Cheap Flights To Madison (MSN)

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Cheap Flights to Madison from $64 One Way, $123 Round Trip

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Madison MSN Flight Information

Traveling To
Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Delta, United
Flight Price
Earliest Departing Flight
AA 5221 10:04AM CDT
Latest Departing Flight
DL 5607 Jun 13 5:01PM CDT

Travel to Madison, Wisconsin makes it easy to find cheap flights to Madison, Wisconsin. The website searches numerous flight combinations to find you deals on airline tickets. Whether you're planning a family vacation or a weekend getaway, Madison has plenty of attractions to occupy your time. From museums to tranquil gardens, the city has something to offer everyone.

Flying into Madison

The Dane County Regional Airport is located at 4000 International Lane, 5 miles northeast of downtown Madison. Several airlines offer flights to Madison, including American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Express. You can get from the airport into the city via taxicab or bus. Cabs run on metered rates, so the total cost depends on your final destination. Bus Route 20 runs from the airport into the city. The bus stop is located on the median outside door #6. Bus tickets cost $2. If you want your own transportation, you can use to reserve a rental car. Six car-rental companies have rental desks near the baggage claim area, including Alamo, Avis, Budget and Hertz.

Exploring the Area

Madison has a humid continental climate with cold snowy winters and hot humid summers. Low temperatures in January average around 10°F and high temperatures in July average around 82°F. Snowfall is typically moderate, but can occasionally be heavy; the city gets an average of 38-inches of snow per year. If you're traveling with children, you should visit the Henry Vilas Zoo and the Madison Children's Museum. The Chazen Museum of Art features an extensive collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints. One of Madison's most popular attractions, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens features a rock garden, a green oasis with a sunken garden and a tropical conservatory.

Plan Your Trip to Madison

The kid-friendly attractions, museums to explore and gardens with breathtaking scenery, Madison makes a great vacation destination. When you're ready to book your trip, visit to find cheap flights to Madison.

Madison When to Go

Though it’s an affordable year-round destination, Madison still has a popular high season from June through October, when average highs range from the low 80s to the high 60s, and warm summer skies are followed by golden fall foliage. In the summer, shop the largest producer-only farmers market in the country at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square. In July, Art Fair on the Square brings 500-juried artists and a festive event organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Top athletes from around the country and 45,000-plus spectators descend in September for the U.S. Ironman Wisconsin. Cooler fall breezes come in October, when University of Wisconsin-Madison’s homecoming celebrations paint the town.

For lighter crowds and still-pleasant weather, visit Madison during its shoulder-season months of November, April, and May. A notoriously fickle spring month, April often means a mix of rain and cool weather with peaks in the 60s.  May is also rainy, but temperatures climb into the 70s and there’s this: the world’s largest Brat Fest, a Memorial Weekend celebration of epic Wisconsin proportion. For another serious midwestern festival, come in November for the annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival, with everything from artisan cheeses and dinners to creamery tours and tastings.

Madison’s low season and the heart of its cold and snowy winter run from December through March, with average highs teetering between 20 and 30 degrees and lows around 15 degrees. This is the time to find the very best deals to Madison, especially if you enjoy winter sports like snow sailing, ice fishing, and even cycling—thanks to Madison’s well-maintained bike trails. January may be the coldest month, but that’s when tough-as-nails cyclists come out to play.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Madison?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor provides everything from in-depth information on travel advice reports to the latest quarantine policies. Be sure to check it out before locking in your airfare to Madison.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
The majority of airlines will make an allowance for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. If you want to be sure, scan through your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also check out our Customer Service Portal for any additional info.
Which airlines fly to Madison?
Reserving a flight to Madison is easy — simply pick from 20 airlines that fly into Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). When you’ve finalized your sightseeing schedule and packed your bags, these leading domestic carriers will happily welcome you on board:

