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The cheapest times to fly from CLT to ALB are

  • May 28th to June 17th
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • early December
  • December 24th to February 4th

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 CLT to ALB is early September. Prices can be as high as $546 for Friday flights during mid April, or as low as $243 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $271 to $383 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 $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $407. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $164 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $298 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to ALB flight.

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

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CLT to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ALB, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Albany, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Charlotte. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $32 (10%) 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 $287. Return trip prices are from the ALB to CLT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CLT 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 9 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 CLT to ALB while comparing.

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

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 43.62% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 41.95% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to EWR flights

Destination alternative #3: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 41.78% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to JFK flights

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

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 39.93% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to BOS flights

Destination alternative #5: Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 3.36% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to ISP flights

Destination alternative #6: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 2.35% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to BTV flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Albany International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 646 miles or 1040 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to ALB flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from CLT to ALB.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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 CLT to ALB tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 25% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for CLT about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 16 minutes late
  • Republic: 12 minutes late
  • PSA: 3 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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