The cheapest times to fly from MSP to KMQ are

  • January 8th to May 20th
  • September 10th to October 7th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 KMQ is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $2167 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1117 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Komatsu

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Komatsu (KMQ) will usually cost between $1196 to $1771 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1270. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1807. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $537 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1397 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to KMQ flight.

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

MSP to KMQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to KMQ flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KMQ, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Saturdays 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 $245 (15%) 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 $1336. Return trip prices are from the KMQ 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 KMQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 49 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 KMQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Osaka International Airport (ITM) in Osaka

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from KMQ
  • Usually 12.17% less expensive than KMQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to ITM flights

Destination alternative #2: Kobe Airport (UKB) in Kobe Honshu Island

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from KMQ
  • Usually 5.08% less expensive than KMQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to UKB flights


Flight Hacking MSP to KMQ

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 KMQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MSP > LAX > KMQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1232
  • Average savings: $166 (11.85%)

See MSP to LAX flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (MSP > ORD > KMQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1243
  • Average savings: $154 (11.02%)

See MSP to ORD flights

Hack #3: Phoenix, AZ (MSP > PHX > KMQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1293
  • Average savings: $104 (7.44%)

See MSP to PHX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Korean Air, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6022 miles or 9691 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to KMQ flight is about 11 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Komatsu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MSP to KMQ.


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 KMQ
Destination airport name Komatsu Airport
City Komatsu
Country Japan
Latitude 36.4
Longitude 136.4


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