The cheapest times to fly from BWI to ALB are

  • August 13th to March 18th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and February 19th)

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 BWI to ALB is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1196 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $229 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $234 to $577 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $616. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $372 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $351 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to ALB flight.

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

BWI to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.75, which is above 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 $158 (35%) 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 $297. Return trip prices are from the ALB to BWI 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 BWI to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 30 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 BWI to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 21.79% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to SYR flights

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

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 53.13% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See BWI to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 19.94% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to BTV flights

Destination alternative #4: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 45.01% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See BWI to BOS flights

Destination alternative #5: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, NH

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 16.81% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See BWI to MHT flights

Destination alternative #6: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 17.38% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to ART flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BWI 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 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 289 miles or 465 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to ALB flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from BWI to ALB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

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 BWI to ALB tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for BWI about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 21 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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