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It seems like everyone and their mother are in Europe right now. Have you noticed it too? Wherever we look on Instagram and Facebook, people are flying across the Atlantic for vacay, and we want to go, too!
Travel has seen a lot of ups and downs over the past couple of years, but people are traveling again. And even though there is a pilot shortage and problems with flight cancellations, there are still many planes taking off to far away places. So, if you’re thinking about booking a European vacation soon, let’s check out how much it would cost you to get there!
Flights to Europe
For flights, we’re going to look at October of this year, because we’re pretty sure most of you can’t just hop on a plane in a few weeks to jet off to Europe! This will give you a good idea of what prices look like this fall if you want to plan a trip.
We’ll be looking at 1-week round-trip ticket prices, so keep in mind that if you fly in and out from different cities, this could change. Prices will also change based on your exact dates and where you’re flying from in the U.S. We’re going to check out the prices from 4 different U.S. cities — New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Orlando (because Disney World, duh). All of these results are from Google Flights for sometime in the month of October.
New York City
New York has some pretty awesome prices on flights to Europe! Here’s a look at what we found:
- New York to London – $406 on Icelandair (1 stop)
- New York to Barcelona – $462 on Iberia (nonstop) OR $488 on American or Delta (both nonstop)
- New York to Paris – $484 on French Bee (nonstop)
- New York to Rome – $464 on TAP Air Portugal (1 stop) or $510 on Delta (nonstop)
- New York to Oslo – $224 on Air France (1 stop)
- New York to Lisbon – $375 on TAP Air Portugal (nonstop)
- New York to Dublin – $469 on Scandinavian Airlines (1 stop) or $485 on Aer Lingus (nonstop)
Atlanta’s prices are higher than New York’s for October.
- Atlanta to London – $699 on JetBlue (1 stop)
- Atlanta to Barcelona – $787 on Delta (nonstop)
- Atlanta to Paris – $541 on American (1 stop)
- Atlanta to Rome – $726 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)
- Atlanta to Oslo – $628 on American (2 stops)
- Atlanta to Lisbon – $613 on Delta (1 stop)
- Atlanta to Dublin – $787 on Delta (nonstop)
Moving on to Chicago, the prices get lower again!
- Chicago to London – $361 on TAP Air Portugal (1 stop)
- Chicago to Barcelona – $506 on Air Canada (1 stop)
- Chicago to Paris – $480 on Icelandair (1 stop)
- Chicago to Rome – $491 on Scandinavian Air (1 stop)
- Chicago to Oslo – $448 on TAP Air Portugal (1 stop)
- Chicago to Lisbon – $368 on Air Canada (1 stop)
- Chicago to Dublin – $482 on Scandinavian Air (1 stop)
Prices go up a little more again when we look at Orlando, but they’re still mostly lower than flights out of Atlanta.
- Orlando to London – $545 on Icelandair (1 stop)
- Orlando to Barcelona – $604 on American (2 stops)
- Orlando to Paris – $489 Iceland Air (1 stop)
- Orlando to Rome – $718 on Air Canada (1 stop)
- Orlando to Oslo – $441 on Delta (2 stops)
- Orlando to Lisbon – $613 on Delta (1 stop)
- Orlando to Dublin – $498 on American (1 stop)
How to Find Flight Deals
There are several sites that you can use to help you find a flight that’s within your budget! Expedia is a great option, as well as the Hopper app, which will look out for deals on a specific flight you want and tell you if you should wait to buy or buy now. You don’t even have to keep looking — Hopper will send you notifications!
Another way to find less expensive flights is to look at how much it costs to fly out of some smaller, regional airports, because sometimes these can be significantly cheaper. And, of course, it all depends on where you’re flying to in Europe, so you can choose to fly into a less expensive city, and then travel to other places once you’re in Europe as a way to save money on flights.
There are also better days than others to take flights. For example, according to NerdWallet, the cheapest days to fly internationally are Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Other Ways to Save
There are, of course, other ways to save when traveling to Europe! If you don’t have to check any bags on your flight you can avoid those baggage fees. Use luggage that you can carry on to the plane, like this nice spinner wheel suitcase! It comes in a variety of different colors.
You also might have a bag that will work at home already, just make sure to check the carry-on dimensions before you pack!
We also wanted to point out that Norse Atlantic Airways has very low-cost flights to Europe from a variety of U.S. cities. Just keep in mind when you look at flights through Norse that those are the prices for a one-way ticket, not round-trip (we wish we could travel round-trip to Oslo for $145!). They fly out of Fort Lauderdale – Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando, with more routes coming soon.
So, these prices should help you get an idea of what it costs to get to and from Europe in the upcoming months. Right now, the U.S. dollar and the Euro are equal for the first time in two decades (Associated Press), which means that American dollars will go further in Europe now.
With prices like these, it might even be cheaper to take a trip to Europe than a trip to Disney World right now, depending on where you’re coming from and how long your trip is. If you are planning a trip to Disney World right now, you can take a look at a bunch of discounts and deals we’ve gathered to help you out.
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