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Cheap flights to Brainerd (MSP)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Brainerd on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Brainerd.

Roundtrip prices range from - , and one-ways to Brainerd start as low as .

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Brainerd (MSP)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Brainerd. There are airlines flying into MSP: . 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Brainerd (MSP) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to MSP in and in for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Brainerd?
For more information about updating your flight to Brainerd or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Brainerd that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Brainerd, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Brainerd now?
Make your visit to Brainerd simple and straightforward by first heading to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is an easy way to keep yourself up-to-date about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health advisory info.
What is the name of Brainerd's airport?
Brainerd has just one airport, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD).
How far is Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) from central Brainerd?
If you’re basing yourself in central Brainerd, you’ll be there within moments after landing at BRD. This terminal is just 4 mi from the downtown area.
How many airlines fly to Brainerd?
There are 16 airlines connecting Brainerd with 120 airports globally.
Which airlines fly to Brainerd?
Brainerd receives the majority of its flights from United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines with United Airlines being the favorite choice of carrier. Chicago is the most popular city for passengers to jet off from.
How many nonstop flights are there to Brainerd?
Organizing an unforgettable Brainerd getaway is child’s play when there are 2,758 nonstop flights every week to select from.
Where are the most popular flights to Brainerd departing from?
A large number of flights to Brainerd set off from Aurora, Glendale and Burlington airports.
How long is the flight to Brainerd Airport?
If it’s Aurora you’re leaving behind, you’ll be in the air for around 2 hours and 13 minutes before you touchdown in Brainerd. Airport to airport from Glendale takes about 2 hours and 14 minutes and from Burlington, it’s 2 hours and 26 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Brainerd?
We’ve all come across those jet-setters who manage to get incredibly cheap airfares whenever they fly. Want to know how to do it for your Brainerd vacation? Don’t wait until the last minute to lock in your flight. Another good way to get the most affordable fare is to compare all options. If your destination has more than one airport, don’t forget to look into the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. And finally, remember that it’s first in, best dressed. Familiarize yourself with airfare costs and have your credit card ready to snap up a ticket as soon as you spot an unbeatable bargain. The sweetest deals don’t last long.
How to survive the flight to Brainerd?
If you’re poorly prepared, traveling can be tough. But don’t hit the panic button just yet. Follow these handy tips for a trouble-free start to your getaway in Brainerd.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • A plane trip can be easy if you take the right things. Firstly, you’ll want a few basic toiletry items, such as a toothbrush and some deodorant, a spare set of clothes and a magazine or two. Next, find room in your hand luggage for your mobile phone, a charger, your medications and maybe a quality neck pillow too. Lastly, and most importantly, don’t forget to take your passport, travel docs and some money.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Make sure you don’t have sharp objects (like a pocket knife) lurking in the bottom of your carry-on luggage. Other banned items include flammable or explosive substances, such as fuel and matches, and gels and liquids in containers with a volume of more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • Your goal here is to feel as comfortable as possible. Dress in loose, natural-fiber clothing and take a pullover in case you get cold. Pick a pair of flat, well-fitting shoes as it’s possible that your feet and ankles will swell a little during the journey. Leave the stilettos and heavy boots in your checked baggage.
  • Most travelers have heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clotting condition caused by long periods of sitting. There are many ways to mitigate your risk. Don a pair of compression socks or tights, stay well hydrated and keep your legs and feet moving. Do a few laps of the cabin or perform some stretches in your seat.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Brainerd?
The answer is — be prepared. We’ve compiled some helpful hints for an easy trip through security. Look out Brainerd, here you come:

  • Security personnel first need to know that you have a valid ID and matching travel documents before you can proceed any further. Have them within easy reach, ready for inspection.
  • Time to strip down. Well kind of. Your coat, belt, keys and other items in your pocket, like your headphones, will need to go through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process faster by removing them before your turn arrives.
  • Electronic devices like phones and laptops will also have to go on a tray to be scanned. Don’t worry, you’ll be back online in no time.
  • Any gels or liquids, such as perfume or hairspray, that you want to bring on board need to be in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). Also, everything must fit inside a quart-size (one liter), clear zip-lock bag.
  • There’s a chance you’ll be asked to take your shoes off to be X-rayed, so wearing lightweight sneakers is always a wise idea.
  • Airlines won’t allow any sharp or pointed objects in the cabin. If you must bring these kinds of items, pack them in your checked luggage.

Flights to Brainerd information
Destination AirportMinneapolis - St. Paul Intl.
Destination Airport IATA CodeMSP
Destination City NameMinneapolis
Flight Price$135