New York is among the 5 most visited cities in the world, always being a temptation to visit its districts, natural parks, sports complexes, shopping centers and of course, the Statue of Liberty.

But how much does a trip to New York from Mexico cost? Let’s meet him below.

How much are plane tickets from Mexico to New York?

The first thing will be to establish the amount of the air ticket. We will assume a 15-day trip in summer (between 07/18/2020 and 08/01/2020) for a passenger in economy class, on a direct flight between a Mexican airport and New York’s JFK.

Flights to New York from Mexico City

The direct flight Mexico City – New York lasts 5 hours. For the dates and conditions indicated, the 4 airlines with the cheapest direct flights (round trip) according to Expedia, are:

1. Interjet: $513.

2. Viva Aerobus: 660 USD.

3. Aeromexico: $676.

4. Delta: $676.

Flights to New York from other Mexican cities

Aside from Mexico City, the other Mexican cities with direct flights to JFK from the “Big Apple” are Monterrey, Tijuana and Cancun.

Many other cities, such as Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Ciudad Juárez, Mazatlán, Mexicali and Acapulco, cover the route on flights with at least one stopover, a time that increases the cost of direct flights from CDMX by 50%.


The direct flight Monterrey – New York lasts 4 hours and 9 minutes. For the selected dates there are only Aeroméxico and Delta flights.

1. Aeromexico: $699.

2. Delta: $699.


The direct flight Tijuana – JFK New York lasts 4 hours and 9 minutes. For the selected dates there are only Aeroméxico and Delta flights.

1. Aeromexico: $699.

2. Delta: $699.


The direct flight Cancun – New York lasts approximately 4 hours. Their prices are:

1. American Airlines: $527.

2. JetBlue Airways: $584.

3. Delta: $592.

4. Aeromexico: $722.

Prices for one-stop flights to New York from other Mexican cities

Guadalajara: Interjet (466 USD / duration: 8 hours, 35 minutes).

Los Cabos: American Airlines (649 USD / duration: 7 hours, 54 minutes).

Acapulco: Aeroméxico (355 USD / duration: 8 hours).

Puerto Vallarta: Interjet (551 USD / duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes).

Ciudad Juárez: Aeroméxico (784 USD / duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes).

Mazatlán: Aeroméxico (592 USD / duration: 9 hours and 50 minutes).

Travel insurance

To travel to the United States it is necessary to have travel insurance, which in our case (15 days) has a price of around 15 USD. Such insurance provides a maximum coverage of USD 17,000 in the event of an accident and USD 250 for a dental emergency.


In New York, all types of accommodation are available, from a modest and cheap hostel to a 5-star hotel.

Hostels in New York

The lowest rates in New York hostels tend to be with shared rooms and bathrooms.

New York Moore Hostel

Address: 179 Moore Street, Brooklyn.

Price: from 38 USD.

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Jazz on the Park

Address: 36 West 106th Street.

Price: from 48 USD.

Hostelling International

Address: 891 Amsterdam Avenue.

Price: from 54 USD.

Hotels in New York

Some hotels in New York had the following prices for a stay between 07/18/2020 and 08/1/2020 (14 nights):

2 star hotels

Hotel Pennsylvania

Address: 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Price 14 nights: 1378 USD (with continental breakfast included).

Price per night: 98.4 USD.

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Days Hotel by Wyndham on Broadway NYC

Address: 215 West 94th Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025.

Price 14 nights: 2150 USD.

Price per night: 153.6 USD.

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Chelsea Cabins

Address: 370 8th Avenue, 3-5th Floor, Chelsea, New York, NY 10001.

Price 14 nights: 1310.44 USD.

Price per night: 93.6 USD.

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3 star hotels

Midtown Convention Center Hotel NYC

Address: 522 W 38th Street, Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10018.

Price 14 nights: 2109 USD (continental breakfast included).

Price per night: 150.6 USD.

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The Watson Hotel

Address: 440 57th Street, Midtown West, New York, NY 10019.

