The cheapest times to fly from PHL to JFK are

  • October 8th to November 4th
  • December 3rd to June 10th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 24th, February 19th, April 16th, May 7th, and May 28th)

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 PHL to JFK is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $498 for Sunday flights during mid April, or as low as $249 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $250 to $344 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $250. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $348. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $99 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $264 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to JFK flight.

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

PHL to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.75, which is above 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 $50 (16%) 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 $260. Return trip prices are from the JFK to PHL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PHL to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 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 PHL to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 35.67% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to ORH flights

Destination alternative #2: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 14.99% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to PVD flights

Destination alternative #3: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 6.64% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 94 miles or 151 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to JFK flight is about 1 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from PHL to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePHL
Origination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeJFK
Destination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


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