The cheapest times to fly from MDT to ATL are

  • August 6th to February 18th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 MDT to ATL is early December. Prices can be as high as $728 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $286 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Harrisburg, PA (MDT) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $294 to $431 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $345. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $491. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $146 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $387 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDT to ATL flight.

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

MDT to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDT to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Harrisburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Atlanta, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Harrisburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $51 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $354. Return trip prices are from the ATL to MDT 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 MDT to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 6 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 MDT to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 34.11% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to BHM flights

Destination alternative #2: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 32.95% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to AGS flights

Destination alternative #3: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 23.51% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to CHA flights

Destination alternative #4: Columbus Airport (CSG) in Columbus, GA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 0.26% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to CSG flights

Destination alternative #5: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 5.68% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to MGM flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDT to ATL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Harrisburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 619 miles or 996 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MDT to ATL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDT to ATL flight is about 2 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Harrisburg, PA and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from MDT to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDT
Origination airport name Harrisburg International Airport
City Harrisburg, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.2
Longitude -76.8

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MDT to ATL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for MDT about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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