The cheapest times to fly from DFW to AEX are

  • May 21st to July 15th
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 3rd to April 29th (except the weeks of December 24th and January 1st)

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 DFW to AEX is mid December. Prices can be as high as $627 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $339 for Tuesday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Alexandria

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Alexandria, LA (AEX) will usually cost between $339 to $373 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $399. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $60 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $349 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to AEX flight.

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

DFW to AEX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to AEX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.76, which is 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 $6 (2%) 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 $341. Return trip prices are from the AEX to DFW 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 DFW to AEX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 30 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 DFW to AEX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 29.51% less expensive than AEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to GGG flights

Destination alternative #2: Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) in Shreveport, LA

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 22.92% less expensive than AEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SHV flights

Destination alternative #3: Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT) in Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 6.30% less expensive than AEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BPT flights

Destination alternative #4: Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport (LFT) in Lafayette, LA

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 3.44% less expensive than AEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to LFT flights

Destination alternative #5: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 2.87% less expensive than AEX
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to BTR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 284 miles or 457 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to AEX flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Alexandria, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from DFW to AEX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AEX
Destination airport name Alexandria International Airport
City Alexandria, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 31.3
Longitude -92.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to AEX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave AEX heading for DFW about 2 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Alexandria, LA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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