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Travel time from Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City


Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach New York City, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Friday, 11:40 am:  start in Clifton (New Jersey)
drive for about 1.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 1:59 pm at the latest

1:04 pm:  Westchester County (HPN)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 2:29 pm

1:34 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

2:34 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

3:04 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

3:19 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:29 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 37 minutes

4:06 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:25 pm:  wheels up! take-off from HPN
fly for about 2 hours in the air

6:16 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as White Plains, NY
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

6:24 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

7:20 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 56 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

7:35 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:45 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 31 minutes

8:16 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:34 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DCA
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

10:16 pm (local time):  LaGuardia (LGA)
New York City is the same time as Clifton (New Jersey)
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

10:25 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LGA
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 24 minutes to your destination

10:49 pm (local time):  arrive in New York City

Total travel time: 11 hours

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Flying non-stop from Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City

How far is New York City from Clifton (New Jersey)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 13 miles or 21 km

Flight time: 32 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 11 hours, 9 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 21.2x faster, and saves you about 10.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


New York City Airports
  1. LaGuardia Airport
  2. Newark Liberty International Airport
  3. Teterboro Airport
  4. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  5. Morristown Municipal Airport
  6. Westchester County Airport
  7. Long Island MacArthur Airport


Best day of the week to fly to New York City

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from HPN to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to LGA, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Friday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City

The most common route is HPN to ATL, then connecting to LGA, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. HPN to ATL to LGA
    Westchester County to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to LaGuardia
  2. HPN to ORD to LGA
    Westchester County to Chicago O'Hare International to LaGuardia
  3. HPN to MCO to JFK
    Westchester County to Orlando International to John F. Kennedy International
  4. HPN to FLL to LGA
    Westchester County to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to LaGuardia
  5. HPN to MCO to LGA
    Westchester County to Orlando International to LaGuardia
  6. HPN to FLL to JFK
    Westchester County to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to John F. Kennedy International
  7. HPN to PBI to LGA
    Westchester County to Palm Beach International to LaGuardia
  8. HPN to ATL to JFK
    Westchester County to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to John F. Kennedy International
  9. HPN to PBI to JFK
    Westchester County to Palm Beach International to John F. Kennedy International
  10. HPN to TPA to JFK
    Westchester County to Tampa International to John F. Kennedy International
  11. HPN to DTW to LGA
    Westchester County to Detroit Metro Wayne County to LaGuardia
  12. HPN to ORD to JFK
    Westchester County to Chicago O'Hare International to John F. Kennedy International
  13. HPN to RSW to JFK
    Westchester County to Southwest Florida International to John F. Kennedy International
  14. HPN to TPA to LGA
    Westchester County to Tampa International to LaGuardia
  15. HPN to RSW to LGA
    Westchester County to Southwest Florida International to LaGuardia
  16. HPN to DTW to JFK
    Westchester County to Detroit Metro Wayne County to John F. Kennedy International


Airlines that fly to New York City

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  4. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  5. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)


Plan a trip to New York City

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to New York, New York. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in New York City. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be Katz's Delicatessen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in New York City like Central Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about New York City like Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days? Click the button below to explore New York City in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from New York City to Clifton (New Jersey), or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Clifton (New Jersey) to New York City?

If you happen to know Clifton (New Jersey), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Clifton (New Jersey)!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 13 miles
flight time of 32 minutes
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