Holidays in New York

A city that dreams are made of

We fly to New York daily

8 hour flight
London Heathrow
Manchester April - October
Manchester November - March
Connect from other UK airports

You can now fly direct from London Gatwick to John F Kennedy International Airport. This flight will be operated by our partner, Delta seasonally from summer to winter (from 10 Apr - 26 Oct '24).


You can also fly from Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Belfast on one of our partner airlines.

New York City needs no introduction. But if it did, we couldn’t go without mentioning good ol’ Lady Liberty, world-famous Broadway theatres and the breathtaking Central Park. Spend an idyllic city break amongst skyscrapers and unbeatable shopping - you'll feel like you've just stepped into your favourite movie! Discover everything the big city has to offer on a holiday to New York.



It's never too early to think ahead and plan your next amazing holiday. Guarantee the hotel you want and gain early access to a choice of Virgin Atlantic flights as far ahead as 2025.

Free No 1 Lounge Access

Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in a comfy seat before take off, on your Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow. It's all on the house, making your airport experience extra relaxing.

Don't worry, you don't need to do anything, it'll be automatically added to your booking!

Book by 31 May '24, for travel before 31 Jan '25.

Lounge promotion will automatically be added to your booking and will appear on your itinerary and confirmation invoice. T&C's apply.

When to visit the Big Apple

Winter in New York

Winter magic: The Big Apple's frosty charm

It's the most wonderful time of the year and New York is a-glow with festive cheer. Check out the sparkling light dispays, fun festive markets and epic Christmas trees, with our guide to winter breaks in NYC.

Find out more

Last minute breaks

Sometimes all we know is that we need a holiday, and pronto. And where better than the Big Apple?! Book a last minute break today and you'll be packing before you know it!

Holidays from £857pp

There's a New York hotel for everyone...

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On a budget?

New York can be expensive, but with careful planning and smart choices, you can have an amazing experience without breaking the bank. We've got the hints and tips to turn your dream holiday into a budget-friendly reality.  

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New York holidays

Live a little

Enjoy 360 degree views of Manhattan and complimentary breakfast at the Sanctuary Hotel, or perhaps you'd like to stay closer to Central Park at the Thompson. There are some great deals to be had.

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Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

Luxury Escapes

Celebrating something special? Or just wanting to go all out and treat yourself - because why not?! Here's our guide to the ultimate 5* New York holiday. From fine dining restaurants to luxurious hotels, you deserve the best.

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New York hotel offers

The best of the Big Apple – New York City holidays

Known for its world-class museums, Art Deco skyscrapers and avant-garde galleries, New York is the top of the list when it comes to culture and the arts. Whether you’re first in line for the latest Radio City showing or heading to the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC will keep you busy from dawn till dusk.

Step right into the exhilarating realm of sports in New York! Whether you're a die-hard sports enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of sports. New York has an incredible array of options to cater to every interest.

Whether you’re looking for non-stop action or want to get lost in this dazzling metropolis, New York City truly has something for everyone. Feel the pulse of the city in the heart of Manhattan or set your sights on one of the city’s thriving boroughs. Your adventure in the most exciting urban hub in the world is just a Virgin Atlantic Holidays booking away – discover our New York hotels today.

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Essential information for New York

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Flight information
7h 40m
New York (NYC)
Direct flight
Getting around
The fastest way to get around whilst in New York is by subway. You’ll find a station around every corner, and the city’s grid layout makes navigating the subway system straightforward. You can take a taxi for short trips, but to get a real feel for the city, nothing beats walking.
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Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa and it must be approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday. Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Good to know

Read our Useful Information for guidance on what to expect before and during your holiday, including travel requirements, local customs and hotel facilities. 

Why you'll love flying with Virgin Atlantic...

Premium Seat - Pod

Cabins and seats

Our seats have been designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter what cabin you're in. See how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment

Browse the 1,000+ hours of content made up of the hottest Hollywood films, latest chart toppers, and a selection of hidden gems. Enjoy with complimentary drinks, snacks and a choice of tasty meal options.

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Clubhouse Heathrow Pod

Extras and upgrades

We offer lots of little extras to help you start your holiday like a VIP. From premium airport lounge options, to meet and greet parking to Duty Free pre-orders, we're here to deliver a truly personal flying experience. Extra charges may apply.

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Free Lounge offer applicable on bookings made between 01 May – 31 May 24 for departure between 01 May 24 – 31 Jan 25.

Only valid on holidays to New York, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Dubai, Maldives and St Lucia departing from Heathrow only. Free Lounge will be No1 Lounge at Heathrow T3 but No1 lounge reserve the right to provide an alternative lounge if necessary. Lounge includes beer, wine, spirits and prosecco. Champagne and cocktails are at an additional cost.  Standard terms and conditions apply. Offers are valid for the relevant division of the Virgin Atlantic Holidays Group only, for definition visit Offer is combinable with other promotions including the Frequent Virgin Club and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club unless otherwise stated. When booking by telephone or in-store a non-refundable booking fee applies. Calls cost no more than calls to geographical numbers (01 or 02). This offer is for sales from the UK only, ATOL protected (2358) and ABTA (V2043) for Virgin Atlantic Holidays. This offer is promoted by Virgin Holidays Limited (trading as Virgin Atlantic Holidays) The VHQ, Fleming Way, Crawley RH10 9DF.

Prices are per person based on two adults travelling in January 2025, staying for 3 nights. Price includes return Economy Classic flights from London Heathrow to New York and include all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change. Bookings are subject to availability and standard terms and conditions apply. Virgin Atlantic Holidays reserves the right to (i) withdraw the promoted price (ii) cancel or change the advertised price, (iii) amend these terms and conditions at any time if circumstances make this necessary and without further notice. For full Virgin Atlantic Standard Terms and Conditions please visit