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Im planning on travelling to the US in a couple years and am a very inexperienced traveller.
Was wondering if anyone knew the cheapest/easiest way to get to the US from the UK (London specifically)
 
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Im planning on travelling to the US in a couple years and am a very inexperienced traveller.
Was wondering if anyone knew the cheapest/easiest way to get to the US from the UK (London specifically)
Stowaway lol but honestly a boat probably if you could get to liverpool it would be way cheaper than a flight i know a guy who got to the uk from us in a shipping container but i wouldn't recommend that
 

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Stowaway lol but honestly a boat probably if you could get to liverpool it would be way cheaper than a flight i know a guy who got to the uk from us in a shipping container but i wouldn't recommend that
Not to contridict you, but I've never seen sea shipping routes anywhere near the price of a flight. Accomodations on most cargo ships are around $125 a day.
 

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Check out secret flying. They post a ton of error fares and fuel dumps with weird ass routing. I flew from Copenhagen to LA roundtrip for €200 a couple years ago. Wow airlines used to be amazing but sadly they folded. Norwegian airlines has picked up lots of that slack. Be flexible on departure city. It's often way cheaper to takeaa £20 Ryanair flight to somewhere else in Europe and then fly from there. Also Megabus and Flixbus to get to nearby airports really cheap if you book in advance
 

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Not to contridict you, but I've never seen sea shipping routes anywhere near the price of a flight. Accomodations on most cargo ships are around $125 a day.
All depends boats are always cheaper from a main port like liverpool ive had friends get a boat from france to the us for less than a flight
 

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Cheapest and easiest is to fly from Heathrow to JFK. Depending on what your plans are. You could also try Newark, which is better in my opinion, than JFK. I think the last time JFK was updated was when JFK was born. It's also out of the way.

I wouldn't recommend convincing yourself about getting a boat over, it's definitely something that's not a regularly cheap option, if at all. Container ships are expensive and take weeks. You can be in NYC in 8 hours if you fly.

Lastly, speaking as a Brit who has spent quite a considerable amount of time in the US in the past, don't get your hopes up. I don't want to kill the dream, but what you see on TV is not what is real.
Imagine all of those American tourists arriving in London thinking it was going to be like Downton Abbey! I kid. But still...

You are in the UK. It's quite an amazing collection of countries to experience. Get yourself a tarp and stick your thumb out. It's not as hard as you may think and you will have a great time.
 

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Cheapest and easiest is to fly from Heathrow to JFK. Depending on what your plans are. You could also try Newark, which is better in my opinion, than JFK. I think the last time JFK was updated was when JFK was born. It's also out of the way.

I wouldn't recommend convincing yourself about getting a boat over, it's definitely something that's not a regularly cheap option, if at all. Container ships are expensive and take weeks. You can be in NYC in 8 hours if you fly.

Lastly, speaking as a Brit who has spent quite a considerable amount of time in the US in the past, don't get your hopes up. I don't want to kill the dream, but what you see on TV is not what is real.
Imagine all of those American tourists arriving in London thinking it was going to be like Downton Abbey! I kid. But still...

You are in the UK. It's quite an amazing collection of countries to experience. Get yourself a tarp and stick your thumb out. It's not as hard as you may think and you will have a great time.
Thats a good point a boat may not be the best anwser and Newark is way better than jfk how long is that train trip from the uk to france ?
 

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