The cheapest times to fly from SDF to GUC are

  • June 4th to July 15th (except the week of June 25th)
  • December 10th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 24th and March 5th)

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 SDF to GUC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1221 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $494 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Gunnison

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Gunnison, CO (GUC) will usually cost between $518 to $1032 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 $523. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $1017. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $494 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $712 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to GUC flight.

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

SDF to GUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to GUC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, 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. 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 $141 (17%) 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 $672. Return trip prices are from the GUC to SDF 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 SDF to GUC 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 3 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 SDF to GUC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 46.91% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to COS flights

Destination alternative #2: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 31.18% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to EGE flights

Destination alternative #3: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 48 miles (77 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 27.67% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to ASE flights

Destination alternative #4: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 24.79% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to GJT flights

Destination alternative #5: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 24.72% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to DRO flights

Destination alternative #6: Yampa Valley Airport (HDN) in Hayden, CO

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 10.25% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SDF to HDN flights


Flight Hacking SDF to GUC

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 SDF to GUC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (SDF > DEN > GUC)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $42 (5.9%)

See SDF to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SDF to GUC? 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 Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1146 miles or 1844 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SDF to GUC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to GUC flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Gunnison, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SDF to GUC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSDF
Origination airport nameLouisville International-Standiford Field Airport
CityLouisville, KY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGUC
Destination airport nameGunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
CityGunnison, CO
Countrythe United States


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