The cheapest times to fly from DAL to SAT are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 DAL to SAT is late October. Prices can be as high as $1697 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $384 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to San Antonio

Flying from Dallas, TX (DAL) to San Antonio, TX (SAT) will usually cost between $414 to $940 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $409. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1046. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $637 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $625 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAL to SAT flight.

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

DAL to SAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAL to SAT flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.57, 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 $135 (19%) 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 $591. Return trip prices are from the SAT to DAL 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 DAL to SAT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 DAL to SAT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from SAT
  • Usually 19.12% less expensive than SAT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DAL to AUS flights


Flight Hacking DAL to SAT

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 DAL to SAT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DAL > LAX > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $513
  • Average savings: $112 (17.92%)

See DAL to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (DAL > SJC > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $535
  • Average savings: $91 (14.48%)

See DAL to SJC flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (DAL > ATL > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $539
  • Average savings: $87 (13.84%)

See DAL to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DAL to SAT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from San Antonio International Airport to Dallas Love Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 248 miles or 399 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DAL to SAT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAL to SAT flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas, TX and San Antonio, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from DAL to SAT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAL
Origination airport name Dallas Love Field Airport
City Dallas, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.8
Longitude -96.9

Return Airport

Destination code SAT
Destination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DAL to SAT tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 9% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SAT heading for DAL about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Antonio, TX is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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