The cheapest times to fly from DFW to LGA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • March 19th to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)

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 DFW to LGA is late January. Prices can be as high as $499 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $230 to $328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $232. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $350. 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 $263 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to LGA flight.

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

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DFW to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to LGA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far 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 $39 (13%) 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 $259. Return trip prices are from the LGA to DFW 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 DFW to LGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 29 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 DFW to LGA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 11.03% less expensive than LGA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to PHL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to LGA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1386 miles or 2231 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to LGA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to LGA flight is about 3 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from DFW to LGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code LGA
Destination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to LGA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for DFW about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 44 minutes late
  • American: 17 minutes late
  • Republic: 6 minutes early
  • Spirit: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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