The cheapest times to fly from MSP to MCO are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 15th)

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 MCO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $702 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $172 to $377 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $179. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $365. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $185 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to MCO flight.

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

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MSP to MCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to MCO 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 $0.1, which is far below 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 $92 (32%) 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 $193. Return trip prices are from the MCO to MSP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSP to MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1311 miles or 2110 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to MCO flight is about 3 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Orlando, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from MSP to MCO.


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 MCO
Destination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to MCO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for MSP about 5 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 4 minutes late
  • Spirit: 5 minutes late
  • Frontier: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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