The cheapest times to fly from PHX to FAT are

  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 24th to February 4th

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 PHX to FAT is early January. Prices can be as high as $397 for Monday flights during late June, or as low as $217 for Wednesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Fresno

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Fresno, CA (FAT) will usually cost between $230 to $337 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $342. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $246 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to FAT flight.

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

PHX to FAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to FAT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $29 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $244. Return trip prices are from the FAT to PHX 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 PHX to FAT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 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 PHX to FAT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 9.55% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 2.64% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to BFL flights

Destination alternative #3: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 0.41% less expensive than FAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to MRY flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHX to FAT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 493 miles or 793 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PHX to FAT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to FAT flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Fresno, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from PHX to FAT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

Return Airport

Destination code FAT
Destination airport name Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City Fresno, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.8
Longitude -119.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHX to FAT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 36% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FAT heading for PHX about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fresno, CA is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 1 minutes early
  • SkyWest: 9 minutes late
  • Mesa: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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