The cheapest times to fly from POP to BMI are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to April 22nd
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • July 9th to July 22nd

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 POP to BMI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1860 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $563 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Bloomington

Flying from Puerto Plata (POP) to Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) will usually cost between $646 to $1055 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $645. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1110. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $466 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $824 can be considered a good price for a round-trip POP to BMI flight.

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

POP to BMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the POP to BMI flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Puerto Plata. 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 depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $108 (12%) 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 $763. Return trip prices are from the BMI to POP 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 POP to BMI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 13 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 POP to BMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 32.89% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See POP to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 10.19% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See POP to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 10.07% less expensive than BMI
  • 1-layover flights available

See POP to IND flights


Flight Hacking POP to BMI

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 POP to BMI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (POP > ORD > BMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $772
  • Average savings: $52 (6.31%)

See POP to ATL flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (POP > ATL > BMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $799
  • Average savings: $25 (3.03%)

See POP to ORD flights

Hack #3: Raleigh/Durham, NC (POP > RDU > BMI)

  • Price for both tickets: $818
  • Average savings: $7 (0.79%)

See POP to RDU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from POP to BMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Central Illinois Regional Airport to Gregorio Luperon International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1795 miles or 2889 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from POP to BMI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop POP to BMI flight is about 4 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Puerto Plata and Bloomington/Normal, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from POP to BMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code POP
Origination airport name Gregorio Luperon International Airport
City Puerto Plata
Country Dominican Republic
Latitude 19.8
Longitude -70.6

Return Airport

Destination code BMI
Destination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9


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