The cheapest times to fly from GTF to VPS are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • October 15th 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 GTF to VPS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1316 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $347 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Destin

Flying from Great Falls, MT (GTF) to Valparaiso, FL (VPS) will usually cost between $497 to $1048 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $494. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1015. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $521 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $743 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GTF to VPS flight.

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

GTF to VPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GTF to VPS 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 $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to VPS, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into GTF. 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 $229 (27%) 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 $626. Return trip prices are from the VPS to GTF 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 GTF to VPS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 9 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 VPS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pensacola International Airport (PNS) in Pensacola, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from VPS
  • Usually 6.19% less expensive than VPS
  • 1-layover flights available

See GTF to PNS flights


Flight Hacking GTF to VPS

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 VPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (GTF > MSP > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $674
  • Average savings: $69 (9.29%)

See GTF to MSP flights

Hack #2: Salt Lake City, UT (GTF > SLC > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $682
  • Average savings: $62 (8.28%)

See GTF to SLC flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (GTF > SEA > VPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $686
  • Average savings: $57 (7.67%)

See GTF to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GTF to VPS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport to Great Falls International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1763 miles or 2837 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GTF to VPS flight is about 4 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Great Falls, MT and Valparaiso, FL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGTF
Origination airport nameGreat Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls, MT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeVPS
Destination airport nameEglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport
CityValparaiso, FL
Countrythe United States


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