The cheapest times to fly from PHL to LFT are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th 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 PHL to LFT is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $809 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $298 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Lafayette

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Lafayette, LA (LFT) will usually cost between $298 to $512 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $309. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $464. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $154 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $359 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to LFT flight.

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

PHL to LFT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to LFT 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 $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LFT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. 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 $122 (28%) 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 $317. Return trip prices are from the LFT 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 LFT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 4 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 LFT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans, LA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from LFT
  • Usually 21.06% less expensive than LFT
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to MSY flights

Destination alternative #2: Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT) in Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from LFT
  • Usually 1.81% less expensive than LFT
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to BPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1156 miles or 1860 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to LFT flight is about 3 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Lafayette, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from PHL to LFT.


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 LFT
Destination airport name Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
City Lafayette, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -92


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