Send luggage to New York
A sprawling metropolis of energy and excitement, it’s no surprise that New York is known as The City That Never Sleeps. Whether you’re taking in a world class show on Broadway, eating in a century-old Jewish deli along the Upper West Side or viewing the iconic skyline from the Empire State Building, Luggage Mule has you covered, shipping your luggage to your hotel ahead of your trip so that you can make the most of the Big Apple.
Customs: The USA has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. See our USA and Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for information on what you can and cannot ship.
Price: One way shipping from £59.99!
Shipping times: 6 working days.
Flights: Flights to New York take about eight hours. John F. Kennedy International Airport is the primary airport.
Currency: US dollar ($)
Power: 120V, 60Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports are eligible for the free ESTA-USA Visa, valid for stays of 90 days or less. If you intend to stay for longer or work in USA, you will need an alternative visa. Use the official Visa Finder to find out which visa you require.
Time difference: GMT-5.
Packing for New York
New York City has a humid subtropical climate. If you’re travelling for the summer pack for extreme heat and humidity. From June to August the average temperature is 29°C. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are all musts and it’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms under wraps and away from the heat. Autumns are mild but sunny, and winters are cold with snow common in December and January. Remember to pack some comfortable shoes for sightseeing and a variety of formal clothing for high-end restaurants and nightclubs. Don’t get caught out by the ‘jacket only’ policy.
Ship your bike to New York
The easiest and most accessible cycle path in NYC is the Central Park Loop in the city’s most popular green space. Short but comfortable it’s ideal for young families. Locals prefer Prospect Park where cyclists gather to enjoy a more challenging loop. For those seeking more of a work out, the route from Mineola through Woodbury to Brookville on Long Island offers the perfect escape from the city. And if you want to head out of the city entirely, the climb from the centre of New York to Bear Mountain is a must.
What to ship home from New York
Whether you’re looking for luxury buys or gourmet delights, the five boroughs of New York offers world-class shopping for all. After top brands? We’d recommend visiting the globally recognized department stores of the city: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, Hermes and Tiffany & Co. Other top spots include the trendy boutiques on Fifth Avenue, including leather goods store A. Testoni, and for bargain basement buys the Green Flea Market. Luggage Mule’s copious 30kg allowance shipped service allows you to buy the very best New York items and have them delivered to your door, safely packaged at reasonable prices.