The cheapest times to fly from PIA to GTF are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • June 4th to August 26th
  • September 10th to November 11th (except the weeks of September 17th and 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 PIA to GTF is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1237 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $388 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Peoria, IL (PIA) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $438 to $1080 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $402. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1057. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $654 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $641 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIA to GTF flight.

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

PIA to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIA to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Peoria. 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 $440 (38%) 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 $576. Return trip prices are from the GTF to PIA 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 PIA to GTF 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 PIA to GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 31.36% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See PIA to BZN flights

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

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 18.25% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See PIA to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 9.67% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See PIA to FCA flights

Destination alternative #4: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 6.40% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See PIA to HLN flights


Flight Hacking PIA 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 PIA to GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Phoenix, AZ (PIA > AZA > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $507
  • Average savings: $134 (20.9%)

See PIA to AZA flights

Hack #2: Minneapolis, MN (PIA > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $573
  • Average savings: $69 (10.69%)

See PIA to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to General Downing – Peoria International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1169 miles or 1881 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Peoria, IL and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from PIA to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PIA
Origination airport name General Downing – Peoria International Airport
City Peoria, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -89.7

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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