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The cheapest times to fly from GTF to BFL are

  • February 19th to March 11th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • October 15th to February 4th (except the week of December 17th)

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 GTF to BFL is late October. Prices can be as high as $1089 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $342 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $407 to $1016 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $453. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $985. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $533 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $755 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GTF to BFL flight.

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

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GTF to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to BFL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Great Falls. 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. 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 $141 (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 $690. Return trip prices are from the BFL to GTF 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 GTF to BFL 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 38 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 GTF to BFL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 58.21% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 52.58% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to BUR flights

Destination alternative #3: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 53.05% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to ONT flights

Destination alternative #4: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 49.40% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to SBA flights

Destination alternative #5: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 49.93% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to SNA flights

Destination alternative #6: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 45.56% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to FAT flights

 

Flight Hacking GTF to BFL

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 GTF to BFL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (GTF > SLC > BFL)

  • Price for both tickets: $560
  • Average savings: $196 (25.89%)

See GTF to SLC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (GTF > SEA > BFL)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $167 (22.12%)

See GTF to SEA flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (GTF > LAX > BFL)

  • Price for both tickets: $628
  • Average savings: $128 (16.89%)

See GTF to LAX flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GTF to BFL? 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 Meadows Field Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 921 miles or 1482 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GTF to BFL flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Great Falls, MT and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from GTF to BFL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-111.4

Return Airport

Destination codeBFL
Destination airport nameMeadows Field Airport
CityBakersfield, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.4
Longitude-119.1

 

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