The cheapest times to fly from GRI to DEN are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 GRI to DEN is early December. Prices can be as high as $1475 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $353 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Denver

Flying from Grand Island, NE (GRI) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $440 to $689 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 $434. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $854. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $419 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $598 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRI to DEN flight.

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

GRI to DEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRI to DEN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.08, 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 $62 (10%) 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 $558. Return trip prices are from the DEN to GRI 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 GRI to DEN 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 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GRI to DEN

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 GRI to DEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (GRI > IAH > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $540
  • Average savings: $59 (9.78%)

See GRI to IAH flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (GRI > SEA > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $40 (6.69%)

See GRI to SEA flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (GRI > LAX > DEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $566
  • Average savings: $33 (5.43%)

See GRI to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GRI to DEN? 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 Denver International Airport to Central Nebraska Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 343 miles or 552 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GRI to DEN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRI to DEN flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Island, NE and Denver, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from GRI to DEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRI
Origination airport nameCentral Nebraska Regional Airport
CityGrand Island, NE
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDEN
Destination airport nameDenver International Airport
CityDenver, CO
Countrythe United States


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