The cheapest times to fly from MEM to GTR are

  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • October 15th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 4th

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 MEM to GTR is late January. Prices can be as high as $1471 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1083 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to Columbus, MS (GTR) will usually cost between $1152 to $1270 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 $1142. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1426. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $284 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1176 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to GTR flight.

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

MEM to GTR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to GTR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $5.37, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTR, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEM. 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 $49 (4%) 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 $1166. Return trip prices are from the GTR to MEM 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 MEM to GTR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 14 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 MEM to GTR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 78.91% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEM to BHM flights

Destination alternative #2: Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson/Vicksburg, MS

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 60.37% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEM to JAN flights


Flight Hacking MEM to GTR

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 MEM to GTR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (MEM > ATL > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $478
  • Average savings: $699 (59.4%)

See MEM to ATL flights

Hack #2: Baltimore, MD (MEM > BWI > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $522
  • Average savings: $655 (55.65%)

See MEM to BWI flights

Hack #3: Greer, SC (MEM > GSP > GTR)

  • Price for both tickets: $557
  • Average savings: $620 (52.68%)

See MEM to GSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEM to GTR? 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 Golden Triangle Regional Airport to Memphis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 136 miles or 219 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MEM to GTR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to GTR flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and Columbus, MS?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEM
Origination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90

Return Airport

Destination code GTR
Destination airport name Golden Triangle Regional Airport
City Columbus, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -88.6


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