The cheapest times to fly from ANC to CIU are

  • January 1st to April 22nd (except the week of March 5th)
  • September 17th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 ANC to CIU is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1472 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $654 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Sault Ste. Marie

Flying from Anchorage, AK (ANC) to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) will usually cost between $689 to $1144 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $691. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1174. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $483 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ANC to CIU flight.

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

ANC to CIU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ANC to CIU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Anchorage. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CIU, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ANC. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (11%) 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 $814. Return trip prices are from the CIU to ANC 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 ANC to CIU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 54 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 ANC to CIU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 12.67% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ANC to TVC flights


Flight Hacking ANC to CIU

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 ANC to CIU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (ANC > MSP > CIU)

  • Price for both tickets: $699
  • Average savings: $91 (11.47%)

See ANC to MSP flights

Hack #2: Detroit, MI (ANC > DTW > CIU)

  • Price for both tickets: $734
  • Average savings: $56 (7.03%)

See ANC to DTW flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ANC > SEA > CIU)

  • Price for both tickets: $765
  • Average savings: $25 (3.11%)

See ANC to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ANC to CIU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chippewa County International Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2733 miles or 4398 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ANC to CIU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ANC to CIU flight is about 5 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Anchorage, AK and Sault Ste. Marie, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from ANC to CIU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ANC
Origination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150

Return Airport

Destination code CIU
Destination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5


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