The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MSO are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to November 18th

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 MSO is late September. Prices can be as high as $622 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $144 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Missoula

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Missoula, MT (MSO) will usually cost between $177 to $430 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $433. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $190 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $349 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MSO flight.

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

DEN to MSO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MSO 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 $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Missoula, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Denver. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $295. Return trip prices are from the MSO 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 MSO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 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 MSO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from MSO
  • Usually 4.01% less expensive than MSO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to FCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Missoula International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 678 miles or 1091 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MSO flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Missoula, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DEN to MSO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeMSO
Destination airport nameMissoula International Airport
CityMissoula, MT
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to MSO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSO heading for DEN about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Missoula, MT is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 2 minutes early
  • United: 20 minutes late
  • Frontier: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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