The cheapest times to fly from LSE to MSP are

  • early to mid March
  • April 9th to July 15th
  • August 27th to January 21st (except the weeks of September 10th, September 17th, October 1st, October 15th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, December 10th, and January 1st)

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 LSE to MSP is late December. Prices can be as high as $297 for Friday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $151 for Wednesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from La Crosse, WI (LSE) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $151 to $184 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $151. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $172. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $21 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $168 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LSE to MSP flight.

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

LSE to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LSE to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from La Crosse. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.88, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $6 (4%) 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 $151. Return trip prices are from the MSP to LSE 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 LSE 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 12 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LSE to MSP? 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 Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to La Crosse Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 119 miles or 192 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LSE to MSP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LSE to MSP flight is about 1 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between La Crosse, WI and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from LSE to MSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LSE
Origination airport name La Crosse Regional Airport
City La Crosse, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.9
Longitude -91.3

Return Airport

Destination code MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LSE to MSP tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 6% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 35% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for LSE about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 7 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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