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Deal alert: Newark to European cities under $500 round-trip

Jan. 18, 2022
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If you’re traveling from New Jersey, United Airlines has some stellar deals to a handful of European cities including flights from Newark to London, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Berlin for under $500 round-trip for travel in the fall.

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Porto, Portugal, and the Douro River. (Photo by Gene Sloan/The Points Guy)

The deal was reported by Thrifty Traveler Premium, which for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually will send notifications on cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals. These fares are available for travel from September to November.

Deal basics

Airline: United Airlines
Routes: EWR to BER/CDG/LHR/MAD/MXP/OPO
How to book: Directly through the airline or via Google Flights
Travel dates: September – November

Related: 8 of the top European countries to visit this summer

Sample flights

Here are the cities included in these deals from Newark (EWR):

  • Berlin (BER) - $498
  • London (LHR) - $480
  • Madrid (MAD) - $437
  • Milan (MXP) - $497
  • Paris (CDG) - $496
  • Porto (OPO) - $386

These fares are for basic economy seating on United, which includes a carry-on. A checked bag and seat selection will each cost an additional fee.

One of the lowest-priced trips we found from Newark (EWR) was to Porto, Portugal (OPO) for $386 round-trip at beginning of October. This direct flight to Portugal’s second-largest city is a hard one to pass up.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New Jerseyans can get authentic Spanish tapas and paella with this deal for a nonstop flight from Newark (EWR) to Madrid (MAD) at $437 round-trip in mid-September.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There is a wide selection of direct flights throughout September and October from Newark (EWR) to London (LHR) at $480 round-trip. Below are some nonstops we found for a trip from Sept. 10-17.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maybe you’re thinking of French wine and pastries? There is a deal from Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) at $496 round-trip at the beginning of November. The departure is a direct, overnight flight on United, but the return trip includes a segment form Paris (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) on Swiss International Air Lines before taking a United flight home from there to New Jersey.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If you want to head to a fashion capital in Europe, flights to Milan (MXP) from Newark (EWR) start at $497 round-trip at the beginning of November.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can snag a nonstop flight to Berlin (BER) from Newark (EWR) at $498 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

You can get to these major European destinations at an affordable price thanks to these deals and explore famous landmarks, enjoy the cuisine and absorb the culture.

Featured image by A view of London (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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