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
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.
2. United Kingdom: Boston, Massachusetts to London, England
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.
3. Iceland: Washington, DC to Reykjavik, Iceland
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!
4. Costa Rica: Houston, Texas to San Jose, Costa Rica
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.
5. Jamaica: Miami, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica
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?
What’s the cheapest flight you’ve ever taken? Tell us in the comments!