The cheapest times to fly from MCO to BMI are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • July 30th 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 MCO to BMI is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $970 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Bloomington

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) will usually cost between $195 to $501 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $230. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $595. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $364 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $334 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to BMI flight.

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

MCO to BMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to BMI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. 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. 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 $106 (27%) 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 $288. Return trip prices are from the BMI to MCO 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 MCO to BMI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 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 MCO to BMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 38.83% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to IND flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 25.94% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to ORD flights

Destination alternative #3: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 13.04% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to MDW flights

Destination alternative #4: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 12.89% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See MCO to STL flights

Destination alternative #5: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 2.25% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to PIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 937 miles or 1508 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to BMI flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Bloomington/Normal, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from MCO to BMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCO
Origination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3

Return Airport

Destination code BMI
Destination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MCO to BMI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 62% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BMI heading for MCO about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bloomington/Normal, IL is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Frontier: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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