The cheapest times to fly from ACT to MLI are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • June 4th to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • July 9th to August 5th
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 ACT to MLI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $827 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $328 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Moline

Flying from Waco, TX (ACT) to Moline, IL (MLI) will usually cost between $328 to $598 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $650. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $304 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $433 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACT to MLI flight.

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

ACT to MLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACT to MLI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Waco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $129 (26%) 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 $368. Return trip prices are from the MLI to ACT 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 ACT to MLI 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 23 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 ACT to MLI while comparing.

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 22.52% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 17.09% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to CID flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 6.93% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACT to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Quad City International Airport to Waco Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 775 miles or 1247 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACT to MLI flight is about 2 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Waco, TX and Moline, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ACT to MLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ACT
Origination airport name Waco Regional Airport
City Waco, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.6
Longitude -97.2

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


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