  • Delta - 172 flights to Madison per month
  • United Airlines - 152 flights to Madison per month
  • American Airlines - 114 flights to Madison per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Madison?
You’ll want to search for an amazing airfare to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 5 miles northeast of the center. Once you’ve touched down, it won’t be long before you’re ticking off the sights of Madison.
How much is a flight to Madison?
If you’re looking at flights back and forth, fares ranged from $123 to $188 this week. The cheapest one-way ticket was $64, coming from Denver (DEN).
How to book the cheapest flight to Madison?
Landing cheap flights to Madison is as easy as booking with Orbitz. But if you want to make sure you’re walking away with the best flight deals around, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Depending on where you’re departing from, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival form fields). In certain cases, alternative departure points offer better value for money.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to compare the airfares on days either side of your selected departure. It’s possible to find cheaper flight deals if you’re flexible with your plans.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d prefer to fly.
  • Reserve your fare as soon as you’ve sorted your travel dates. While you can get lucky once in a while, airfares rarely get cheaper as your date of departure nears.
  • Save big on your getaway by combining your flights, hotels and car rental into an Orbitz package. Your travel budget will thank you.
  • Don’t travel during the busy season if you can. By steering clear of school vacations and summer, you can save loads on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Madison?
Flight durations depend on where you’re coming from, whether that’s the Northern states, the South or someplace else. Below are some of the main routes to Madison and average flight times:

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 1 hour and 2 minutes
  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 1 hour and 4 minutes
  • Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) - 1 hour and 17 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Madison?
Generally speaking, the cheapest month to reserve a plane ticket is in January. This is followed by February and August. When looking for a cheap flight to Madison, be ready to book. Cheap deals appear in an instant and don’t hang around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Madison?
When it comes to cheap flights to Madison, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. A rewarding flight deal is just clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Madison?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is usually the best day to score cheap flights to Madison. Tuesday also offers more affordable fares, whereas Saturday has the highest ticket rates. Although flying out at the weekend is often more convenient, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you set off early in the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Madison?
To land cheap flights to Madison, you should leave in August. If getting a good deal on your ticket is your top priority, Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month to take a trip. June is when fares are at their highest.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Plans change, and we think your ticket should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it a snap to search for airlines with free cancellation and no change fees. Simply enter your departure and arrival points and then click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” You can’t beat that for peace of mind!
What do I need for the flight to Madison?
The key to a comfortable flight is preparation. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your journey:

  • Whether you print it out at home or use an electronic one, you’ll need your boarding pass to get on to the plane. You’ll also need some sort of government-issued photo identification. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure your passport is valid.
  • Make time fly by even quicker on your short hop by packing the right things. Think snacks, a water bottle and entertainment. If you’d like your trip to Madison to go nice and peacefully, throw some noise-canceling headphones or earplugs into your carry-on bag as well.
  • No matter how hot it is outside, plane cabins can get a bit chilly. Take a hoodie on board to keep yourself comfortable.

How many direct flights are there to Madison?
With 82 flights traveling straight to Madison every month, finding one to complement your itinerary will be easy. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines are among the top carriers that offer nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Madison?
If you think a first or business-class ticket is beyond your grasp, you may want to think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you pick up a premium flight to Madison for a whole lot less:

  • Be flexible. By being open to different travel dates, you’ll have more chances of picking up a great deal on business or first-class airfares.
  • Find a low-cost carrier that offers business-class seats. They often come with extra legroom and a glass of Champagne — but at a more affordable price.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some airlines hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat up the front. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a flight rewards program.

How to get into Madison from the airport?
A Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) car rental is a hassle-free way of getting from MSN airport to downtown Madison. Score a ride from one of the popular rental agencies on-site, such as Enterprise, Alamo or Hertz and then head southwest. You’ll need to drive about 5 miles before you reach the city center. Madison car rentals is another popular option located downtown if you’d prefer not to drive right after you get off the plane.
What is the best time to go to Madison?
Madison is an excellent year-round vacation destination, but the most popular months are . If you’re a fan of warm weather, consider heading there in the summertime. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season starts June 20. Temperatures normally float between 60undefined and 75undefined during the daytime.
Travel tips for Madison

  • Get into your comfortable kicks and explore this bustling city on foot. There are loads of big-name attractions you shouldn’t miss, such as University of Wisconsin-Madison and Camp Randall Stadium.
  • You’ll discover fun day trip adventures a short commute from Madison’s center. Check out Cascade Mountain Ski Area first and then make your way to East Towne Mall.
  • Slide behind the steering wheel and discover what else makes Wisconsin a hit. Organize a car rental with Orbitz and enjoy all the action of two more unmissable cities — Milwaukee and Appleton.

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