The cheapest times to fly from PHL to ALB are

  • May 14th to July 22nd (except the week of June 25th)
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and February 5th)

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 PHL to ALB is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1156 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $339 for Sunday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Albany

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Albany, NY (ALB) will usually cost between $348 to $711 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $348. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $634. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $286 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to ALB flight.

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

PHL to ALB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to ALB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.06, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Albany, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Philadelphia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $15 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $363. Return trip prices are from the ALB to PHL 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 PHL to ALB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 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 PHL to ALB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 53.31% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to ORH flights

Destination alternative #2: Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 62.26% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to BOS flights

Destination alternative #3: Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 38.29% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to PVD flights

Destination alternative #4: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 32.23% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to LGA flights

Destination alternative #5: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Manchester, NH

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 26.45% less expensive than ALB
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to MHT flights

Destination alternative #6: Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB) in Lebanon-Hanover, NH

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from ALB
  • Usually 11.43% less expensive than ALB
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to LEB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 212 miles or 341 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to ALB flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Albany, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from PHL to ALB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ALB
Destination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHL to ALB 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 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ALB heading for PHL about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Albany, NY is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Republic: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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