The cheapest times to fly from MSP to HRL are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 26th to April 8th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 HRL is late January. Prices can be as high as $801 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $229 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Harlingen

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL) will usually cost between $249 to $513 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 $256. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $476. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $221 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $316 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to HRL flight.

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

MSP to HRL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to HRL 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 $0.15, 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. 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 $146 (34%) 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 $276. Return trip prices are from the HRL 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 HRL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 21 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 HRL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in Brownsville, TX

  • 26 miles (42 km) away from HRL
  • Usually 15.82% less expensive than HRL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to BRO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1312 miles or 2111 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to HRL flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Harlingen/San Benito, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from MSP to HRL.


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 HRL
Destination airport name Valley International Airport
City Harlingen/San Benito, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -97.7


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