The cheapest times to fly from JFK to DEB are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • June 18th to July 8th
  • October 15th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to DEB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1396 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $517 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Debrecen

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Debrecen (DEB) will usually cost between $538 to $1133 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $565. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1317. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $751 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $759 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to DEB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to DEB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to DEB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to DEB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DEB, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $233 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $699. Return trip prices are from the DEB to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to DEB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to DEB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) in Budapest

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from DEB
  • Usually 26.22% less expensive than DEB
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to BUD flights

Destination alternative #2: Avram Iancu Airport (CLJ) in Cluj-Napoca

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from DEB
  • Usually 8.30% less expensive than DEB
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to CLJ flights


Flight Hacking JFK to DEB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to DEB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (JFK > BCN > DEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $202 (26.55%)

See JFK to BCN flights

Hack #2: Milan (JFK > MXP > DEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $117 (15.42%)

See JFK to MXP flights

Hack #3: Mulhouse (JFK > BSL > DEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $703
  • Average savings: $56 (7.38%)

See JFK to BSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to DEB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Debrecen Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4450 miles or 7162 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to DEB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to DEB flight is about 8 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Debrecen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from JFK to DEB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code DEB
Destination airport name Debrecen Airport
City Debrecen
Country Hungary
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 21.6


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