The cheapest times to fly from SPI to FAT are

  • January 1st to February 18th
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 15th 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 SPI to FAT is late October. Prices can be as high as $890 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $358 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Fresno

Flying from Springfield, IL (SPI) to Fresno, CA (FAT) will usually cost between $383 to $761 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $427. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $695. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $268 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $604 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPI to FAT flight.

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

SPI to FAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPI to FAT flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Springfield. 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 $170 (26%) 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 $479. Return trip prices are from the FAT to SPI 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 SPI to FAT 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 55 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 SPI to FAT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 19.87% less expensive than FAT
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 13.91% less expensive than FAT
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to MRY flights

Destination alternative #3: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from FAT
  • Usually 8.28% less expensive than FAT
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPI to BFL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SPI to FAT? 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 Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1634 miles or 2630 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SPI to FAT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPI to FAT flight is about 3 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Springfield, IL and Fresno, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from SPI to FAT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSPI
Origination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeFAT
Destination airport nameFresno Yosemite International Airport
CityFresno, CA
Countrythe United States


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