The cheapest times to fly from FSD to BMI are

  • January 1st to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • March 19th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • July 16th to October 7th (except the week of July 23rd)
  • November 5th 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 FSD to BMI is early December. Prices can be as high as $595 for Monday flights during mid May, or as low as $294 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Bloomington

Flying from Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) to Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) will usually cost between $294 to $520 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $295. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $466. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $334 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FSD to BMI flight.

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

FSD to BMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FSD to BMI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sioux Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.46, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $130 (28%) 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 $318. Return trip prices are from the BMI to FSD 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 FSD to BMI 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 48 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 FSD to BMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 13.32% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 3.14% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See FSD to ORD flights

Destination alternative #3: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 1.80% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to MLI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FSD to BMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Central Illinois Regional Airport to Joe Foss Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 455 miles or 732 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FSD to BMI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FSD to BMI flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Sioux Falls, SD and Bloomington/Normal, IL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FSD
Origination airport name Joe Foss Field Airport
City Sioux Falls, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 43.6
Longitude -96.7

Return Airport

Destination code BMI
Destination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9


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