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Hot deal alert: You can fly from Vancouver to New York for just $217

Find out when to score the low-cost options and what to consider.

Flights from Vancouver to New York cost significantly less during the shoulder seasons, including the late spring and early fall. 

The City that Never Sleeps offers a seemingly endless array of places to explore, with several of the world's most recognizable attractions located within walking distance of each other. 

Visitors can visit the iconic Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, on the same day they soak in larger-than-life, glowing signage of Times Square. 

Travellers looking to visit the Big Apple soon can take advantage of several low-cost options at the end of May and through the first half of June with pricing ranging from $441 to $460 with Porter Airlines.

For example, a flight departs from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Tuesday, May 28 and returns from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on  Tuesday, June 4. The return ticket costs $441 when booked directly with Porter and only involves one stop in Ottawa in either direction.

Why would I fly to New Jersey if I'm staying in Times Square? 

Booking flights into New Jersey's EWR airport may save hundreds of dollars off the cost of your flight and not take any additional time to reach your final destination. 

While it is in a different state, it doesn't take long to travel from the airport to New York and there are several options to get there, including by bus, shuttle, train, or car. It takes roughly 40 minutes to an hour to get from the airport to Times Square, depending on your transportation mode. In comparison, it takes about the same time to travel from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), despite that airport being located in New York. 

When can I get the cheapest flights from Vancouver to New York this year?

Tavellers who want to score the cheapest price on tickets should hold out until the fall, if possible.

Delta offers several options in the last couple of weeks in October for under $400 return. For example, a flight departing from YVR on Saturday, Oct. 19 and returning from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on Saturday, Oct. 26 costs $376. The itinerary only includes one stop in either direction in Minneapolis (see slide two)

Delta offers numerous one-way flights from YVR to LGA for $217 with one stop.

This price is considered "low" for economy or about $189 cheaper than usual. The least expensive flights for similar trips to New York typically cost from $390 to $1,450, according to Google Flights.

Prices for JetBlue's ultra-convenient nonstop service between YVR and JFK also drop in October. Round-trip flights start at $477 throughout the month.