The cheapest times to fly from MSP to TER are

  • February 19th to March 4th
  • August 27th to February 4th (except the week of January 8th)

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 TER is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $13700 for Thursday flights during early February, or as low as $931 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Terceira Island

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Lajes (TER) will usually cost between $1246 to $3886 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early February, with an average price of $3910. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2675 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1998 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to TER flight.

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

MSP to TER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to TER flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TER, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Thursdays 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 $577 (23%) 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 $1985. Return trip prices are from the TER 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 TER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 59 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 TER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) in Ponta Delgada

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from TER
  • Usually 19.25% less expensive than TER
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to PDL flights


Flight Hacking MSP to TER

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 TER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (MSP > BOS > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $910
  • Average savings: $1088 (54.44%)

See MSP to BOS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (MSP > LIS > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $910
  • Average savings: $1088 (54.44%)

See MSP to LIS flights

Hack #3: Toronto (MSP > YYZ > TER)

  • Price for both tickets: $1024
  • Average savings: $974 (48.76%)

See MSP to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Azores Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3336 miles or 5369 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to TER flight is about 6 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Lajes?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from MSP to TER.


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 TER
Destination airport name Lajes Airport
City Lajes
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -27.1


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