The cheapest times to fly from ANC to RST are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 19th to May 6th (except the week of March 26th)
  • October 8th 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 ANC to RST is late January. Prices can be as high as $1382 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $452 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Anchorage, AK (ANC) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $460 to $736 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $455. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1335. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $879 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $525 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ANC to RST flight.

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

ANC to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ANC to RST flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Anchorage. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Saturdays 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 $117 (18%) 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 $515. Return trip prices are from the RST to ANC 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 ANC to RST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 38 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 ANC to RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RST
  • Usually 14.76% less expensive than RST
  • Nonstop flights available

See ANC to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ANC to RST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Rochester International Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2585 miles or 4160 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ANC to RST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ANC to RST flight is about 5 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Anchorage, AK and Rochester, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from ANC to RST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeANC
Origination airport nameTed Stevens Anchorage International Airport
CityAnchorage, AK
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRST
Destination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States


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