The cheapest times to fly from DEN to LBF are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 2nd to November 11th (except the weeks of April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, May 7th, June 11th, September 3rd, October 8th, and October 22nd)

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 LBF is early December. Prices can be as high as $290 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $143 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to North Platte

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to North Platte, NE (LBF) will usually cost between $143 to $162 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $187. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $44 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to LBF flight.

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

DEN to LBF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to LBF 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 $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $9 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $143. Return trip prices are from the LBF 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 LBF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 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 LBF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA) in Alliance, NE

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from LBF
  • Usually 32.24% less expensive than LBF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to AIA flights

Destination alternative #2: McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport (MCK) in McCook, NE

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from LBF
  • Usually 22.37% less expensive than LBF
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to MCK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 227 miles or 365 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to LBF flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and North Platte, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from DEN to LBF.


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 LBF
Destination airport name North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
City North Platte, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -100.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to LBF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LBF heading for DEN about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in North Platte, NE is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 11 minutes late


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