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The cheapest times to fly from CAE to DFW are

  • August 13th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th and December 24th)

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 DFW is early December. Prices can be as high as $838 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $285 for Wednesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Columbia, SC (CAE) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $285 to $408 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $445. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $119 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $379 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAE to DFW flight.

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

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CAE to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAE to DFW 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 $0.26, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Dallas, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Columbia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $46 (12%) 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 $341. Return trip prices are from the DFW 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 DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 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 DFW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS) in Wichita Falls, TX

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 8.31% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to SPS flights

Destination alternative #2: Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW) in Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 0.92% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to LAW flights

Destination alternative #3: Waco Regional Airport (ACT) in Waco, TX

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 0.26% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to ACT flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CAE to DFW? 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 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 920 miles or 1481 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAE to DFW flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbia, SC and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from CAE to DFW.

 

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 codeDFW
Destination airport nameDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CityDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.9
Longitude-97

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CAE to DFW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for CAE about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 8 minutes late
  • Envoy: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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