The cheapest times to fly from PHL to CAN are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • April 2nd to April 22nd
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 CAN is mid October. Prices can be as high as $6085 for Thursday flights during early March, or as low as $643 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Guangzhou

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $698 to $2066 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $700. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $1995. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1295 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1280 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to CAN flight.

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

PHL to CAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to CAN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CAN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Guangzhou, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Philadelphia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $296 (17%) 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 $1196. Return trip prices are from the CAN 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 CAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 26 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from PHL to CAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 30.66% less expensive than CAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to HKG flights


Flight Hacking PHL to CAN

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 PHL to CAN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $918
  • Average savings: $362 (28.28%)

See PHL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (PHL > LAX > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $948
  • Average savings: $332 (25.94%)

See PHL to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (PHL > JFK > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $264 (20.63%)

See PHL to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8030 miles or 12923 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to CAN flight is about 15 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Guangzhou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from PHL to CAN.


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 CAN
Destination airport name Baiyun International Airport
City Guangzhou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 113.3


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