The cheapest times to fly from ECP to VPS are

  • April 30th to June 17th (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • October 29th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 10th, 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 ECP to VPS is mid January. Prices can be as high as $762 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $528 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Destin

Flying from Panama City, FL (ECP) to Valparaiso, FL (VPS) will usually cost between $529 to $654 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $542. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $642. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $101 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $601 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECP to VPS flight.

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

ECP to VPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ECP to VPS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $8.46, which is above 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 $53 (9%) 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 $560. Return trip prices are from the VPS 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 VPS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ECP to VPS

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 VPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (ECP > ATL > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $406
  • Average savings: $196 (32.53%)

See ECP to ATL flights

Hack #2: Chattanooga, TN (ECP > CHA > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $444
  • Average savings: $158 (26.21%)

See ECP to CHA flights

Hack #3: Augusta, GA (ECP > AGS > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $486
  • Average savings: $115 (19.13%)

See ECP to AGS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Silver Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 44 miles or 71 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ECP to VPS flight is about 1 hour 4 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from ECP to VPS.


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 VPS
Destination airport name Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport
City Valparaiso, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -86.5


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