The cheapest times to fly from ECP to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 GTF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1247 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $347 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Panama City, FL (ECP) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $411 to $1003 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 $432. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $929. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $497 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $718 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECP to GTF flight.

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

ECP to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ECP to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $247 (28%) 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 $592. Return trip prices are from the GTF 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 GTF 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.


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 not usually a nonstop flight from ECP to GTF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 41.50% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See ECP to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 9.26% less expensive than GTF
  • 2-layover flights available

See ECP to HLN flights

Destination alternative #3: Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) in Butte, MT

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 2.92% less expensive than GTF
  • 2-layover flights available

See ECP to BTM flights


Flight Hacking ECP to GTF

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 GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (ECP > SLC > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $43 (5.95%)

See ECP to SLC flights

Hack #2: Minneapolis, MN (ECP > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $682
  • Average savings: $36 (5.01%)

See ECP to MSP flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (ECP > ATL > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $33 (4.6%)

See ECP to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1798 miles or 2894 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Panama City, FL and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from ECP to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ECP
Origination airport name Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
City Panama City, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.4
Longitude -85.8

Return Airport

Destination code GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.