The cheapest times to fly from CLE to LIN are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • October 22nd to December 16th

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 CLE to LIN is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1799 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $768 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Milan

Flying from Cleveland, OH (CLE) to Milan (LIN) will usually cost between $859 to $1659 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $869. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1758. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $889 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1190 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLE to LIN flight.

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

CLE to LIN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLE to LIN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Cleveland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $103 (8%) 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 $1146. Return trip prices are from the LIN to CLE 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 CLE to LIN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 46 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 CLE to LIN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from LIN
  • Usually 16.81% less expensive than LIN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLE to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from LIN
  • Usually 11.72% less expensive than LIN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLE to MXP flights

Destination alternative #3: Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) in Venice

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from LIN
  • Usually 7.56% less expensive than LIN
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLE to VCE flights


Flight Hacking CLE to LIN

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 CLE to LIN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CLE > JFK > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $701
  • Average savings: $490 (41.13%)

See CLE to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CLE > LGA > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $728
  • Average savings: $463 (38.87%)

See CLE to LGA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (CLE > FLL > LIN)

  • Price for both tickets: $731
  • Average savings: $459 (38.57%)

See CLE to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLE to LIN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Milano Linate Airport to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4321 miles or 6954 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CLE to LIN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLE to LIN flight is about 8 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Cleveland, OH and Milan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from CLE to LIN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLE
Origination airport name Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
City Cleveland, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -81.9

Return Airport

Destination code LIN
Destination airport name Milano Linate Airport
City Milan
Country Italy
Latitude 45.4
Longitude 9.3


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