The cheapest times to fly from ATL to ALB are

  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 19th, and March 12th)

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 ATL to ALB is early December. Prices can be as high as $765 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $237 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $242 to $372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $371. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $117 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $272 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to ALB flight.

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

ATL to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 $63 (20%) 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 $252. Return trip prices are from the ALB to ATL 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 ATL to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 31 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 ATL to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 27.39% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 30.15% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to BOS flights

Destination alternative #3: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 15.44% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to ORH flights

Destination alternative #4: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 23.53% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to JFK flights

Destination alternative #5: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 18.20% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to EWR flights

Destination alternative #6: Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 12.50% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to ISP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Albany International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 852 miles or 1371 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to ALB flight is about 2 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from ATL to ALB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ATL to ALB tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for ATL about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 7 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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