The 10 Cheapest Flights from New York to Europe

Want to go to Europe? Well, here are the 10 cheapest flights from New York to Europe, all of which are less than $650 round trip!

Hopper Editors - Oct. 26, 2017

For the benefit of New Yorkers itching to make a trip across the wide Atlantic this year to Europe, the folk on the expert research team at Hopper have done their homework and set out to find the cheapest flights leaving New York's various international airports this year. Taking into account tens of millions of pieces of data from the last month alone, they've identified these as the 10 cheapest flights from New York to Europe, on average, including departures from JFK and EWR alike.

That means prices to the following destinations will be close to the prices mentioned here throughout the year and typically the cheapest tickets from New York to Europe will be to one of the following 10 destinations – though the occasional fare sale will pop up.

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10. Fly from New York to Milan for $642 round trip, on average

The most expensive of our 10 cheapest transatlantics comes in with an average price tag of $642 round trip. Direct flights on the route are flown by a whole host of various carriers, from United Airlines to Italy's own Alitalia, while the cheapest seats are with the UAE's Emirates, whose mouth-watering $498 returns out of JFK have done well to bring them 43% of the market share. And while there's plenty of style about those prices, there's no question that New York locals will still have to don their Sunday best for Milan, with its chic Gucci boutiques and exclusive fashion week festivities. By the way, the flight to Milan is also one of the 10 cheapest flights from Boston to Europe!

The top three reasons to visit Milan:

  • The fashion: See where fashion is born and observe the fashion trends of Milan's stylish locals.
  • Aperitivos: This northern Italian tradition of an eating/drinking combination happy hour is not to be missed. Find out more on the Northern Italian food culture in Hopper's eat your way through Italy article.
  • The Duomo: It took nearly 600 years to build this cathedral and, as one would expect, it's an absolute marvel.

Flight is 9 hours and 35 minutes direct on United

Examples of itineraries from New York to Milan recently found:
- $634 round trip on United from Nov 4 to Nov 11
- $634 round trip on United from Nov 6 to Nov 19
- $634 round trip on United from Nov 30 to Dec 9
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9. Fly from New York to Dublin for $635 round trip, on average

Oodles of strong stout, bubbling farmer's broth and table-top jigging awaits travelers out of New York this year, because these $635 round trip connections will transport New Yorkers into the beating metropolitan heart of the Irish Republic. While the cheapest overall tickets on the route are with Air Canada, on their indirect connection via Toronto, we think would-be fliers may be better off checking fares direct to Dublin with either United Airlines or Lufthansa from EWR, who both offer tickets for an average of just $619 return!

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Top three reasons to visit Dublin:

  • For a pint: Have a pint of Guinness in its ancestral home and mingle down at Temple Bar. Check out Hopper's article on spending 24 hours in Dublin to plan out your beer drinking like a pro.
  • To trace your roots: With a ton of North Americans having Irish ancestry, Dublin is a popular destination to get in touch with one's roots.
  • For the scenery: Rent a car and escape the city to explore the cliffs and fields of the Emerald Isle. The five best castles in Ireland are a good place to start.

Flight is 7 hours and 40 minutes direct on United

Examples of itineraries from New York to Dublin recently found:
- $573 round trip on United from Nov 8 to Nov 12
- $577 round trip on United from Nov 14 to Nov 21
- $577 round trip on Lufthansa from Dec 9 to Dec 15
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8. Fly from New York to Haugesund, Norway, for $624 round trip, on average

The pretty port town of Haugesund on the edge of the icy North Sea is the perfect place for visitors from America to get to grips with the Scandinavian character, washing down salty seafood dishes and oodles of smorgasbord with healthy swigs of potent vodka as they go. This year, fliers from New York City can make the journey for just $624 round trip on average, with the cheapest connections leaving EWR on SAS for around just $622.

Flight is 12 hours and 15 minutes connecting on SAS


7. Fly from New York to Saint Petersburg for $610 round trip, on average

Grand Saint Petersburg, with its colossal Palace Square, bustling Nevsky Prospect and winding web of inner-city waterways, is unquestionably one of the world's bucket list metropolises, touting past luminaries like Dostoyevsky and historical sites like the mighty Peter and Paul Fortress. If that's got you thinking, then why not grab one of these bargain $610 return trip tickets this year, which will transport you across the waters of the Atlantic and Baltic, right to the city's Pulkovo International Airport.

