The cheapest times to fly from BIS to MSP are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • mid February
  • April 16th to July 8th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to August 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 BIS to MSP is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $391 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $159 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Bismarck/Mandan, ND (BIS) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $178 to $288 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $199. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $272. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $73 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $229 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BIS to MSP flight.

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

BIS to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BIS to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bismarck. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $75 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $188. Return trip prices are from the MSP to BIS 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 BIS to MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 40 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BIS to MSP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Bismarck Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 385 miles or 620 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BIS to MSP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BIS to MSP flight is about 1 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Bismarck/Mandan, ND and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from BIS to MSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBIS
Origination airport nameBismarck Municipal Airport
CityBismarck/Mandan, ND
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMSP
Destination airport nameMinneapolis-St Paul International Airport
CityMinneapolis, MN
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BIS to MSP tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 8% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 41% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for BIS about at the time listed on your ticket. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 7 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 2 minutes early
  • SkyWest: on time
  • Some airlines not reporting


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