The cheapest times to fly from PHL to PNS are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 PNS is mid October. Prices can be as high as $951 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $75 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Pensacola

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Pensacola, FL (PNS) will usually cost between $161 to $451 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 $250. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $260 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $403 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to PNS flight.

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

PHL to PNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to PNS 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 $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $73 (18%) 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 $330. Return trip prices are from the PNS 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 PNS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 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 PNS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 18.61% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to ECP flights

Destination alternative #2: Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Valparaiso, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 14.39% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to VPS flights

Destination alternative #3: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) in Mobile, AL

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 12.41% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to MOB flights

Destination alternative #4: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 14.14% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to MGM flights

Destination alternative #5: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) in Gulfport/Biloxi, MS

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 6.95% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to GPT flights

Destination alternative #6: Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dothan, AL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 3.72% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to DHN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 935 miles or 1505 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to PNS flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Pensacola, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from PHL to PNS.


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 PNS
Destination airport name Pensacola International Airport
City Pensacola, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -87.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHL to PNS tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PNS heading for PHL about 33 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pensacola, FL is about 37 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 29 minutes late
  • Frontier: 48 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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