The cheapest times to fly from BFL to BMI are

  • April 9th to May 13th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 29th to November 11th
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 BFL to BMI is early September. Prices can be as high as $839 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $428 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Bloomington

Flying from Bakersfield, CA (BFL) to Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) will usually cost between $428 to $660 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $428. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $668. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $240 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $442 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BFL to BMI flight.

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

BFL to BMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BFL to BMI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bakersfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BMI, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BFL. Sundays 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 $138 (23%) 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 $437. Return trip prices are from the BMI to BFL 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 BFL to BMI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 59 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 BFL to BMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 13.12% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See BFL to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 9.62% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See BFL to IND flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BFL to BMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Central Illinois Regional Airport to Meadows Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1670 miles or 2688 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BFL to BMI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BFL to BMI flight is about 3 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Bakersfield, CA and Bloomington/Normal, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from BFL to BMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BFL
Origination airport name Meadows Field Airport
City Bakersfield, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -119.1

Return Airport

Destination code BMI
Destination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9


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