The Average Cost to Fly to Disney World in May of 2022

Are you itching for a Disney World vacation? Got those post-Disney blues? Just craving a seat on a bench on Main Street, USA with a citrus swirl in hand? Well, maybe May of 2022 will be THE month for you — the month that you finally get back to your “happy place.” If that’s the case, there’s one big cost you need to consider…airfare.

Get Ready to FLY

Every month we stop to examine the Average cost to fly to Disney World to help you get a feel for what costs might be for your trip. We last took a look at those flight costs for April, but now it’s time to jump to May! Ready to get planning? Then grab your imaginary luggage and go on a journey with us…a budget journey that is!

Our Method

If you’ve read these posts before, then you know the drill. But, just in case, we’ll break down our method. Just as we’ve done in previous months, we looked exclusively at the average cost to fly from a limited number of airports (within the United States) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in May of 2022.

For dates, we looked at a trip departing on Thursday, May 12th, and returning on Monday, May 16th. This range of dates was on the slightly cheaper/average side compared to some more expensive dates in the month. This was based on flight costs from JFK to MCO.

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Prices can vary a ton depending on what dates you choose to travel. This year, Memorial Day falls on May 30th, so that will likely impact flight costs. Other special events or busy periods can also impact things.

For this post (just as we’ve done in previous posts) we got our flight prices from Google Flights, with the exception of Southwest Airlines (we got those prices directly from the Southwest Website). These prices are just a look at what costs could be. Flight prices can change daily or even within a number of hours.

Our costs also just reflect basic ticket prices. In other words, we’re not taking into consideration other factors like the pros and cons of flying with a specific airline over another, what benefits an airline (or a particular ticket type) might include, and other things like that. The best ticket type or airline for you will depend on your wants and needs.

Orlando Airport

Also note that our costs are mainly just base ticket prices. You may need to pay additional fees or taxes when you actually go to book your trip, so be sure to make space in the budget for that!

Some other housekeeping matters:

  • We looked for the least expensive combination of flights (cheapest departing and cheapest returning flight). We did the same for the most expensive flight combinations. The times, layovers, and other details associated with those flights might not work for you.
  • For Southwest Airlines, we only chose “Wanna Get Away” tickets.
  • Keep in mind that the actual cost of your flight might be different (when compared to Google Flights) once you go to book it on the flight’s website (or another travel website).
  • We stuck to flights that arrive on the same day as their departure.
  • All ticket prices are for 1 person.

Alright, now that the housekeeping is over, let’s look at the flight costs!

New York (JFK or LaGuardia)

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $209.08 from LGA (taxes and fees add an additional $62.88)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $515.13 round trip from LGA (taxes and fees add an additional $85.83)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $278 round trip from JFK
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,136 round trip from JFK

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $470 round trip from LGA
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $995 round trip from LGA

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $295 round trip from JFK
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $773 round trip from JFK

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $133 round trip from LGA
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $271 round trip from LGA

Orlando International Airport

Los Angeles (LAX)

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $559.78 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $89.18)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $769.08 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $109.38)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $498 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,566 round trip

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $506 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,194 round trip

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $473 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,482 round trip

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $284 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $834 round trip

Orlando International Airport

Chicago O’Hare (ORD)

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $339.31 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $54.65)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $610.94 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $93.02)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $391 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $2,038 round trip

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $365 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,120 round trip

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $390 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,189 round trip

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $272 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $419 round trip

Orlando International Airport

Dallas (Love Field – DAL, or Fort Worth – DFW)

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $216.52 round trip from DAL (taxes and fees are an additional $54.44)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $610.94 round trip from DAL (taxes and fees are an additional $88.52)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $468 round trip from DFW
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $2,724 round trip from DFW

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $435 round trip from DFW
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,064 round trip from DFW

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $297 round trip from DFW
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,081 round trip from DFW

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $134 round trip from DFW
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $238 round trip from DFW

in the air

Atlanta (ATL)

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $176.52 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $42.44)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $431.40 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $79.56)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $158 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $501 round trip

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $581 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,029 round trip

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $274 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $756 round trip

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $116 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $160 round trip

A Look at the Seats

Denver

southwest:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $370.94 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $57.02)
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $769.08 round trip (taxes and fees are an additional $95.88)

Delta:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $324 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $2,417 round trip

United:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $442 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $1,360 round trip

American Airlines:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $501 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $928 round trip

Spirit:

  • Cheapest combination of flights: $455 round trip
  • Most expensive combination of flights: $455 round trip

What Airline Do You Prefer to Fly With?

overallsthe average price to fly to Disney World in May of 2022 (using our specific method outlined above) ranged from about $347.07 on the cheaper side, up to about $981.22 in terms of the more expensive options.

The cheaper end is more expensive than what we saw in April, while the higher end was actually less expensive than the April costs. But, again, prices can be very different depending on when you choose to visit, what airline you fly with, etc. And things are subject to change as fuel prices change and other outside factors impact the airline industry.

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Keep in mind, these are just averages based on the method we used. The actual cost of your flight to/from Orlando could be very different.

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