The cheapest times to fly from MSP to LNK are
- August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 15th)
- December 10th to February 25th
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 LNK is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $511 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $197 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Lincoln
Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Lincoln, NE (LNK) will usually cost between $198 to $342 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $225. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $306. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $81 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $259 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to LNK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSP to LNK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSP to LNK 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 $0.49, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LNK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. 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 $88 (29%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $216. Return trip prices are from the LNK to MSP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MSP to LNK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 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 LNK while comparing.
- 55 miles (89 km) away from LNK
- Usually 5.79% less expensive than LNK
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSP to LNK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Lincoln Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 331 miles or 533 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSP to LNK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to LNK flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Lincoln, NE?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from MSP to LNK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lincoln Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSP to LNK tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LNK heading for MSP about 8 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lincoln, NE is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 8 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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