The cheapest times to fly from MBS to YEG are

  • January 1st to April 15th (except the weeks of March 19th and March 26th)
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 YEG is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1129 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $333 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Edmonton

Flying from Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) to Edmonton (YEG) will usually cost between $415 to $996 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 $403. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $960. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $557 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $692 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MBS to YEG flight.

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

MBS to YEG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MBS to YEG 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 $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YEG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MBS. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Edmonton, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Saginaw. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $224 (28%) 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 $581. Return trip prices are from the YEG 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 YEG 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 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MBS to YEG

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 MBS to YEG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (MBS > DTW > YEG)

  • Price for both tickets: $575
  • Average savings: $117 (16.85%)

See MBS to DTW flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (MBS > BOS > YEG)

  • Price for both tickets: $598
  • Average savings: $94 (13.52%)

See MBS to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MBS > LGA > YEG)

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $80 (11.5%)

See MBS to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Delta, Korean Air, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Edmonton International Airport to MBS International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1497 miles or 2409 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MBS to YEG flight is about 3 hour 41 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from MBS to YEG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeYEG
Destination airport nameEdmonton International Airport


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