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The cheapest times to fly from CAE to CLT are

  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 11th
  • December 3rd to March 25th

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 CAE to CLT is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $593 for Monday flights during late July, or as low as $283 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Columbia, SC (CAE) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $332 to $398 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $329. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $431. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $102 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAE to CLT flight.

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

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CAE to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAE to CLT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.43, which is above 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 $12 (3%) 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 $347. Return trip prices are from the CLT to CAE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CAE to CLT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 9 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CAE to CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 10.63% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to RDU flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CAE to CLT? 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 89 miles or 143 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAE to CLT flight is about 1 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from CAE to CLT.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeCAE
Origination airport nameColumbia Metropolitan Airport
CityColumbia, SC
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-81.1

Return Airport

Destination codeCLT
Destination airport nameCharlotte Douglas International Airport
CityCharlotte, NC
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.2
Longitude-80.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CAE to CLT tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for CAE about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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