The cheapest times to fly from SCE to PHL are

  • January 8th to July 22nd (except the weeks of March 5th, April 30th, and May 7th)
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of August 13th, October 8th, and October 15th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 SCE to PHL is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $1197 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $353 for Monday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 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 early to mid 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 $513. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $160 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 SCE to PHL flight.

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

SCE to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to PHL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from State College. 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 PHL to SCE 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 SCE to PHL 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 SCE to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 24.38% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to DCA flights

Destination alternative #2: Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) in Salisbury, MD

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 20.80% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to SBY flights

Destination alternative #3: Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 18.46% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to SWF flights

Destination alternative #4: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 17.63% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to BWI flights

Destination alternative #5: Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 18.46% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to ISP flights

Destination alternative #6: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 15.98% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SCE to PHL? 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 Philadelphia International Airport to University Park Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from SCE to PHL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCE
Origination airport nameUniversity Park Airport
CityState College, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePHL
Destination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States


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