The cheapest times to fly from CLT to PIT are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)

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 PIT is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $579 for Sunday flights during mid June, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Pittsburgh

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will usually cost between $274 to $407 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $281. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $387. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $325 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to PIT flight.

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

CLT to PIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to PIT 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 $0.55, which is above 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 $43 (12%) 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 $307. Return trip prices are from the PIT 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 PIT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 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 PIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB) in Parkersburg, WV

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 69.85% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to PKB flights

Destination alternative #2: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 20.31% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to SCE flights

Destination alternative #3: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 16.92% less expensive than PIT
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to ERI flights


Flight Hacking CLT to PIT

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 CLT to PIT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (CLT > BOS > PIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $322
  • Average savings: $4 (1.08%)

See CLT to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pittsburgh International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 367 miles or 591 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to PIT flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from CLT to PIT.


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 PIT
Destination airport name Pittsburgh International Airport
City Pittsburgh, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -80.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to PIT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIT heading for CLT about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pittsburgh, PA is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 19 minutes late
  • PSA: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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