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The cheapest times to fly from FSD to GTF are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • early June
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 3rd)

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 GTF is late January. Prices can be as high as $788 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $377 to $676 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 $443. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $648. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $206 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $543 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FSD to GTF flight.

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

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FSD to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FSD to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sioux Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into FSD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Great Falls, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Sioux Falls. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (17%) 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 $484. Return trip prices are from the GTF to FSD 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 FSD 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 2 hour 21 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 GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 29.49% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to BZN flights

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

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 18.53% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 14.19% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to FCA flights

Destination alternative #4: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 13.92% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See FSD to HLN flights

 

Flight Hacking FSD 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 FSD to GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Phoenix, AZ (FSD > AZA > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $489
  • Average savings: $54 (9.86%)

See FSD to AZA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $500
  • Average savings: $43 (7.83%)

See FSD to MSP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FSD 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 Joe Foss Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 756 miles or 1217 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FSD to GTF flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Sioux Falls, SD and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from FSD to GTF.

 

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 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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