The cheapest times to fly from DEN to APN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • August 6th to December 16th (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 DEN to APN is early November. Prices can be as high as $878 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $308 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Alpena

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Alpena, MI (APN) will usually cost between $326 to $684 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $370. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $637. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $267 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $479 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to APN flight.

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

DEN to APN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to APN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below 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 $174 (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 $392. Return trip prices are from the APN to DEN 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 DEN to APN 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 1 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 DEN to APN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from APN
  • Usually 25.05% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to FNT flights

Destination alternative #2: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from APN
  • Usually 19.62% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to TVC flights

Destination alternative #3: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from APN
  • Usually 12.94% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to MBS flights

Destination alternative #4: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from APN
  • Usually 9.60% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to CIU flights


Flight Hacking DEN to APN

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 DEN to APN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (DEN > DTW > APN)

  • Price for both tickets: $454
  • Average savings: $25 (5.22%)

See DEN to DTW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to APN? 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 Alpena County Regional Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1131 miles or 1820 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to APN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to APN flight is about 3 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Alpena, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from DEN to APN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code APN
Destination airport name Alpena County Regional Airport
City Alpena, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.1
Longitude -83.6


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