The cheapest times to fly from PHL to TER are

  • January 1st to January 21st
  • February 19th to April 29th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th and November 26th)

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 TER is late September. Prices can be as high as $6219 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1068 for Thursday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Terceira Island

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Lajes (TER) will usually cost between $1195 to $4894 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1570. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $4848. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3278 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1765 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to TER flight.

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

PHL to TER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to TER flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TER, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. Saturdays 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 $1180 (33%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1610. Return trip prices are from the TER 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 TER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 34 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 TER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Ponta Delgada

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from TER
  • Usually 15.72% less expensive than TER
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to PDL flights

Destination alternative #2: Horta Airport (HOR) in Horta

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from TER
  • Usually 3.00% less expensive than TER
  • 2-layover flights available

See PHL to HOR flights


Flight Hacking PHL to TER

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 TER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PHL > BOS > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $844
  • Average savings: $922 (52.21%)

See PHL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (PHL > LIS > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $849
  • Average savings: $917 (51.93%)

See PHL to LIS flights

Hack #3: Toronto (PHL > YYZ > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $979
  • Average savings: $787 (44.56%)

See PHL to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2543 miles or 4093 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to TER flight is about 5 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Lajes?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from PHL to TER.


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 TER
Destination airport name Lajes Airport
City Lajes
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -27.1


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