The cheapest times to fly from PLN to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • April 2nd to May 13th (except the week of April 9th)
  • October 29th to November 18th
  • early December

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 PLN to GTF is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1175 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $432 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Pellston, MI (PLN) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $502 to $1015 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $527. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $994. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $467 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PLN to GTF flight.

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

PLN to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PLN to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Pellston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PLN. 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 $179 (21%) 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 $638. Return trip prices are from the GTF to PLN 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 PLN 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 15 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (PLN > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $656
  • Average savings: $49 (6.95%)

See PLN to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1264 miles or 2034 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PLN to GTF flight is about 3 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Pellston, MI and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from PLN to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PLN
Origination airport name Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport
City Pellston, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -84.8

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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