If you live in or want to visit the New York City area, you may want to book a flight on Southwest sooner rather than later. After the news that Southwest has decided to pull out of Newark (EWR) airport this fall, fares will likely rise for Southwest flights in the region due to less capacity. If you book soon, Southwest flights to/from Newark are as low as $126 roundtrip.

While Southwest states that it will consolidate its NYC presence to New York-LaGuardia (LGA) airport, there are limited slots available at this popular airport, and in the short term, it won't be able to fly as many seats as it could at Newark. Grab these low Southwest fares to/from the New York City area while you can.

Related: Southwest Pulls Out of Newark, Shifts Focus to LaGuardia

Travel Availability

Travel dates vary by each individual route ranging between late August and November 2, 2019, when Southwest will cease to exist at Newark (EWR) airport.

Sale Period

These fares are mostly unadvertised and may jump in price at any time.

Sample Fares

All domestic fares also work in the reverse direction.

Newark to New Orleans $126 roundtrip

Charlotte to Newark $131 roundtrip

Newark to Charleston $134 roundtrip

Atlanta to Newark $138 roundtrip

Newark to Orlando $139 roundtrip

Baltimore to Newark $148 roundtrip, nonstop

Cincinnati to Newark $154 roundtrip

Newark to Raleigh $154 roundtrip

Jacksonville to Newark $154 roundtrip

Newark to Ft. Lauderdale $156 roundtrip

Newark to Norfolk $164 roundtrip

Columbus to Newark $174 roundtrip

Grand Rapids to Newark $174 roundtrip

Newark to Tampa $174 roundtrip

Newark to Nashville $178 roundtrip, nonstop

Detroit to Newark $194 roundtrip

Newark to Minneapolis $204 roundtrip

Newark to Chicago $206 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Albuquerque $209 roundtrip

Newark to Memphis $214 roundtrip

St. Louis to Newark $228 roundtrip, nonstop

Houston to Newark $230 roundtrip

Newark to Kansas City $234 roundtrip

Newark to Las Vegas $236 roundtrip

Newark to Panama City Beach $248 roundtrip

Newark to Los Angeles $254 roundtrip

San Francisco to Newark $254 roundtrip

Newark to San Antonio $254 roundtrip

Burbank to Newark $254 roundtrip

Long Beach to Newark $259 roundtrip

Newark to Austin $258 roundtrip, nonstop

Phoenix to Newark $284 roundtrip

Newark to Seattle $286 roundtrip

Denver to Newark $308 roundtrip, nonstop

Boise to Newark $316 roundtrip

Newark to Punta Cana $334 roundtrip

Newark to San Juan $335 roundtrip

Newark to El Paso $349 roundtrip

Newark to Cancun $397 roundtrip

Please note, these fares are only available on Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.


These fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags.

Seat Assignments

Southwest has an open seating policy, which means there are no assigned seats and you'll get to choose your seat during boarding. The order of boarding is determined by the time of check-in so check-in exactly 24 hours before departure or pay for priority boarding for a better choice of seat.

Related: How to Fly Southwest Airlines (And Get the Seat You Want)

Alternate Fares

You may find similar or lower fares in these markets on other carriers, but all other airlines charge for checked bags—some even charge for carry-on bags. Southwest has the advantage of two free checked bags and no change fees.

Many routes have nonstop service on other carriers so you may prefer a nonstop flight over a connecting flight. Make sure to compare all airlines to find the best deal for your travel needs.

For a complete list of deals from the New York City area, check out all of our fares from Newark (EWR), from New York-LaGuardia (LGA), and from New York-Kennedy (JFK).

And if you're looking for flights to the New York City area, have a look at all of our fares to Newark (EWR), to New York-LaGuardia (LGA), and to New York-Kennedy (JFK).

Example Booking

Searching Southwest's website, I found a flight departing Newark EWR on Friday, September 13, with a return flight from Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, September 17, for $254 roundtrip.

Cheap flight from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $254 roundtrip on Southwest

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