The cheapest times to fly from PHL to SCE are

  • December 3rd to November 11th (except the weeks of December 10th, January 1st, January 8th, February 26th, March 12th, April 30th, May 7th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 20th, October 8th, and October 15th)

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 SCE is late December. Prices can be as high as $1209 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $353 for Monday flights around late December.


When to Fly to State College

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to State College, PA (SCE) will usually cost between $353 to $426 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 $353. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $514. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $161 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to SCE flight.

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

PHL to SCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to SCE 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 $1.48, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $28 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $357. Return trip prices are from the SCE 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 SCE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 15 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 SCE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 19.56% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to PIT flights

Destination alternative #2: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 10.74% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to DCA flights

Destination alternative #3: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Harrisburg, PA

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 2.75% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to MDT flights

Destination alternative #4: Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) in Williamsport, PA

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 1.10% less expensive than SCE
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to IPT flights

Destination alternative #5: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 1.38% less expensive than SCE
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to ERI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from University Park Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 153 miles or 246 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to SCE flight is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and State College, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from PHL to SCE.


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 SCE
Destination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8


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