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Find Cheap Flights in May

Are you ready to go on a trip ASAP? Skyscanner has pulled the best deals & destinations to visit in May for the perfect summer trip. If you're looking to travel any other time, check out our Best Time to Book article.


What better way to start off the new year than with a trip to a new destination? We’ve pulled some of the best cheap flights in May to start 2019 on the right foot! Don’t find a flight you like below? Check out our daily flight deals page for more amazing trip ideas or check out our guide on finding flight deals.

Top Cheap Flights in May

Departure CityDestination
Round-Trip Fare
Los AngelesSydney$598
Los AngelesManila$505
New YorkTel Aviv$694
San FranciscoBangkok$580
New YorkManila$665
ChicagoSan Diego$187
Los AngelesAustin$127
Los AngelesVancouver$225
New York CityParis$323
New York CitySingapore$705

*These prices were valid as of April 18, 2019, and may not always be available.

Top 10 Cheapest Domestic & International Deals in May

To calculate the potential savings for flights during May 2019, we compared May 2018 flight prices to the yearly average. Check out the table below for details.

Queenstown, New Zealand37%Idaho Falls26%
Lugano, Switzerland25%Islip25%
Governors Harbour, Bahamas21%Punta Gorda22%
San Luis Potosi, Mexico17%Yuma21%
Bimini, Bahamas16%Nantucket20%
Chihuahua, Mexico12%St Croix, US Virgin Islands17%
Monterrey, Mexico10%Providence14%
Christchurch, New Zealand10%Niagara Falls10%
San Jose Cabo, Mexico9%Key West8%
Cozumel, Mexico8%Savannah8%

How to find cheap flights in May?

  • Be adventurous. Look for a deal rather than a destination.
  • Be a travel hacker. Travel during “unpopular” times – early morning, late evening.
  • Be an explorer. Consider departing outside of your regular airport.
  • Be a bargain hunter. Look at long layovers as a bonus destination.
  • Be a fool for tools. Use Skyscanner’s Everywhere Search & sign-up for Price Alerts.

Using Skyscanner to Find Cheap Flights in May:

It’s easy to use Skyscanner to find cheap flights in May. Here’s how you do it on your computer in 3 easy steps:

  1. Type in your origin and destination locations
  2. For your departure and return dates, select “Whole Month” and then “May”
  3. When you tap Search, Skyscanner shows you prices by day, so you view flight options based on the cheapest days to fly.

Here’s how you do it in the Skyscanner app:

  1. Tap the Flights icon on the main screen
  2. Type in your origin and destination locations
  3. View May price options in Calendar (color-coded dots) or Chart (bars of varying heights). Then just select your dates to view flight options based on the cheapest days to fly.

If you want to watch airfare for a few days, go ahead and set a price alert in Skyscanner. We will notify you the moment there’s a fluctuation in price so you can take advantage of the best flight deals in May.

Top destinations to visit in May

Louisville – The Kentucky Derby horserace is held during the first Saturday in May each year in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s the pinnacle event capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. While in Louisville, you can also visit the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, tour bourbon distilleries, and even zipline in a cavern!

Prague, Czech Republic – Lovers of beer, especially Eastern European beer, should start planning their May trip to Prague immediately. The Czech Beer Festival of Prague takes place in May and allows festival-goers to taste more than 50 different brews and down delicious local eats to go with it.

Amsterdam, Netherlands – In April and May, you can count on tulips to be in bloom in the Netherlands. Fly into Amsterdam and take a day trip to Keukenhof to see fields of tulips and stunning tulip displays around the enormous garden grounds. Keukenhof stays open until mid-May and is not to be missed!

Tucson, Arizona – About a half hour outside of Tucson is Saguaro National Park. It’s home to the nation’s largest cacti, which flower in May. You’ll see pinks, reds, yellows and other vibrant colors sprinkled all around the cacti of the national park. The scenery will captivate photographers, painters and nature lovers alike.

Skyscanner Price Alerts

Travel research and data can point to the cheapest days to fly and help you identify when plane tickets will be available at the lowest prices. The easiest way to monitor changes in prices is by setting up a free Skyscanner Price Alert.

When you have entered the detail of routes you are interested in then you will be immediately sent an email to let you know when the price changes on your chosen flight. Skyscanner constantly monitors price changes to give you the most up-to-date information. When you find the best time to book a flight, let Skyscanner help you start your next travel journey.

Cheap flights in May at your fingertips

Want to browse flights while you’re in line at the store, riding in a cab or waiting for a friend at a restaurant? Cheap flights in May are at your fingertips when you use the Skyscanner app. When you do a search, we connect you with hundreds of partners so you’ll always get the lowest price.

Download the Skyscanner app now!

Another feature of the Skyscanner app that you’re sure to enjoy is the “Explore” function. Just put in your preferred dates or select the entire month, and we’ll find the best deals for you.

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