The cheapest times to fly from BFL to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 GTF is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1093 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Bakersfield, CA (BFL) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $357 to $1016 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $393. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1004. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $612 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $653 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BFL to GTF flight.

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

BFL to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BFL to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bakersfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $141 (17%) 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 $587. Return trip prices are from the GTF 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 GTF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BFL 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 BFL to GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $554
  • Average savings: $99 (15.2%)

See BFL to SLC flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $593
  • Average savings: $61 (9.26%)

See BFL to SEA flights

Hack #3: Boise, ID (BFL > BOI > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $633
  • Average savings: $20 (3.06%)

See BFL to BOI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BFL 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 Meadows Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 921 miles or 1482 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BFL to GTF flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Bakersfield, CA and Great Falls, MT?

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


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 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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