The cheapest times to fly from ALO to FSD are

  • January 1st to April 29th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 12th)
  • July 16th to October 28th (except the weeks of July 30th and October 15th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ALO to FSD is early October. Prices can be as high as $767 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $629 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Sioux Falls

Flying from Waterloo, IA (ALO) to Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) will usually cost between $629 to $679 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $629. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $699. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $70 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALO to FSD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ALO to FSD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ALO to FSD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ALO to FSD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Waterloo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.75, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FSD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ALO. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Sioux Falls, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Waterloo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $639. Return trip prices are from the FSD to ALO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ALO to FSD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 24 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ALO to FSD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ALO to FSD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Louis, MO (ALO > STL > FSD)

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $60 (9.18%)

See ALO to STL flights

Hack #2: Denver, CO (ALO > DEN > FSD)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $4 (0.54%)

See ALO to DEN flights

Hack #3: Dayton, OH (ALO > DAY > FSD)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $3 (0.46%)

See ALO to DAY flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ALO to FSD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Joe Foss Field Airport to Waterloo Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 230 miles or 370 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ALO to FSD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALO to FSD flight is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Waterloo, IA and Sioux Falls, SD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ALO to FSD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ALO
Origination airport name Waterloo Regional Airport
City Waterloo, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 42.6
Longitude -92.4

Return Airport

Destination code FSD
Destination airport name Joe Foss Field Airport
City Sioux Falls, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 43.6
Longitude -96.7


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