Price 14 nights: 2621 USD.

Price per night: 187.2 USD.

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Belnord Hotel

Address: 209 West 87 Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024.

Price 14 nights: 2130 USD.

Price per night: 152.1 USD.

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4 star hotels

Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District

Address: 99 Washington Street, Wall Street – Financial District, New York, NY 10006.

Price 14 nights: 3536 USD.

Price per night: 252.6 USD.

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Hilton Garden Inn Central Park South

Address: 237 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Price 14 nights: 3979 USD.

Price per night: 284.2 USD.

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Courtyard by Marriott Times Square West

Address: 307 West 37th Street, Midtown West, New York, NY 10018.

Price 14 nights: 3938 USD.

Price per night: 281.3 USD.

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5 stars hotels

Times Square EDITION

Address: 20 Times Square, 701 7th Avenue at West 47th Street, New York.

Price 14 nights: 4198 USD.

Price per night: 300 USD.

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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Address: 123 Nassau Street, Wall Street – Financial District, New York, NY 10038.

Price 14 nights: 4792 USD.

Price per night: 342.3 USD.

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The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club

Address: 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

Price 14 nights: 4422 USD.

Price per night: 315.9 USD.

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Alimentation and drinks

The lifestyle and eating habits of the traveler can make important differences in the line of food and beverages.

A breakfast in the “Capital of the World” in a street food truck, in a deli or in a non-luxury restaurant, can be in the order of 4, 7 and 15 USD.

Lunches can cost $10 at a food truck and $15-25 at a modest restaurant. For dinner you would have to add a few more dollars.

Drinks are expensive in the city, although restaurants offer free non-bottled water. One way to save on water is to buy packs in supermarkets, especially if you have a small fridge in the hotel.

Assuming $8 for breakfast, $15 for lunch, and $22 for dinner, the daily food and beverage budget in New York would be $45. This represents 675 USD for the entire trip.

Ground transportation

Transportation to and from airports

Taxi from the residence in the Mexican city to the airport: 200 MXN (10.5 USD).

Taxi from JFK New York airport to the hotel in the city: 70 USD.

Taxi from the hotel to JFK airport: 70 USD.

Taxi from the Mexican airport to the residence: 200 MXN (10.5 USD).

Total taxis to and from airports: 161 USD.

One way to make transportation cheaper from Kennedy airport to your hotel in New York is by taking a shuttle (combi), a means of transportation that costs USD 20 per person.

Transportation in New York

The most effective and economical way to get around New York is on the subway with the MetroCard.

The card for unlimited travel for a week costs 33 USD (including 1 USD of the physical card). For 2 weeks, the mobilization in the subway would cost 55 USD.

Total transportation

Adding taxis and subway transportation, the land mobilization of the trip Mexico – New York for 15 days would cost 216 USD.


Paid attractions also mean a good fistful of dollars when calculating how much a trip to New York costs.

Top Paid Attractions in New York

1. Statue of Liberty

The tour to visit the most emblematic monument of the city, including the Museum of the Statue of Liberty and the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island, lasts 4 hours.

Price: from 25.25 USD.

2. 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The tour of the museum and the memorial on the attacks of September 11, 2001 lasts 3 hours.

Price: from 28 USD.

3. One World Observatory

It is located in the One World Trade Center building, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, a vantage point with the most spectacular views of New York.

Price: from 38.11 USD.

4.Empire State Building

The tallest building in the world until 1971 changed the history of architecture. From its open-air viewpoint on the 86th floor, there are 360-degree views of 6 states of the American Union.

Price: from 45.73 USD.

5. Natural History Museum

The world’s most interactive natural history museum. It has 46 permanent exhibition halls and more than 32 million specimens.

Price: from 23 USD.

6. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

It houses masterpieces of universal art such as The Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh), Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (Pablo Picasso) and The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Dalí).

Price: from 25 USD.

7. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its collection of more than 2 million works spans art from classical antiquity, including medieval, Byzantine, Islamic, Renaissance and modern art.

