The cheapest times to fly from MSP to CGH are

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to July 8th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 CGH is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $3254 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1752 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Sao Paulo (CGH) will usually cost between $1815 to $2739 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1819. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2646. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $827 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2157 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to CGH flight.

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

MSP to CGH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to CGH flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CGH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to São Paulo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $249 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2110. Return trip prices are from the CGH 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 CGH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 0 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 MSP to CGH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo

  • 18 miles (29 km) away from CGH
  • Usually 46.97% less expensive than CGH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to GRU flights


Flight Hacking MSP to CGH

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 CGH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (MSP > MIA > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1026
  • Average savings: $1131 (52.42%)

See MSP to MIA flights

Hack #2: Las Vegas, NV (MSP > LAS > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1043
  • Average savings: $1114 (51.63%)

See MSP to LAS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1092
  • Average savings: $1065 (49.39%)

See MSP to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5567 miles or 8959 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to CGH flight is about 11 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from MSP to CGH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeCGH
Destination airport nameCongonhas Airport
CitySao Paulo


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