The cheapest times to fly from MSP to ATH are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 8th 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 MSP to ATH is late January. Prices can be as high as $1737 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $613 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Athens

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Athens (ATH) will usually cost between $804 to $1542 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $831. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1560. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $729 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1097 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to ATH flight.

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

MSP to ATH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to ATH flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $127 (11%) 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 $1018. Return trip prices are from the ATH 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 ATH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSP to ATH

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 ATH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $756
  • Average savings: $341 (31.08%)

See MSP to JFK flights

Hack #2: Dublin (MSP > DUB > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $334 (30.45%)

See MSP to DUB flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (MSP > EWR > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $805
  • Average savings: $292 (26.62%)

See MSP to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5506 miles or 8861 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to ATH flight is about 10 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Athens?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from MSP to ATH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeATH
Destination airport nameEleftherios Venizelos International Airport


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