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The cheapest times to fly from MDW to PHL are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MDW to PHL is late October. Prices can be as high as $890 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $208 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $240 to $517 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $238. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $541. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $303 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $310 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to PHL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MDW to PHL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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MDW to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to PHL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $89 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $294. Return trip prices are from the PHL to MDW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MDW to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from MDW to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 6.61% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to EWR flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 4.19% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDW to BWI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDW to PHL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 667 miles or 1073 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MDW to PHL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to PHL flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from MDW to PHL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMDW
Origination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude41.8
Longitude-87.8

Return Airport

Destination codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-75.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MDW to PHL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for MDW about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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