance of 187 miles each way, the connection is also one of the shortest on offer from New York. Delta Air Lines and American Airlines offer the cheapest flights overall, with US Airways and JetBlue typically a little more expensive.

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Top three reasons to visit Boston:

  • The History: From the conflagration of the Boston Tea Party to the brutal Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston was at the heart of events triggering the Revolutionary War.
  • The Art: Visitors can feel this pulse in the city's many superb art galleries, from the cutting-edge Institute of Contemporary Art to the grand Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Family Fun: The Boston Children's Museum, Science Museum and waterfront Aquarium are among the best of their kind in the country.

Flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes direct on Delta

Examples of itineraries from New York to Boston recently found:
- $172 round trip on Delta from Nov 10 to Nov 12
- $172 round trip on Delta from Oct 31 to Nov 2
- $172 round trip on American from Nov 7 to Nov 11
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3. Fly from New York to Savannah, Georgia, for $153 round trip

If you're pining for a dose of those Georgian crab cakes, or eager to tour the wealth of filming spots that pepper Savannah's downtown — from Forrest Gump's iconic bench on Chippewa Square, to the Deep South backdrops out of The Legend of Bagger Vance — then these super-cheap flights direct to Savannah from JFK may just be the perfect thing. While Delta Air Lines do offer nonstop flights between the two cities, the best deals tend to be with JetBlue Airways, with average fares coming in at around $153 return.

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Top three reasons to visit Savannah:

  • The Historic District: Savannah's sumptuous historic center has to be seen to be believed, a patchwork of lush gardens, mazelike alleys, communal squares and stunning Federal, Regency and antebellum architecture.
  • The Riverside: Savannah perches on the bank of the Savannah River and its sublime waterfront is lined with weathered storehouses, drooping willows and quaint cafes.
  • The drinking culture: There are many excellent bars and dives dotted around town: start at Wormhole or Pinkie Masters, and follow the locals' recommendations from there.

Flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes direct on JetBlue

Examples of itineraries from New York to Savannah recently found:
- $128 round trip on JetBlue from Nov 3 to Nov 6
- $149 round trip on Delta from Nov 5 to Nov 7
- $165 round trip on US Airways from Nov 5 to Nov 7
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2. Fly from New York to Charleston, South Carolina, for $152 round trip

Our statistics show that both average demand and average ticket price on this extremely popular route to South Carolina's Charleston fell considerably in the last four weeks, with just over 1,200 people now searching for seats daily. We also discovered that JetBlue Airways offer the lowest fares overall, with an average price of $152 round trip. That makes it the third cheapest flight on offer to New Yorkers flying from JFK and a great option for anyone interesting in making a budget-friendly hop down to the heartlands of the deep South.

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Top three reasons to visit Charleston:

  • The Architecture: Charleston emerged from the Civil War relatively unscathed and was one of the earliest cities to pass a historical preservation order.
  • The Market: A vastly unpredictable array of artisan and not-so-artisan goods are spread over the stalls of Charelston's colorful market, which is also a great place to pick up distinctive Gullah sweetgrass crafts.
  • Local Seafood: Try gumbo, she-crab soup, deviled crab cakes and much more at such renowned eateries as Hyman's Seafood, Bowen's Island and The Wreck.

Flight is 2 hours and 12 minutes direct on JetBlue

Examples of itineraries from New York to Charleston recently found:
- $134 round trip on JetBlue from Jan 13 to Jan 20
- $134 round trip on JetBlue from Feb 24 to Mar 3
- $159 round trip on JetBlue from Jan 13 to Jan 17
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1. Fly from New York to Washington, DC, for $149 round trip

New Yorkers interested in hitting Washington for all the ubiquitous tourist things — from wandering the National Mall, to wondering at the White House — should be sure to opt for this connection into the city's Ronald Reagan National Airport, which sits just three miles shy of the center in Virginia's Arlington County. With over 50% of the market share, Delta are the most popular carrier offering non-stop connections between the two cities, while American Airlines come in as the cheapest — with average fares of around just $149.

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Top three reasons to visit Washington DC:

  • The sightseeing: With the downtown hub of the National Mall containing so many totemic sights, it's hard to imagine anywhere in the country that will demand so many selfies in just one tour!
  • The museums: D.C. is home to the Smithsonian Institution, America's largest network of museums and exhibition facilities.
  • The Parks: Between the 2,000-acre Rock Creek Park and Theodore Roosevelt Island, with its winding walkways and Potomac shoreline, there's a real wealth of greenery to enjoy just a stone's throw from Washington's center.

Flight is 1 hour and 125 minutes direct on American

Examples of itineraries from New York to Washington DC recently found:
- $150 round trip on American from Nov 11 to Nov 18
- $150 round trip on American from Nov 25 to Dec 2
- $155 round trip on American from Nov 13 to Nov 18
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