The cheapest times to fly from MEM to LGA are

  • January 1st to April 15th (except the weeks of February 5th, March 5th, and April 2nd)
  • August 13th to September 30th (except the weeks of August 20th and August 27th)
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 MEM to LGA is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $493 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $239 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $243 to $347 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $345. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $102 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $247 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to LGA flight.

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

MEM to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to LGA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $65 (21%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the LGA to MEM 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 MEM to LGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEM 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, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Memphis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 961 miles or 1547 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to LGA flight is about 2 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from MEM to LGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEM
Origination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90

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 MEM to LGA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LGA heading for MEM about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 14 minutes late
  • Envoy: 1 minutes late
  • Republic: 22 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 32 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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