The cheapest times to fly from MBS to BIL are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 2nd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 3rd, September 10th, and October 15th)

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 MBS to BIL is late January. Prices can be as high as $1067 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $347 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Billings

Flying from Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) to Billings, MT (BIL) will usually cost between $381 to $758 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $419. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $723. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $304 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MBS to BIL flight.

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

MBS to BIL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MBS to BIL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Saginaw. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below 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 $208 (32%) 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 $435. Return trip prices are from the BIL to MBS 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 MBS to BIL 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 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 MBS to BIL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from BIL
  • Usually 4.91% less expensive than BIL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MBS to BZN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MBS to BIL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Billings Logan International Airport to MBS International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1207 miles or 1942 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MBS to BIL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MBS to BIL flight is about 3 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI and Billings, MT?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMBS
Origination airport nameMBS International Airport
CitySaginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBIL
Destination airport nameBillings Logan International Airport
CityBillings, MT
Countrythe United States


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