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Flights to Philadelphia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceR14 631Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromR11 279From Johannesburg to Philadelphia

Philadelphia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philadelphia found for this year
19 Oct - 26 Oct
R11 279pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
Qatar Airways
 
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Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Dec - 14 May
R11 527pp
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Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
PHL
Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Dec - 14 May
R11 570pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
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Philadelphia
PHL
Philadelphia
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Philadelphia from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Philadelphia within the United States

Most visitors from USA will not be allowed to enter Philadelphia.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Philadelphia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Philadelphia.

Can I fly back to USA from Philadelphia?

Returning to USA from Philadelphia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Cheapest prices for Philadelphia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Philadelphia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
June
R14 412
December
R14 733
Currently, is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Philadelphia. Flying to Philadelphia in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Philadelphia Airport?

Average Philadelphia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - PHL
Price
R12 184 - R29 173
PHL
Temperature
7 - 31 °C
PHL
Precipitation
60 - 114 mm
Flying to Philadelphia in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Philadelphia so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. July is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Philadelphia?

The price you pay for your flight to Philadelphia may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 29 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Philadelphia?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Philadelphia. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philadelphia?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Philadelphia trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

When is the best time to fly Philadelphia?

Peak Season:

Summer months of June to August are the peak season, which experiences temperatures on average between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius. The pleasant weather makes for a great time to explore the city, but bear in mind this season attracts the most crowds. As this is the most popular time, accommodation and flights to Philadelphia will be more expensive.

Off Peak Season

The off-peak season starts in autumn (September – November) and although temperatures are mild, winter soon arrives, which is cold in Philadelphia, with temperatures generally below freezing. If you can brave the chilly weather, however, you’re likely to find fewer crowds, discounted hotels and cheap flights to Philadelphia during this time.

Shoulder Season:

Spring can still be busy although the crowds will be smaller than the peak months. This can be a great time to book a holiday, as the weather will usually be around 1 to 10 degrees in March and 10 to 21 degrees in May, and prices will generally be slightly cheaper than during the summer months.

Be aware, however, that Philadelphia is home to hordes of students and 80 regional colleges and universities so plan your trip to avoid the autumn arrival and spring exodus of all those students.

City overview

There is so much to do and see in Philadelphia that it’s hard to know where to start. For most visitors to Philadelphia, it’s best to start at the beginning. After all, this is where the “Declaration of Independence” and the Constitution were written and signed, thus signalling the beginning of American freedom and civil liberties.

Today, travellers to Philadelphia gear up for a whirlwind history lesson. Sure, there’s the Liberty Bell, the signing of the Constitution and Independence Place, but if you look closely you’ll find that history runs deep within the city limits. Pay close attention to the hotels – look closely and you’ll see a combination of old Philadelphia combined with the new world. Philadelphia is packed full of cobblestone streets, grand halls and historic homes.

Movie lovers can run up the stairs of the Capitol building – just like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky – and then stand in line for cheese steak at one of the city’s famous stands. Sports lovers book flights to Philadelphia to cheer on the Eagles, the Phillies, the Flyers and the 76ers.

If you have a day spare then take a flights across to Newark and see the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, flight times are around 30min while a drive will get you there in 2hrs. 

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Philadelphia climate

Icy cold winters and extremely humid summers make spring and autumn the best time to take flights to Philadelphia. If you can handle the crowds, Philadelphia goes wild every 4th of July (Independence Day) with fireworks and city-wide celebrations.

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Getting around Philadelphia

A quick and easy way to get around the city centre is the Phlash, Philadelphia’s gas-engine trolley. It’s a convenient way to get to Independence Visitor Centre, Penn’s Landing and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The trolley runs every day and can be boarded every 12 minutes at very affordable rates. It also provides direct connections to rail lines.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The main airport for travellers taking flights to Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). There is a shuttle available from the airport and transfer time is about 30 minutes. Car rental companies operate at the airport as well as limousine service.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Philadelphia?

Booking a flight to Philadelphia (PHL) is your only option if you intend on flying to Philadelphia. It is only a 11,2 km journey from Philadelphia to Philadelphia’s city centre.

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