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The cheapest times to fly from TRI to GTF are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)
  • early December

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 GTF is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1206 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $386 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $504 to $995 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $521. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $947. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $426 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $718 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to GTF flight.

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

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TRI to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to GTF 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 $0.27, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GTF, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TRI. 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 $232 (27%) 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 $616. Return trip prices are from the GTF to TRI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from TRI to GTF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 58 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 TRI to GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 28.92% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See TRI to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 6.27% less expensive than GTF
  • 2-layover flights available

See TRI to HLN flights

Destination alternative #3: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 4.39% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See TRI to FCA flights

 

Flight Hacking TRI to GTF

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 GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (TRI > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $60 (8.36%)

See TRI to MSP flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $660
  • Average savings: $58 (8.01%)

See TRI to ATL flights

Hack #3: Salt Lake City, UT (TRI > SLC > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $674
  • Average savings: $44 (6.1%)

See TRI to SLC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1657 miles or 2667 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TRI to GTF flight is about 3 hour 58 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from TRI to GTF.

 

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 GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4

 

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