The cheapest times to fly from CLT to CMI are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to November 11th (except the weeks of May 7th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, October 8th, October 15th, and October 22nd)

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 CLT to CMI is early December. Prices can be as high as $664 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $298 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Champaign

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) will usually cost between $298 to $326 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 $298. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $355. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $57 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $302 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to CMI flight.

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

CLT to CMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to CMI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $12 (4%) 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 $299. Return trip prices are from the CMI to CLT 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 CLT to CMI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 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 CLT to CMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CMI
  • Usually 4.14% less expensive than CMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT to CMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from University of Illinois/Willard Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 521 miles or 838 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to CMI flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Champaign/Urbana, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from CLT to CMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

Return Airport

Destination code CMI
Destination airport name University of Illinois/Willard Airport
City Champaign/Urbana, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -88.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to CMI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CMI heading for CLT about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Champaign/Urbana, IL is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 8 minutes late


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