The cheapest times to fly from MSP to GFK are

  • May 14th to June 17th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 13th and September 3rd)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 12th)

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 GFK is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $708 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $199 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Grand Forks

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Grand Forks, ND (GFK) will usually cost between $200 to $369 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 $239. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $615. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $376 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $279 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to GFK flight.

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

MSP to GFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to GFK 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 $0.61, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $82 (26%) 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 $231. Return trip prices are from the GFK 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 GFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 29 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from MSP to GFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Thief River Falls Regional Airport (TVF) in Thief River Falls, MN

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from GFK
  • Usually 47.31% less expensive than GFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to TVF flights

Destination alternative #2: Hector International Airport (FAR) in Fargo, ND

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from GFK
  • Usually 35.84% less expensive than GFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to FAR flights

Destination alternative #3: Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI) in Bemidji, MN

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from GFK
  • Usually 3.58% less expensive than GFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to BJI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 283 miles or 455 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to GFK flight is about 1 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Grand Forks, ND?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from MSP to GFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSP
Origination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2

Return Airport

Destination code GFK
Destination airport name Grand Forks International Airport
City Grand Forks, ND
Country the United States
Latitude 47.9
Longitude -97.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to GFK tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GFK heading for MSP about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Grand Forks, ND is about 6 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 4 minutes late


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