The cheapest times to fly from ALO to GTF are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to April 22nd (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 6th to November 11th

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 GTF is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $4072 for Sunday flights during early December, or as low as $850 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Waterloo, IA (ALO) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $1075 to $1475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1007. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early December, with an average price of $1503. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $496 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1175 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALO to GTF flight.

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

ALO to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ALO to GTF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Waterloo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.74, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ALO. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Great Falls, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Waterloo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $196 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1158. Return trip prices are from the GTF 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 GTF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ALO to GTF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 53.62% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALO to BZN flights


Flight Hacking ALO to GTF

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 GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (ALO > SLC > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $527 (44.83%)

See ALO to SLC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (ALO > SEA > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $691
  • Average savings: $485 (41.23%)

See ALO to SEA flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (ALO > DEN > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $714
  • Average savings: $462 (39.28%)

See ALO to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Waterloo Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 984 miles or 1584 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALO to GTF flight is about 2 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Waterloo, IA and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from ALO to GTF.


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 GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4


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