The cheapest times to fly from AZA to PIA are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 16th to October 14th (except the weeks of September 10th and October 1st)
  • October 29th to November 11th

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 AZA to PIA is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $524 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $198 for Sunday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Peoria

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (AZA) to Peoria, IL (PIA) will usually cost between $208 to $416 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $203. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $504. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $301 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $286 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AZA to PIA flight.

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

AZA to PIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AZA to PIA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Peoria, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Phoenix. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $290. Return trip prices are from the PIA to AZA 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 AZA to PIA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 20 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 AZA to PIA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Scott AFB/MidAmerica Airport (BLV) in Belleville, IL

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 18.88% less expensive than PIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to BLV flights

Destination alternative #2: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 15.38% less expensive than PIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to MLI flights

Destination alternative #3: Chicago/Rockford International Airport (RFD) in Rockford, IL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 2.45% less expensive than PIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to RFD flights

Destination alternative #4: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 1.57% less expensive than PIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See AZA to CID flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AZA to PIA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Downing – Peoria International Airport to Phoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1310 miles or 2108 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AZA to PIA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AZA to PIA flight is about 3 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Peoria, IL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AZA
Origination airport name Phoenix – Mesa Gateway Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.3
Longitude -111.7

Return Airport

Destination code PIA
Destination airport name General Downing – Peoria International Airport
City Peoria, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -89.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from AZA to PIA tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIA heading for AZA about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Peoria, IL is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 8 minutes late


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