The cheapest times to fly from LEX to MFE are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th 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 LEX to MFE is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $740 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to McAllen

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) will usually cost between $296 to $548 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $353. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $533. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $179 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $406 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to MFE flight.

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

LEX to MFE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to MFE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $130 (26%) 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 $355. Return trip prices are from the MFE to LEX 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 LEX to MFE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 2 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 LEX to MFE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in Brownsville, TX

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 6.90% less expensive than MFE
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to BRO flights

Destination alternative #2: Valley International Airport (HRL) in Harlingen/San Benito, TX

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 3.45% less expensive than MFE
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to HRL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LEX to MFE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McAllen Miller International Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1141 miles or 1836 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LEX to MFE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to MFE flight is about 3 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from LEX to MFE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

Destination code MFE
Destination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2


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