The cheapest times to fly from MSP to MSN are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 20th, September 24th, and October 8th)
  • early December

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 MSN is early November. Prices can be as high as $401 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $139 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Madison

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Madison, WI (MSN) will usually cost between $149 to $267 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 $162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $249. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to MSN flight.

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

MSP to MSN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to MSN 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 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 $71 (32%) 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 $152. Return trip prices are from the MSN 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 MSN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 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 MSN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from MSN
  • Usually 6.42% less expensive than MSN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to LSE flights

Destination alternative #2: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from MSN
  • Usually 0.70% less expensive than MSN
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to MLI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 227 miles or 365 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to MSN flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MSP to MSN.


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 MSN
Destination airport name Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport
City Madison, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -89.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MSP to MSN tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSN heading for MSP about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Madison, WI is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 5 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 8 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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