The cheapest times to fly from MQT to HLN are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 2nd to April 22nd (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 13th to November 18th (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 MQT to HLN is late January. Prices can be as high as $891 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $356 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Helena

Flying from Marquette, MI (MQT) to Helena, MT (HLN) will usually cost between $436 to $812 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 $501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $764. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $263 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $642 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MQT to HLN flight.

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

MQT to HLN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MQT to HLN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Marquette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $180 (24%) 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 $552. Return trip prices are from the HLN to MQT 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 MQT to HLN 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 5 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 MQT to HLN while comparing.

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

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 21.51% less expensive than HLN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MQT to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 14.73% less expensive than HLN
  • 1-layover flights available

See MQT to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) in Butte, MT

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 1.79% less expensive than HLN
  • 2-layover flights available

See MQT to BTM flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MQT to HLN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Helena Regional Airport to Sawyer International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1165 miles or 1875 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MQT to HLN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MQT to HLN flight is about 3 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Marquette, MI and Helena, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from MQT to HLN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MQT
Origination airport name Sawyer International Airport
City Marquette, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -87.4

Return Airport

Destination code HLN
Destination airport name Helena Regional Airport
City Helena, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 46.6
Longitude -112


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