The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MSP are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and February 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 DEN to MSP is late January. Prices can be as high as $583 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $101 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $115 to $335 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $140. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $317. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MSP flight.

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

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DEN to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, 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 $59 (24%) 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 $182. Return trip prices are from the MSP to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 679 miles or 1093 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MSP flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from DEN to MSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

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 DEN to MSP tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for DEN about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 15 minutes late
  • Delta: 10 minutes late
  • United: 9 minutes late
  • Republic: 5 minutes late
  • Spirit: 17 minutes late
  • Frontier: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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