The cheapest times to fly from MSP to GTR are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • May 21st to July 22nd (except the weeks of June 4th, June 11th, and June 18th)
  • August 6th to September 30th

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 GTR is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1281 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $268 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Columbus, MS (GTR) will usually cost between $288 to $744 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $337. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $669. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $332 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $414 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to GTR flight.

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

MSP to GTR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to GTR 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 $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $248 (43%) 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 $337. Return trip prices are from the GTR 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 GTR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 28 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 GTR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, TN

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 33.01% less expensive than GTR
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to MEM flights

Destination alternative #2: Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport (HSV) in Huntsville, AL

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 23.82% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to HSV flights

Destination alternative #3: Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in Jackson/Vicksburg, MS

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 21.04% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to JAN flights

Destination alternative #4: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from GTR
  • Usually 11.61% less expensive than GTR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to BHM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Golden Triangle Regional Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 827 miles or 1331 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to GTR flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Columbus, MS?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from MSP to GTR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeGTR
Destination airport nameGolden Triangle Regional Airport
CityColumbus, MS
Countrythe United States


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