Price: from 25 USD.

8. New York: Champagne and Sunset Yacht Ride

One hour and 30 minute tour of the port area of ​​New York and the Hudson River, with the best views of Manhattan and the most symbolic monuments of the city.

Price: from 62 USD.

9. New York: catacombs by candlelight

This one and a half hour walk takes you through the most secret areas of the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which houses the only New York catacombs open to the public. Price: from 35 USD.

10. Musical

New York is known for its intense theatrical activity and there is always a successful play or musical on the billboard.

The adaptation of the film Frozen is presented at the Saint James Theater. It lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Price: from 74.4 USD.

11. Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn Bus Tour

The 5-hour tour of these 3 iconic New York metropolitan boroughs ends in Little Italy in Manhattan. It includes Yankee Stadium and the neighborhoods of artists and Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.

Price: from 59 USD.

12. Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

This 75-minute tour allows you to remember the stellar moments of the most iconic sports scene in the city.

Price: from 35 USD.

13. Greenwich Village Tour

2-hour walking tour that allows you to explore emblematic places of the American counterculture, where legendary figures such as Edgar Allan Poe, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan met. There began to talk about the rights of the LGBT community.

Price: from 28 USD.

14. Madame Tussauds New York

The New York headquarters of London’s famous wax museum is the only attraction in the Big Apple where you can take incredibly realistic photos with stars of film, television, sports and culture in general.

Price: from 32.6 USD.

15. Guggenheim Museum

This museum exhibits masterpieces of modern and contemporary art. It works in one of the most important buildings designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Price: from 25 USD.

Budget for paid attractions in New York

The 15 previous attractions represent a complete sample of the places of interest to visit and the activities to develop in New York paying admission. They add up to a total of 561 USD.

New York’s Top Free Attractions

Some New York attractions with free access are strolling through Central Park, attending a gospel mass, enjoying an open-air concert in Prospect Park, taking a walking tour with the Big Apple Greeter organization, taking photos in Times Square, strolling through High Line, act as an extra in a television program, visit the imposing hall of the Central Station and visit the Public Library of the city.

Other free activities in NYC are attending an open-air movie, playing at speculating on the Stock Market, crossing the mythical Brooklyn Bridge, visiting SoHo, visiting the Socrates Sculpture Park on Vernon Boulevard, Long Island ; visit the Museum of the Technological Institute of Fashion, explore Chinatown and kayak for free on the Hudson and the East River.

Several paid attractions in New York have free access times, such as the Guggenheim Museum, which is free on Saturdays between 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art is free on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., while the Brooklyn Arboretum and Botanic Garden is free on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.


On trips there are usually various expenses and budget deviations such as higher expenses for food and drinks, tips, the need to take unforeseen taxis, attendance at a sporting show or an event not originally considered, purchase of souvenirs, acquisition of an item for personal use , laundry expenses and others.

These contingencies can be calculated as a % of the main variable expenses (food and beverages, transportation and attractions). Assuming 15%, the contingency item would be $218.

Total budget for a 15-day trip Mexico – New York

Airfare (round trip by Aeroméxico from Mexico City): 676 USD (12684 MXN).

Travel insurance: 15 USD (281 MXN).

Lodging (3-star hotel for USD 150 per night): USD 2,100 (MXN 39,404).

Food and drinks (45 USD per day): 675 USD (12666 MXN).

Ground transportation: 216 USD (4057 MXN).

Attractions: 561 USD (10537 MXN).

Contingencies: 218 USD (10527 MXN).

Total: 4,461 USD (83,789 MXN).

Note: the budget does not include possible expenses for requesting or renewing documentation (passport, visa) and purchase of travel items (luggage, seasonal clothing and others).

How much does a breakfast cost in New York?

Food trucks are a cheap alternative to $4 or $5 for breakfast. They are everywhere and have a wide variety of types of food.

