The cheapest times to fly from PHX to BRD are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 7th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • 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 PHX to BRD is early September. Prices can be as high as $863 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $314 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Brainerd

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Brainerd, MN (BRD) will usually cost between $336 to $649 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $366. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $633. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $267 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $483 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to BRD flight.

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

PHX to BRD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to BRD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is 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 $154 (27%) 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 $409. Return trip prices are from the BRD to PHX 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 PHX to BRD 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 19 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 PHX to BRD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from BRD
  • Usually 54.45% less expensive than BRD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHX to MSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Duluth International Airport (DLH) in Duluth, MN

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from BRD
  • Usually 22.15% less expensive than BRD
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHX to DLH flights

Destination alternative #3: Hector International Airport (FAR) in Fargo, ND

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from BRD
  • Usually 22.15% less expensive than BRD
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to FAR flights


Flight Hacking PHX to BRD

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 PHX to BRD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (PHX > MSP > BRD)

  • Price for both tickets: $433
  • Average savings: $50 (10.4%)

See PHX to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHX to BRD? 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 Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1298 miles or 2089 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PHX to BRD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to BRD flight is about 3 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Brainerd, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from PHX to BRD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

Return Airport

Destination code BRD
Destination airport name Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
City Brainerd, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -94.1


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