The cheapest times to fly from FSD to MSP are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
- April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
- August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)
- early December
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 FSD to MSP is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $313 for Monday flights during late February and early March, or as low as $139 for Wednesday flights around early to mid May.
When to Fly to Minneapolis
Flying from Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $149 to $228 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $158. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late February and early March, with an average price of $208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $51 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FSD to MSP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FSD to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the FSD to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sioux Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.57, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $47 (24%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $152. Return trip prices are from the MSP to FSD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from FSD to MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from FSD to MSP? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Joe Foss Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 196 miles or 315 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from FSD to MSP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop FSD to MSP flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.
How many flights go between Sioux Falls, SD and Minneapolis, MN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from FSD to MSP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Joe Foss Field Airport|
|City||Sioux Falls, SD|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from FSD to MSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 17% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 31% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for FSD about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 3 minutes early
- SkyWest: 10 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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