The cheapest times to fly from MSP to IMT are

  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 6th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and January 1st)

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 IMT is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $500 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $204 for Sunday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Iron Mountain

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI (IMT) will usually cost between $204 to $500 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $204. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $500. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $296 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $278 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to IMT flight.

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

MSP to IMT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to IMT 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 $0.67, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IMT, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Iron Mountain, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $10 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $245. Return trip prices are from the IMT 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 IMT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 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 IMT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport (RHI) in Rhinelander, WI

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from IMT
  • Usually 31.03% less expensive than IMT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to RHI flights

Destination alternative #2: Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) in Mosinee, WI

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from IMT
  • Usually 24.82% less expensive than IMT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to CWA flights

Destination alternative #3: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from IMT
  • Usually 12.41% less expensive than IMT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to GRB flights

Destination alternative #4: Appleton International Airport (ATW) in Appleton, WI

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from IMT
  • Usually 12.41% less expensive than IMT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to ATW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 256 miles or 412 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to IMT flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from MSP to IMT.


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 IMT
Destination airport name Ford Airport
City Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.8
Longitude -88.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to IMT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IMT heading for MSP about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI is about 11 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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