10 Cheapest Nonstop Flights to Europe This Fall

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Autumn is in the air, but vacation season isn’t over yet. You can get some great deals on prime destinations around the world right now. Whether you want to get a jump on your winter holiday shopping in Parisian boutiques or enjoy the northern lights in Iceland, you can get there affordably.

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10 Cheapest Nonstop Flights to Europe

Google Flights was used to find the cheapest round-trip, non-stop fares to major European cities. Prices from three major U.S. metropolitan areas — Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles — were compared. On average, flights out of New York offered more non-stop options at lower prices for a one-week trip. Here are 10 of the cheapest non-stop flights to Europe from New York area airports this fall:

  1. London, England — $439

  2. Reykjavik, Iceland — $348

  3. Berlin, Germany — $504

  4. Dublin, Ireland — $373

  5. Oslo, Norway — $492

  6. Helsinki, Finland — $489

  7. Barcelona, Spain — $501

  8. Stockholm, Sweden — $640

  9. Rome, Italy — $625

  10. Lisbon, Portugal — $566

London, England

  • Price: $439

  • Airline: Virgin Atlantic

  • Dates: Nov. 23 to Nov. 29

Thanksgiving plans in the States? If not, hop a cheap flight across the pond to London and avoid the Thanksgiving Day family drama and carb coma in favor of a laidback weekend visiting some of London’s top tourist spots. Weather in London in late November is still moderate, rarely reaching freezing temps.

Just as in the U.S., Londoners are getting set for the winter holidays during this November weekend. Stroll the streets to see the Christmas light displays, and soak up the holiday spirit by checking out Christmas in London events. Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss Hogwarts in the Snow.

Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Price: $348

  • Airline: Icelandair

  • Dates: Nov. 26 to Dec. 4

If seeing the northern lights is a bucket list item for you, grab a cheap flight to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, and make it happen before another year passes. Reykjavik in November is also a great time to participate in winter sports like snowmobiling, ice caving and glacier hiking.

Book a tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle, a sightseeing route that includes the Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park and the Geysir Geothermal area.

Berlin, Germany

  • Price: $504

  • Airline: Norse Atlantic Airways

  • Dates: Oct. 21 to Oct. 27

Save on your flight to Germany this fall by traveling shortly after Oktoberfest celebrations. But don’t worry, you can still partake in robust beers and tasty German fare. Foliage will be starting to change, making October a great season for leaf-peeping across the world. Book a day or two outside the city in Potsdam or the Grunewald Forest just outside of Berlin.

Dublin, Ireland

  • Price: $373

  • Airline: Delta

  • Dates: Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Dublin’s rich culture and history have made it a top tourist destination for U.S. travelers in recent years. Plus, with round-trip airfare under $400, a trip to Ireland’s capital city won’t break the bank. Hotel prices tend to drop in October and November when the rain and colder weather scare all but the heartiest of tourists away.

Pack an umbrella and also plan to spend some time indoors at museums and pubs. This flight will have you in the city during Halloween, so you’ll be in town to catch the Bram Stoker Festival as well as the free Dublin Festival of History.

Oslo, Norway

  • Price: $492

  • Airline: Norse Atlantic Airways

  • Dates: Oct. 16 to Oct. 24

Norway greets October travelers with an array of autumn colors. Travel bloggers Megan & Aram call the foliage “mind-blowingly colorful.” Oslo is home to many notable museums and luxurious hotels. TripAdvisor recommends the Hotel Christiania Teater, a boutique hotel in the heart of the city and close to must-see attractions like the Fram Museum.

Be prepared for unpredictable weather in the fall, not unlike New York or New England. Dress in layers and be prepared for rain, snow or comfortable hiking weather. If you get lucky, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience Norway’s natural beauty outside the city limits. You may even spot the northern lights.

Helsinki, Finland

  • Price: $489

  • Airline: Finnair

  • Dates: Nov. 13 to Nov. 21

If you’re seeking to travel a bit further off the beaten path, consider a cheap flight to Helsinki, Finland. Travel coach, Robert Schrader, is brutally honest when he writes, “Getting out of Helsinki, oddly, is one of the best ways to have a good time when you’re in it.” So, after your obligatory stop at the Helsinki Cathedral, he suggested, take a short cruise to Suomenlinna, an island just off the coast, for a day of sightseeing.

If you venture roughly 30 minutes outside the city, you might catch a glimpse of aurora borealis, which would make the trip worthwhile. Also, with such low prices for flights, you can use your trip to Helsinki as a starting point for an extended European adventure.

Barcelona, Spain

  • Price: $501

  • Airline: Iberia

  • Dates: Nov. 13 to Nov. 21

On the other end of the spectrum — and the continent — sits Barcelona, Spain. With so many sights, sounds and tastes, you might wish to extend your trip by a week or more. You’ll find moderate temperatures of roughly 65 to 54 degrees, perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Plus, summer crowds abate this time of year, which means the best restaurants, museums and cultural sites won’t be jam-packed.

Some of the places you can enjoy, sans crowds, include La Sagrada Familia, a historical basilica with towers that may remind you of a castle from a Disney movie, and the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a stunning concert hall. Don’t forget to indulge in tapas and wine before you depart this historic Mediterranean city.

Stockholm, Sweden

  • Price: $640

  • Airline: Delta

  • Dates: Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

Stockholm features plenty to do any time of year, including early fall. Timeout recommends the Vasa Museum and the ABBA Museum in the neighborhood of Djurgarden. You can also take a three-hour ferry ride through the archipelago that makes up Stockholm. Beginning in September, rides are often free.

Rome, Italy

  • Price: $625

  • Airline: Norse Atlantic Airways

  • Dates: Oct. 16 to Oct. 25

Unlike some of the other cities on our list, Rome, Italy, tends to get packed with tourists in October. Even so, with non-stop flights under $650, this city still presents a tremendous value for a fall getaway. Mild weather and fall foliage make Rome attractive this time of year. The travel bloggers at MamaLovesRome recommend a trip to Vatican City to see the Square, the Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Gardens in all their splendor.

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Price: $566

  • Airline: Delta

  • Dates: Nov. 30 – Dec. 7

The weather is still moderate in Lisbon, Portugal, in late November, although there’s an increased chance of rain. Best of all, you can avoid some of the summer crowds and still enjoy the region’s picturesque beaches. Locals recommend taking time to stroll Principe Real, one of the affluent neighborhoods in the city. Stop into the farmer’s market on Saturday afternoon to find local crafts and treats. You might even start Christmas shopping or grab some eclectic souvenirs to bring home.

Final Note

You can find great prices on flights to Europe in the fall. In fact, some of the non-stop flights to Europe are cheaper than domestic flights as the holiday season approaches. If you decide to travel during the holidays, remember to give yourself extra time for traffic getting to the airport and especially busy airport terminals.

Data is accurate as of Sept. 21, 2023, and is subject to change.

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