The cheapest times to fly from PHF to PHL are

  • May 7th to November 18th (except the week of July 23rd)
  • December 3rd to November 18th (except the weeks of April 30th and July 23rd)

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 PHF to PHL is mid November. Prices can be as high as $739 for Monday flights during late July, or as low as $282 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Newport News/Williamsburg, VA (PHF) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $330 to $363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $412. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $84 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $353 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHF to PHL flight.

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

PHF to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHF to PHL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Newport News. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.09, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHF. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Philadelphia, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Newport News. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (4%) 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 $345. Return trip prices are from the PHL to PHF 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 PHF to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 21 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 PHF to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 34.56% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 35.55% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to DCA flights

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

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 28.33% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to LGA flights

Destination alternative #4: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 26.06% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to AVP flights

Destination alternative #5: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 16.71% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to JFK flights

Destination alternative #6: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 11.90% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHF to EWR flights


Flight Hacking PHF 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 PHF to PHL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PHF > BOS > PHL)

  • Price for both tickets: $347
  • Average savings: $6 (1.7%)

See PHF to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 201 miles or 323 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHF to PHL flight is about 1 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Newport News/Williamsburg, VA and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from PHF to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePHF
Origination airport nameNewport News/Williamsburg International Airport
CityNewport News/Williamsburg, VA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHF to PHL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 50% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for PHF about 2 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 11 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 2 minutes early


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