The cheapest times to fly from MSP to RDD are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • July 30th to September 2nd
  • October 1st to November 18th

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 RDD is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1068 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $347 for Saturday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Redding

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Redding, CA (RDD) will usually cost between $456 to $974 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 $474. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $944. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $748 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to RDD flight.

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

MSP to RDD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to RDD 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 $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $136 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $676. Return trip prices are from the RDD 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 RDD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 41 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 RDD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 57.75% less expensive than RDD
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, OR

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 46.79% less expensive than RDD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to MFR flights

Destination alternative #3: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 43.58% less expensive than RDD
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to STS flights

Destination alternative #4: California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport (ACV) in Arcata/Eureka, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RDD
  • Usually 24.20% less expensive than RDD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to ACV flights


Flight Hacking MSP to RDD

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 RDD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (MSP > LAS > RDD)

  • Price for both tickets: $546
  • Average savings: $203 (27.07%)

See MSP to LAS flights

Hack #2: Phoenix, AZ (MSP > PHX > RDD)

  • Price for both tickets: $597
  • Average savings: $151 (20.19%)

See MSP to PHX flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (MSP > DEN > RDD)

  • Price for both tickets: $609
  • Average savings: $139 (18.58%)

See MSP to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1498 miles or 2411 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to RDD flight is about 3 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Redding, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from MSP to RDD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeRDD
Destination airport nameRedding Municipal Airport
CityRedding, CA
Countrythe United States


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