The cheapest times to fly from LWS to ANC are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 12th)
  • June 4th to August 19th (except the weeks of June 11th, July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • October 15th to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)

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 LWS to ANC is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1138 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $557 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from Lewiston, ID (LWS) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $613 to $949 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 $630. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $938. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $308 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 LWS to ANC flight.

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

LWS to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LWS to ANC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lewiston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ANC, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into LWS. 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 $75 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $727. Return trip prices are from the ANC to LWS 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 LWS to ANC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LWS to ANC

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 LWS to ANC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (LWS > SLC > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $667
  • Average savings: $76 (10.23%)

See LWS to SLC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (LWS > SEA > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $52 (6.93%)

See LWS to SEA flights

Hack #3: Sacramento, CA (LWS > SMF > ANC)

  • Price for both tickets: $698
  • Average savings: $45 (6.06%)

See LWS to SMF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LWS to ANC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1661 miles or 2673 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LWS to ANC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LWS to ANC flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Lewiston, ID and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from LWS to ANC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LWS
Origination airport name Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport
City Lewiston, ID
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -117

Return Airport

Destination code ANC
Destination airport name Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City Anchorage, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 61.2
Longitude -150


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