The cheapest times to fly from DFW to MLI are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 6th to November 4th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 8th, and October 15th)
  • December 24th to February 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 12th)

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 DFW to MLI is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $744 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $307 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Moline

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Moline, IL (MLI) will usually cost between $307 to $404 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $432. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $125 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to MLI flight.

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

DFW to MLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to MLI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Moline, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Dallas. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $21 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $310. Return trip prices are from the MLI to DFW 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 DFW to MLI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 14 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 DFW to MLI while comparing.

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 23.69% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 5.25% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MSN flights

Destination alternative #3: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 0.73% less expensive than MLI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SPI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to MLI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Quad City International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 691 miles or 1112 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to MLI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to MLI flight is about 2 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Moline, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from DFW to MLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code MLI
Destination airport name Quad City International Airport
City Moline, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -90.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to MLI tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MLI heading for DFW about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Moline, IL is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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