The cheapest times to fly from SPI to JFK are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 SPI to JFK is early September. Prices can be as high as $900 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $328 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Springfield, IL (SPI) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $328 to $777 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $342. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $696. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $354 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $495 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPI to JFK flight.

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

SPI to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPI to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Springfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above 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 $235 (38%) 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 $383. Return trip prices are from the JFK to SPI 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 SPI to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 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 SPI to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 29.73% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to EWR flights

Destination alternative #2: Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 22.35% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to BDL flights

Destination alternative #3: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 20.22% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to LGA flights

Destination alternative #4: Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 1.31% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to HPN flights


Flight Hacking SPI to JFK

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 SPI to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (SPI > ORD > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $382
  • Average savings: $113 (22.75%)

See SPI to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SPI to JFK? 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 839 miles or 1350 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SPI to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPI to JFK flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Springfield, IL and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from SPI to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSPI
Origination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeJFK
Destination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


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