The cheapest times to fly from BTM to ECP are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • July 2nd to July 29th
  • October 15th 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 BTM to ECP is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1283 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $327 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from Butte, MT (BTM) to Panama City, FL (ECP) will usually cost between $482 to $1004 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $538. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $974. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $436 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $766 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BTM to ECP flight.

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

BTM to ECP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BTM to ECP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Butte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ECP, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BTM. 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 $231 (27%) 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 ECP to BTM 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 BTM to ECP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 12 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 BTM to ECP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from ECP
  • Usually 3.92% less expensive than ECP
  • 2-layover flights available

See BTM to MGM flights


Flight Hacking BTM to ECP

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 BTM to ECP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (BTM > DEN > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $683
  • Average savings: $83 (10.84%)

See BTM to DEN flights

Hack #2: Tucson, AZ (BTM > TUS > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $727
  • Average savings: $39 (5.09%)

See BTM to TUS flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (BTM > ORD > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $729
  • Average savings: $37 (4.83%)

See BTM to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BTM to ECP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Bert Mooney Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1792 miles or 2884 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BTM to ECP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BTM to ECP flight is about 4 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Butte, MT and Panama City, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from BTM to ECP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BTM
Origination airport name Bert Mooney Airport
City Butte, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 46
Longitude -112.5

Return Airport

Destination code ECP
Destination airport name Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
City Panama City, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.4
Longitude -85.8


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