The cheapest times to fly from CAE to MMH are

  • April 16th to April 29th
  • October 15th to November 11th
  • December 17th to April 1st (except the week of 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 MMH is early January. Prices can be as high as $1391 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $575 for Tuesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Mammoth Lakes

Flying from Columbia, SC (CAE) to Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH) will usually cost between $585 to $1151 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $622. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $1087. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $465 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $801 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAE to MMH flight.

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

CAE to MMH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAE to MMH flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $247 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $721. Return trip prices are from the MMH to CAE 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 CAE to MMH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 47 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 MMH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, NV

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from MMH
  • Usually 40.95% less expensive than MMH
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to RNO flights

Destination alternative #2: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MMH
  • Usually 27.22% less expensive than MMH
  • 1-layover flights available

See CAE to FAT flights


Flight Hacking CAE to MMH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CAE to MMH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CAE > LAX > MMH)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $175 (21.85%)

See CAE to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (CAE > SFO > MMH)

  • Price for both tickets: $723
  • Average savings: $78 (9.74%)

See CAE to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CAE to MMH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Mammoth Lakes Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2116 miles or 3405 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAE to MMH flight is about 4 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbia, SC and Mammoth Lakes, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from CAE to MMH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CAE
Origination airport name Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City Columbia, SC
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -81.1

Return Airport

Destination code MMH
Destination airport name Mammoth Lakes Airport
City Mammoth Lakes, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -118.9


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