The cheapest times to fly from MSP to ALC are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 MSP to ALC is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3721 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $788 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Alicante

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Alicante (ALC) will usually cost between $945 to $1772 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $958. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1798. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $840 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1212 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to ALC flight.

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

MSP to ALC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to ALC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Alicante, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $221 (16%) 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 $1117. Return trip prices are from the ALC to MSP 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 MSP to ALC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSP to ALC

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 MSP to ALC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (MSP > JFK > ALC)

  • Price for both tickets: $718
  • Average savings: $494 (40.76%)

See MSP to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MSP > LGA > ALC)

  • Price for both tickets: $742
  • Average savings: $470 (38.78%)

See MSP to LGA flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (MSP > BOS > ALC)

  • Price for both tickets: $746
  • Average savings: $467 (38.49%)

See MSP to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSP to ALC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alicante Elche Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4539 miles or 7305 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSP to ALC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to ALC flight is about 9 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Alicante?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MSP to ALC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSP
Origination airport nameMinneapolis-St Paul International Airport
CityMinneapolis, MN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeALC
Destination airport nameAlicante Elche Airport


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