The cheapest times to fly from FRA to PHL are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • September 3rd to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 FRA to PHL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1018 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $486 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $508 to $963 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $523. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $962. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $439 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $574 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRA to PHL flight.

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

FRA to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRA to PHL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Frankfurt. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Philadelphia, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Frankfurt. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (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 $604. Return trip prices are from the PHL to FRA 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 FRA to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 4 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 FRA to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 25.96% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See FRA to JFK flights

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

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 25.26% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See FRA to EWR flights

Destination alternative #3: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 22.74% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to LGA flights


Flight Hacking FRA to PHL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FRA to PHL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (FRA > DUB > PHL)

  • Price for both tickets: $518
  • Average savings: $56 (9.76%)

See FRA to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Allegiant, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qantas, Southwest, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Frankfurt Main Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3938 miles or 6338 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRA to PHL flight is about 8 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Frankfurt and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from FRA to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFRA
Origination airport nameFrankfurt Main Airport

Return Airport

Destination codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States


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