The cheapest times to fly from FLL to SPI are

  • July 23rd to August 5th
  • October 15th to March 4th (except the weeks of December 17th and January 1st)

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 FLL to SPI is early December. Prices can be as high as $930 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $290 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Springfield, IL (SPI) will usually cost between $338 to $646 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $375. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $628. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $252 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $447 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to SPI flight.

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

FLL to SPI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FLL to SPI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, 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 $180 (32%) 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 $382. Return trip prices are from the SPI to FLL 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 FLL to SPI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 57 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 FLL to SPI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 29.42% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to PIA flights

Destination alternative #2: Scott AFB/MidAmerica Airport (BLV) in Belleville, IL

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 57.94% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See FLL to BLV flights

Destination alternative #3: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 26.29% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to BMI flights

Destination alternative #4: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 26.85% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to MLI flights

Destination alternative #5: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 19.35% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See FLL to STL flights

Destination alternative #6: University of Illinois/Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign/Urbana, IL

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 17.23% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to CMI flights


Flight Hacking FLL to SPI

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 FLL to SPI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (FLL > ORD > SPI)

  • Price for both tickets: $396
  • Average savings: $51 (11.41%)

See FLL to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FLL to SPI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1098 miles or 1767 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FLL to SPI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to SPI flight is about 2 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Springfield, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from FLL to SPI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFLL
Origination airport nameFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
CityFort Lauderdale, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSPI
Destination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.