The cheapest times to fly from CLT to SRQ are

  • January 22nd to July 22nd (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, March 12th, April 2nd, April 9th, May 7th, and May 14th)
  • October 8th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 12th, 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 CLT to SRQ is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $753 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $252 for Friday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Sarasota

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ) will usually cost between $252 to $360 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $252. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $423. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $306 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to SRQ flight.

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

CLT to SRQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to SRQ 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 $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $18 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $305. Return trip prices are from the SRQ 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 SRQ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 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 SRQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 27.00% less expensive than SRQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to MCO flights

Destination alternative #2: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from SRQ
  • Usually 17.51% less expensive than SRQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 548 miles or 882 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to SRQ flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from CLT to SRQ.


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 SRQ
Destination airport name Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
City Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -82.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to SRQ tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% 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 SRQ heading for CLT about 3 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: on time
  • PSA: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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