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Top three reasons to visit Saint Petersburg:

  • For the architecture: Few metropolises on the planet boast the same kind of eye-popping architecture as Saint Petersburg, ranging from the decorated Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, to the glimmering domes of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.
  • For the performance: Home to the Mariinsky Ballet and the grand Mikhailovskiy Theater, Saint Petersburg does well to live up to its reputation as the kingpin of Russian performing arts.
  • For the literary ghosts: To take a jaunt through the Petersburg backstreets is to follow in the footsteps of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Pushkin, weaving in and out of their narratives and urban backdrops alike.

Flight is 13 hours and 5 minutes connecting on Aeroflot

Examples of itineraries from New York to Saint Petersburg recently found:
- $619 round trip on Aeroflot from Jan 25 to Feb 1
- $633 round trip on Aeroflot from Feb 1 to Feb 16
- $654 round trip on Delta from Jan 15 to Jan 22
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6. Fly from New York to Trondheim for $609 round trip, on average

For travelers seeking a jaunt through the fabled and mysterious wilds of northern Scandinavia, or perhaps an adrenaline packed holiday on the slopes of Norway's sprawling ski fields, this connection to Trondheim may just be the perfect choice. Average ticket prices on the route out of New York sit at around just $609 round trip, with Norwegian Air Shuttle's departures out of JFK coming in as the cheapest overall. Don't forget to pack a coat though, because this one's just 500 kilometers from the Arctic Circle.

Flight is 10 hours and 5 minutes connecting on SAS


5. Fly from New York to Reykjavik for $604 round trip, on average

As you fly into Reykjavik on one of Icelandair's direct connections from New York this year, don't let the quaint timber homes and pious cathedral towers of this town fool you, because beneath the surface its nightlife is more like the bubbling and brooding metamorphic volcanoes that loom in the distance — we promise! What's more, with average return fares going for just $604, you should have plenty of krona left for those vodka shots or tipples of strong brennivin.

Icelandair is one of several airlines to offer travelers the opportunity for free international stopovers, so travelers would be wise to look into their flights connecting onward to Europe.

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Top three reasons to visit Reykjavik:

  • The culture: Icelanders are famously friendly and visitors are sure to meet friendly locals.
  • The dramatic scenery: Just outside of Reykjavik, visitors can discover volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs and more. See some of its scenery in this article on the filming locations of HBO's "Game of Thrones"
  • Its Viking history: Icelanders are proud of their Viking heritage and folklore, which is very interesting to learn about.

Flight is 6 hours direct on Icelandair

Examples of itineraries from New York to Reykjavik recently found:
- $552 round trip on Icelandair from Mar 16 to Mar 23
- $565 round trip on Icelandair from Mar 17 to Mar 26
- $595 round trip on Icelandair from Jan 11 to Jan 25
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4. Fly from New York to Copenhagen for $604 round trip, on average

What could be a better introduction to the life and character of northern Europe than Copenhagen; a city of cool bars, quirky art galleries and picturesque old town houses? Well, maybe only Copenhagen on the cheap, which is precisely what these average $604 round trip flights are offering travelers out of New York! If you're looking for the cheapest fares on the route, then be sure to check the departures from JFK with Norwegian Air Shuttle.

The top three reasons to visit Copenhagen:

  • Design: Bespoke buildings chiseled into Bauhaus cubism or neo-classical grandeur adorn every corner, while the sprawling exhibition centers of the Kunstindustrimuseet, the Danish Design Center and Meldahls Smedie do well to keep the age old tradition of style and sophistication alive.
  • The Brunches: Brunch is big in Copenhagen and becomes nothing short of ritual during the summer months, when locals head out to devour succulent plates of smorrebrod sandwiches and smoked salmon to cure their hangovers from the night before.
  • The House Parties: With drink prices notoriously high and the best clubs only finding their momentum in the early hours, Copenhagen locals have developed a penchant for the pre-drinking party, when friends gather to gurgle vodka and share stories before the night begins in earnest.

