The cheapest times to fly from GCK to DFW are

  • January 8th to November 11th (except the weeks of January 29th, March 12th, April 9th, May 7th, May 21st, July 23rd, July 30th, September 17th, and October 8th)

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 GCK to DFW is early December. Prices can be as high as $452 for Friday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $327 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Garden City, KS (GCK) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $327 to $365 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 $327. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $359. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $32 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $335 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GCK to DFW flight.

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

GCK to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GCK to DFW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Garden City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.51, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $9 (3%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the DFW to GCK 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 GCK to DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from GCK to DFW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Waco Regional Airport (ACT) in Waco, TX

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 11.51% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See GCK to ACT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GCK to DFW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Garden City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 405 miles or 652 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GCK to DFW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GCK to DFW flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Garden City, KS and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from GCK to DFW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GCK
Origination airport name Garden City Regional Airport
City Garden City, KS
Country the United States
Latitude 37.9
Longitude -100.7

Return Airport

Destination code DFW
Destination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from GCK to DFW tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for GCK about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 6 minutes late


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