Check out the 10 cheapest and most expensive US airports to fly from

(NEXSTAR) – When it comes to air travel in the United States, your ticket may be cheaper depending on where you are departing from.

Data from the U.S. Transportation Bureau shows the average cost of a domestic flight from 45 of the nation’s busiest airports — valuable information in 2022 as airline ticket prices continue to rise.

In April, airfares hit a record 18.6%, the biggest monthly increase since record-keeping began in 1963. And hotel prices jumped 1.7% from March to April.

Southwest Airlines said last month it expects much higher revenue and profits this year as Americans flood airports after postponing travel for two years. Southwest said its average rate jumped 32% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.

As for the cheapest average fare, it pays to fly from Florida. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida took the top spot with an average cost of $233.36. Orlando International Airport came second, at $241.01. Miami International ($236.76) and Tampa International ($270.88) complete the top five after Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas ($247.53).

Fares are based on the full value of the ticket, including the price set by the airlines as well as taxes and fees charged by an outside entity at the time of purchase. The cost does not include the price of optional services, such as baggage fees or frequent flyer fares and excludes any frequent flyer or “zero” fares.

Based on the latest available data from the last quarter of 2021, here are the 10 cheapest airports:

Rank Airport State Avg. plane ticket
1 Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport Florida $233.36
2 Orlando International Airport Florida $241.01
3 Harry Reid International Airport NV $247.53
4 Miami International Airport Florida $236.76
5 Tampa International Airport Florida $270.88
6 Chicago Midway Airport HE $271.84
7 Dallas Love Field TX $278.31
8 Oakland International Airport California $279.15
9 New Orleans International Airport THE $281.04
ten LaGuardia Airport New York $289.65
(Office of Transport Statistics)

The three most expensive airports to fly from are Dulles International Airport in Washington DC ($408.08), followed by San Francisco International Airport ($400.66) and Detroit Metropolitan Airport ($364).

Rank Airport State Avg. plane ticket
1 Dulles International Airport CC $408.08
2 San Francisco International Airport California $400.66
3 Detroit Metropolitan Airport MID $366.33
4 Portland International Airport OR $364.40
5 John F Kennedy International Airport New York $360.94
6 Charlotte/Douglas International Airport CN $356.60
7 Salt Lake City International Airport Utah $356.30
8 San Diego International Airport California $352.58
9 Los Angeles International Airport California $350.25
ten Boston Logan International Airport MY $347.43
(Office of Transport Statistics)

While it’s certainly not always practical to change your departure airport, for those lucky enough to have multiple airports to choose from, a little planning could save a substantial amount of money.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lee J. Murillo