Flight is 8 hours and 55 minutes direct on SAS

Examples of itineraries from New York to Copenhagen recently found:
- $500 round trip on United from Feb 13 to Feb 15
- $518 round trip on SAS from Nov 18 to Nov 26
- $547 round trip on SAS from May 19 to June 17
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3. Fly from New York to Moscow for $589 round trip, on average

Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, shadowy Gorkey Park and the opulent Bolshoi Theatre await travelers, who are enjoying some of the cheapest transatlantic connections to Russia's capital in all of America. With demand rising on the route just a little in the last four weeks, we think that the direct Aeroflot and indirect Finnair connections out of JFK for $592 and $566 respectively, are going to prove a popular choice in the months to come. Use the savings from your flight to splurge on one of the world's 10 most luxurious hotel suites, one of which is in Moscow!

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The top three reasons to visit Moscow:

  • To spend all of your money: Moscow has a ton of billionaires and its hotel suites reflect that. Check out this list of the world's 10 most luxurious hotel suites.
  • For its secretive past: The Cold War is over, but remnants of Moscow's fearsome KGB persist in museums and attractions. For another spy's perspective, see visiting 10 real-life locations from FX's 'Archer'
  • To check out the Kremlin: The Kremlin is Russia's seat of power and is one of the top attractions in the Red Square area, along with St Basil's Cathedral and its iconic onion domes.

Flight is 10 hours and 40 minutes direct on Aeroflot

Examples of itineraries from New York to Moscow recently found:
- $577 round trip on LOT Polish from Nov 10 to Dec 2
- $577 round trip on LOT Polish from Feb 26 to Mar 5
- $605 round trip on Aeroflot from Nov 14 to Dec 10
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2. Fly from New York to Stockholm for $586 round trip, on average

Whether you want to hit Sweden's capital to sample sprawling platters of smorgasbord, lose yourself amidst the Gamla Stan or head further afield, into the wild parks and river ways of the greater Stockholm Archipelago, there's no question that these super-cheap $585 connections come in at very nice price. Would-be travelers looking to the get the cost even lower would do well to check Norwegian Air Shuttle departures from JFK, which are the quickest and cheapest of the lot. And it's good that the flights are cheap, because Stockholm is one of the world's most expensive travel destinations!

Top three reasons to visit Stockholm:

  • For the museums: From record-breaking exhibitions of floating sea vessels, to enthralling experiments with indoor rainforests, the offering of museums at Gothenburg is eclectic to say the least!
  • For the architecture of Haga: Loaded with row upon row of quaint timber homes and winding streets of bohemian coffee bars, the district of Haga is a picture of Scandinavian charm with plenty of action.
  • For Liseberg: Pulling in more than three million visitors every year is Sweden's largest theme park, Liseberg, which can be found rising up on the outskirts of Gothenburg in a tangled web of coasters and adrenaline-inducing rides.

Flight is 8 hours and 35 minutes direct on Norwegian Air Shuttle

Examples of itineraries from New York to Stockholm recently found:
- $515 round trip on Norwegian Air Shuttle from Feb 9 to Feb 11
- $546 round trip on SAS from May 28 to June 8
- $580 round trip on Norwegian Air Shuttle from Feb 9 to Feb 12
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1. Fly from New York to Oslo for $552 round trip, on average

Taking us elsewhere in Scandinavia are these connections from New York City to the Norwegian capital. New Yorkers interested in exploring Oslo with its palatial town center and sprawling museum complexes should be sure to check departures from EWR and JFK, because no fewer than four carriers currently offer non-stop flights on the route, with United Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle offering the cheapest tickets overall.

Top three reasons to visit Oslo:

  • For the scenery: Surrounded by verdant fir forests and wild sections of Scandinavian coast, there are plenty of reasons why Oslo locals love their countryside so much!
  • For the cycling: Not only is Oslo hailed as one of the most bike-friendly cities on the continent, but there are also a wealth of backcountry tracks and trails that wind their way through the forests outside of town.
  • For the Viking Ship Museum: Laden to the brim with ageing relics of the mighty Viking seafarers, this museum is a must for anyone interested in learning more about the formidable people that once called the rugged lands of Scandinavia their home.

Flight is 9 hours direct on United

Examples of itineraries from New York to Oslo recently found:
- $447 round trip on United from Mar 3 to Mar 10
- $450 round trip on United from Oct 30 to Nov 6
- $450 round trip on United from Nov 18 to Dec 5
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