The cheapest times to fly from MSP to BIS are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 23rd to June 17th
- July 2nd to July 15th
- August 13th to September 2nd
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 BIS is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $386 for Monday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $159 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.
When to Fly to Bismarck
Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Bismarck/Mandan, ND (BIS) will usually cost between $178 to $298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $199. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $265. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $66 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to BIS flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSP to BIS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSP to BIS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $75 (29%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $188. Return trip prices are from the BIS to MSP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MSP to BIS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 40 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSP to BIS? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Bismarck Municipal Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 385 miles or 620 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSP to BIS?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to BIS flight is about 1 hour 40 minutes.
How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Bismarck/Mandan, ND?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from MSP to BIS.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Bismarck Municipal Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSP to BIS tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BIS heading for MSP about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bismarck/Mandan, ND is about 8 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 2 minutes late
- SkyWest: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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