The cheapest times to fly from MLB to GRI are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • March 26th to May 13th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 MLB to GRI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1079 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $253 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Grand Island

Flying from Melbourne, FL (MLB) to Grand Island, NE (GRI) will usually cost between $326 to $807 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $344. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $857. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $513 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $500 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLB to GRI flight.

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

MLB to GRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLB to GRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $226 (35%) 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 $419. Return trip prices are from the GRI to MLB 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 MLB to GRI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 23 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 MLB to GRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 38.10% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLB to OMA flights

Destination alternative #2: Lincoln Airport (LNK) in Lincoln, NE

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 4.80% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLB to LNK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLB to GRI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Central Nebraska Regional Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1337 miles or 2152 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MLB to GRI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLB to GRI flight is about 3 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne, FL and Grand Island, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MLB to GRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLB
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.1
Longitude -80.6

Return Airport

Destination code GRI
Destination airport name Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City Grand Island, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -98.3


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