The cheapest times to fly from LEX to CIU are

  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • September 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 LEX to CIU is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1190 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $266 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Sault Ste. Marie

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) will usually cost between $346 to $826 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $412. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $705. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $293 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $459 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to CIU flight.

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

LEX to CIU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to CIU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $410 (51%) 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 $401. Return trip prices are from the CIU to LEX 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 LEX to CIU 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 0 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 LEX to CIU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 33.99% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to TVC flights

Destination alternative #2: Sawyer International Airport (MQT) in Marquette, MI

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 20.97% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to MQT flights

Destination alternative #3: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 15.14% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to ESC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LEX to CIU? 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 Chippewa County International Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 567 miles or 912 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LEX to CIU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to CIU flight is about 2 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Sault Ste. Marie, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from LEX to CIU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

Destination code CIU
Destination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5


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