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Flights to Salt Lake City in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 1,664Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Which day is cheapest to fly to Salt Lake City?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Salt Lake City. Wednesday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

Set between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, the City of the Saints is best known for its Mormon roots and some of the world’s greatest skiing, which attracts visitors from all corners of the world to book flights to Salt Lake City.

Both Mormon and gentile (non-Mormon) travellers off flights to Salt Lake City visit Temple Square, the spiritual centre of the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The ten-acre square has 15 points of interest, including the Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle, and Assembly Hall. Mormons conduct tours through the square, focusing on Mormon history and life. When the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is in town, you can attend a performance, preview (rehearsal), or taping.

The powdery snow of the Wasatch Mountains is known as “The Greatest Snow on Earth”. Having hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City offers winter-sports enthusiasts world-class facilities. In the summer, the mountains offer great hiking, ranging from easy walks to rock climbing the higher peaks.

But make no mistake, Salt Lake City has urban lifestyle offerings. In the performing arts the Utah Symphony and Opera and Ballet West are both nationally acclaimed. There are art galleries and museums to browse, the Utah Arts Festival draws a crowd, and the nightlife might surprise you.

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Salt Lake City climate

Late June and early July bring the beginning of summer with low humidity, highs in the mid-20s and sometimes 30s (Celsius), and nighttime temperatures ranging from the low single digits to ten degrees. Afternoon thunderstorms are common over the higher peaks. September marks the beginning of autumn. Winter starts in November and by December there’s deep snow. Temperatures stay near freezing during the day. March starts the transition to spring, though snow remains in the valley until April and in the mountain passes until July.

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When is the best time to fly to Salt Lake City?

Peak season:

Summer brings the hikers, climbers, and golfers, and the hotels book up early from June through Labor Day (September). The ski season runs from December to early April, and the busiest times to book flights to Salt Lake City are the Christmas and Presidents’ weeks.

Off season:

If you don’t mind weather that might be warm or cool, wet or clear, spring and autumn are great times to visit the area. The rates for hotels and flights drop and crowds are rare.

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Getting around Salt Lake City

Downtown Salt Lake City is easy to get around by public transport or on foot. The city has buses, light-rail and paratransit services. Streets are laid out in a grid, so you won’t have trouble with directions. To save some money with parking, look into the Downtown Token for discounts. 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Salt Lake City?

Booking a flight to Salt Lake City (SLC) is your only option if you intend on flying to Salt Lake City. It is only a 9.2 km journey from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City’s city centre.

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