A very popular New York option for the first meal of the day is the delis (short for delicatessen), establishments with breads, meats, cheeses and salads, with which you can put together a breakfast to suit you for 6 to 8 USD.

Eating a la carte breakfast at a non-luxury restaurant costs $15 to $25, depending on the food ordered.

How much does accommodation cost in New York?

New York is an expensive city (second in the US, after San Francisco) and hotels are more expensive than their equivalents elsewhere.

In summer, 2-star hotels cost between USD 100 and 150 and 3-star hotels cost between USD 150 and 200.

Rates for 4 star hotels are between 250 to 300 USD and 5 star resorts charge above 300 USD. A hostel with a shared room and bathroom can cost from 40 to 50 USD in high season.

Where to buy cheap in New York?

If your trip to New York includes a day of shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories, in the Big Apple there are several shopping centers and outlets with a wide variety of items at good prices.

One of the best known outlets is Century 21 and in Manhattan there are two, one near Central Park and another near Ground Zero.

Bloomingdales is known for its trendy designs and is located on the Upper West Side.

In the Central Valley is Woodbury Common Premium Outlets with discounts of up to 65% on world famous brands.

What is the best date to travel to New York?

The New York winter is cold, but the prices in this season are lower and the places of attraction are comfortable to visit due to the lower number of people.

Summer is hot, with high tourist flow and more expensive. It is a period with lots of free outdoor activities.

Fall and spring are probably the best seasons to visit the city because of its wonderful weather and because New York is not as congested as it is in summer.

How much does the subway cost in New York?

The subway is the cheapest way to get around New York. It operates 24 hours every day of the year and has 24 routes and 468 stations, widely covering the boroughs or metropolitan districts of the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

A one-way ride is $2.75 USD with the MetroCard and the price for unlimited rides for a week is $33 USD.

Trains run every 2-5 minutes during peak hours, every 10-15 minutes the rest of the day, and every 20 minutes at night.

Where to eat cheap in New York?

Food trucks, delis and fast food chains are the cheapest places to eat in New York.

Los Hermanos is a Mexican tortilla shop in Bushwick where an order of 3 tacos costs $9 USD and a quesadilla $5.

In Chinatown, the Wah Fung Fast Food restaurant serves a plate of pork and rice for $4.25.

Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken is in Harlem and offers a chicken menu and 2 sides for $11.

How much does the JFK AirTrain cost?

The AirTrain is a transportation service that connects the terminals at Kennedy Airport with the New York City Subway and the Long Island Rail Road. With this combination of means of transport an average trip to New York costs 7.75 USD. It is the cheapest option to get from JFK to the city, particularly for people traveling light.

Although suitcases are allowed on the subway, it is not common to carry them because many stations are centuries old and lack escalators and elevators.

How much is a taxi from JFK to Manhattan?

The base price of a taxi from JF Kennedy airport to Manhattan is 52 USD, to which must be added 8 USD for tolls, 0.8 USD for state tax and a rate of 2.5 USD for circulating in the metropolitan district.

Adding a 10% tip for the driver, the trip costs about 70 USD. From Monday to Friday between 4 pm and 8 pm there is a surcharge of 4.5 USD for being rush hour.

Budget 10 days New York

To find out how much a trip to New York costs for 10 days, we will make some adjustments to our base budget of 15 days.

  • Airfare: 676 USD (12684 MXN).
  • Travel insurance (2/3 of the cost for the 15-day trip): 10 USD (188 MXN).
  • Lodging (3-star hotel at USD 150 per night, 9 nights): USD 1,350 (MXN 25,356).
  • Food and drinks (45 USD per day): 450 USD (8452 MXN).
  • Ground transportation (2/3 of the cost of transportation by metro for the 15-day trip): 198 USD (3719 MXN).
  • Attractions (2/3 of the attractions budget for the 15-day trip): 376 USD (7062 MXN).
  • Contingencies (2/3 of the contingency budget for the 15-day trip): 146 USD (2742 MXN).

Total: 3,206 USD (60,217 MXN).

