The cheapest times to fly from CMI to BGR are

  • January 1st to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • May 21st to July 22nd (except the week of May 28th)
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)

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 CMI to BGR is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $920 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $352 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Bangor

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Bangor, ME (BGR) will usually cost between $369 to $719 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $433. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $701. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $269 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $549 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to BGR flight.

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

CMI to BGR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to BGR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Champaign. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BGR, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CMI. 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 $173 (25%) 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 $476. Return trip prices are from the BGR to CMI 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 CMI to BGR 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 51 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 CMI to BGR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in Portland, ME

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BGR
  • Usually 13.84% less expensive than BGR
  • 1-layover flights available

See CMI to PWM flights


Flight Hacking CMI to BGR

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 CMI to BGR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CMI > LGA > BGR)

  • Price for both tickets: $546
  • Average savings: $4 (0.64%)

See CMI to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMI to BGR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Bangor International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1042 miles or 1677 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CMI to BGR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to BGR flight is about 2 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Champaign/Urbana, IL and Bangor, ME?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from CMI to BGR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCMI
Origination airport nameUniversity of Illinois/Willard Airport
CityChampaign/Urbana, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBGR
Destination airport nameBangor International Airport
CityBangor, ME
Countrythe United States


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