The cheapest times to fly from MSP to MQT are

  • August 13th to August 5th

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 MQT is late December. Prices can be as high as $366 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $280 for Wednesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Marquette

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Marquette, MI (MQT) will usually cost between $280 to $366 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $292. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $12 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $366 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to MQT flight.

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

MSP to MQT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to MQT 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 $0.76, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $2 (1%) 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 $280. Return trip prices are from the MQT 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 MQT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 MQT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport (RHI) in Rhinelander, WI

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 47.61% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to RHI flights

Destination alternative #2: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 33.47% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to GRB flights

Destination alternative #3: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 31.42% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to CIU flights

Destination alternative #4: Ford Airport (IMT) in Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 24.04% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to IMT flights

Destination alternative #5: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MQT
  • Usually 19.13% less expensive than MQT
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to TVC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 299 miles or 481 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to MQT flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from MSP to MQT.


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 MQT
Destination airport name Sawyer International Airport
City Marquette, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -87.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to MQT 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 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MQT heading for MSP about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Marquette, MI is about 17 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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