How much does it cost to travel to New York from Mexico?

A summer trip for 10 and 15 days costs approximately 60 thousand pesos and 84 thousand pesos, respectively. These costs can be reduced by flying with a low-cost airline (Interjet), using one of the cheapest accommodations (a 2-star hotel or a hostel), eating in the cheapest places (food trucks, delis, low-cost fast food, cost) and minimizing paid attractions in favor of free ones.

How much is spent per day in New York

An average day in New York can cost 86 USD, not including the hotel, according to the following distribution:

  • Food and drinks: 45 USD.
  • Transportation (4 trips by subway): 11 USD.
  • Paid attraction: 25 USD.
  • Total: 81 USD (1522 MXN).

Including the hotel (150 USD in a 3-star accommodation), the daily amount would be 231 USD (4340 MXN).

How much can a trip to New York cost?

Realizing maximum savings, a 10-day summer trip to New York from Mexico City can cost close to 30 thousand pesos.

  • Airfare (low-cost airline): 513 USD.
  • Travel insurance: 10 USD.
  • Lodging (40 USD per night hostel): 360 USD.
  • Food and drinks (food in cheap places, spending 30 USD per day): 300 USD.
  • Ground transportation: 198 USD.
  • Attractions (4 paid attractions of 25 USD each): 100 USD.
  • Contingencies: 90 USD.

Total: 1,571 USD (29,507 MXN)

How many hours is it from New York to Mexico?

In summer, direct flights from New York JFK airport to Mexican cities have the following duration:

  • From New York to Cancun: 4 hours.
  • From New York to Monterrey: 4 hours 9 minutes.
  • From New York to Mexico City: 5 hours.

How much does a plane ticket from CDMX to New York cost?

It depends on the season, the cabin, the airline and if the flight is direct or with stops. A round trip, direct, in summer and in a tourist cabin, has the following prices:

  • Interjet: 513 USD.
  • Long live Aerobus: 660 USD.
  • Aeromexico: 676 USD.
  • Delta: $676.

How much does a plane ticket from Guadalajara to New York cost?

The Guadalajara – JFK New York route is served with connecting flights. The cheapest tickets on the airlines that cover the route for flights with a stopover with departure date on 07/18/2020 and return on 08/01/2020, are the following according to Expedia:

  • Interjet: 432 USD (duration: 17 hours and 20 minutes).
  • Interjet: 466 USD (duration: 8 hours and 35 minutes).
  • Delta: 513 USD (duration: 8 hours and 34 minutes).
  • American Airlines: 546 USD (duration: 9 hours and 51 minutes).
  • Aeroméxico: 587 USD (duration: 7 hours and 10 minutes).
  • Alaska Airlines: 623 USD (duration: 10 hours and 58 minutes).
  • Viva Aerobús: 1,193 USD (duration: 14 hours and 40 minutes).

How much does a plane ticket from Monterey to New York cost?

Expedia shows 2 direct flights between Monterrey International Airport and New York JFK, departing on 07/18/2020 and returning on 08/01/2020. The prices for round trips are:

  • Delta: 699 USD (duration: 4 hours and 9 minutes).
  • Aeroméxico: 699 USD (duration: 4 hours and 9 minutes).

How much does a plane ticket from Tijuana to New York cost?

The Tijuana – JFK New York route is served by Aeroméxico and Delta with departures on 07/18/2020 and returns on 08/01/2020. Round flight prices are:

  • Delta: 699 USD (duration: 4 hours and 9 minutes).
  • Aeroméxico: 699 USD (duration: 4 hours and 9 minutes).

How much does a trip to New York cost: cash

How much money to take to New York? When you arrive you will have already paid for airfare and probably accommodation, so you will need money for food and drinks, transportation, attractions and shopping. Almost all of these payments can be made electronically.

If you have electronic means of payment, the amount of cash you will need will be minimal. About 150 or 200 USD in cash for minor payments should be enough. If you run out, you have the option of ATMs.

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