The cheapest times to fly from AUS to VPS are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 23rd to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 AUS to VPS is early September. Prices can be as high as $563 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $181 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Destin

Flying from Austin, TX (AUS) to Valparaiso, FL (VPS) will usually cost between $218 to $430 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $411. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $174 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AUS to VPS flight.

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

AUS to VPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AUS to VPS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Austin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is 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 $124 (34%) 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 $241. Return trip prices are from the VPS to AUS 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 AUS to VPS 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 11 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 AUS to VPS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pensacola International Airport (PNS) in Pensacola, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from VPS
  • Usually 8.33% less expensive than VPS
  • 1-layover flights available

See AUS to PNS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AUS to VPS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 664 miles or 1069 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AUS to VPS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AUS to VPS flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Austin, TX and Valparaiso, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from AUS to VPS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAUS
Origination airport nameAustin – Bergstrom International Airport
CityAustin, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeVPS
Destination airport nameEglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport
CityValparaiso, FL
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from AUS to VPS tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 56% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave VPS heading for AUS about 33 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Valparaiso, FL is about 28 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 33 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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