The cheapest times to fly from SLC to SCO are

  • March 19th to July 22nd
  • December 24th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 15th)

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 SCO is late April. Prices can be as high as $10750 for Monday flights during early October, or as low as $1067 for Wednesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $1147 to $8260 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1587. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $6319. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3892 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to SCO flight.

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

SLC to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Aktau, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Salt Lake City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7075 (75%) 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 $1646. Return trip prices are from the SCO 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 SCO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SLC to SCO

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 SLC to SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SLC > LHR > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1474
  • Average savings: $2418 (62.12%)

See SLC to LHR flights

Hack #2: Beijing (SLC > PEK > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1524
  • Average savings: $2368 (60.84%)

See SLC to PEK flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (SLC > IST > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1549
  • Average savings: $2343 (60.2%)

See SLC to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Alaska, Delta, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6493 miles or 10449 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to SCO flight is about 12 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from SLC to SCO.


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 SCO
Destination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1


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