The cheapest times to fly from YVR to MBS are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 YVR to MBS is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1141 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $283 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Saginaw

Flying from Vancouver (YVR) to Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) will usually cost between $295 to $894 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $924. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $593 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $536 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YVR to MBS flight.

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

YVR to MBS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YVR to MBS flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Vancouver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $279 (37%) 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 $412. Return trip prices are from the MBS to YVR 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 YVR to MBS 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 22 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 YVR to MBS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 35.82% less expensive than MBS
  • Nonstop flights available

See YVR to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 22.11% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See YVR to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 43 miles (69 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 21.18% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See YVR to FNT flights

Destination alternative #4: Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 15.58% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See YVR to LAN flights

Destination alternative #5: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 19.40% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See YVR to AZO flights

Destination alternative #6: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 5.88% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See YVR to TVC flights


Flight Hacking YVR to MBS

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 YVR to MBS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (YVR > DTW > MBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $29 (5.32%)

See YVR to flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YVR to MBS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from MBS International Airport to Vancouver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1883 miles or 3030 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from YVR to MBS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YVR to MBS flight is about 4 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Vancouver and Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from YVR to MBS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YVR
Origination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2

Return Airport

Destination code MBS
Destination airport name MBS International Airport
City Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -84.1


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