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The cheapest times to fly from ATL to PHL are

  • August 6th to February 18th (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 ATL to PHL is early September. Prices can be as high as $726 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $173 for Saturday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $183 to $291 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $184. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $475. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $291 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $227 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to PHL flight.

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

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ATL to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to PHL 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 $0.21, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Thursdays 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 $20 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $230. Return trip prices are from the PHL to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL 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 ATL to PHL while comparing.

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

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 8.37% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 1.98% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to EWR flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 666 miles or 1072 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA?

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

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeATL
Origination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-84.4

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 ATL to PHL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for ATL about 20 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: 22 minutes late
  • Delta: 20 minutes late
  • American: 19 minutes late
  • Republic: 2 minutes early
  • Spirit: 41 minutes late
  • Frontier: 42 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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