The cheapest times to fly from MDT to RST are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • August 13th to September 30th
  • October 22nd 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 MDT to RST is late January. Prices can be as high as $775 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $214 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Harrisburg, PA (MDT) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $214 to $472 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $238. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $454. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $309 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDT to RST flight.

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

MDT to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDT to RST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Harrisburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, 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 to Rochester, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Harrisburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (36%) 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 $245. Return trip prices are from the RST to MDT 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 MDT to RST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 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 MDT to RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RST
  • Usually 24.11% less expensive than RST
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDT to RST? 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 Rochester International Airport to Harrisburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 846 miles or 1362 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MDT to RST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDT to RST flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Harrisburg, PA and Rochester, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MDT to RST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMDT
Origination airport nameHarrisburg International Airport
CityHarrisburg, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRST
Destination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States


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