Flight Lyon New York : Airline ticket

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Flights Lyon - New York
  • Weather47-52 °F47 - 52 °F
  • Distance 6145 km
  • Duration 10h45
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Languages Eng. English

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Février 2020


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New York, sprawling city, unique in the world

Movies, music, TV series, books, blogs... If there's one city that knows how to get people talking about it, it's definitely New York.

The reason being that "the big apple" is a cosmopolitan city where life moves fast and where an amazing array of architectural, artistic, culinary, and cultural riches is always on offer.
To visit New York is to dive into a dizzying, brilliant whirlwind that is always buzzing, full of excess, and, very often, magical. The city really has no equal and it rarely leaves one feeling indifferent, it's so full of wonderful surprises!

5 reasons to visit New York

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New-Yrok High line

Take the High Line

The High Line is an urban park built along one of Manhattan's former aerial railways. Split into three sections, it takes you through various districts including the Meatpackingdistrict and Chelsea. More than ten million visitors, both locals and tourists, have trekked the 1.45-mile walkway to discover New York from a new (and stunning) perspective. Art exhibitions, shows, guided tours and sports lessons: the High Line is full of energy and a great place to chill out and explore all year long.
Le musée MET à New York

Visit the MET, one of the world’s largest museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the MET to those in the know, is one of the largest art galleries in the world, both in terms of its size and the wealth of its collections. American, Egyptian, African and European art – there’s something for everyone. After your tour, head over to Central Park, just next door. There you'll find a hodge-podge of friendly squirrels, New York joggers and horse-drawn carriages. From October to April you can also go ice-skating at the Wollman Rink.
New York pont de Brooklyn

Get lost in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of New York's most iconic districts and an absolutely must-see during all trips to New York. Make sure to cross the famous Brooklyn Bridge, visit the Brooklyn Museum (the city's 2nd biggest museum) and take a stroll through the trendy Williamsburg district. Sunny weather? Then take a trip to Coney Island, famous for its carnival that bursts with old-fashioned charm. In between rides, be sure to grab a hot dog from Nathan's Famous opposite the beach.
Time Square à New York

Go out in Time Square

Situated in the heart of Manhattan and known as the Cross of the World, Time Square is the perfect place to soak up New York’s authentic vibe. Things to do during trips to New York: get lost in the XXL stores like M&M's World; strike a pose with crazy characters like the Naked Cow-Boy; admire the huge ad screens once night falls; climb the steps of the TKTS for a unique view of the city; see a musical comedy in one of the nearby theatres; and sip a mimosa at a rooftop bar.

To stroll in the inevitable Central Park

No need to introduce it, Central Park is one of the most emblematic places in New York. At 4 km long and 800 meters wide, Central Park is the perfect place to find some nature in this swirl of buildings. If you want to see little squirrels, take a walk down the long driveway of The Mall and then re-enact the Friends generic at the Bethesd Fountain. You can also rent a small boat to watch the landscape from the lake. If you feel like it, head to the memorial in honor of John Lennon, the former lead singer of the Beattles. Plenty of activities await you to spend a day out of time.

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FAQ: Flights Lyon - New York

What is the average duration of a flight between Lyon and New York?

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) and Newark-Liberty Airport (EWR) or John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York are separated by approximately 6,200 kilometres, and the average flight time is around 10 hours and 45 minutes. Please note that this duration is approximate, and the actual duration of your journey may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, the date and time of the flight, and your chosen airline. Additionally, transatlantic flights between Lyon and New York are influenced by the Jet Stream, a high-altitude wind that consistently blows from west to east, which often results in faster eastbound flights from New York to Lyon than vice versa.

In case of no direct flights, the duration of your trip will also depend on the connecting airport and the length of the stop-over.

Which airlines offer flights between Lyon and New York?

Several airlines provide you with the option to travel from Lyon to New York with a single stop-over.

American Airlines and British Airways offer a Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) - New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) route with a stop-over at Heathrow Airport (LHR).

TAP Air Portugal connects Lyon (LYS) and New York Newark (EWR) with a stop-over in Lisbon (LIS).

You can also board a Brussels Airlines flight with a stop-over at Brussels-National Airport (BRU) or take a Lufthansa flight with a stop-over at Munich Airport (MUC).

When is the best time to visit New York for a tourist stay?

New York City is a year-round destination. The city's iconic landmarks, museums, art galleries, tourist districts, restaurants, and various attractions are open for visitors throughout the seasons.

If you are looking for the most pleasant weather, you can consider spring (May - June) or late summer (September) to enjoy milder temperatures and sunny days. This is an ideal time for strolling in Central Park or taking advantage of the attractions at Coney Island. The months of July and August may experience high temperatures which may be less comfortable for some travellers.

winter stay in New York offers a different atmosphere. The temperatures are cold, and snow may be part of your holiday experience. December allows you to admire the city's numerous holiday decorations and illuminations.

How can you save on your Lyon - New York flight ticket?

Flights from Lyon to New York are available year-round. If you want to reduce your transportation budget, you can check prices several weeks or months before your trip and book your seats as early as possible. You are thus more likely to find attractive fares, as ticket prices often fluctuate based on the occupancy rate of flights.

You should also be prepared to be flexible with your departure or return dates to take advantage of the best deals. Prices can vary significantly from one day to another, sometimes even within hours. Planning your trip in advance enables you to seize possible opportunities by departing or returning a day earlier or later.

powerful flight searching tool will be useful in identifying the best deals promptly. We highlight the lowest fares for the upcoming months and assist you in finding the best prices on your preferred travel dates.

How to save time on your arrival at Lyon Airport?

Preparing for your arrival at Lyon Airport will help you save time.

You can usually check in online and either print or download your boarding pass from the airline's website. This will save you valuable time at the airport and may come with certain benefits depending on the airline. You can also expedite the security checks by having access to the fast track service. With this service, you can access priority lanes by presenting your QR code and proceed directly to the security checkpoints. Finding a parking space can sometimes be challenging, especially during peak travel periods. To ensure a hassle-free arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, you have the option to reserve your parking online. This ensures that you have a parking space upon your arrival, often at preferential rates and with various advantages. If you prefer using public transportation, you can also book your ticket for the Rhônexpress shuttle, which offers a direct connection between Lyon Part-Dieu train station in the city centre and Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS).

What are the formalities for travelling to the United States?

French nationals holding a valid passport do not need a visa to travel to the United States for tourism. However, they are required to obtain an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) online from U.S. authorities: of passports issued under urgent circumstances must obtain a visa. Likewise, French citizens with dual nationality involving specific countries or those who have travelled to certain destinations may also be required to obtain a visa. If you have any questions or require further guidance, we recommend reaching out to the U.S. consulate or embassy or consulting your travel agent.