The cheapest times to fly from ATW to CAE are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • April 16th to June 10th
  • August 13th to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 8th 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 ATW to CAE is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $645 for Monday flights during mid March, or as low as $276 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from Appleton, WI (ATW) to Columbia, SC (CAE) will usually cost between $294 to $527 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 $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $475. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $376 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATW to CAE flight.

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

ATW to CAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATW to CAE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Appleton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $145 (31%) 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 $320. Return trip prices are from the CAE to ATW 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 ATW to CAE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 27 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 ATW to CAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 14.23% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATW to GSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Charleston AFB/International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, SC

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 8.78% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATW to CHS flights

Destination alternative #3: Florence Regional Airport (FLO) in Florence, SC

  • 82 miles (132 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 8.11% less expensive than CAE
  • 2-layover flights available

See ATW to FLO flights

Destination alternative #4: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 1.20% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATW to CLT flights

Destination alternative #5: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in Savannah, GA

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 2.53% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATW to SAV flights

Destination alternative #6: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from CAE
  • Usually 1.06% less expensive than CAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATW to AGS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATW to CAE? 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Appleton International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 815 miles or 1312 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATW to CAE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATW to CAE flight is about 2 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Appleton, WI and Columbia, SC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ATW to CAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeATW
Origination airport nameAppleton International Airport
CityAppleton, WI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCAE
Destination airport nameColumbia Metropolitan Airport
CityColumbia, SC
Countrythe United States


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