The cheapest times to fly from CAE to ECP are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- August 13th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
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 ECP is early September. Prices can be as high as $537 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $144 for Wednesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Panama City
Flying from Columbia, SC (CAE) to Panama City, FL (ECP) will usually cost between $164 to $428 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $188. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $383. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $195 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $268 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAE to ECP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CAE to ECP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the CAE to ECP 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 $0.45, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ECP, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CAE. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Panama City, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Columbia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $145 (43%) 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 $200. Return trip prices are from the ECP to CAE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from CAE to ECP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 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 CAE to ECP while comparing.
- 86 miles (138 km) away from ECP
- Usually 4.10% less expensive than ECP
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from CAE to ECP? 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 Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 369 miles or 594 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from CAE to ECP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAE to ECP flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.
How many flights go between Columbia, SC and Panama City, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from CAE to ECP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Columbia Metropolitan Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport|
|City||Panama City, FL|
|Country||the United States|
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