The cheapest times to fly from ECP to BGA are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the weeks of February 12th, March 12th, March 26th, and April 9th)
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th and November 19th)

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 ECP to BGA is early February. Prices can be as high as $2471 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1014 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Bucaramanga

Flying from Panama City, FL (ECP) to Bucaramanga (BGA) will usually cost between $1019 to $1477 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1029. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1697. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $668 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1058 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECP to BGA flight.

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

ECP to BGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ECP to BGA flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, 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. Fridays 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 $97 (8%) 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 $1085. Return trip prices are from the BGA to ECP 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 ECP to BGA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ECP to BGA

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 ECP to BGA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (ECP > MCO > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $813
  • Average savings: $245 (23.16%)

See ECP to MCO flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (ECP > FLL > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $821
  • Average savings: $237 (22.4%)

See ECP to FLL flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (ECP > MIA > BGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $839
  • Average savings: $220 (20.75%)

See ECP to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ECP to BGA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palonegro Airport to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1801 miles or 2898 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ECP to BGA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ECP to BGA flight is about 4 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Panama City, FL and Bucaramanga?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from ECP to BGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeECP
Origination airport nameNorthwest Florida Beaches International Airport
CityPanama City, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBGA
Destination airport namePalonegro Airport


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