The cheapest times to fly from SJU to PIA are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 9th to June 24th (except the weeks of May 14th and May 28th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 29th to November 11th

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 SJU to PIA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1030 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $534 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Peoria

Flying from San Juan, PR (SJU) to Peoria, IL (PIA) will usually cost between $565 to $807 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $576. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $804. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $229 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $593 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJU to PIA flight.

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

SJU to PIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJU to PIA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Juan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $124 (17%) 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 $591. Return trip prices are from the PIA to SJU 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 SJU to PIA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 44 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 SJU to PIA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 31.03% less expensive than PIA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SJU to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 28.08% less expensive than PIA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJU to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 4.38% less expensive than PIA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJU to CID flights


Flight Hacking SJU to PIA

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 SJU to PIA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sanford, FL (SJU > SFB > PIA)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $68 (11.47%)

See SJU to SFB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJU to PIA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Downing – Peoria International Airport to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2080 miles or 3347 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SJU to PIA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJU to PIA flight is about 4 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between San Juan, PR and Peoria, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from SJU to PIA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJU
Origination airport name Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
City San Juan, PR
Country the United States
Latitude 18.4
Longitude -66

Return Airport

Destination code PIA
Destination airport name General Downing – Peoria International Airport
City Peoria, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -89.7


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