The cheapest times to fly from SPS to HLN are

  • May 28th to June 10th
  • October 15th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)

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 SPS to HLN is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2494 for Saturday flights during mid March, or as low as $931 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Helena

Flying from Wichita Falls, TX (SPS) to Helena, MT (HLN) will usually cost between $931 to $2225 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $931. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $2138. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1987 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SPS to HLN flight.

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

SPS to HLN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SPS to HLN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Wichita Falls. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.1, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $87 (5%) 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 $1716. Return trip prices are from the HLN to SPS 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 SPS to HLN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 60 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 SPS to HLN while comparing.

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

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from HLN
  • Usually 71.31% less expensive than HLN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SPS to BZN flights


Flight Hacking SPS to HLN

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 SPS to HLN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (SPS > SLC > HLN)

  • Price for both tickets: $596
  • Average savings: $1392 (70.03%)

See SPS to SLC flights

Hack #2: Minneapolis, MN (SPS > MSP > HLN)

  • Price for both tickets: $643
  • Average savings: $1344 (67.64%)

See SPS to MSP flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SPS > SFO > HLN)

  • Price for both tickets: $661
  • Average savings: $1327 (66.76%)

See SPS to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SPS to HLN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Helena Regional Airport to Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1121 miles or 1804 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SPS to HLN flight is about 2 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Wichita Falls, TX and Helena, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from SPS to HLN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSPS
Origination airport nameSheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
CityWichita Falls, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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