The cheapest times to fly from BMI to FCA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • June 4th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 30th, August 27th, September 3rd, October 8th, and October 29th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 BMI to FCA is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $1584 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $458 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Kalispell

Flying from Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) to Kalispell, MT (FCA) will usually cost between $532 to $1287 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $538. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1159. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $621 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $764 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BMI to FCA flight.

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

BMI to FCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BMI to FCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bloomington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $303 (31%) 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 $649. Return trip prices are from the FCA to BMI 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 BMI to FCA 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 25 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 BMI to FCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from FCA
  • Usually 26.57% less expensive than FCA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BMI to MSO flights


Flight Hacking BMI to FCA

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 BMI to FCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (BMI > ORD > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $116 (15.18%)

See BMI to ORD flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BMI > LAX > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $650
  • Average savings: $114 (14.92%)

See BMI to LAX flights

Hack #3: Minneapolis, MN (BMI > MSP > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $667
  • Average savings: $97 (12.7%)

See BMI to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Glacier Park International Airport to Central Illinois Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1355 miles or 2181 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BMI to FCA flight is about 3 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Bloomington/Normal, IL and Kalispell, MT?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code FCA
Destination airport name Glacier Park International Airport
City Kalispell, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 48.3
Longitude -114.3


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