If you can't shake those New York City fantasies, hop on board our flights to New York and bring your great American dream to life!
A taxi to the city of Manhattan takes 45-60 minutes and costs a flat rate of US$52 before tip and tolls. If you are on a tight budget, bus, subway and AirTrain services are available to connect you from the airport to the city. Another option is an express shuttle bus, such as NYC Airporter, which costs US$16 to and from JFK.
Average flight time: 20½ hours from Sydney and 24 hours from Perth.
Daily flights from: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Major airlines: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines.
See New York on a cruise holiday
Aside from the familiar sea of yellow taxi cabs, New York attracts a large number of cruise ships en route to Canada, Europe and South America among others. Take in the towering city skyline from a different perspective on a short cruise along the Hudson or East Rivers, out to Long Island or around the Upper or Lower Bays.
No muss, no fuss New York holiday packages
Take the pressure out of planning your holiday by booking a New York holiday package with Flight Centre! Our package deals are designed to save you time and money by combining flights, hotels and added extras including tours.
Unforgettable sights on a New York City tour
Take a bite out of the big apple with a tour of New York City. Join a group where knowledgeable guides can take you through New York's melting pot of districts from Harlem to Soho and to must-see tourist attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.
Road trip the east coast with a hire car
While downtown Manhattan is best explored by public transport and foot, consider hiring a rental car to see wider New York. Cruise the east coast down to sunny Florida or embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country journey to California.
More destinations to discover
Australians love travelling to America. In fact, close to 1.2 million Australians visited the USA last year. Here's a sample of some of the great places you should consider visiting.
Synonymous with glamorous casinos and flashy nightlife, Las Vegas is these days gaining a reputation for its celebrity chef-run restaurants, boutique hotels, theatre shows and fashion outlets.
Hollywood and Disneyland are among the best-known attractions of LA, but there is also a fabulous array of restaurants, bars, and beaches – and of course celebrity spotting. LA is also a great year-round destination due to its favourable climate.
Northern California’s best-known city, San Francisco boasts the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf. But it also has more restaurants per capita than any American city, and is a short drive from the wine region of Napa Valley.