The cheapest times to fly from IPL to PIT are

  • January 8th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • August 27th to November 18th (except the week of September 10th)

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 IPL to PIT is late October. Prices can be as high as $1361 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $614 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Pittsburgh

Flying from El Centro, CA (IPL) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will usually cost between $660 to $1057 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $690. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1109. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $419 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $782 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IPL to PIT flight.

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

IPL to PIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IPL to PIT flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from El Centro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is 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 $114 (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 $760. Return trip prices are from the PIT to IPL 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 IPL to PIT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IPL to PIT

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 IPL to PIT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IPL > LAX > PIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $415
  • Average savings: $367 (46.93%)

See IPL to LAX flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (IPL > ORD > PIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $140 (17.9%)

See IPL to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IPL to PIT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Mokulele Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pittsburgh International Airport to Imperial County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2014 miles or 3241 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IPL to PIT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IPL to PIT flight is about 4 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between El Centro, CA and Pittsburgh, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from IPL to PIT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIPL
Origination airport nameImperial County Airport
CityEl Centro, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePIT
Destination airport namePittsburgh International Airport
CityPittsburgh, PA
Countrythe United States


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