The cheapest times to fly from COU to DFW are

  • January 1st to April 29th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 19th)
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of August 20th and 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 COU to DFW is mid February. Prices can be as high as $552 for Friday flights during mid May, or as low as $300 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Columbia, MO (COU) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $300 to $432 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $308. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $431. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $124 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $327 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COU to DFW flight.

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

COU to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COU to DFW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $36 (10%) 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 $319. Return trip prices are from the DFW to COU 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 COU to DFW 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 COU to DFW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW) in Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 7.34% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See COU to LAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from COU to DFW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Columbia Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 490 miles or 789 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from COU to DFW?

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

How many flights go between Columbia, MO and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from COU to DFW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code COU
Origination airport name Columbia Regional Airport
City Columbia, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -92.2

Return Airport

Destination code DFW
Destination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from COU to DFW tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 35% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for COU about 32 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 23 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 39 minutes late
  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.