The cheapest times to fly from MBS to STN are

  • January 29th to June 3rd (except the weeks of February 5th, February 19th, March 12th, and March 19th)
  • July 30th to October 21st

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 MBS to STN is early May. Prices can be as high as $8933 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1054 for Wednesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) to London (STN) will usually cost between $1155 to $5650 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $4371. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3122 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1636 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MBS to STN flight.

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

MBS to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MBS to STN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Saginaw. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into MBS. 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 $1594 (47%) 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 $1621. Return trip prices are from the STN to MBS 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 MBS to STN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 43 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 MBS to STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 44.36% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MBS to LHR flights


Flight Hacking MBS to STN

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 MBS to STN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Frankfurt (MBS > FRA > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $750
  • Average savings: $886 (54.17%)

See MBS to FRA flights

Hack #2: Berlin (MBS > TXL > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $846
  • Average savings: $790 (48.27%)

See MBS to TXL flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (MBS > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $956
  • Average savings: $680 (41.58%)

See MBS to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MBS to STN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Delta, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Stansted Airport to MBS International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3738 miles or 6016 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MBS to STN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MBS to STN flight is about 7 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from MBS to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MBS
Origination airport name MBS International Airport
City Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -84.1

Return Airport

Destination code STN
Destination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2


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