The cheapest times to fly from RST to CLE are

  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 RST to CLE is mid January. Prices can be as high as $498 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $241 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Cleveland

Flying from Rochester, MN (RST) to Cleveland, OH (CLE) will usually cost between $244 to $383 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $351. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $82 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $295 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RST to CLE flight.

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

RST to CLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RST to CLE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rochester. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $75 (22%) 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 $262. Return trip prices are from the CLE to RST 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 RST to CLE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 0 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 RST to CLE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 13.75% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RST to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 5.60% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RST to CMH flights

Destination alternative #3: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 5.26% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RST to PIT flights

Destination alternative #4: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from CLE
  • Usually 2.55% less expensive than CLE
  • 1-layover flights available

See RST to FNT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RST to CLE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport to Rochester International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 567 miles or 912 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RST to CLE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RST to CLE flight is about 2 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Rochester, MN and Cleveland, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from RST to CLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRST
Origination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCLE
Destination airport nameCleveland-Hopkins International Airport
CityCleveland, OH
Countrythe United States


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