The cheapest times to fly from TRI to FCA are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 6th and August 27th)

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 TRI to FCA is early November. Prices can be as high as $1380 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $455 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Kalispell

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Kalispell, MT (FCA) will usually cost between $550 to $1107 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 $602. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1069. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $467 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $686 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to FCA flight.

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

TRI to FCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to FCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bristol. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below 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 $287 (32%) 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 $614. Return trip prices are from the FCA to TRI 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 TRI to FCA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TRI to FCA

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 TRI to FCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Louis, MO (TRI > STL > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $631
  • Average savings: $55 (8.02%)

See TRI to STL flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (TRI > ATL > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $669
  • Average savings: $17 (2.48%)

See TRI to ATL flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (TRI > SEA > FCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $678
  • Average savings: $8 (1.17%)

See TRI to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TRI to FCA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Glacier Park International Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1801 miles or 2898 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TRI to FCA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TRI to FCA flight is about 4 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN and Kalispell, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from TRI to FCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TRI
Origination airport name Tri Cities Airport
City Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -82.4

Return Airport

Destination code FCA
Destination airport name Glacier Park International Airport
City Kalispell, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 48.3
Longitude -114.3


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