bmi-to-gtf

 

The cheapest times to fly from BMI to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 30th to October 14th (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 GTF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1849 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $364 for Wednesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $504 to $1164 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $497. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1179. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $683 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $827 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BMI to GTF flight.

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

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BMI to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BMI to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bloomington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BMI. 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 $277 (26%) 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 $697. Return trip prices are from the GTF to BMI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BMI 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 3 hour 10 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 GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 45.59% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See BMI to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 32.16% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See BMI to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 7.62% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See BMI to FCA flights

Destination alternative #4: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 5.26% less expensive than GTF
  • 2-layover flights available

See BMI to HLN flights

 

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

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (BMI > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $620
  • Average savings: $207 (25.03%)

See BMI to MSP flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (BMI > ORD > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $647
  • Average savings: $180 (21.77%)

See BMI to ORD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (BMI > LAX > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $665
  • Average savings: $163 (19.65%)

See BMI to LAX flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BMI to GTF? 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 Great Falls International Airport to Central Illinois Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1211 miles or 1949 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BMI to GTF flight is about 3 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from BMI to GTF.

 

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 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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