The cheapest times to fly from LGA to MKE are

  • July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 LGA to MKE is early December. Prices can be as high as $558 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $238 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Milwaukee

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Milwaukee, WI (MKE) will usually cost between $244 to $418 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 $242. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $154 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $277 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to MKE flight.

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

LGA to MKE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA to MKE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, 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 $82 (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 $264. Return trip prices are from the MKE to LGA 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 LGA to MKE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 18 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LGA to MKE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 36.10% less expensive than MKE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGA to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 24.91% less expensive than MKE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGA to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 6.68% less expensive than MKE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGA to MSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LGA to MKE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Mitchell International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 736 miles or 1184 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LGA to MKE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to MKE flight is about 2 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Milwaukee, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from LGA to MKE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGA
Origination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

Return Airport

Destination code MKE
Destination airport name General Mitchell International Airport
City Milwaukee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -87.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LGA to MKE tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MKE heading for LGA about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Milwaukee, WI is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 23 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 30 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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