The cheapest times to fly from DEN to BIS are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 16th to November 18th
  • December 24th to February 4th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 15th)

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 BIS is late October. Prices can be as high as $607 for Monday flights during mid May, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Bismarck

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Bismarck/Mandan, ND (BIS) will usually cost between $217 to $424 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $281. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to BIS flight.

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

DEN to BIS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to BIS 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 $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $82 (22%) 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 $294. Return trip prices are from the BIS 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 BIS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to BIS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jamestown Regional Airport (JMS) in Jamestown, ND

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from BIS
  • Usually 29.96% less expensive than BIS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to JMS flights

Destination alternative #2: Devils Lake Regional Airport (DVL) in Devils Lake, ND

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BIS
  • Usually 19.90% less expensive than BIS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to DVL flights

Destination alternative #3: Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR) in Aberdeen, SD

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from BIS
  • Usually 3.35% less expensive than BIS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to ABR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to BIS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bismarck Municipal Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 516 miles or 830 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to BIS flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Bismarck/Mandan, ND?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from DEN to BIS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDEN
Origination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBIS
Destination airport nameBismarck Municipal Airport
CityBismarck/Mandan, ND
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to BIS tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BIS heading for DEN about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bismarck/Mandan, ND is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 17 minutes late
  • Frontier: 7 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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