The cheapest times to fly from DEN to LNK are

  • August 20th to March 4th (except the weeks of September 24th, November 19th, and December 17th)

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 LNK is late January. Prices can be as high as $676 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $280 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Lincoln

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Lincoln, NE (LNK) will usually cost between $283 to $408 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $480. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $175 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $367 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to LNK flight.

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

DEN to LNK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to LNK 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 $0.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Lincoln, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Denver. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $56 (15%) 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 $330. Return trip prices are from the LNK 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 LNK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 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 LNK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kearney Regional Airport (EAR) in Kearney, NE

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 49.05% less expensive than LNK
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to EAR flights

Destination alternative #2: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 32.70% less expensive than LNK
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to OMA flights

Destination alternative #3: Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport (SUX) in Sioux City, IA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 14.17% less expensive than LNK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to SUX flights

Destination alternative #4: Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) in Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from LNK
  • Usually 10.08% less expensive than LNK
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to MHK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to LNK? 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 Lincoln Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 422 miles or 679 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to LNK flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Lincoln, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DEN to LNK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLNK
Destination airport nameLincoln Airport
CityLincoln, NE
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to LNK tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 25% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LNK heading for DEN about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lincoln, NE is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 22 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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