The cheapest times to fly from BRD to MSP are

  • July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 6th, December 17th, January 8th, and January 22nd)

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 MSP is early November. Prices can be as high as $254 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $144 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Brainerd, MN (BRD) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $144 to $254 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $144. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $254. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $213 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BRD to MSP flight.

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

BRD to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BRD to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Brainerd. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.16, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSP, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BRD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Brainerd. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $9 (4%) 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 $206. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 11 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 114 miles or 183 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BRD to MSP flight is about 1 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Brainerd, MN and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from BRD to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BRD to MSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for BRD about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 4 minutes late


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