The cheapest times to fly from MCO to PHL are

  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 MCO to PHL is early October. Prices can be as high as $1110 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $148 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $160 to $372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $530. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $366 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $236 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to PHL flight.

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

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MCO to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to PHL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, 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 $59 (22%) 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 $215. Return trip prices are from the PHL to MCO 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 MCO to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 32 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 MCO to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 23.14% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 8.49% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to LGA flights

Destination alternative #3: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 1.49% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to IAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 863 miles or 1389 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to PHL flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from MCO to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCO
Origination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3

Return Airport

Destination code PHL
Destination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MCO to PHL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for MCO about 27 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 25 minutes late
  • American: 32 minutes late
  • Spirit: 28 minutes late
  • Frontier: 17 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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