The cheapest times to fly from SLC to GTF are

  • February 26th to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 2nd to September 9th (except the weeks of April 23rd, May 21st, May 28th, June 18th, June 25th, and July 30th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 24th to January 14th

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 SLC to GTF is early November. Prices can be as high as $367 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $262 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $262 to $303 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $38 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $268 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to GTF flight.

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

SLC to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to GTF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, 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 $14 (5%) 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 $265. Return trip prices are from the GTF to SLC 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 SLC to GTF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 49 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SLC to GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 13.35% less expensive than GTF
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to BZN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 463 miles or 745 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to GTF flight is about 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from SLC to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SLC to GTF tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 8% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GTF heading for SLC about 1 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Great Falls, MT is about 9 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 1 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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