The cheapest times to fly from PWM to CIU are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of April 30th)
  • September 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)

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 PWM to CIU is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1482 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $284 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Sault Ste. Marie

Flying from Portland, ME (PWM) to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) will usually cost between $383 to $968 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $446. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $896. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $450 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $548 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PWM to CIU flight.

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

PWM to CIU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PWM to CIU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above 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 $445 (47%) 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 $494. Return trip prices are from the CIU to PWM 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 PWM to CIU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 16 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 PWM to CIU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 30.66% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See PWM to TVC flights

Destination alternative #2: Delta County Airport (ESC) in Escanaba, MI

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 16.61% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See PWM to ESC flights

Destination alternative #3: Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport (PLN) in Pellston, MI

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from CIU
  • Usually 1.28% less expensive than CIU
  • 1-layover flights available

See PWM to PLN flights


Flight Hacking PWM to CIU

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 PWM to CIU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (PWM > DTW > CIU)

  • Price for both tickets: $493
  • Average savings: $56 (10.13%)

See PWM to DTW flights

Hack #2: Minneapolis, MN (PWM > MSP > CIU)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $12 (2.19%)

See PWM to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PWM to CIU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Chippewa County International Airport to Portland International Jetport Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 714 miles or 1149 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PWM to CIU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PWM to CIU flight is about 2 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, ME and Sault Ste. Marie, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from PWM to CIU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PWM
Origination airport name Portland International Jetport Airport
City Portland, ME
Country the United States
Latitude 43.6
Longitude -70.3

Return Airport

Destination code CIU
Destination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5


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