The cheapest times to fly from PHL to LGA are

  • August 13th to November 11th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 18th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 24th, and February 5th)

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 LGA is mid December. Prices can be as high as $393 for Saturday flights during mid April, or as low as $245 for Tuesday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $245 to $296 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $245. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $287. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $43 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $246 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to LGA flight.

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

PHL to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to LGA 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 $1.61, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $16 (6%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the LGA 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 LGA 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 LGA while comparing.

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

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 31.10% less expensive than LGA
  • 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 LGA
  • Usually 8.94% less expensive than LGA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to PVD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 95 miles or 153 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to LGA 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 58 available flights from PHL to LGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLGA
Destination airport nameLaGuardia Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHL to LGA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for PHL about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 26 minutes late
  • Republic: 25 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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