The cheapest times to fly from DAL to MCO are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd 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 DAL to MCO is early September. Prices can be as high as $1127 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $234 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Dallas, TX (DAL) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $234 to $545 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 $242. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $640. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $398 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAL to MCO flight.

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

DAL to MCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAL to MCO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $96 (23%) 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 $322. Return trip prices are from the MCO to DAL 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 DAL to MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 44 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DAL to MCO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in Jacksonville, FL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 14.24% less expensive than MCO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DAL to JAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, FL

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 4.60% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See DAL to GNV flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DAL to MCO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Orlando International Airport to Dallas Love Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 972 miles or 1564 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DAL to MCO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAL to MCO flight is about 2 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas, TX and Orlando, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from DAL to MCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAL
Origination airport name Dallas Love Field Airport
City Dallas, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.8
Longitude -96.9

Return Airport

Destination code MCO
Destination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DAL to MCO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 2% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for DAL about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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