Spirit Airlines plane taking off.

Best International Flights Under $300

Want to get away but not sure where to go?  Are those pesky bills and student loans sucking up all your hard-earned dollars?  Well start rolling those nickels and dimes, because we’ve got the solution for you!

Here are the Top 5 Best International Flights under $300 leaving from the US.  Yes, you read that right.  And we’re talking round-trip.  For less than the price of 150 cups of coffee, 100 Hallmark cards, or 75 Big Macs, you can fly to another country.  In a plane.  It might not have the most legroom or be the most convenient dates, but if you want to see the world on a budget, this is the way to do it.

We used skyscanner.com, which lets you search for the cheapest flights in any time period (a week, a month, or even the whole year) and lets you search for flights to whatever country is the cheapest.  We’ll update this list every month as flight prices change.

Note: Prices are subject to change daily. UPDATED: 1/21/2016

1. Norway: New York, New York to Oslo, Norway

Price: $287

Dates: February 19-February 25, 2016

Airline: Norwegian Air

What’s there: Ski slopes, fjords, nightlife and museums, including the Edvard Munch museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum, which houses 10th-century Viking ships.

Edvard Munch museum (Image: Wikipedia).
Edvard Munch museum (Image: Wikipedia).
Oslofjord in Oslo, Norway (Image: Deviant Art).
Oslofjord in Oslo, Norway (Image: Deviant Art).

2. United Kingdom: Boston, Massachusetts to London, England

Price: $299

Dates: April 3-14, 2016

Airline: Norwegian Air, WOW Air

What’s there: London is the most international city on the world.  Shakespeare, the Globe Theatre, the Thames, Big Ben, the Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace all call London home.

Big Ben clock tower in London
Big Ben (image: Tim Morris)
Tower Bridge, London, UK.
Tower Bridge (image: Richard Ley)

3. Iceland: Washington, DC to Reykjavik, Iceland

Price: $228

Dates: January 25-February 4, 2016 (flexible dates available)

Airline: WOW Air

What’s there: Beautiful scenery, including Geysir (the origin of the word “geyser”) and the Blue Lagoon, friendly horses, and the Hallgrimskirkja church, from which you can see an awesome view of Reykjavik. Check out Jenni’s Guide to Iceland for  more info!

Horses grazing in a snow-covered pasture in Selfoss, Iceland.
Horses grazing in a snow-covered pasture in Selfoss, Iceland. (Image: Wikipedia).
Blue Lagoon under the Northern Lights (Image: Moyan Brenn).
Blue Lagoon under the Northern Lights (Image: Moyan Brenn).

4. Costa Rica: Houston, Texas to San Jose, Costa Rica

Price: $164

Dates: March 5-11, 2016 (flexible dates available)

Airline: Spirit Airlines

What’s there: Volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, and some of the best coffee in the world–for less than the price of a new phone.

Main Crater Lagoon, Irazu Volcano (Image: Daniel Vargas).
Main Crater Lagoon, Irazu Volcano (Image: Daniel Vargas).
Waterfall at Monteverde Cloud forest in Costa Rica (Image: Deviant Art).
Waterfall at Monteverde Cloud forest in Costa Rica (Image: Deviant Art).

5. Jamaica: Miami, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Price: $195

Dates: March 5-12, 2016 (flexible dates available)

Airline: Spirit Airlines

What’s there: Awesome beaches, warm weather, reggae music, and rum.  Do you really need convincing?

Bay Roc at Sandals Montego Bay (Image: Loren Sztajer).
Bay Roc at Sandals Montego Bay (Image: Loren Sztajer).
Montego Bay Coast (Image: Jim Larrison).
Montego Bay Coast (Image: Jim Larrison).

What’s the cheapest flight you’ve ever taken?  Tell us in the comments!

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