The cheapest times to fly from MCO to SRQ are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 14th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 15th to November 4th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 SRQ is early September. Prices can be as high as $1429 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Sarasota

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ) will usually cost between $420 to $652 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $712. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $287 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $539 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to SRQ flight.

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

MCO to SRQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to SRQ flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3.23, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $72 (12%) 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 $503. Return trip prices are from the SRQ 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 SRQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 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 SRQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 42.80% less expensive than SRQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to TPA flights

Destination alternative #2: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 11.42% less expensive than SRQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to RSW flights

Destination alternative #3: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 6.13% less expensive than SRQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to MLB flights


Flight Hacking MCO to SRQ

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 SRQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (MCO > ATL > SRQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $354
  • Average savings: $185 (34.26%)

See MCO to ATL flights

Hack #2: Greensboro/High Point, NC (MCO > GSO > SRQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $413
  • Average savings: $126 (23.31%)

See MCO to GSO flights

Hack #3: Cincinnati, OH (MCO > CVG > SRQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $417
  • Average savings: $122 (22.66%)

See MCO to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 104 miles or 167 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to SRQ flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from MCO to SRQ.


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 SRQ
Destination airport name Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
City Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -82.6


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