The cheapest times to fly from MSP to LAN are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 8th, and October 15th)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 LAN is early November. Prices can be as high as $451 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Lansing

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Lansing, MI (LAN) will usually cost between $198 to $347 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $240. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $312. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $72 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to LAN flight.

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

MSP to LAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to LAN 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 $0.38, which is a bit above 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 $93 (30%) 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 $218. Return trip prices are from the LAN 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 LAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 LAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 23.55% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 9.78% less expensive than LAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to TOL flights

Destination alternative #3: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to AZO flights

Destination alternative #4: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 0.72% less expensive than LAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to FNT flights

Destination alternative #5: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 2.54% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to SBN flights

Destination alternative #6: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LAN
  • Usually 0.54% less expensive than LAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to FWA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 454 miles or 731 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to LAN flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Lansing, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from MSP to LAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLAN
Destination airport nameCapital Region International Airport
CityLansing, MI
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to LAN tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 6% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAN heading for MSP about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lansing, MI is about 13 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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