The cheapest times to fly from MEI to GTF are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 3rd)

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 MEI to GTF is early November. Prices can be as high as $4220 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $1201 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Meridian, MS (MEI) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $1275 to $2090 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2116. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $847 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1416 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEI to GTF flight.

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

MEI to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEI to GTF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Meridian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.56, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MEI. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Great Falls, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Meridian. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $214 (11%) 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 $1449. Return trip prices are from the GTF to MEI 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 MEI to GTF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 50 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 MEI to GTF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 4.41% less expensive than GTF
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEI to HLN flights


Flight Hacking MEI to GTF

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 MEI to GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MEI > LAX > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $678
  • Average savings: $739 (52.15%)

See MEI to LAX flights

Hack #2: Salt Lake City, UT (MEI > SLC > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $701
  • Average savings: $715 (50.48%)

See MEI to SLC flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (MEI > ORD > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $710
  • Average savings: $706 (49.86%)

See MEI to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEI to GTF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Key Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1581 miles or 2544 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MEI to GTF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEI to GTF flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Meridian, MS and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from MEI to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEI
Origination airport name Key Field Airport
City Meridian, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 32.3
Longitude -88.8

Return Airport

Destination code GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4


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