The cheapest times to fly from LBF to DEN are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • early to mid April
  • May 21st to November 18th (except the weeks of June 18th, September 10th, October 15th, and October 29th)

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 LBF to DEN is early December. Prices can be as high as $290 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $143 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Denver

Flying from North Platte, NE (LBF) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $143 to $163 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 $143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $185. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $42 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBF to DEN flight.

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

LBF to DEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBF to DEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from North Platte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $143. Return trip prices are from the DEN to LBF 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 LBF to DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LBF to DEN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Denver International Airport to North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 227 miles or 365 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBF to DEN flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between North Platte, NE and Denver, CO?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LBF
Origination airport name North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
City North Platte, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -100.7

Return Airport

Destination code DEN
Destination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LBF to DEN tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 11% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 61% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for LBF about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 9 minutes late


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