The cheapest times to fly from TVC to GTF are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 7th to June 17th (except the week of May 21st)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 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 TVC to GTF is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1155 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $334 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Traverse City, MI (TVC) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $442 to $918 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $440. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $916. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $476 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $642 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TVC to GTF flight.

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

TVC to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TVC to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Traverse City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $160 (22%) 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 $581. Return trip prices are from the GTF to TVC 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 TVC to GTF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 13 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 TVC to GTF while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 27.36% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See TVC to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 15.04% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See TVC to MSO flights

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

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 0.86% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See TVC to FCA flights


Flight Hacking TVC 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 TVC to GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $617
  • Average savings: $25 (3.82%)

See TVC to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Cherry Capital Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1244 miles or 2002 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TVC to GTF flight is about 3 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Traverse City, MI and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from TVC to GTF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TVC
Origination airport name Cherry Capital Airport
City Traverse City, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.7
Longitude -85.6

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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