The cheapest times to fly from MKE to LAN are

  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 MKE to LAN is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $427 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $181 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Lansing

Flying from Milwaukee, WI (MKE) to Lansing, MI (LAN) will usually cost between $196 to $373 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 $254. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $302 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MKE to LAN flight.

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

MKE to LAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MKE to LAN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Milwaukee. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.12, which is above 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 $77 (23%) 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 $240. Return trip prices are from the LAN to MKE 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 MKE to LAN 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 17 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 MKE to LAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 19.21% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MKE to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 11.26% less expensive than LAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to FWA flights

Destination alternative #3: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 7.95% less expensive than LAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to AZO flights

Destination alternative #4: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 1.32% less expensive than LAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to TVC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MKE to LAN? 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 Capital Region International Airport to General Mitchell International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 168 miles or 270 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MKE to LAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MKE to LAN flight is about 1 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Milwaukee, WI and Lansing, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from MKE to LAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MKE
Origination airport name General Mitchell International Airport
City Milwaukee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code LAN
Destination airport name Capital Region International Airport
City Lansing, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.8
Longitude -84.6


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