The cheapest times to fly from CLT to PNS are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of August 20th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, December 24th, and 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 PNS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1189 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $324 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Pensacola

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Pensacola, FL (PNS) will usually cost between $340 to $409 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $692. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $351 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to PNS flight.

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

CLT to PNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to PNS 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 $0.45, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $27 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $356. Return trip prices are from the PNS 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 PNS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 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 PNS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 22.73% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to ECP flights

Destination alternative #2: Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Valparaiso, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 1.14% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to VPS flights

Destination alternative #3: Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dothan, AL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 9.94% less expensive than PNS
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to DHN flights

Destination alternative #4: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) in Mobile, AL

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 0.57% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to MOB flights

Destination alternative #5: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, AL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 1.14% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to MGM flights

Destination alternative #6: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) in Gulfport/Biloxi, MS

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 0.57% less expensive than PNS
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to GPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 488 miles or 785 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to PNS flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Pensacola, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from CLT to PNS.


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 PNS
Destination airport name Pensacola International Airport
City Pensacola, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -87.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to PNS 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 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PNS heading for CLT about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pensacola, FL is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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