The cheapest times to fly from MSP to LGW are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 10th to March 25th (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 LGW is late October. Prices can be as high as $1323 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $552 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $617 to $1083 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $617. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1158. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $541 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $781 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to LGW flight.

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

MSP to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to LGW flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $75 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $771. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 14 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 LGW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LGW
  • Usually 3.97% less expensive than LGW
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to LHR flights


Flight Hacking MSP to LGW

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 LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (MSP > BOS > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $545
  • Average savings: $236 (30.22%)

See MSP to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MSP > JFK > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $587
  • Average savings: $195 (24.9%)

See MSP to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MSP > LGA > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $602
  • Average savings: $179 (22.92%)

See MSP to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4025 miles or 6478 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to LGW flight is about 8 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from MSP to LGW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLGW
Destination airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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