The cheapest times to fly from PHL to OAX are

  • May 7th to July 22nd
  • August 6th 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 OAX is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $1524 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $489 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Oaxaca

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Oaxaca (OAX) will usually cost between $493 to $973 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $500. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1118. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $618 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $733 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to OAX flight.

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

PHL to OAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to OAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAX, 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 $86 (12%) 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 $644. Return trip prices are from the OAX 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 OAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 39 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 OAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) in Puerto Escondido

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from OAX
  • Usually 4.16% less expensive than OAX
  • 2-layover flights available

See PHL to PXM flights

Destination alternative #2: Bahias de Huatulco International Airport (HUX) in Santa Cruz/Huatulco

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from OAX
  • Usually 3.62% less expensive than OAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to HUX flights


Flight Hacking PHL to OAX

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 OAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (PHL > MEX > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $441
  • Average savings: $293 (39.9%)

See PHL to MEX flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (PHL > BOS > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $510
  • Average savings: $224 (30.49%)

See PHL to BOS flights

Hack #3: San Antonio, TX (PHL > SAT > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $554
  • Average savings: $180 (24.49%)

See PHL to SAT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2038 miles or 3280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to OAX flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Oaxaca?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from PHL to OAX.


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 OAX
Destination airport name Xoxocotlan International Airport
City Oaxaca
Country Mexico
Latitude 17
Longitude -96.7


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