The cheapest times to fly from SLC to HLN are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 21st)
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 HLN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $478 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Helena

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Helena, MT (HLN) will usually cost between $199 to $333 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $335. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $91 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $274 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to HLN flight.

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

SLC to HLN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to HLN 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 $0.42, 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 $71 (23%) 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 $233. Return trip prices are from the HLN 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 HLN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 42 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 HLN while comparing.

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

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 15.17% less expensive than HLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Yellowstone Airport (WYS) in West Yellowstone, MT

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 5.67% less expensive than HLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to WYS flights

Destination alternative #3: Great Falls International Airport (GTF) in Great Falls, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 2.10% less expensive than HLN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to GTF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SLC to HLN? 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 Helena Regional Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 402 miles or 647 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to HLN flight is about 1 hour 42 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from SLC to HLN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSLC
Origination airport nameSalt Lake City International Airport
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeHLN
Destination airport nameHelena Regional Airport
CityHelena, MT
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SLC to HLN tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 11% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HLN heading for SLC about at the time listed on your ticket. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Helena, MT is about 13 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: on time
  • Some airlines not reporting


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