The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MSP are
- January 8th to March 11th
- July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 LAX to MSP is early November. Prices can be as high as $765 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $201 for Tuesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Minneapolis
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $213 to $369 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $217. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $375. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $159 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $272 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MSP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday 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 $53 (17%) 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 $251. Return trip prices are from the MSP to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to MSP? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1533 miles or 2467 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to MSP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MSP flight is about 3 hour 44 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Minneapolis, MN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from LAX to MSP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to MSP tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for LAX about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 7 minutes late
- Spirit: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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