The cheapest times to fly from CMI to CLT are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 26th to September 30th (except the weeks of May 7th, June 18th, June 25th, July 23rd, and August 20th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)

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 CMI to CLT 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 Charlotte

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) 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 CMI to CLT flight.

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

CMI to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to CLT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Champaign. 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 CLT to CMI 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 CMI to CLT 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.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMI to CLT? 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from CMI to CLT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CMI to CLT tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 6% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 77% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for CMI about 4 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 4 minutes early


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