The cheapest times to fly from LYR to JFK are

  • April 30th to May 13th
  • July 9th to August 5th (except the week of July 16th)
  • October 8th to February 11th (except the weeks of October 15th and December 24th)

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 LYR to JFK is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $5785 for Saturday flights during early April, or as low as $469 for Monday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Longyearbyen (LYR) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $505 to $3934 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $3088. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2587 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1014 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYR to JFK flight.

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

LYR to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYR to JFK flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Longyearbyen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LYR. Saturdays 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 $1087 (47%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1071. Return trip prices are from the JFK to LYR 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 LYR to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 14 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 LYR to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 9.86% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See LYR to EWR flights


Flight Hacking LYR to JFK

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 LYR to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (LYR > OSL > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $628
  • Average savings: $387 (38.12%)

See LYR to TOS flights

Hack #2: Tromso (LYR > TOS > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $984
  • Average savings: $30 (2.96%)

See LYR to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3470 miles or 5584 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LYR to JFK flight is about 7 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from LYR to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LYR
Origination airport name Svalbard Airport
City Longyearbyen
Country Norway
Latitude 78.2
Longitude 15.5

Return Airport

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


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