13 US destinations you can fly to from LCY via Dublin

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Flying from London City Airport to the US via Dublin can shave over two hours off your overall flight time when you use Dublin’s handy US preclearance facility. As soon as your plane lands in the US you can grab your bags and go. All this means that, thanks to the LCY–Dublin connection, there are a dozen destinations around the US that you can easily get to from London. Here’s the full list to help you plan your next transatlantic trip.

New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

In the borough of Queens, about an hour’s journey from Midtown Manhattan, JFK is New York’s main airport. The giant six-terminal facility is one of the busiest airports in the US, meaning preclearance is a major bonus, but it is well-provisioned for arrivals and has excellent onward travel links. You can also fly from LCY via Dublin to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), giving you an even wider range of flight times for NYC.

Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Pennsylvania's largest airport serves the sprawling Philadelphia, but also the towns and cities of neighbouring states Delaware and New Jersey, including Atlantic City. A seven-terminal airport, PHL sits next to the Delaware River in the southeast of Philadelphia, just a 30-minute train journey from the city centre.

Chicago: O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

To the northwest of Chicago, about 50 minutes by taxi or directly by public transport from the central Loop district, O'Hare International is one of North America's busiest transport hubs. Preclearance is likely to vastly speed up your entry at this four-terminal airport, which not only serves Chicago but also the nearby city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin. If you're heading to the Great Lakes region along the US-Canada border, use ORD as your access point.

Hartford: Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Explore New England from Connecticut’s Bradley International, an airport shared by commercial carriers and the US Air Force. The single-terminal site, which sits halfway between the cities of Hartford and Springfield, was originally branded the 'Gateway to New England', and is the ideal entry point for Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as charming Connecticut.

Boston: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

New England's primary airport is Boston Logan International, which lies in the east of the city, just across the Main Channel from the downtown district. The six-runway, four-terminal airport is your landing destination for Boston, Harvard University and the wider city region, but you can also easily reach New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine to the northeast from here.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Preclearance checks are certain to accelerate your entry to the US at Los Angeles International Airport. Planes land on one of the four parallel runways sandwiched between Westchester, El Segundo and Inglewood, California. If you're heading northeast into downtown LA, it’s about a 19-mile (30 km) ride, which can take as little as 25 minutes at off-peak times.

Washington: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

If the capital city is your destination, book a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport, which straddles the border of Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia. IAD is 26 miles (42 km) to the west of Washington DC, but the Dulles Access Road – which is frequented by regular shuttle bus services – provides easy access to the capital. Baltimore in Maryland is an hour's drive away, 61 miles (98km) to the northwest.

Orlando: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Entry queues are a common sight at Orlando International, the largest airport in Florida. With the state being such a popular tourist hotspot, it's worth undertaking preclearance checks in Dublin before departing. MCO is handily located six miles (10km) southeast of Orlando centre, with excellent road links both into and out of the city. This is your arrival point for Tampa, Jacksonville and the resorts of northern Florida.

San Francisco: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Another of the busiest airports in the US, SFO serves the city and the wider San Francisco Bay Area. The four-terminal site is well-connected to the California road network courtesy of Route 101. Landing at San Francisco International, you're just 13 miles (21km) south of downtown San Francisco and within easy reach of nearby San Jose.

Miami: Miami International Airport (MIA)

Miami International Airport, originally known as Wilcox Field, sits in Miami-Dade County eight miles (13km) northwest of the city centre. The airport not only serves Miami, but also the sun-drenched cities of Hialeah, Doral and Miami Springs in southern Florida. If you're heading onward to Latin America or the Caribbean Islands, Miami is a likely stopover on your journey.

Seattle: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Having taken the long flight over to the western seaboard, you'll be relieved to have completed US Preclearance checks ahead of your journey. Seattle-Tacoma is your entry point for Washington State, Oregon – including Portland – and the Rocky Mountains. As its name suggests, the airport sits halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, well-connected by road to both cities and the National Forest to the east.

Minneapolis: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

The fast-growing Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, is within 10 miles (16km) of both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The joint civil and military-use airport is well-located for both cities, but also within striking distance of western Wisconsin and northern Iowa, if you're heading off into the country.

Flying to Canada direct from Dublin Airport

Flights to Canada are also available from Dublin Airport, allowing you to explore the mountains, lakes, plains and cities north of the border. You can take a direct flight from the Irish capital to French-speaking Montreal in Quebec, or alternatively to Toronto in Ontario. Both lie close to the US border in the south-east of Canada.