The cheapest times to fly from ALB to PBG are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • September 3rd to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
  • December 3rd to March 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 ALB to PBG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $875 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $639 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Plattsburgh

Flying from Albany, NY (ALB) to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) will usually cost between $639 to $754 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $640. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $696. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $57 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $659 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALB to PBG flight.

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

ALB to PBG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ALB to PBG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Albany. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3.11, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PBG, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ALB. 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 $61 (8%) 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 $654. Return trip prices are from the PBG to ALB 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 ALB to PBG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 13 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ALB to PBG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from PBG
  • Usually 35.05% less expensive than PBG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALB to YUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS) in Ogdensburg, NY

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from PBG
  • Usually 1.67% less expensive than PBG
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALB to OGS flights


Flight Hacking ALB to PBG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ALB to PBG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Petersburg, FL (ALB > PIE > PBG)

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $151 (22.91%)

See ALB to PIE flights

Hack #2: Sanford, FL (ALB > SFB > PBG)

  • Price for both tickets: $518
  • Average savings: $141 (21.4%)

See ALB to SFB flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (ALB > IAD > PBG)

  • Price for both tickets: $539
  • Average savings: $121 (18.29%)

See ALB to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ALB to PBG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Plattsburgh International Airport to Albany International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 132 miles or 212 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ALB to PBG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALB to PBG flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Albany, NY and Plattsburgh, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from ALB to PBG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ALB
Origination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code PBG
Destination airport name Plattsburgh International Airport
City Plattsburgh, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 44.7
Longitude -73.5


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