The cheapest times to fly from MLB to REC are

  • January 29th to February 11th
  • March 5th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 9th, April 23rd, and April 30th)
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 1st)

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 REC is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $3836 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1963 for Thursday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Melbourne, FL (MLB) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $1982 to $3406 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $2065. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3444. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1379 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2450 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLB to REC flight.

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

MLB to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLB to REC flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to REC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLB. Fridays 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 $246 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2425. Return trip prices are from the REC 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 REC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLB to REC

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 MLB to REC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (MLB > MIA > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1030
  • Average savings: $1420 (57.95%)

See MLB to MIA flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (MLB > ATL > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1145
  • Average savings: $1305 (53.26%)

See MLB to ATL flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (MLB > MCO > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1228
  • Average savings: $1222 (49.87%)

See MLB to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, British Airways, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3945 miles or 6349 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLB to REC flight is about 8 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne, FL and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from MLB to REC.


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 REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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