The cheapest times to fly from PHL to LEX are

  • May 14th to June 17th
  • July 9th to September 30th (except the weeks of July 23rd, July 30th, September 3rd, and September 17th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th
  • December 3rd to April 22nd (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, and April 2nd)

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 LEX is late December. Prices can be as high as $657 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $299 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Lexington

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Lexington, KY (LEX) will usually cost between $299 to $328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $51 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $303 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to LEX flight.

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

PHL to LEX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to LEX 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 $0.36, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LEX, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lexington, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Philadelphia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $8 (3%) 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 $300. Return trip prices are from the LEX 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 LEX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 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 LEX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from LEX
  • Usually 37.19% less expensive than LEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Blue Grass Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 519 miles or 835 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to LEX flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Lexington, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from PHL to LEX.


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 LEX
Destination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6


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