Book USA to Europe Flights
If you're looking to fly from Los Angeles to London, or New York to Paris, your search couldn't be easier when using Alternative Airlines. Use our guide below to find out which airlines operate frequent routes between different cities in the US and Europe, which airports you can fly between and many more FAQs.
Popular USA to Europe Flight Routes
Los Angeles ➡ London
The bustling city of London is full of many famous attractions, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and more. It's the perfect getaway destination for those looking to experience a city rich with history, shopping districts and urban parks. The best time of the year to visit London is normally between June to September - temperatures are warm and comfortable enough to stroll around the city and this is also when London comes to life with festivals and events.
Flying from Los Angeles to London is incredibly easy - there's a broad range of airlines that operate this popular route on a daily basis. This route is perfect for those residing on or near the West Coast of the US. You can also fly direct to London from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York (JFK and Newark), Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
Route Frequency: 290+ weekly flights from Los Angeles to London
Ticket Price: $700+ USD single, $1000+ USD return
Flight Time: 10 hours+ (direct)
Airports: Los Angeles International ➡ London Heathrow
Airlines: Lufthansa, United, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France and KLM
New York ➡ Paris
If you're looking to venture into Europe, the best place to start is Paris. Flying from New York to Paris is a very popular option. The best time to fly to Paris from the US is usually in the summer, although if you want to avoid a crowded experience, we suggest visiting between September and November and also January and March. It's also possible to fly direct to Paris from Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Dallas, Denver.
Route Frequency: 100+ weekly flights from New York to Paris
Ticket Price: $510+ USD single, $490+ USD return
Flight Time: 7 hours+ (direct)
Airports: New York-JFK ➡ Paris Airport
Airlines: Britsh Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Air France
Boston ➡ Milan
Milan, the capital of Italy and also home to fashion, and many famous sights including the majestic Duomo Cathedral, the outstanding opera La Scala, the medieval Sforza Castle, and the dazzling Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade Castle and the Guinness Storehouse - it's a great destination for overseas tourists to experience a city rich in culture. The best time to visit Milan is usually from April to May or September to October when temperatures are warm. However, you can also have a great experience touring Mila in the colder months as there are plenty of things you can do such as visiting the museums and galleries. You can also fly direct to Milan from Chicago, New York, Dallas and Boston.
Route Frequency: 20+ weekly flights from Boston to Milan
Ticket Price: $430+ USD single, $680+ USD return
Flight Time: 9+ hours (direct)
Airports: Boston Logan International ➡ Milan Airport
Airlines: Delta, Air France, KLM, British Airways, TAP Portugal
Buy Now, Pay Later
For USA to Europe Flights
Instead of paying for your US to Europe flights today, why not book them today and pay later in instalments? At Alternative Airlines, we have over 40 different payment methods to offer including popular 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment plans such as Klarna, Afterpay, Clearpay and PayPal Credit.
If you reside in the USA, you can choose from Afterpay, Affirm, Zip, PayPal Credit, and Klarna. Using our many Buy Now, Pay Later options is easy - find out more about all our Pay Later options. Or if you reside in Europe, you can spread the cost of your flights with Klarna, PayPal Credit, Zip and Laybuy.
What Airlines Fly Between the USA and Europe?
Direct Flights: To make your search for flights from the USA to Europe easier, we've outlined the most frequently used airlines that operate daily direct flights between the two countries. It's also possible to book flights from the US to Europe with a layover or stopover and a journey time of 10+ hours.
United Airlines, also commonly referred to as United, is a major airline based in the USA, with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The airline operates a large route network across all six inhabited continents and is a popular option for travellers who plan to fly between the US and Europe.
British Airways is the national flag carrier airline for Europe and is headquartered in London, England with its main hub being Heathrow Airport. It's one of the largest European-based carriers and flies to over 180 destinations worldwide.
American Airlines is a major US-based airline that is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It's currently the world's largest airline, operating flights to over 350 destinations domestically and internationally. The airline handles roughly more than 200 million passengers a year and around 500,000 passengers on a daily basis.
Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights with any of these airlines and more.
You can also use our airline filters to only view flights with a specific airline.
There are a handful of different airports that you can fly from within the US to get to major cities in Europe. Depending on where you're flying to/from, there are direct flights available from the USA to Europe with specific airports.
Departure Airport Information
New York JFK Airport
JFK Airport, short for John F. Kennedy International Airport, is the main international airport operating daily flights out of New York. More than 90 airlines operate from the airport including Delta, United, American Airlines and British Airways, offering direct routes across all six continents.
Los Angeles International Airport
LAX, short for Los Angeles International Airport, is the main international airport operating flights out of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. LAX is a hub for major US airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, United and JetBlue.
Arrival Airport Information
London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in London, England. In 2021, the airport was labelled the 7th-busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. Heathrow is a primary hub for British Airways and a primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.
Madrid Barajas Airport
Madrid Barjas Airport, based in Madird, Spain, is another major international airport. It's the second-largest airport in Europe after Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport by physical size, with well-known airlines such as Iberia and Air Europa operating flights from the airport daily. Many airlines, including American Airlines, offer flights from the USA to Madrid Barajas - you can fly to Madrid Barajas from many major cities in the US including New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.
Can I fly directly between the USA and Europe?
Absolutely! There are many airlines that operate daily direct flights between the USA and Europe including American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, United, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and more. It's incredibly easy to search for these direct USA to Europe flights when using our search form at the top of the page. You'll be able to compare flight times and prices too!
What is the flight time between the US and Europe?
Depending on where in the US you will be flying from and where in Europe you will be flying to, the flight length can vary. For example, if you're flying from New York or any cities close to the East Coast of the US, you can expect a flight time of around 7+ hours. If you're flying from the West Coast, for example from Los Angeles or San Francisco, the flight time will be longer and might last up to 10+ hours.
Can I pay overtime for flights between the US and Europe?
Why not? At Alternative Airlines, you can book your USA to Europe flights today and pay back in instalments later by using one of the many finance plans we offer at checkout. This means you can book your flight today, get on the plane tomorrow and spread the cost over time either on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Some of the most popular payment plans we offer at checkout include Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm and PayPal Credit. To find out more, read our guide on finance options available on the Alternative Airlines site.