The cheapest times to fly from MCO to LBF are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 29th and February 5th)
  • March 26th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • June 25th to September 23rd (except the weeks of August 27th and September 10th)

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 LBF is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $992 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $334 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to North Platte

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to North Platte, NE (LBF) will usually cost between $344 to $742 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $373. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $664. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $291 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $487 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to LBF flight.

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

MCO to LBF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to LBF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs 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. 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 $253 (39%) 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 $395. Return trip prices are from the LBF 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 LBF 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 30 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 MCO to LBF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI) in Grand Island, NE

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from LBF
  • Usually 27.85% less expensive than LBF
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to GRI flights


Flight Hacking MCO to LBF

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 MCO to LBF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (MCO > DEN > LBF)

  • Price for both tickets: $472
  • Average savings: $15 (3.08%)

See MCO to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MCO to LBF? 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 North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport to Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1401 miles or 2255 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to LBF flight is about 3 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and North Platte, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from MCO to LBF.


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 LBF
Destination airport name North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
City North Platte, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -100.7


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