The cheapest times to fly from SLC to MSO are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of April 30th)
  • 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 MSO is early November. Prices can be as high as $493 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $197 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Missoula

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Missoula, MT (MSO) will usually cost between $199 to $361 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 $244. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $358. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $114 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $279 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to MSO flight.

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

SLC to MSO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to MSO 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 $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $77 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $229. Return trip prices are from the MSO 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 MSO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 46 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 MSO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport (LWS) in Lewiston, ID

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MSO
  • Usually 22.76% less expensive than MSO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to LWS flights

Destination alternative #2: Great Falls International Airport (GTF) in Great Falls, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from MSO
  • Usually 4.03% less expensive than MSO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to GTF flights

Destination alternative #3: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from MSO
  • Usually 1.97% less expensive than MSO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to HLN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 436 miles or 702 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to MSO flight is about 1 hour 46 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SLC to MSO.


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 MSO
Destination airport name Missoula International Airport
City Missoula, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 46.9
Longitude -114.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SLC to MSO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSO heading for SLC about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Missoula, MT is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 8 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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