The cheapest times to fly from RSW to FLL are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • August 6th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 RSW to FLL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1394 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $262 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Fort Lauderdale

Flying from Fort Myers, FL (RSW) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) will usually cost between $312 to $697 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 $275. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $703. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $428 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $501 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RSW to FLL flight.

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

RSW to FLL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RSW to FLL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fort Myers. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FLL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RSW. 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 $90 (17%) 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 $451. Return trip prices are from the FLL to RSW 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 RSW to FLL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 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 RSW to FLL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, FL

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from FLL
  • Usually 16.77% less expensive than FLL
  • 1-layover flights available

See RSW to MIA flights


Flight Hacking RSW to FLL

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 RSW to FLL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (RSW > ATL > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $417
  • Average savings: $85 (16.87%)

See RSW to ATL flights

Hack #2: Greensboro/High Point, NC (RSW > GSO > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $426
  • Average savings: $76 (15.07%)

See RSW to GSO flights

Hack #3: Cincinnati, OH (RSW > CVG > FLL)

  • Price for both tickets: $437
  • Average savings: $65 (12.87%)

See RSW to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RSW to FLL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Southwest Florida International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 104 miles or 167 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RSW to FLL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RSW to FLL flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Myers, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from RSW to FLL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RSW
Origination airport name Southwest Florida International Airport
City Fort Myers, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.5
Longitude -81.8

Return Airport

Destination code FLL
Destination airport name Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
City Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -80.1


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