The cheapest times to fly from GNV to MCO are

  • May 7th to September 2nd (except the week of July 2nd)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 GNV to MCO is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1088 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Gainesville, FL (GNV) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $360 to $571 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $344. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $422 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GNV to MCO flight.

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

GNV to MCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GNV to MCO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Gainesville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.5, which is above 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 $119 (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 $393. Return trip prices are from the MCO to GNV 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 GNV to MCO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 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 GNV to MCO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 4.27% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See GNV to TPA flights


Flight Hacking GNV to MCO

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 GNV to MCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (GNV > ATL > MCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $380
  • Average savings: $43 (10.07%)

See GNV to ATL flights

Hack #2: Greensboro/High Point, NC (GNV > GSO > MCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $422
  • Average savings: $1 (0.12%)

See GNV to GSO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Orlando International Airport to Gainesville Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 105 miles or 169 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GNV to MCO flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from GNV to MCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGNV
Origination airport nameGainesville Regional Airport
CityGainesville, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMCO
Destination airport nameOrlando International Airport
CityOrlando, FL
Countrythe United States


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