The cheapest times to fly from MSN to SPI are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 19th)
  • October 8th to November 11th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 MSN to SPI is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $531 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $293 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from Madison, WI (MSN) to Springfield, IL (SPI) will usually cost between $293 to $477 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $293. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $431. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $138 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $369 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSN to SPI flight.

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

MSN to SPI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSN to SPI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Madison. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.01, 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 $104 (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 $323. Return trip prices are from the SPI to MSN 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 MSN to SPI 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 24 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 MSN to SPI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 24.66% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 17.62% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to BMI flights

Destination alternative #3: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 11.92% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSN to MLI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSN to SPI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 228 miles or 367 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSN to SPI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSN to SPI flight is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Madison, WI and Springfield, IL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSN
Origination airport name Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport
City Madison, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -89.3

Return Airport

Destination code SPI
Destination airport name Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
City Springfield, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -89.7


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