Good news for Americans this summer: 2018 is your year to plan a European getaway. According to our data, median airfare to many European cities is the cheapest we’ve seen in 3 summers. Across the board, low cost carriers and new flight routes are making travel across the pond even easier (and less expensive).
So start planning now. We found that overall interest in travel to Europe is up 27% since 2016 — the highest we’ve seen for summertime. And to help you plan your Eurotrip confidently, we gathered up the cheapest European flights you can take from every. single. state. Whether you dream of snacking on brie by the River Seine or riding the graffitied trolleys of Lisbon, now’s your time to make it happen.
- Iceland is a keeper. A third of the airports we looked at came back as Reykjavik being the cheapest destination to fly to. Here are our top tips to plan the perfect Icelandic getaway.
- Make way Dublin. Though Reykjavik is the clear winner when it comes to the cheapest destination for the most US airports, Dublin is a close second. Good news is, this historic city of Joyce and Guinness has been undergoing a decidedly modern update over the past few years. Plus, some of the major have been opening up new hotels in this once-room-strapped city.
- Stay North and West. With a few exceptions (hello, Budapest), the cheapest fares seem to be found on travels to Northern and Western Europe. But don’t let that deter you from your dreams of walking Prague’s Charles Bridge. Our Anywhere tool can help you figure out if you’ve found a good deal.
- Book ahead. Our general guideline for European travel is to book 6 months ahead for the lowest fares. As we’re already well within that window, now’s the time to get booking.
- Rent it out. Several of the top cities on our list below (we’re looking at you, Reykjavik), may be cheap to fly to but are notoriously expensive once you get there. One way to cut down costs is to opt for a vacation rental over a traditional hotel room. We’ve got you covered.
The Cheapest European Destination for All 50 States
Note: For states without an international airport, we’re using the closest major airport.
|Alabama||HSV||Frankfurt am Main, Germany||$875|
|New Hampshire||BOS||Stockholm, Sweden||$479|
|New Jersey||EWR||Paris, France||$521|
|New Mexico||ABQ||Geneva, Switzerland||$705|
|New York||JFK||Paris, France||$517|
|New York||BUF||Reykjavik, Iceland||$740|
|North Carolina||CLT||Dublin, Ireland||$739|
|North Carolina||RDU||Dublin, Ireland||$665|
|North Dakota||BIL||Dublin, Ireland||$822|
|Rhode Island||BOS||Stockholm, Sweden||$479|
|South Carolina||CHS||Reykjavik, Iceland||$789|
|South Dakota||OMA||Dublin, Ireland||$864|
|West Virginia||PIT||Reykjavik, Iceland||$319|
|Washington, DC||IAD||Reykjavik, Iceland||$482|
Not seeing a destination that fits your budget? Use our Explore tool to see where you can fly to (at home or abroad) that fits your wallet.
All data is based on median airfares conducted from KAYAK US and is intended to be used as a guide. Travel dates are May 25, 2018 – September 3, 2018, and search dates are February 21, 2017 – February 21, 2018. The Top 10 European Cities (of the top 200 most searched European Cities with a minimum 50 clicks) was pulled for the top 3 international airports in each US State. All flights considered are economy, round-trip. Prices and availability subject to change.