The cheapest times to fly from BRD to COS are

  • October 15th to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)

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 BRD to COS is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $1149 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $706 for Tuesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Colorado Springs

Flying from Brainerd, MN (BRD) to Colorado Springs, CO (COS) will usually cost between $706 to $1084 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $706. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $971. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $265 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $816 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BRD to COS flight.

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

BRD to COS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BRD to COS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Brainerd. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.68, which is above 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 $113 (12%) 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 $773. Return trip prices are from the COS to BRD 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 BRD to COS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 20 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 BRD to COS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, CO

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from COS
  • Usually 51.04% less expensive than COS
  • 1-layover flights available

See BRD to DEN flights


Flight Hacking BRD to COS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BRD to COS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (BRD > MSP > COS)

  • Price for both tickets: $518
  • Average savings: $298 (36.55%)

See BRD to MSP flights

Hack #2: St. Louis, MO (BRD > STL > COS)

  • Price for both tickets: $647
  • Average savings: $170 (20.77%)

See BRD to STL flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (BRD > ORD > COS)

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $141 (17.28%)

See BRD to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BRD to COS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport to Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 750 miles or 1207 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BRD to COS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BRD to COS flight is about 2 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Brainerd, MN and Colorado Springs, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from BRD to COS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BRD
Origination airport name Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
City Brainerd, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -94.1

Return Airport

Destination code COS
Destination airport name City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
City Colorado Springs, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -104.7


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