The cheapest times to fly from FRA to MSL are

  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 FRA to MSL is early November. Prices can be as high as $1724 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $982 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Muscle Shoals

Flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL) will usually cost between $982 to $1523 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 $1015. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1365. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $350 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1077 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRA to MSL flight.

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

FRA to MSL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRA to MSL flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Frankfurt. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far 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 $247 (13%) 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 $1048. Return trip prices are from the MSL to FRA 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 FRA to MSL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 24 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 FRA to MSL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) in Columbus, MS

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 21.17% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to GTR flights

Destination alternative #2: Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, TN

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 13.74% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to BNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 6.87% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to BHM flights

Destination alternative #4: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 8.26% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to CHA flights

Destination alternative #5: Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport (HSV) in Huntsville, AL

  • 48 miles (77 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 5.48% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to HSV flights

Destination alternative #6: Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, TN

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from MSL
  • Usually 1.35% less expensive than MSL
  • 1-layover flights available

See FRA to MEM flights


Flight Hacking FRA to MSL

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 FRA to MSL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (FRA > ATL > MSL)

  • Price for both tickets: $860
  • Average savings: $217 (20.15%)

See FRA to flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FRA to MSL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Boutique Air, British Airways, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport to Frankfurt Main Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4674 miles or 7522 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FRA to MSL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRA to MSL flight is about 9 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Frankfurt and Muscle Shoals, AL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from FRA to MSL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FRA
Origination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6

Return Airport

Destination code MSL
Destination airport name Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
City Muscle Shoals, AL
Country the United States
Latitude 34.7
Longitude -87.6


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