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The cheapest times to fly from FAI to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • March 19th to April 29th
  • October 15th 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 FAI to GTF is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1285 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $422 for Tuesday flights around mid October.

 

When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Fairbanks, AK (FAI) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $431 to $812 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $432. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1186. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $754 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $540 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAI to GTF flight.

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

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FAI to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAI to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fairbanks. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, 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 to Great Falls, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Fairbanks. 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 $524. Return trip prices are from the GTF to FAI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FAI to GTF can generally find a 1-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 FAI to GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 4.63% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FAI to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FAI to MSO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Fairbanks International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Fairbanks, AK and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from FAI to GTF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code FAI
Origination airport name Fairbanks International Airport
City Fairbanks, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 64.8
Longitude -147.9

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

 

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